Glenmorangie - 20 February 2009 - 7pm GMT

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Re: Glenmorangie - 20 February 2009 - 7pm GMT

Postby Spirit of Islay » Sat Feb 21, 2009 11:07 pm

Totally Agree Willie , Bill and Rachel have been doing a great job .

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Re: Glenmorangie - 20 February 2009 - 7pm GMT

Postby Spirit of Islay » Sat Feb 21, 2009 11:23 pm

Not a finish rich , Matured !

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Re: Glenmorangie - 20 February 2009 - 7pm GMT

Postby Spirit of Islay » Sat Feb 21, 2009 11:30 pm

ok Ordered another 125.18 and Mel came in later , tried it (blind) went "Hmmm Glenmorangie , Terrys Chocolate Orange , you need to order some more of that , it's really good....." , that's my Gal !

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Re: Glenmorangie - 20 February 2009 - 7pm GMT

Postby Spirit of Islay » Sat Feb 21, 2009 11:37 pm

Luckily Rich she prefers white wine.....

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Re: Glenmorangie - 20 February 2009 - 7pm GMT

Postby Spirit of Islay » Sat Feb 21, 2009 11:42 pm

But i agree she does share my enthusiasm for , Whisky , Islay , it's distilleries and particularly Ardbeg , she loves the place .

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Re: Glenmorangie - 20 February 2009 - 7pm GMT

Postby Mr Fjeld » Sat Feb 21, 2009 11:47 pm

You guys are obviously having a nice time - I'm out of Glenmoringie but taste the Signet and Astar at recent whisky festival and they were among the highlights of the festival. Enjoy!

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Re: Glenmorangie - 20 February 2009 - 7pm GMT

Postby Spirit of Islay » Sat Feb 21, 2009 11:50 pm

Come over to the chatroom Nick , there's a few of us in there

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Re: Glenmorangie - 20 February 2009 - 7pm GMT

Postby Mr Fjeld » Sat Feb 21, 2009 11:54 pm

Hi guys, I'm actually going to sleep. Been a pretty exhaustive day so far but I might just join in the next time :)

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Re: Glenmorangie - 20 February 2009 - 7pm GMT

Postby Ras Mazunga » Sat Feb 21, 2009 11:57 pm

Good night Christian, see you next time.
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Re: Glenmorangie - 20 February 2009 - 7pm GMT

Postby I_SPEY » Sun Feb 22, 2009 12:02 am

Hi guys, nice to see you're all having a great time! I'll take a Glenmo NdO, ok? :P

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Re: Glenmorangie - 20 February 2009 - 7pm GMT

Postby Ras Mazunga » Sun Feb 22, 2009 12:11 am

Hi Rene, good to have you around.
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Re: Glenmorangie - 20 February 2009 - 7pm GMT

Postby I_SPEY » Sun Feb 22, 2009 12:15 am

Ras Mazunga wrote:Hi Rene, good to have you around.
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Thanks Ras. As said before, nice to see you all 8)

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Re: Glenmorangie - 20 February 2009 - 7pm GMT

Postby I_SPEY » Sun Feb 22, 2009 12:17 am

Hi Willie :lol:

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Re: Glenmorangie - 20 February 2009 - 7pm GMT

Postby I_SPEY » Sun Feb 22, 2009 12:22 am

I've only the Glenmo NdO, which I think is nice, but what I've read here(and I already knew it before) I'm going for the Astar(or Signet?) :P

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Re: Glenmorangie - 20 February 2009 - 7pm GMT

Postby I_SPEY » Sun Feb 22, 2009 12:24 am

Ganga wrote:Good evening Rene. Still light out here. 8)


I believe you, Richard!! It's quite Dark here.

So, it's :sleep: time. Night, night.

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Re: Glenmorangie - 20 February 2009 - 7pm GMT

Postby Ras Mazunga » Sun Feb 22, 2009 12:27 am

Still drinking Lasanta, still not bored of it. The Oloroso influence is great, nice chocolate and nuts.

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Re: Glenmorangie - 20 February 2009 - 7pm GMT

Postby kyorke1 » Sun Feb 22, 2009 1:02 am

Well, I'm going to hit the hay too I think, thanks for the notes guys and gals.

Good night.

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Re: Glenmorangie - 20 February 2009 - 7pm GMT

Postby Reggaeblues » Sun Feb 22, 2009 4:29 pm

Doh!!

Was enjoying my Nectar D'Or so much last night i forgot to post my notes!

NOSE: Quite big. warm spongecake with lemon/orange drizzle. Just a touch of herbs on second sniffing, followed by a hint of licorice(!) and some white chocolate...

PALATE: lemon. In fact, sherbert lemons...and then something I always get with this dram, more so than with any other Glenmo, except perhaps the old 15(if ,memory serves me - bottle long gone!) and that is a prominent "sweet wood" like sandalwood. I love this touch. Does nobody else get this? I don't see it in y'all's notes! Seemed less oily last night, a dry mouthfeel, but still prominent sweetness - honeyish.

FINISH: The sandalwood effect has turned to a dusting of cinammon. Late surge of spice, even a hint of pepper. The lemon still present,like lemon marmalade. Late melon on the fade.

To me, a very classy dram. I believe Serge calls it a "designer" whisky, but isn't any conscious marrying of spirit/cask/age "designer"? I love it.

I also was lucky to enjoy 3 bottles of Lasanta(almost said "Lasagna"!) before the dreaded sulphur that has been reported by several folks, including Les, who told me his was undrinkable. I loved it as a "sherried" dram where the sherry was very present but never dominating.

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Re: Glenmorangie - 20 February 2009 - 7pm GMT

Postby TreacleSponge » Sun Feb 22, 2009 10:30 pm

Well I missed the tasting but with all this talk of Glenmos I finished off the last of a sample:

Glenmorangie Golden Rum Cask 40%
Nose:
Malty sweet, and crisp green apples. Then a short burst reminiscent of one of those intense sweet scents from the 90's - I think maybe Chloe Narcisse perfume.
Palate:
Different from what I expected after that mostly fresh crisp nose, it's all about sweetness, and orange. Then it gets a little dusty and then hints of rum come through.
Finish
Short. Delicate rum and spicy.

A very light dram, and the rum is barely there. But I guess it's a good thing for the rum to be integrated with the whisky rather than tasting as if it's bolted on as an afterthought.

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Re: Glenmorangie - 20 February 2009 - 7pm GMT

Postby Dram fine idea » Sun Feb 22, 2009 10:39 pm

Hi folks, sorry I'm late, hope you've all been having fun, i'm going to start with the Original - smells gorgeous, back in a mo, Steve

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Re: Glenmorangie - 20 February 2009 - 7pm GMT

Postby Dram fine idea » Sun Feb 22, 2009 10:59 pm

Glenmorangie Original, 10 year old, 40% abv
Glencairn glass

Nose A touch of wood and then big on honey and lemon notes, overall fresh and light and sweet, lovely and enticing

Taste Light, fresh, lemon, and then the honey creeps in along with vanilla

Finish More of the same, medium to long, lively

Comment Seems a lot lighter than the old 10, very clean, I like it

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Re: Glenmorangie - 20 February 2009 - 7pm GMT

Postby Dram fine idea » Sun Feb 22, 2009 11:27 pm

Glenmorangie Nectar D'Or 46% abv
Glencairn glass

Nose Very sweet, I get white chocolate, and then lemon tart or lemon meringue pie, thicker and heavier than the Original (as I'd expect), again very enticing

Taste Initially 'heavy', then sweet, juicy (juicy fruit chewing gum?), touch of melon, white chocolate and pepper

Finish Creamy, also juicy fruits, vanilla and pepper

Comment Wow, this is lovely, the sweetness reminds me of the Glenfiddich Toasted Oak Reserve which Nick sent me a while back and which seemed to evaporate I after opened it. Very very nice, I think I'll add this to my wish list.

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Re: Glenmorangie - 20 February 2009 - 7pm GMT

Postby Reggaeblues » Sun Feb 22, 2009 11:29 pm

Yes,DFI, I agree. The "Original" is a touch lighter than the original! just a touch disappointed I was...

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Re: Glenmorangie - 20 February 2009 - 7pm GMT

Postby Dram fine idea » Sun Feb 22, 2009 11:49 pm

Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban 46% abv
Glencairn glass

Nose Winey, fruity, light, sweet, a touch of pepper, well integrated

Taste Light, fruity, you can taste the port wine, it seems very well integrated into the whisky, spicey, pepper, a touch of bubblegum, somehow seems younger than the Nectar D'Or

Finish More of the same, medium length, a gentle continuation of what seems like well integrated deep flavours, smooooth

Comment This really is good stuff :P , another one for the wish list

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Re: Glenmorangie - 20 February 2009 - 7pm GMT

Postby Dram fine idea » Sun Feb 22, 2009 11:56 pm

Well, I'm going to come back and try Lasanta later in the week so it's too early to make a call on my favourite. I have honestly enjoyed all 3. At the moment it is a tie between Nectar D'Or and Quinta Ruban, but I wouldn't turn down a glass of the Original.

Cheers
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Re: Glenmorangie - 20 February 2009 - 7pm GMT

Postby Ryguy » Mon Feb 23, 2009 8:42 pm

I just returned from vacation on Saturday night, so I didn't get around to tasting until last night. Excellent notes everyone, and thank for the contributions. I'm also very happy to see a couple of new faces around, very nice!! Many thanks out to Matt for setting up the thread once again for us.

I never got around to ordering the 4-pack sample from Glenmorangie, but I did taste the SMWS 125.15 that I had open at home, here are my notes from last night.

Glenmorangie 13yo ( 56.9%, SMWS, Cask #125.15, June-1995/June-2008 )

Glass: SMWS (did I mention I love this glass!!)
Nose: Hints of vanilla and sweet caramelized oranges with a bit of toffee.
Palate: Nice and sweet, fruity citrus notes, with more oranges and vanilla pudding.
Finish: Long and tasty with toffee, caramel.
Comment: Overall an excellent dram, definitely one for people who prefer the sweeter side of things. I loved it!

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Re: Glenmorangie - 20 February 2009 - 7pm GMT

Postby LagaDrinker » Mon Feb 23, 2009 8:55 pm

Great notes everyone, I missed it due to work commitments but I am now drinking...

Glenmornangie Port Wood Finish 43% OB

N: Malty, grapes, sweet sugar, light port and vanilla

T: Instantly sweet, warms the mouth quickly as it spreads over the tongue, grapes then come with a sweet vanilla oakness

F:Sweet, long medium finish, malty port lingers.

A decent dram, I like this more than the 10 and the port influence is definately there

7.5/10 :thumbsup:

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Re: Glenmorangie - 20 February 2009 - 7pm GMT

Postby Reggaeblues » Tue Feb 24, 2009 12:52 am

Old Portwood!! i've enjoyed many bottles in my early dramming years. Sadly no more.

Nectar D'Or probably my favourite...really excellent dram.

Ad the "new" lasanta much better than the "old " sherry wood...but I've heard nasty sulfurous murmurings about the latest batch!

...and I prefer the "old" 10 to the "new" original.


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