Here’s another solid distillery that seldom puts a foot wrong. After all some old guy thinks this distillery produced the Whisky of the Year! Bloody hell! Who am I to argue with that?
Anyway, so I picked up this expression not really knowing anything about it other than the fact that I generally like Glenmorangies and the Burgundy Wood finish seemed quite an interesting prospect.
Nose: Quite sweetly layered and I like it. Marzipan, sliced apricots sit atop a sweet plate of creme brulee (minus the caramel, mind you). As the sweets fade there is a slice of minty celery accompanied by a floral whiff. And then, to add mystique, a pinch of black salt.
Palate: The burgundy wood comes cascading through on the palate (a little too strongly in my opinion) with notes of fruity wine, citrus and some nutty cinnamon.
Finish: The decent finish is oaky with a hint of spicy toffee.
I think this is another dependable expression from Glenmorangie. And if someone were to gift it me I wouldn’t complain.