Glenmorangie 18 Years Old Extremely Rare New Label 43% NV
|Distilled date||Not Specified|
|Cask Type||Bourbon & Oloroso Sherry Casks|
|Condition||In Original Container|
Producer`s Tasting Notes
Aroma: The cornucopia of an autumn harvest festival table describes the overflowing abundance
of arresting aromas that tantalise at the first nose of Glenmorangie 18 Years Old. The rich, resinous quality of nuts cascades into a crisp toffee sweetness of crème brulée, merging with caressingly smooth, creamy vanilla. Hints of vibrant oranges & lemons are found. Crunchy textured walnuts follow, oozing into golden honeycomb that trickles over sun-ripened sticky dates. Then sparkling floral tones emerge, taking the edge off any cloying sweetness, with the green, almost herbal bouquet of geranium, tempered with musky jasmine and the bright, sharp clarity of narcissus.
With water, 18 Years Old reveals a rich oaken, balsamic character that yields to soft vanilla. At this moment, the signature Glenmorangie fruity complex reveals itself in golden apricots and dates mingled with hazelnuts.
Serge Valentin (84)
Of course not ‘extremely rare’, but pretty good according to my notes for earlier batches. The price is similar to that of the new NAS, and it’s partly a finishing as well (30% have been finished for three years in oloroso). Colour: pale gold. Nose: cleaner and fresher, more ‘natural’ than the Bacalta, more floral as well, with lovely whiffs of acacia flowers, orange blossom, and simply all-flower honey. Some orange cake, and brioche flavoured with orange blossom water. Mouth: really much brighter and more citrusy than Bacalta, with tangerines, honey, and more ‘oriental’ brioche. Some figs, dried pears and apricots, and then vanilla. Good body at just 43% vol. Finish: medium, honeyed, with dried fruits again and always this citrusy/floral side. Comments: a very easy, approachable, and consensual malt whisky. Really enjoy it