Glenmorangie 12yr Nectar D’or Sauternes Cask Finish Review | Whiskey Raiders
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Glenmorangie 12yr Nectar D’or Sauternes Cask Finish

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  • Distiller:

    Glenmorangie

  • Bottler:

    Glenmorangie

  • ABV:

    46%

  • Age:

    12 Years

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Raided Score: 88
  • Publication: Whisky Advocate
  • Excerpt: The finish is long and oaky, with a fleeting return of apricots.
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  • Raided Score: 87
  • Publication: The Whiskey Wash
  • Excerpt: You can’t go wrong if you bring it to a wedding, an old-fashioned wake, or if you present it as a gift–either to somebody else, or to yourself.
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  • Raided Score: 85
  • Publication: whiskyfun
  • Excerpt: Perhaps just a tad less complex than the early batches, but that’s not unseen in Scotland, is it.
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  • Raided Score: 88
  • Publication: WhiskyCast
  • Excerpt: Water opens it up nicely, and the finish reveals a nice spiciness with a hint of cinnamon.
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  • Raided Score: 95
  • Publication: Wine Enthusiast
  • Excerpt: Very few spirits have such elegance and silky finesse. Good value, too.
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  • Raided Score: 88
  • Publication: Distiller
  • Excerpt: Clearly, this would make a great after dinner dram, but don't overlook daytime drinking snacking on some charcuterie. Ain't nothing wrong with that!
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  • Raided Score: 86
  • Publication: Whiskey Consensus
  • Excerpt: I’m glad that this is fairly readily available, I need to pick up another bottle soon. If you like scotch and haven’t tried this yet, get a bottle!
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  • Raided Score: 85
  • Publication: Whisky Monster
  • Excerpt: Beside having a white wine palate experience, it also possesses a rich aroma character. I always recall the term "Liquid Gold" when I observe the bottle.
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  • Raided Score: 82
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: Great until the finish, which seems more or less like a pretty consistent gripe I have with some of these entry expressions from the core line.
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  • Intro:

    This is a Glenmorangie expression that takes the 10yr core expression and finishes it for 2 additional years in a suternes wine cask. It also gets a slight bump in proof, much like the Lasanta and the Quinta Ruban.

  • Nose:

    Sweet honey, cake batter. Rich toffee. Buttery sweetness. Really sweet, light fruits, but mostly a caramel, toffee, vanilla cake bomb

  • Taste:

    Medium mouth feel. Surprisingly buttery. No real heat. Sweet cream, honey, toffee. Light pepper and tobacco, faint earthiness. Overall though its all sweet and cake-y.

  • Finish:

    Short with little heat. Some pretty apparent bitterness is here, although it is along with loads of caramel and sweetness.

  • Overall:

    Great until the finish, which seems more or less like a pretty consistent gripe I have with some of these entry expressions from the core line. That said, it's not bad, but I still think the Quinta is my favorite of the core offerings.

  • Score:

    5

  • By t8ke
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