Type: Single Malt
Score: 94 points
This is the oldest Glenmorangie distillery bottling at 32 years, and also has the distinction of being the longest Glenmorangie expression to spend time in wine casks for “finishing”, with 14 of those years in French Oak barriques previously used by an unnamed Bordeaux estate.
The nose has notes of baked orange peel, subtle spicy touches of cumin, ginger, and nutmeg, black grapes, honey, and apricots. The taste is spicy with cumin, cardamom, ginger, and allspice notes, along with baked peaches, pears, and apricots, and remains quite delicate with no overpowering tannins from the oak. The finish is very subtle, light, and lingering with touches of black grapes, red wine, ginger, cumin, and allspice. Excellent! (July, 2014)