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Glenmorangie Nectar d' Or 12 Years Review

Country : Scotland
Brand: Glenmorangie Nectar d’ Or
Type: Single Malt Whisky
Region: Highland
Age: 12 Years
Alcohol: 43%
Tasting Date: 26/08/2011 and 14/07/2012

Colour: Pale Gold

Nose: Very smooth. Really Nice! Sweet Wine, Fruits like Apricot, Peach, Orange and Pineapple, Honey, Wood(Shave), Light Spices, Malt and Dried Fruits (Sultanas). No Smoke and Peat to be found here!

Taste: Warm and Spicy in the delivery. There is some Vanilla, Ginger,Honey, Nutmeg, Cinnamon, Pineapple and Citrus fruit (Orange/Lemon/Lime). A lot less sweet than I expected, given the Sauternes finishing.

A bit of a bite on the palate as well! It’s a whisky you can actually chew. Try It!

Finish: Middle Long finish with tones of Green Apples, Citrus, Ginger,Nutmeg and Dry Oak.

I added a teaspoon of water but came to regret that. Most of the flavors weaken or disappear and it certainly ruins the finish.

Rating:  85  

Nose 22 – Taste 21,5 - Finish 20 Overall 21,5

General Remarks: This whisky matured for about 10 years on Bourbon casks and was finished for about 2 years on Sauternes casks. So it's basically the 10 Years original with a Sauternes Finishing. In general I don't care too much about wine finishing but this is certainly the exception to the rule. A well made Single Malt that will please both beginning whisky drinkers and connoisseurs.

Drinking Experience Neat:  Good

Conclusion: Good balance between Sweetness (Fruit and White Wine), Spices and Oak. Finish could be better. Excellent dessert whisky. A light sprinkle over Vanilla Ice is a certain winner!

Jan van den Ende                                                                                  July 2012