The Schtick: 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.
ABV: 46% ABV
Age: 12 Years
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 it’s 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.
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