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Tasting notes for Glenmorangie 12 year old “Port Wood Finish”

Distillery bottling
43% a.b.v.

Beautiful, distinctly red-tinged appearance. The spicy Glenmorangie successfully meshes with the complexity of the port cask, but the port influences smooth out much of the Glenmorangie distillery character. Nose is distinctly winey. Mouthfeel is very soft but with no risk of “falling apart”. Palate is spicy, delicious, and “porty”. As a big port fan, I find the port influences impossible to miss: deep, resonant flavors; smoothness; sweetness; sturdy grape flavors, that in this case fill in the background rather than dominating. It is so far on the outskirts of malt-dom, however, that it never really fits in, never really clicks. A delicious dram all the same, probably quite accessible to the newcomer and the port fan, and one I find myself pouring frequently.

Suggested for:
With dessert

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