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Glenmorangie 19-year-old

Overall rating
86.01/100
votes
132
Whiskybase ID
WB100419
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Finest Reserve
Bottled
27.04.2017
Stated Age
19 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Cask
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L66855 17004454
Barcode
5010494935905
Added on
03 Sep 2017 12:30 pm by svenske2015
Colored

Average value

€ 136.45

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132 × member ratings

458 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenmorangie 19-year-old

22 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.01 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    [September, 2018] If you ever go to Scotland from Europe using the DFDS ferries (what I can recommend, because you can take your own car with you) - do not forget to check the special offers in their duty free shop. They stock a broad variety of fine single malts at very affordable price levels and the special offers (usually buy bottles instead of one) are real bargains these days. This Glenmorangie is a good example: one bottle for 95 Euro or two bottles for 75 Euro each. I could not resist…

    ...and that was well done! This is a fine and flawless Glenmorangie that shows the best about its signature profile: A superb and balanced bourbon-cask matured spirit that is both elegant and quaffable. Certainly not suited for all thrill-seekers but a perfect dram to enjoy on a warm Indian summer evening in the Scottish highlands. By the way, I think 75 Euro is a fair price for a bottle of such a quality these days (but 120 Euro are way too expensive, according to my taste buds)...
    • Nose
      88 88
      The colour is old gold and the nose offers this delicate signature Glenmorangie profile of honeys, sugars, yellow fruits and spices in a balanced mix. Nothing spectacular about it - just they way you wish a Glenmorangie to be with all the aromas you want to sniff in a relaxed highland setting on a warm summer night...
    • Taste
      89 89
      The taste is fruity and barley sugary sweet with hints of white chocolate, vanilla, peppers and other spices and some strong but not too bold tannins from the wood. The balance is just about right for my taste buds but the wood should not grow stronger (I know that many modern connoisseurs prefer rather strong woods - but I prefer to drink whisky over chewing oak). Some water releases more aromas in the nose and flavours on the palate and it does a great job to contain the sometimes borderline bitter tannins to an enjoyable level. I like this dram best when reduced to about 35% abv (really!)...
    • Finish
      87 87
      The initial mouthfeel is warming and nicely coating with a minor bitter-drying feeling from the tannins - depending on whether you are stressed or not it might be a little distracting or just about okay (guess what I am after a fine day in the highlands…). The finish is of medium length and adds more spices (chili, ginger) and more white chocolates to the party with a minor drying finish (yes, it is the oak again).

  2. Achany scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    At the beginning incredible "fresh", citrus, mint, ginger, sweet spices, candy. Then it gets fruitier, more apples, green fruit, more candy, marzipan, some oranges, more spices, oaky. Finish is long, sweet and fruity. Very well balanced, really nice. ABV does fit perfectly, what a nice dram! 
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  3. DenisLeonov scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Balance (22)
    Unexpectedly good. But I must say that it is very sweet, like the quintessence of markers from press releases (88)
    • Nose
      Lots of honey, orange jam, heather, dried fruits ... some hops? Good, exhausted aroma with light notes of pickles (22)
    • Taste
      Fruits, chocolate and honey (22)
    • Finish
      Sweet, toffee and honey finish (22)

  4. TsiAI scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Room temperature when drinking: 26 ℃

    Viewing Eyes: golden smell Nose: high sweetness, slightly sour, fruit vinegar, soufflé, toffee, cream chocolate cake, orange fruit, dried mango, orange peel, burnt wood, coriander, wooden spices, Vanilla Premium Palate: freshness of citrus peel, cream cake, matcha roll, wood stubble, floral fragrance, fresh cream, cocoa powder, cappuccino finish: short, milk toast, wood stubble, toffee, full fat Milk body: medium light, medium fat

    Nose: 86/100
    Palate: 86/100
    Finish: 84/100
    Body: 85/100
    Overall: 85.5 / 100

    Overall: It's still a typical Granger style, so it's delicious

  5. SimpleSample scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
      Nice sweet ... ripe bright fruits ... perfume
    • Taste
      91 91
      Pears, grapes, ginger ... wow great. Bright fruit compote
    • Finish
      85 85
      Medium ... getting dry ... light spice

  6. The Macallan scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Tasted at Glenmorangie 22/11/2017

    N: Light elegant fruity impressions

    P: Very light and refind taste

    F: very mild and smooth

    C: To buy or not to buy, that's the question? But it's a very nice dram anyway

  7. hogsheadwhisky scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    So the Glenmorangie distillate and Bourbon or American oak barrels go very well. If I didn't like the 18y Extreme Rare badly, this one goes a step further. Especially with regard to the fruit basket in the nose, the balance and the harmonious taste. A really well made bourbon cask aged Highlander. A perfect companion for a warm summer evening.
    • Nose
      89 89
      The color is a light gold. Really a lot of oily streaks, legs show up on the edge of the glass and whet the appetite for smelling. Yes. Classic Glenmorangie nose. Lots of vanilla, light, sweet cake batter that comes out of the oven while still warm. The relationship with the 10y The Original cannot be denied. Bright, juicy ripe fruits - a real potpourri of them - such as apricots, peaches, green and yellow apples. The flavors of sugar melons and honeydew melons also clearly shine through. Everything is very harmonious and dignified. The 43% alcohol content cannot be felt at all, the alcohol is very well integrated.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Full-bodied, creamy mouthfeel. What you had in your nose continues seamlessly in your mouth. It begins with a clear, caramel-like, sweet note of vanilla, which is actively supported by the light fruits. Somewhat tingling spice like ginger and red pepper from the barrels as well as hints of milk chocolate are noticeable towards the end, towards the finish. But it is more of a pleasant counterpoint to the previous fruit sweetness and thus ensures a taste balance.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Towards the finish, the spicy and slightly bitter taste components become stronger. The milk chocolate from the mouth gets a little more cocoa content and turns into dark chocolate or even a small espresso with a hint of cream (in Vienna this is called a Einspänner when the cream, the whipped cream, is stiff). The vanilla, like the fruit, is still present. The finish is medium long.

  8. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Hmm, why this bottling. It looks a bit fresher and fruity like the 18, less sweet. Similar rail. Also good unspectacular dram.

  9. JoshNRW scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  10. MLE scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

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