Glenmorangie 1989

Overall rating
90.51/100
votes
59
Whiskybase ID
WB109848
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Grand Vintage Malt - Bond House No. 1 Collection
Vintage
1989
Bottled
2017
Calculated age
27 years old
Casktype
Côte-Rôtie Wine Finish
Number of bottles
6178
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L 68844 29/09/2017
Barcode
5010494943351
Added on
27 mar 2018 5:42 pm by DramTimeNL
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 1203.63

53 × in wishlist

59 × member ratings

198 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Glenmorangie 1989

14 users have left 14 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 90.51 points.

  1. El Bastardo did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    As you would expect, a huge kettle full of different delicious tastes. The only 43% hurt him a little, there is a little pressure missing to transport all of this effectively.
    • Nose
      80 80
      Multi-layered with a little spicy aromatic influences such as nutmeg, the post-maturation wine comes through, but vanilla above all fruitiness from all corners and categories. Very ripe pears and other white fruits, but mostly tropical yellow fruits.
    • Taste
      80 80
      Fruity sweet, strangely enough, a balancing sour note right next to it, very subtle dark, slightly chocolatey, slightly sweet cake base.
    • Finish
      80 80
      Sweet oranges and citrus fruits transition to very slightly dry and bitter notes, slightly floral (flowers).

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  3. Izzino scored this whisky 95 points Connoisseur

    Wonderful Great Dram. Dried fruits, raisins, red wine, apricots, mild salinity, spiciness, tannins and even mild smokyness - burial.

  4. Whiskywiseguy scored this whisky 93 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      Nectarines, honey
    • Taste
      Apple, peaches
    • Finish
      Orange

  5. IvanTheTerrible scored this whisky 91 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      90 90
      Green apple, oak, faint cinnamon, citrusy
    • Taste
      92 92
      Definitely a syrup sensation that Glenmorangie claims. Very very smooth. Buttery even. Stewed red apples. Peppery. More so than the 1991 at least. Oranges. Oranges. Did i mention oranges? The longer you chew the less oak you get.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Smooth through the finish ending with drawn out orange and honey.

  6. JoshNRW scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
      A lot of harmony and intensity. Sweetness and vanilla, a bit of an exotic fruit basket, but above all a lot of strawberry and cream candy in the middle and then a light wine note at the back. There is a lot to discover, but the focus is always on this soft but intense harmony.
    • Taste
      91 91
      Here a super strong slow start that gets wider and wider until it slowly disappears after half a minute to a minute. Mega nice whisky. Unfortunately, he is missing at least three to five percent so that he would be even more impressive.
      I find pepper in the middle part, although a sweet and creamy taste is present all the time and this sweetness is really noble.
      Despite the missing percentage still 91 points and that means something.
    • Finish
      90 90

  7. DrunkDude scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
      Smell: rip apple and grape, little vanilla, fruity candles, trace of rice wine, and also strong hint of palms, little feel of wet woodyness, smells very delicate yet robust, old dram! 89
    • Taste
      89 89
      Sweet Apple sweet and sour and spicy on side of tone and strong feel of spices on side of the tongue. balanced but not as complicated as assumed 89
    • Finish
      89 89
      Finish is refreshing, mint spices, also wood, with more chocolate bitterness. 89

  8. Lu Cifer scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
      needs some time but then it appears aromatic with fine and slightly vinous fruitiness, a hint of honey and subtle notes of dried fruit. A hint of oak and vanilla, slightly tickling in the nose with a hint of eucalyptus. A hint of smoke?
    • Taste
      91 91
      warm, spicy, dried fruits mainly figs and dates, orange, spices, warm notes of different woods. Here too a little honey, sweet-bitter-sweet. A pleasant mouthfeel. Everything finely interwoven. Looks elegant and balanced. Very fine, very good.
    • Finish
      89 89
      initially with delicately tart oak / wood notes, slightly fruity components of dried fruit, a hint of chocolate, then slightly light malty and finally with a hint of honey and dried fruit, soft and lingering.

      A nice dram to stay ...

  9. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    very tasty, easy to drink, nevertheless with a nice elegance, but where I am reading the price (over 500 €) I almost fall off my chair - no, then I would rather not buy it.
    • Nose
      Dried fruits, cinnamon, gingerbread ... later fresh, fruity, red grapes ... pleasant, subtle, not pushy, but somehow intense and sustainable, I like to smell it very much
    • Taste
      The taste is quite intense, but quite thin in the mouth (as is often the case with various Dalmore-OA), again dried fruit, baked apple and juicy red grapes, cocoa, gentle pepper
    • Finish
      medium length, mild, gummy bears, cocoa, oak

  10. WhiskyJpg scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  11. Dhugal MacArdry scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      84 84

  12. MaltyMillionaire scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Nose is floral with grape and deep red fruit. Palate is sweet and elegant with red fruit and honey. Medium finish that is soft, sweet, and floral. Great dram.

  13. DrBardamu scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  14. malt70 did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    This is a beautiful malt that is very complex and takes time in the glass. Who indulges this not quite cheap malt, should also have the necessary respect to enjoy it. I like it, but at the price I'm out. Some traders also offer it under EIA, but still ....
    I have not tried whiskys with a maturation in Côte-Rôtie wine barrels and I am pleasantly surprised. I tend to be a bit skeptical about maturing (especially "finish"), because with such a finish, you can give something to a meaningless whisky and make it a "better" whisky. This mix is ​​successful and the whisky remains in the foreground despite the participating red wine barrels.
    First published here: https://fosm.de/tasting-glenmorangie-grand-vintage-malt-1989-2nd-release-bond-house-no-1/
    • Nose
      Lychee and wine gum are my first thought. Then roasted flavors come to light: baked apple and a few almond pieces strewn over it. A sweet vanilla sauce wafts in the background quite discreetly. I discover many new flavors that I can not match. This is probably due to the Côte-Rôtie wine barrels. This could be described as very light tropical fruits. The original malt is still clearly present but blends flavors technically with the red wine notes. The longer he gets time, the more flavors come to light.
    • Taste
      Hmm. A subtle sweetness and a very round mouthfeel with a hint of pepper. Wine gum and exotic fruits. That's it again, the baked apple.
    • Finish
      In the finish a small kick comes from the red wine. A strong wine taste, which is quickly gone and still a little for eucalyptus with lemon releases the stage. Slight wood note mixed with leather.

  15. Rino Rotten did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A remarkable glass and well worth trying. The price alone will mean you take your time – which is essential. A classic slow whisky.

    Score: 92.

    From: https://scotchwhisky.com/whisky-reviews/new-whiskies/18616/batch-144?utm_source=mailjet&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=sw-digest-25-04-2018
    • Nose
      Extra-mature Glenmorangie is always interesting, as it shifts from the sunny, upfront fruits of its earlier life into something more richly concentrated and, in this case, more waxy. There’s a ridiculous amount of semi-dried tropical fruits, baked orchard fruits, stewed apple, backed with tonka bean, vanilla pod and blood orange. It opens steadily, but slowly, into cherry syrup, quince, then sweet potato and membrillo. There’s even a slight smokiness that’s given lift by the sweetness of carrot cake and fruit jellies before it darkens again towards cassis and cacao. Really complex and layered. Water? A drop only to bring out a Cognac-like fatness to the delivery and a rich, deeper mystery. In time, there’s sealing wax, cooking medlar, and this sweet earthiness, as well as the gloopy syrups. After two hours (!) in the glass it opens fully to to apricot and mint without losing any of the rich, fruity underpinnings.
    • Taste
      A fruit bomb. The enormous initial impact seems to deliver all of the complexities on the nose instantly to the palate. Thankfully it mellows, with the slightly cedary, mature elements calming everything down. There’s more spice here, which adds a tingling bite to the thick and syrupy feel. Initially it doesn’t seem to achieve the same level of complexity as the nose, but give this plenty of time and out come light tropical fruits and green fig jam. The tannins start to surface and grip when water is added, so be careful. A drop will, eventually, reveal blackberry, summer pudding, then cinnamon and mint chocolate.
    • Finish
      Now the mature and woodier elements begin to have their say alongside sloe berry.

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