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Glenmorangie A Tale of Cake

Overall rating
85.29/100
votes
328
Whiskybase ID
WB165628
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Limited Edition
Bottled
2020
Casktype
Tokaji Dessert Wine Cask Finish
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
L2389444
Barcode
5010494965056
Added on
16 Sep 2020 9:38 pm by herzaideahache
Non-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 133.89

95 × in wishlist

328 × member ratings

1523 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenmorangie A Tale of Cake

57 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.29 points

  1. Toto0808 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    Sweet, fruity ... just like grandma's cake
    • Nose
      Sweet
    • Taste
      Fruity with a slight mint taste
    • Finish
      Medium length

  2. LukasJakubDrabek scored this whisky 81 points Moderator

    A sample arrived at the Whisky Bar that doesn't exist, where I work, today, so I couldn't resist and tasted it. If you like - sometimes even extremely - sweet whisky (which Glenmorangie definitely can do), you will probably enjoy this one as well. In any case, that sweet impression is dispelled by a strange bitterness, which is probably the result of a finish in barrels of Tokaj wine. Rather a disappointment for me.
    (Evaluated on a sample basis.)
    • Nose
      Peel of various citrus and marzipan. With water: sweet fruit candies, boiled pineapple, various sweets (rum top, macaroon), sugar syrup with rosemary and light menthol.
    • Taste
      Sweetness combined with surprisingly strong bitterness. Peach, sweet grapes and pineapple. And at the same time an apricot kernel. With water: plum and even more pineapple.
    • Finish
      Astringent and rather dry taste. Mint, grape tassel or grape seed. With water: menthol filling of candies or chocolates.

  3. tribe scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
      Definitely bright fruits. I would say apricots, mandarins and also pineapples and mirabelle plums. Otherwise something like roses or something like that will come through. Very pleasant. Even fruity and better with water.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Not as fruity as the smell. Is a little drier and bitter and then comes the sweet one. It tastes like sweet wine and has yellow fruits but also a portion of oak and youth. But it really gets a lot better with water. The dry and young go away and it becomes really round and sweet. My tip, drink it with water. Without water I would at least. Subtract 5 points.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Peppery finish. Much better with water.

  4. maxi_vor95 scored this whisky 93 points Member Senior

    A great whisky, despite the relatively high price.
    Yes, the metallic finish is its greatest weakness, but with a little water it is rounded off a bit.
    However, water is really good for the whisky, because then cookie dough notes stand out in aroma and taste. You can also find fruit notes in the form of apples and pineapple and a wonderfully balanced sweetness.

    For me, this is an excellent whisky that I can fully recommend.

  5. Sam.Oht scored this whisky 90 points Member Junior

    Best Tokaj finish I have tasted so far.

  6. tribe scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
      Definitely bright fruits. I would say apricots, mandarins and also pineapples and mirabelle plums. Otherwise something like roses or the like will come through. Very pleasant. Even fruity and better with water.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Not as fruity as the smell. Is something drier and bitter and then comes the sweet one. It tastes like sweet wine and has yellow fruits but also a portion of oak and youth. But it really gets a lot better with water. The dry and young go away and it becomes really round and sweet. My tip, drink it with water. Without water I would at least. Subtract 3 points.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Peppery finish.

  7. robbert88 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    I don't really understand the cake comparison. I don't get anything out of this that could have anything to do with pie or cake.

    A tale of fruits would have been a better name. Because this dram is super fruity with mainly stone fruit flavors in the foreground.

    It is certainly not a high flyer. A great dram.
    • Nose
      Immediately clear dessert wine. Furthermore, pineapple, peach, clear influences from a bourbon barrel, vanilla, pear, stone fruit and some yellow fruit.
    • Taste
      Some pepper and herbs like cloves. Mint, a bit less fruity than the nose suggests. Wood, a bitterness from an orange peel and sometimes a bit metallic. Then it seems that this is still a fairly young whisky. But the taste of peach has the upper hand for me.
    • Finish
      The aftertaste can actually be called short unfortunately. A little bit of bitterness, some peach, metal and a pinch of pepper.

  8. Byronic_Hero scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    It really awakens the associations with cakes.
    • Nose
      90 90
      A lot of vanilla, plus dough, hints of lighter fruits (pineapple, maybe pear) and some sour cherry.
    • Taste
      91 91
      Maybe it's because of the campaign that went with it, but I have the first sip in my mouth and immediately think of a café in Reykjavik where I had a delicious piece of cake in 2016. Against the background that it arouses such associations of long-forgotten moments, it is really pleasant.

      I also have a pleasant maltiness that makes it quite full-bodied. In terms of spices, a fresh mint is quite present, but - so my impression - a metallic youth flows into it.
    • Finish
      87 87
      It is precisely the metallic youth that ultimately remains in the overall very flat finish. That is really a shame. If the cake theme, which is really wonderfully integrated into the nose and taste, also lingered in the finish in the mouth, that would definitely be a 90+ candidate. However, for me personally it stays under the "magical limit" because of the weak and almost unpleasant finish (metallic youth and mint are the only thing that remains of all the cake and sweetness).

  9. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    20 21 20 20 81

    Not impressed, well, that, you can drink, but it's better to drink 10 of them, here 80 points, well, 81 in a jump ...

  10. KyotoLefty scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    Appearance: Pretty deep orange.

    Nose: Sweet Tokaji, lemon cream, ginger, oak, honey.

    Palate: Sweet, creamy, raisins, vanilla, honey.

    Finish: Peppery spice and honey.

    With Water: More expressive with a few drops, a longer, spicier finish.

    Overall: Sweet and lovely. It really is cake-like. Spicy and creamy.

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