Whiskybase

Glen Moray 2006 Sauternes Cask Matured

Overall rating
89.80/100
votes
32
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Warehouse 1 Edition 1
Vintage
29.08.2006
Bottled
10.09.2020
Calculated age
14 years old
Casktype
5 Sauternes Casks
Number of bottles
1248
Strength
59.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5060116323917
Added on
23 Nov 2020 2:10 pm by erwinnlim
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

£ 78.80

37 × in wishlist

32 × member ratings

99 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glen Moray 2006 Sauternes Cask Matured

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.80 points

  1. Noface83 scored this whisky 91 points Specialist

    Great - the best Glen Moray I've had this year (and I've had some ^^) - the best comes at the end. But you should be a little on these dirty wine notes to fully enjoy it. But unlike many other bottlings of this type, these are not dominant but only support the creamy and chocolaty basic profile. The light salt-karemall note and the oak seasoning top the whole thing up for a great dram. But it is almost too pleasant and tasty again ^^
    • Nose
      90 90
      What a nice nose and the alcohol is noticeable but very well integrated. A touch of sulfur, honey over milk chocolate, vanilla and salt fudge - it smells very creamy and sweet. The fruit flavors go in the direction of pears and peaches soaked in alcohol. Oak can also be clearly felt - rather old oak from wine cellars and a nice flavor
    • Taste
      92 92
      What a nice creamy texture and a slight tingling of alcohol. Lots of dark honey and chocolate, a pinch of grape sugar and woodruff fizzy powder. The delicious salt caramel and vanilla can be seen again on the nose. The note of light dirt / sulfur is now missing. At the back, the oak shows up again with a pleasant warm but not spicy combination of spices (looks like North African spiced coffee)
    • Finish
      92 92
      The start is dominated by the wood paired with a creamy sweetness. But now there are more fruit aromas (peach) and the sulfur is now back to support. It now lines the mouth and throat with a really fine chocolate aroma. The sweetness becomes drier and the aromatic spices flash again at the end. Dry, chocolatey and woody, it slowly comes to an end. Medium to long.

      ADDENDUM !!! If the bottle has been open for a few weeks and there is already some air in the bottle, the sulfur gets stronger and stronger - but I certainly like that not everyone can get something out of it. A little water brings out the old aromas but the sulfur remains omnipresent.

  2. erwinnlim scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    In a nutshell, full of deep rich honey and dark roasted hazelnuts. This is very, very good. The influence of the Sauternes casks brings lovely thick, dense sweetness along with a touch of acidity that resonates perfectly with my palate. I'll be adding another bottle (or two) of this to the collection shortly. Value (£80) : 9/10
    • Nose
      Sweet treacle and sticky toffee pudding. Sweet dates and poached pears covered in butter and caramel sauce. A dollop of cream and Manuka honey. Buttered cinnamon buns. A squeeze of golden syrup. Dark chocolate and some roasted coffee. Vanilla comes through. Apples in cinnamon and a light ginger hit. Toasted hazelnuts. Some dark berries as well along with sweet figs. Light cooling menthol. A slight alcohol burn on deep inhalation but nothing suggesting that it is almost 60% ABV.
    • Taste
      Here it really shines, thick and mouth coating in texture. Dark sweet Manuka honey and Muscovado sugar. More dark chocolate and espresso notes come forward. Toffee with a dash of salt intensifying flavour. Sweet and sour berries come through with more peaches, leaving a touch of acidity. More buttered caramel. Orange marmalade and touch of vanilla dusted with cinnamon and cloves. The tannins then come through with black pepper spice here along with some drying tobacco.
    • Finish
      That mouth coating texture on the palate really lengthens the finish I think. More wood tannin led here with some more drying spice. That said all that sweetness from the palate almost sticks to the teeth and keeps on going. More salt sprinkled over butterscotch and dark chocolate. A lovely warming finish with candied ginger and orange peels.

  3. Helgo scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    I can only underline a lot of what Noface83 wrote. A few minimal prints in the nose, which may become even more complex after a longer opening. Otherwise coherent from front to back, with corners and edges without looking boring. Almost eternal finish and a perfect balance of the Sauternes influence. Ok i like gm But even so, that's very neat. The Moray also had to be in the bottle. It's not even the wood, but the sweetness, which is almost too much for me. I don't have sulfur, rather some old vegetables, but that can also refer to sulfur ... In any case, not disturbing for me.

  4. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    22 21 22 22 87

    good release in wine barrels, quite a beautiful berry nose and taste, it tastes strong but in small sips it is quite normal to test and drink, and then a long dry aftertaste, beauty!

  5. LittlePeat scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Contrary to expectations, it tastes like whisky. With pistachios.
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  6. FernetBranco scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

Tastingtags

Add tasting tags by clicking the flavours you recognized in this whisky.

Whiskybase

Whiskybase is founded in 2007 with the goal to create the biggest resource of whisky information in the world. A community driven website built by and for whisky enthusiasts.  




Whiskybase B.V. 
Zwaanshals 530 
3035 KS Rotterdam 
The Netherlands 

KVK: 52072819
VAT: NL850288836B01

Copyright © 2021


Forgot your password?

Login