Another nice composition of Dr. Bill that is very sippable and adds a new dimension to the Glenmorangie range with its slightly peated aromas. But I bet the second best part of my body that a Glenmorangie tasted very different in 1903...
The colour is deep copper and the texture shows big tears and slow legs. The nose is that of a typical "modern" (aka designed) whisky with significant wooden notes besides the sherry (from the virgin oak casks). In that sense the marketing story of the "old recipe from 1903" is simply nonsense. Nevertheless I like this nose.
The taste is smooth and mellow mainly on sherry-induced flavours in a firm wooden structure. All nicely balanced and delicious but not with different layers. Water is not needed as it both flattens the dram and adds bitter-astringent notes that I do not like.
The initial mouthfeel is warming and a little coating, no distracting moments. The finish is of medium length and a little chocolatey with some spicy and bitter notes from the virgin oak. I call that enjoyable.