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Glenmorangie Finealta

Overall rating
84.83/100
votes
306
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Private Edition
Bottled
2010
Casktype
American Oak and Oloroso Sherry Oak
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
L10 208 6ML
Barcode
5010494903584
Added on
25 Aug 2010 5:44 pm
Non-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 411.55

50 × in wishlist

306 × member ratings

1028 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenmorangie Finealta

46 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.83 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    [August, 2017]  I bought this bottle for 49,50 Euro in May, 2012.  The first Glenmorangie private edition Sonnalta was a really stunning and absolutely clean sherry release that I liked very much.  But the private editions of the last years show the dilemma with "designed" whiskies - it simply gets harder from year to year to create a new idea that is at least as good as the older ones.  Actually, that is impossible and so I turned back to this older (second) private editions to re-taste it tonight.

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

  2. KayMeertens scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Blind tasting of Usquebaugh Society. I thought this to be the Glenmorangie Nectar d'Or though I had a better perception in memory of that one. I.e. I assumed this was a 40-euro whisky and was a bit disappointed, so I'd never buy this one.
    • Nose
      Orange, honey, banana and vanilla.
    • Taste
      Orange, honey, caramel, grapefruit and pepper.
    • Finish
      Caramel, orange and honey.

  3. TheWhiskyDungeon scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Sherry, slightly smoky, straw, marzipan, honey, vanilla, cake batter, walnuts
    • Taste
      caramel, chocolate, ginger, wood tones, peach, vanilla, coffee, honey

  4. Lu Cifer scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Aroma:
    Warm, aromatic, slightly fruity and sweet, somewhat "winey", light wood notes, vanilla. Overall, a pleasant and balanced impression.

    Taste:
    Slight spiciness, nevertheless relatively soft with wood notes, slightly sweet but also slightly bitter barrel note

    finish:
    A hint of spicy and spicy with a slight barrel note, first a hint of tart then malty, sweetish, medium length with wood notes ...

  5. rpvdwel scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      85 85

  6. Dris scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  7. JacobaEd scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      85 85

  8. Mark-E scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  9. Hvdree scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      85 85

  10. BSWproject27 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Color - Deep Amber
    Tasted on 11/12/2011
    • Nose
      83 83
      Clean, smooth, very light peat with subtle Sherry.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Caramel, citrus, cherries, Sherry, vanilla and pleasant, less than overbearing peat notes.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Short to moderate. Olorosso Sherry Oak notes linger with some tart Apple peel and dried fruit.

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