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Glenmorangie Finealta

Overall rating
84.88/100
votes
269
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 5:19 pm
Non-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 608,00

47 × in wishlist

269 × member ratings

956 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenmorangie Finealta

44 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.88 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 87 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.

    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 initial mouthfeel is warming and a little coating, no distracting moments.  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.  The finish is of medium length and a little chocolatey with some spicy and bitter notes from the virgin oak.  I call that enjoyable.  Water is not needed as it both flattens the dram and adds bitter-adstringent notes that I do not like.

    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
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  2. rpvdwel scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  3. Dris scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  4. JacobaEd scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  5. Mark-E scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

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

  6. Hvdree scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  7. 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.

  8. M134481 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      87 87

  9. DavidH. scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  10. stefsel111 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

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