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Glenmorangie A Tale of Winter

Overall rating
86.61/100
votes
74
Whiskybase ID
WB186566
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Limited Edition
Bottled
13.09.2021
Stated Age
13 years old
Casktype
Marsala Wine Cask Finish
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L2426778 13/09/2021
Barcode
5010494973693
Added on
29 Jun 2021 3:07 pm by BatchOne
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 93.60

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710 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenmorangie A Tale of Winter

14 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.61 points

  1. dominikbraun scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    I am somewhat at odds.

    On the one hand, you can rely on the Marsala barrel for this whisky, at least in terms of its aroma: it brings the red, sweet fruitiness that I like so much.

    On the other hand, the malt appears flat and angular in some places. I don't know how Glenmorangie keeps doing this. The Quinta Ruban no longer tastes really good at the end, the Tale of Cake was far too youthful, especially in the finish, and the Tale of Winter also apparently lacks maturity - after 13 years!

    It is as if the aromas were floating on the spirit like bath ducks. In terms of aroma, it doesn't look bad at first, until you keep seeing the spirit flash through between the bath ducks. These rubber ducks then get stuck on the tongue and in the finish only the spirit remains. The finish is correspondingly flat. It's not exactly youthful, but far too rough for a 13-year-old whisky with a Marsala finish.

    So: wasted potential! And I have no idea why Glenmorangie isn't doing any better. Expertise would actually be available.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  2. Descry did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    Hi Dominikbraun,
    I can tell you why Glemorangie can't do it better. They have absolutely no interest in doing more than necessary. The distillery is owned by the Louis Vuitton Group.
    So it's all about earning as much money as possible with as little effort as possible. Therefore all special bottlings of the last few years have got worse and worse and the marketing has got better and better. So why sacrifice too much a good barrel when that's enough?
    All very sad. The same with Bruichladdich's Black Art. After 4.1 a new master distiller came. He thought he could take a few bad kegs with him, doubled the price and limited the whole thing. The distillery wanted to skim off the money immediately, which actually slowly developed later in the collector's market. Conclusion: bad whisky, exorbitant price.

  3. WiltChamberlain scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

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

  4. ThorstenH scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    The name is program. That fits. Dark fruits paired with Christmas spice notes. The whole thing is very good and round, but has no great depth.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  5. gaboruso scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  6. krtek911 scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      86 86

  7. olddirtyfighter scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      82 82

  8. szyeungli scored this whisky 94 points Newbie

  9. Mapl scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  10. rolabob scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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