Glenmorangie 15-year-old

Overall rating
85.00/100
votes
85
Whiskybase ID
WB26690
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Nectar d'Òr
Stated Age
15 years old
Casktype
Sauternes Finish
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
One Part, Extra Matured in Sauternes Casks
Added on
23 oct 2011 11:25 am
Non-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 199.99

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Whisky reviews for Glenmorangie 15-year-old

17 users have left 17 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 85.00 points.

  1. pilgrim77 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    The new 15yo version is an improvement on the previous 12yo version, with extra complexity and depth. The Sauternes finish gives a lovely additional sweetness on the palate but doesn`t overwhelm the core characteristics of the Glenmorangie spirit. A very nice alternative to the peat and sherry monsters. 
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

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  3. Issie did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    03.08.2021
    • Nose
      Apricot, peach, tangerine, coconut, physalis, orange, honey, vanilla, caramel, a very light herbal note, some wood in the background
    • Taste
      Honey, very light herb candy, melon, apricot, mango, coconut, vanilla, caramel, toffee

  4. Rosebanker66 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  5. Arquebus scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Bought December 2012 from Sainsburys. I paid £30.

    It was pleasant enough. On first opening it had an intriguing honeyed nose – like coconut or gorse bloom. Unfortunately this aroma diminished after the first few pourings and eventually disappeared. The 'coconut' aromas are typically found in good Sauternes desert wine. Perhaps they needed longer finishing?

  6. Andytka3 scored this whisky 73 points Connoisseur

    Nose:-
    Predominant with fruit, fruits, fruitss. Sweet cherries, raisins, sour
    plums and pears up front, layers with vanilla and eucalyptus that hold
    all element together.

    Palate:- A bit hollow and a hit missed.
    Do not taste as great as the aroma suggested. Woody with sweet note, a
    bit harsh. Disappointing,

    Finish:- Medium length, spicy with herbal note.

    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      83 83

  7. pianoman scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Flowery. Exotic fruits, a little vanilla, cloves. Slightly drier than the 12-year-old.
    • Taste
      Citrus and tropical fruits. Champagne, herbs, licorice.

  8. Avdkaaden did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    Does anybody know the difference between this 15 years old Nectar d'Or and the 15 Yrs old Sauternes Wood Finish? My guess is that this was a remaining batch after the introduction of the new LVMH base line with the 12 years Lasanta, Quinta Ruban and Nectar d'Or. They could have kept it for a limited edition, but I understand they got nicely away with it by offering it as a one of at Sainsbury.

  9. pelle86 scored this whisky 74 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      76 76
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      74 74

  10. maltaholic scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Very fruity, citrus, soft, lovely, despite its 46%. Great malt. Nice appetizer.

  11. Woddy scored this whisky 90 points Newbie

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      87 87

  12. sopie scored this whisky 81 points Expert Junior

    Nice nose but that was all for me !!
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      75 75

  13. Derekyu928 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    [Simple tasting] Iv 2 is up from the conventional nectar. A wonderful balance, burnt wheat, fruit feeling are clearly more delicious than Aster at a high level. The freshly caught red peach, yellowing tinged with time. However, I wanted more thickness of the finish from the body just because the fragrance was excellent. I think that it is done well overall. http://www.whiskylink.com/?p=17165

  14. whiskyroma scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  15. Ciro scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      88 88

  16. Numwierum scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Pleasantly sweet, orange peel, raisins and honey I have in the nose, this is joined by a strong oak note. The orange peel and the raisins I have in the taste, but here are still spices added, such as nutmeg and cinnamon. The finish is very long, supported by strong wood notes. Compared to his relatives the 15er looks much older and with a larger barrel influence. For some, the influence of the barrel on a Nectar D'Or may already be too dominant, I think it's just right.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      87 87

  17. Tomh scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  18. Ralph Hiltrup did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Tasting Notes by Gavin D Smith for Whisky AdvocatePreviously

    offered as a 12 year old, it now has an extra three years of secondary

    maturation, after a decade in ex-bourbon casks. The `finishing` casks

    are ex-sauternes barriques. Lemonade, icing sugar, vanilla, nougat, and

    maple on the nose. Progressively sweeter. Rich and sweet on the palate,

    notably fruity, with spicy orange and brittle toffee. Medium length

    finish, with milk chocolate-coated ginger and lingering toffee. 88 Points

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