Glenmorangie Nectar d'Òr

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
2nd Edition
Stated Age
12 years old
Sauternes Finish
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
One Part, Extra Matured in Sauternes Casks / 12Y
Added on
16 Nov 2011 9:25 pm

Average value

€ 54.68

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Whisky Reviews for Glenmorangie Nectar d'Òr

50 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.52 points

  1. EnjoyLife89 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Fruit; Sweet; Malt; distinct spices and citrus; Vanilla and nutmeg; Nutmeg becomes clearer with a few drops of water; Water also shows a nut note
    • Taste
      Spicy; sharp; Nuts, sweet, citrus; Nuts are becoming more and more dominant; candied ginger sticks, but sweet rather than spicy; The nutmeg shows up again
    • Finish
      Sweet; then strong spices follow; Vanilla; then citrus (almost sour); clearly ginger paired with a delicate ginger sharpness; then again incredibly sweet, but the ginger stays long. Really long.

  2. schengel10 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    An interesting, good Highland Malt - something different!
    [Color] bright gold;
    • Nose
      soft, harmonious, sweet, honey, vinous, apricots, peaches, delicate vanilla;
    • Taste
      sweet, creamy, oily, honey, mouth-filling, spicy (ginger, chili), complex;
    • Finish
      long sweet finish, fine spicy finish;

  3. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Voluminous, sweet & spicy malt. The finish fits!

  4. whiskyd scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      71 71
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      74 74

  5. Gloin scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    The smell is harmonious and pleasing, it clearly smells like whisky, but the peach has a component that makes the whisky distinguishable from others.
    In the mouth, the tension decreases a bit, even if the taste fits the impression he has left in the nose. The finish is a little off. I like the whisky a lot, it is original, but lacks complexity and intensity.
    • Nose
      Peach, honey, spicy oak, almonds in the background, a touch of cherry, some apple, the peach remains the dominant flavor
    • Taste
      Soft, creamy body, medium onset, sweet, again peach, juice this time, some white grape, a hint of pepper, some oak, the spice and delicate Bitternoten bring
    • Finish
      In the finish, oak becomes clearer, again the peach is found, but less sweet, coupled with the bitterness of the oak, medium to long

  6. zaphod155 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    The whisky leaves different impressions in the nose and mouth. The fruits in the aroma are no longer really in the taste. But here comes a ripe spice. Similarly complex, like the Quinta Ruban, but with a different fruit blend and slightly darker chocolate.
    • Nose
      The first in the nose is forest honey with limes. This is followed by orange, apricots and vanilla. Above all, there is a fresh Minznote.
    • Taste
      In the beginning spicy-sweet. The forest honey paired with dark chocolate. The mint from the aroma is here for chili sharpness and is dominant for a short time before then return the sweetness and spice. Creamy mouthfeel.
    • Finish
      Long. Alternately spicy and sweet, with a subtle sharpness.

  7. Nolloff scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    The first whisky that really "did" it for me some years ago. Ideal stuff for beginners due to its sweetness. Does not have the same impact with a more experienced palate of course but - to repeat myself - if I´d want to send  someone un-initiated down the Single Malt path this would be my first choice.

  8. GlenGabriel scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

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

  9. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur


    I was rather unimpressed with this on opening but pleasingly with only a few days in, the distillery character begun to show through. My hunch is this bottle will turn out to be decent enough but i bet after all is said & done [over the next few months], the ‘Original’ 10yo will remain ‘the gold’.

    N: This follows on so neatly from the Balblair 1997. Goes along similar bourbon-sweet lines yet with riper/sweeter fruits and a nice level of wood & yeastiness. Just a tad ‘easier’, honeyed/malty, the cereal/porridge base a little more rounded-off & actually far fluffier [Bavenie doublewood-esque] – that sweet Sauternes finish making quite the difference and hey, thats the Glenmorangie signature also. The Sauternes finish in fact really gives the bourbon-earthy-dunnage>pongy-putty character a rather pleasing twist. Other notes of white butter, some buttery floral notes [still don’t know my flora n fauna], cake mix, oat milk, poppadoms, dry flannel… E150a? Babycham? Moving on.
    T: An arrival of fruity/molasses/Sauternes with some fizz, then to a relaxed/meandering, oaky-sweet, honeyed>barley development. E150a? – i say yes. Water management gives varying results. More Sauternes>sherry [scorched] molasses on the turn.
    F: Honeyed with a little dry-sour oak. dried marmalade, strawberry jam, strong hints of Drambuie and very neat liquorice candy=<wood at the death. Concludes fairly pronto.
    C: Admittedly I had initially resigned this bottle to the blending cupboard, finding it was hugely improved with a glug of Aberlour A’bunadh. A drop of Laphroagh completed the blend. However as the months past, on further inspection I found this D’or to be excellent in its own right. In fact i begun to tire of the A’bunadh [#47], and found it a more suitable blending partner – in the form of a dull-savoury Talisker 18yo – sacrilege i know! [Whats happened to Talisker lately – anyone else noticed the downward dog?]. So what about my first impressions eh? The ‘Original’ 10yo does indeed remain ‘the gold’ but this up there, scoring only a mark less than that Balblair ’97. It’s a bit of an ‘odd-ball’ too, which i like. I do however recommend blending a little A’bunadh & a drop of smoke if you have some Nectar to spare.Scores a B-

  10. hs305 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    [November, 2012]  I had this dram during a Lion's club tasting near Würzburg.In
    my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50
    - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored it 87,5.  I took no detailed notes as I knew it before.


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