Glenmorangie Nectar d'Òr

Overall rating
84.48/100
votes
360
Whiskybase ID
WB27340
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
2nd Edition
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
Sauternes Finish
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
One Part, Extra Matured in Sauternes Casks / 12Y
Barcode
5010494563283
Added on
16 nov 2011 9:25 pm
Non-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 155.76

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Whisky reviews for Glenmorangie Nectar d'Òr

48 users have left 55 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 84.48 points.

  1. Bembel scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Sweet with light citrus and orange. almonds. Honey.
    • Taste
      Soft and Mild. Sweet. Light nutmeg. Orange.
      Some pepperiness and wood at the back.
    • Finish
      Short - medium length. Mild/Creamy. Lemon, almonds and sweetness.

  2. kanpai79 scored this whisky 83 points Specialist

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

  3. Malthead19 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Color gold
    - a very aromatic fruity sweet single malt, -
    good representative of Glenmorangie
    - about 50 € not cheap for a 12 j. old whisky, but on
    definitely worth the price, a very tasty Sauternes
    finish
    • Nose
      discreetly mild and soft, sweet, light vanilla
    • Taste
      intense attack, pleasant sweetness, light spiciness then clear fruit note (peach), very round
    • Finish
      medium-long finish and a sweetish, warm aftertaste, which is quickly gone

  4. Whisky Hamster scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Sauternes goodness, my favorite of the three wood finishes. But since 3rd Ed. less Sauternes influence, unfortunately.

  5. SimondeVette scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    Very nice and soft. It's fruity and sweet.
    • Nose
      Apple, orange, honey, almond, apricot
    • Taste
      Warm, citrus, honey, chocolate, nutmeg
    • Finish
      Thick and sweet, stays long, light bitter

  6. 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.

  7. 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;

  8. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Voluminous, sweet & spicy malt. The finish fits!

  9. whiskyd scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

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

  10. 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

  11. 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.

  12. Nolloff scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    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.

  13. GlenGabriel scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

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

  14. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2017/06/06/bottle-polishing-old-new/

    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-

  15. 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.

  16. uap304 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Honey, apple, pear, vanilla, marzipan, and a breath of wine.
    • Taste
      Smooth and rich, but a bit flat. Sweet and floral. Candy, fruit, and candied fruit!
    • Finish
      Medium-short. Sweet, fizzy, developing spices and lemon.

  17. squaadgras scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  18. Arno Pelgrim scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  19. Gaija scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    The nose is very Sauternes-forward with quite a lot of soft fruits like mirabelles and white grapes, juicy vanilla, white chocolate ... Palate is very easy and actually quite well structured. Wish it was at a higher proof though. Very creamy texture, goes down (too) well. Finish falls a bit short. 

    The best among the 3 "classic" wine-finished 12 yo's though, to me at least. Lacks punch, but definitely enjoyable nonetheless.

  20. pianoman scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Fruity, exotic. Citrus fruits, honey, vanilla.
    • Taste
      Fruity and sweet like a good dessert wine. Subtle spices, ginger, vanilla. Drinkable.

  21. Xaver did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    I'm not so sure if I should like it or not. Do I have to try again later?
    • Nose
      Slightly sour white wine. Becomes sweeter and more fruity over time. Vanilla, some marzipan, peach. A subtle adhesive note comes through. A spicy touch comes along. Minimal peppery. Some oak. Hardly any alcohol.
    • Taste
      Mild citrus notes. Creamy, honey-like mouthfeel. Gets sharper and more bitter. Coffee and in between always a pleasant fruity sweetness. The peach and the marzipan I find taste again.
    • Finish
      Medium long, coffee, slightly bitter

  22. boy_genius_ck scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      78 78

  23. boy_genius_ck scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    underwhelming for the price, get
    the original instead
    • Nose
      musky honey, butterscotch, highland
      floral, salty pineapple
    • Taste
      bread, mild spicy floral butter, orange
    • Finish
      short, somewhat spicy, lightly sweet
      butter, hints of grain, orange peel bitter at the back

  24. 11insomnium scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    Nosing: vanilla, glue

    Tasting: Orange, sweet

    With water: Fruity

    Comment: More powerful and more complex than the 10-year-old "The Original"

  25. Mr.Edradour scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    This is my favorit glenmorangie cask finish, way better than all the others!

  26. Mr.Edradour scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Great single malt for beginners.
    • Nose
      Fruity and sweet, vanilla, peach, apples, melons, floral.
    • Taste
      Smooth and mild, sweet toffees, ahorn syrup, milk-chocolate, cacao.
    • Finish
      Medium, spices like ginger and pepper.

  27. Mr.Edradour scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      90 90

  28. karloff scored this whisky 94 points Specialist

    I loved this whisky, I have tried all of the other finishes, but this is the best by far. I will definitely be getting this one again.
    • Nose
      95 95
    • Taste
      97 97
    • Finish
      91 91

  29. karloff scored this whisky 94 points Specialist

    A wonderful  complex malt, another great finish from Glenmorangie.
    • Nose
      A lovely nose of sweet honey, caramel and white chocolate. There are some dry leaves in there, as well as plastic Tupperware. Leave it to stand for a while and there is a heap of fudge and tinned prunes.
    • Taste
      Quite dry and astringent but absolutely delicious, nice and fruity with a bit of nut and plenty of butterscotch.
    • Finish
      A lovely long, dry and nutty finish with lots of fruit and honey on the tongue.

  30. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Tasty golden juice, nice finish. And in my experience very beginner-friendly, so you can ever anfixen people who think you do not really like whisky.
    • Nose
      sweet and creamy, white chocolate, vanilla, watermelon and peach, deadnettle flowers
    • Taste
      first very creamy and soft in the mouth, sweet, milk chocolate, toffee, honey ... the longer, the spicier - cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, some cocoa
    • Finish
      medium length, dark chocolate, pepper

  31. domani scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    A fruity single malt with a light sweetness on the finish; Reminiscent of a view of vineyards and a sparkling sparkling wine. A perfect malt for the summer - 11.07.2014
    • Nose
      Light, grapes, white chocolate, vanilla
    • Taste
      Fruity and tingling with a light sweetness of ripe grapes, raisins, white wine, sparkling wine
    • Finish
      medium

  32. Kostya scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    I
    don’t think this extra maturation makes the whisky better
    • Nose
      (neat) sweet,
      vanilla, milk chocolate, violet flower
      (water) sweet,malty, a bit weak,
      grassy
    • Taste
      (neat) sugary
      sweet, developing to sour and slightly astringent, the taste is fairly light
      and not too complex
      (water) water helps. Fuller flavor,
      sweet, rounded, some herbs
    • Finish
      short to medium,
      bitter-sweet, lemon oil

  33. Landryn scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      80 80

  34. Maczet scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  35. Peter87 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  36. Shane_IL scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    The nose was a bit weak and the finish a  bit flat, but the palate was quite nice. 
    • Nose
      A bit weak. Sultanas. Marzipan. Grapefruit juice (the stuff with all the chemicals, not fresh squeezed). Caramel. Herbal honey. Buttered toast. Orange sponge cake. Gooseberries (I hate gooseberries!). Roast butternut in a white wine cream sauce.
    • Taste
      Wood, sweet gooey wood. Maple syrup on fresh waffles. Toffee. Sweet & sour sauce. Dessert wine.
    • Finish
      Long. Sweet and woody. Ends off on a dry winey note.

  37. Ciro scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  38. q-runa scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  39. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    It's always fun.
    • Nose
      sweet floral nectar, honey, freshly mown grass in the background, vanilla, ripe peach
    • Taste
      creamy sweet, vanilla honey, warming, again the peaches, floral notes, some oak
    • Finish
      sweet grape skins with vanilla, very pleasant

  40. Alex scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Sweet taste with lots of ripe peaches, honey and soft floral notes. Has structure with a good body and stands out with its own character. For me the best of Glenmorangie's wine finishes

  41. Georges scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

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

  42. Georges scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Fruity (pineapple, banana, apricot), bitter, curry, cinnamon, flowery
    • Taste
      Vanilla, oaky, honey, coffee, toffee
    • Finish
      Medium long, greasy, fruity, lemon

  43. Fable scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  44. Wolv scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  45. webdiver scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      86 86

  46. Magnus Hillman scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    A full flavored whisky and another great example of the Glenmorangie wood finish experiments. Glenmorangie suits very well with these wine cask finishes.

    (Rating interval 85-88)
    • Nose
      Rich, buttery and creamy nose with caramel, vanilla fudge, chocolate and cloud berry jam.
    • Taste
      Good texture and mouth fill, sweet oak, some tropical fruits, vanilla ice cream with salty toffee. Some mild pepper at the back of the palate.
    • Finish
      The finish is medium in length with sweet vanilla fudge and black pepper notes.

  47. Heritage-of-Hugo scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

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

  48. Heritage-of-Hugo scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      Fruits, lots of fruits, orange, lemon, pineapple, raisins and vanilla. Some spicyness as well.
    • Taste
      Sweet and soft, honey, some coffee, real sweet almost like syrup. Some spicyness and oak.
    • Finish
      Nice and long, sweet, fruity. Lovely.

  49. Roelv scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    The sauterne finish shines through in the finish
    • Nose
      Vanilla, Honey, Grapes, Apple
    • Taste
      Vanilla, Honey, Apple, White wine, creamy
    • Finish
      Vanilla, Honey, spices

  50. Gronqvist scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Lots of fruit - limes, oranges, raisins, dates, coconut, apples, cinnamon, apricots, coconut and nutmeg. Very cute - as a desert vin ;-)
    • Taste
      A deep, warm flavor with ginger, nutmeg, toasted almonds, syrupy lemon meringue, oak, vanilla, mocha, white chocolate and honey. 
    • Finish
      Long and sweet with lemon zest, white chocolate, vanilla and traces of ginger and nutmeg.

  51. yabasaha scored this whisky 91 points Newbie

    Sweet, vanilla and fruity nose. Consistent taste with also hints of chocolate, cherry and light spices. Finish is outstanding, evolving from the taste and particularly long.

  52. drkrylov scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      90 90

  53. drkrylov scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Long and sweet. 
    • Nose
      Baked apples and peaches, caramelised fruit sugars.Barley sugar. Generous and very sweet. Some complexity. 
    • Taste
      Layers of oak,toffee. Mango with a waxy note then in comes green cardamom. Concentrated. The tongue tries to prise it all apart. Very sweet.
    • Finish
      Spices save it becoming flabby.

  54. KayMeertens scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    A good balance with plenty of character.
    Blind tasting.
    • Nose
      Toffee, caramel, vanilla, milk chocolate and currants, with a touch of saltiness. Despite the finish, still the typical minty bourbon taste surfaces as well.
    • Taste
      Chocolate-coated spice cake. Not the pure sweetness that you would expect from such a finish though: Its basis is quite spicy, with some pepper notes and even a salty touch.
    • Finish
      Sweet & spicy. Also a whiff of rubber, but not disturbing. Quite long.

  55. mmaclean did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    "Relaunched in 2011, Glenmorangie`s sauternes-finished Nectar d`Or is now

    proudly boasting a prominent age statement that wasn`t there before,

    proclaiming it to be 12 years old. Give it a couple of years and it`ll

    be staying out after supper and growing a weedy moustache on its top

    lip."
    TWE

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