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Glenmorangie Astar

Overall rating 325 votes 85.73
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Casktype
Missouri Ozark Oak Casks
Strength
57.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
2008/09/12 6ML
Barcode
5010494325287
Added on
22 Jul 2008 9:54 am
Non-chillfilteredCask Strength

Member rates

877 × in collection

My 4 x 25 ratings

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1

Average 4 x 25 rates

All versions

Nose 22
Taste 22
Finish 21
Balance 22

Tastingtags

32 Notes

Calmar
Expert Senior Calmar Tasting note
10 Oct 2017 8:36 am
Calmar gave this whisky 90 points
Color
Pale straw
Nose

Цитрусово-минеральный, сухие, чуть пыльные валуны на раскалённом солнце, сливочные нотки, ваниль, немного столярно-лаковых оттенков.

Taste

Сладко-дубовый, перец, много дуба и кураги с изюмом, мощно, плотно.

Finish
Продолжение вкуса, мягкий перец, дуб, сладость изюма, лёгкие цитрусовые ноты, сушёные, слегка пригоревшие яблоки, плотное, насыщенное, долгое.


Comments

 И снова отлично, теперь и с бочковой крепостью, мощно, плотно, довольно сдержанный аромат, но дальше просто блеск - прекрасный баланс, яркий характер, идеально вписанная во вкус и финиш крепость - молт раскалённого под лучами июльского солнца приморского города.

Eilean a' Cheo
Expert Junior Eilean a' Cheo Note
04 Dec 2016 9:29 am
Eilean a' Cheo gave this whisky 87 points

Sweet and aromatic, nice wood influence with balance between the wood spicies and some elegant almost white wine's aromas, vanilla fudges, slightly waxy,some ginger biscuits and boiled chestnuts.. reminds me a bit of the first glenlivet nadurras..very good 

87
Implar
Member Senior Implar Tasting note
18 Oct 2016 7:43 am
Implar gave this whisky 80 points
Color
White wine
Nose

Very fruity at first impression. Apple and peach. Quite creamy as well, butterscotch, a bit of mint and grapefruit. Maybe a hint of pistachio.

Taste

A strong arrival. Some green apple at first, but the oak dominates. A bit of a waxy mouthfeel, almonds and hazelnuts too.

Finish

Slightly drying and quite bitter. Pistachio peels. Slight notes of citrus and toffee but they don’t stay long. The wood dominates here too.

ffmdino
Expert Senior ffmdino Tasting note
07 Jun 2016 10:41 pm
Color
Gin clear
Nose

ohne Wasser: Vanille, Apfel, der Alkohol ist zu spühren / mit Wasser er kommen herrlich grünen Noten durch z.B. Gras, Nuss, Malz, Lemon

Taste

zart trotz der 57,1% ohne Wasser: Eiche, ganz leicht Rauch, der Alkohol / mit Wasser: Ananas, Banane, Eiche, Süße, Malz

Finish

ohne Wasser: schön lang mit Eiche / mit Wasser. kommen Nussnoten durch

Comments


bekennender Glenrothes-Jäger
KayMeertens
Specialist KayMeertens Tasting note
22 Feb 2016 10:34 pm
KayMeertens gave this whisky 87 points
Color
Yellow gold
Nose

Vanilla, orange, apple, caramel, banana, sweet lime, almond, malt, honey and a whiff of tree resin. With water a bit of pastry.

Taste

Orange, vanilla, apple, banana and caramel.

Finish

Vanilla, banana, hazelnut, apple and caramel.

Comments

One of the best whiskies in this series, only the Companta beats it.

Maczet
Expert Senior Maczet Review note
25 Dec 2015 9:24 pm
Maczet gave this whisky 87 points
Weighted Rate
87.3
Nose
88
Initial taste
87
Body
88
Finish
86
Price
87
Presentation
88
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barryfox915
Expert Senior barryfox915 Note
04 Jun 2015 6:14 pm
barryfox915 gave this whisky 79 points

Colour: Straw.
Nose: Very nice fruity notes (peach), with some nice oakiness, spicy, fresh, on tangerine and lime.
Taste: Oaky, spicy, malty, rich, on vanilla and banana. The finish is medium, smooth, oaky, slightly smoky, fresh and satisfying.
General Impression: The presence of the fresh oak is quite present, but it gives a nice fruitiness to this savouring Glenmorangie.
http://www.whisky-news.com/En/tasting8.html#29Apr08

 

korry78
Expert Senior korry78 Note
18 Apr 2015 5:03 pm
korry78 gave this whisky 88 points

Astar
Astar is all wood-driven. If there ever was a designer Glenmorangie whisky, this is it. To quote Bill, this whisky is made from “slow growth, air seasoned, heavily toasted, lightly charred, ex-bourbon, American oak barrels.”

Astar doesn’t have an age statement, but it is in the 9-10 year old range, so comparing it to the standard 10 year old is logical. Astar is a more dynamic expression compared to the 10 year old, handled in a very personal way with every detail of its maturation carefully monitored using only the finest oak to age it in. If you like Glenmorangie aged in bourbon oak without being finished in the wine cask du jour, then you will immediately fall in love with this whisky.

In fact, did you know that Bill has slowly been incorporating Astar-like whisky into the 10 year old bottling? If you thought that Glenmorangie 10 year old has been gradually improving over the past few years (like I did), this is the reason for it. According to Bill, as much as 30% of the current 10 year old bottling is Astar-like whisky. So, just imagine what pure Astar tastes like. Here’s my formal review of the whisky.

Glenmorangie Astar, 57.1%, $85
Astar’s flavor profile is similar to Glenmorangie 10 year old in many respects (showing a superb balance of sweetness, fruit and spice). It’s not as subtle as the 10 year old expression, but it is creamier, richer, and fleshier, with loads of honeyed vanilla, coconut cream pie, toasted almond, vibrant spice (cinnamon, mint) and a basketful of citrus and summer fruits. And the fact that it is bottled at 100 British Proof (57.1% abv) just accentuates every flavor and helps to make this whisky quite invigorating. Imagine Glenmorangie 10 year old with a shot of testosterone. I don’t rate very many ten year old whiskies or younger over 90. This whisky certainly has earned that right.

Advanced Malt Advocate magazine rating: 93

Similar to Signet, Astar will become a permanent whisky in the Glenmorangie range. It will be available in the U.S. in 2009.

Bill Lumsden is doing amazing things for the Glenmorangie company, both with Glenmorangie whiskies and Ardbeg whiskies. He’s a true leader and one of the greatest innovators in the Scotch whisky industry.

http://whiskyadvocate.com/whisky/2008/09/14/signet-astar-a-tale-of-two-glenmorangies/

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Ciro
Connoisseur Ciro Review note
03 Apr 2015 8:26 pm
Ciro gave this whisky 90 points
Weighted Rate
90.2
Nose
92
Initial taste
91
Body
90
Finish
91
Price
88
Presentation
86

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