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Overall rating
88.07/100
votes
1002
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2008
Casktype
White Oak / Oloroso Sherry Finish
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 700 ml
Barcode
5010494574272
Added on
14 Oct 2008 10:32 pm
Non-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 151,53

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1002 × member ratings

2436 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenmorangie Signet

114 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.07 points

  1. Pollenflug scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Conclusion and pictures on: https://tomtrinkt.de
    • Nose
      The first impression is characterized by chocolate-spicy and sweet-fruity notes. A wave of chocolate, fresh peaches, apricots, oranges, hints of grapefruit, vanilla pods, red grapes, pleasant sherry aromas (dark fruits), toasty aromas, abundant spices (cinnamon & ginger) and oak wood stands out powerfully from my glass. The alcohol (46%) is very well integrated. A little patience pays off when nosing: The multi-faceted and harmonious nose reveals many more nuances even after 20 to 30 minutes. The elegant complexity is just fun.
    • Taste
      The texture of the Glenmorangie Signet is wonderfully velvety soft and creamy. At the first sip, a slight tingle (ginger) on the tip of the tongue is noticeable. The start is very full-bodied and sweet and spicy. Plenty of oranges, grapefruit, vanilla pods, hints of tropical fruits and sherry notes (wild berries, raisins) dominate with intense spices (cinnamon and ginger) and toasty aromas (coffee / espresso). Milk chocolate, hints of leather, a touch of malt, dark forest honey and mature oak notes complete the aromatic variety. The well-selected alcohol content blends seamlessly into the harmonious overall picture.
    • Finish
      Medium to long, sweet and spicy and chocolaty. Dark forest honey, vanilla, oranges, grapefruits and light sherry notes flash again. Plenty of chocolate with a touch of mint (reminds me a little of After Eight), ginger, roasted aromas, nuts and oak make the Glenmorangie slowly fade away. On the palate remains a subtle bitterness.

  2. karloff scored this whisky 89 points Specialist

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  3. mosesumike scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    What a wonderful whisky. With a lot of coffee and chocolate notes, he seduces you into the silky smooth taste of the extra class. I had long been feverish and finally André tested it for me as a video on YouTube. Conclusion: He was totally excited. Thanks again for the effort.
    • Nose
      90 90
      All notes of coffee, caramel, honey and spicy world dance on the nose. A kind of chocolate mint comes through and seduces to a quick first sip. A sherry cherry dessert on a leather plate. Very cool. Forest honey flavored with grated orange peel. Christmas is today! Class nose. Respect.
    • Taste
      91 91
      Once arrived in the mouth you are overwhelmed first. All at once but quite discreetly interwoven. To take it apart properly takes longer than 100ml. Wow. I save the nouns for sherry notes on the chocolate coffee page. But I have to address that texture. Firm in the leather saddle with enough spicy oak on the palate and rich, warm, silky-soft mouthfeel with aha effect. Very special. Respect to the master. Whisky craft of the upper class. Now I forgave the PLV. The limit price is forgotten. A great malt. Hit !!
    • Finish
      88 88
      Medium to long it stays on the palate with wonderfully spicy and typical nouns that occur on the whisky chocolate side. This malt is a special experience and he made it right on our shelf. House whisky. Many thanks go to André for the big sample.

  4. Hupsende Hippie scored this whisky 92 points Expert Junior

    I was never a big fan of Glenmorangie until I tasted this whisky ... Wow!
    • Nose
      Dark honey, burnt sugar, floral.
    • Taste
      Soft and full in the mouth. Roasted and sugared nuts, coffee, cocoa, cinnamon. And in between lots of orange and dark yellow fruit (peach, mandarin).
    • Finish
      Dark honey and cinnamon

  5. Das scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

  6. Kovalyoff scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Great nectar! Not expected...
    Perfectly balanced. Very drinkable.
    Do not add water!

  7. EnjoyLife89 scored this whisky 95 points Expert Junior

    Intensive and round. Insanely balanced and complex. By far the best Glenmorangie that I had in the glass so far.
    • Nose
      Sweet; Fruit; Honey; Syrup; Vanilla; Oak; Sherry;
      Wonderfully fruity and sweet; Fresh, blooming summer meadow and beautiful herbs
    • Taste
      Sweet; Oak; Sherry; tart; Herbs -> of which mint most clearly; Fruit; Spices (in the clearest cinnamon I would say); flowery fresh. The harsh note I would classify in really dark, pure cocoa.
      What a blast this malt
    • Finish
      Spicy; Oak; Vanilla; Honey; Herbs; tender-bitter, clearly towards coffee. Still sweet and spicy after that. For many whiskys, the tart is always there when it comes. Not here. It is at times harsh and bitter in the mouth, but then comes back full sweetness and already the tart part away. Hammer! I've never had it like this before.

  8. Totoro scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Fun and tasty, but less refined than its price tag would have you believe. Not sure if I'd pick this over the regular 18-year-old if price weren't an issue.
    • Nose
      The typical bright Glenmorangie fruits meet darker roast notes: espresso (duh), dark chocolate, savory-and-nutty Oloroso. No overt woodiness, it's all pretty juicy and clean. Intense and present, but without any hidden depths.
    • Taste
      More heat than you'd expect from a bottle priced this ambitiously. Certainly can use some water, especially before it's about half empty. Okay, now for the positives: Glorious stone fruits: apricots, plums, peaches, then about halfway through, we shift toward the (equally immaculate) darker, roasted aromas: dark-roast coffee beans, high-cocoa-content chocolate, a pleasant tart/bitter aspect... It's all becoming rather stately, isn't it? Lovely, really, yet somehow I can't shake the feeling of things clashing rather than harmonizing. Everything's just a little bit too hot, too overt, too... un-subtle. Feels rushed somehow, though you can't argue with the overall quality. Impressive, but still somehow suspect, if you know what I'm saying.
    • Finish
      Neither overly impressive nor overly long. I'm sure there is some degree of batch variation in this NAS expression, but my bottle certainly seemed rather "young" in this regard. Let's put it this way: a nice malt if you're having it between spoonfuls of mousse au chocolat, but not as strong in its own right...

  9. Dris scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  10. Hector_Savage scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    First of all, I'm not a big fan of Glenmorangie.
    The 25y Quarter Century I found great, joo but it also costs a fortune.
    The exception in price / performance is definitely the signet, for a NAS is the extremely complex and that in almost all areas.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Chocolate, marzipan, sugared strawberries, coffee, orange, peach, a spicy note that reminds me of rye, green grapes (short association with white wine), some rose petals
    • Taste
      88 88
      Also here it goes on with Schoki & Orange, the fruits are darker than in the nose.
      The usual red fruits known from sherry casks, but fresher and not so violent, followed by a dry oak note.
      Chili and Eucalyptus are also discreetly represented.
      Overall, very consistent the part.
    • Finish
      86 86
      dry-orangy, medium long.
      For a NAS with 46% but neat

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