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Glenmorangie Signet

Overall rating
88.00/100
votes
889
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 10:31 pm
Non-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 153,47

133 × in wishlist

889 × member ratings

2176 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenmorangie Signet

110 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.00 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. EnjoyLife89 scored this whisky 95 points Member Senior

    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.

  4. 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...

  5. Dris scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  6. 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

  7. Vince' scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  8. Kaleva scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Wonderful whisky, quite complex and layered in the nose but simpler in the palate. Interesting blending work: the nose is with obvious sherry influence but the taste is significantly oaky, probably some virgin oak was used in the recipe. It takes time to get into this whisky but the result worth it: it's a really enjoyable dram. Quite expensive but on my opinion worth every cent.
    • Nose
      Sweet, dry fruits (apricots, figs), toffee, coffee, sweet orange, vanilla, milk chocolate, cinnamon, sherry feeling, water opens floral and honey notes
    • Taste
      Quite punchy, peppery, slightly sweet (nose imply more sweetness), oaky, fudge, nutmeg, ginger, grapefruit zest, some tropical fruits (hard to recognize which exactly)
    • Finish
      Long, mouthwatering, spicy, oaky, sweet, a bit nutty

  9. Kensay scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    A good balanced sherry molt, quite drinkable, but not causing too bright emotions.
    • Nose
      The nose is classic sherry, light, alcohol almost does not feel, dried fruit, ripe pear, very balanced and unobtrusive
    • Taste
      Dark chocolate, some spices, dry wood, some citrus
    • Finish
      Vanilla, some spices and dried fruit, woody notes

  10. Davidveen scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

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