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Overall rating
88.08/100
votes
1130
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

€ 163.01

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Whisky Reviews for Glenmorangie Signet

125 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.08 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. mike_ako84 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    This whisky can best be described as sweet, very sweet coffee, without milk, with mixed cocoa powder (without bitterness) and orange liqueur. Great, just great! If you only put a drop of the malt on your tongue, it is like having liquid, sweet, dark chocolate in your mouth.

    In the tasting again sweet coffee, ginger sticks coated with sweet chocolate (without ginger spiciness), sweet orange liqueur and many, many spices up to the cinnamon.

    This malt is a masterpiece that the others in the distillery can't hold a candle to, and they probably shouldn't either, the composition is too unusual and independent for that!

  3. pdby scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    Saturated, complex, with dark chocolate, cocoa, peel of oranges, espresso, spicy tree, dates and prunes in the aroma, sweet taste with a touch of sourness with notes of pepper, dark chocolate, wood and pastries with dried fruits, a puff finish with nuances of a barrel, chocolate and a pinch of spices.
    Very strong, high-quality whisky. The saturation of the aroma is just at the height, in the room where it is poured. Signet smells like chocolate and dried fruits, I felt such integration of the aroma into the room only on very peat releases. Well done.

    RATING: 90pts - [n23, t22, f22, b23] → | 90-92: Excellent |

  4. karloff scored this whisky 89 points Specialist

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

  5. Nordberg scored this whisky 97 points Member Senior

    A very rich and syrupy desert dram. Full of coffee, chocolate fruit and cookies. The flavors are complex enough but still very approachable. The big winner her for me is the flavor as this is one of the best tasting scotches that I have ever had.

  6. TheWhiskyDungeon scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Very complex with many layers and flavors, clearly different from "conventional" whiskys, probably due to the different malt process and the roasted 'chocolate' barly.
    • Nose
      complex, orange, apricot, coffee, raisins, cinnamon, vanilla, roasted sugar, charcoal, tia maria
    • Taste
      full flavor / creamy, sherry, spicy, chocolate, small pepper, pear, orange, soft, creamy, cinnamon, coffee, malt, aftereight, ends with mint / citrus

  7. keizerjos scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Beautiful sherry-aged, soft Glenmorangie with coffee, currants and wood. As simple as I write that down, it is so difficult to put it in a bottle without any complication. Simple is not the same as simple. The extensive range of different casks from Glenmorangie tends to be sweet to very sweet but you can't fault them for that. The aftertaste is dry and a bit wry - but that's okay.

  8. ezioaudit scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

  9. Issie did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Dried fruits, nuts, a little musty, orange, lemon, blackberries, strawberries, honey, cereals, really pleasantly sweet, a little cherry, a little peach, a little earth,
    • Taste
      Honey, cereals, some strawberries and blackberries, grasses, some earth, lemon, grapefruit, gets really dry, some pepper

  10. Cask1988 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This is most definitely one of the better Glenmorangies I've tasted.
    • Nose
      Full flavored and, in Glenmorangie terms of speaking, an intense nose. Peaches immediately. Also chocolate and a sweet corn-like flavor. Virgin oak and sherry oak both to be detected. Good balance. Not sensational though.
    • Taste
      Creamy milk chocolate like in those candy bars from ‘Kinder’. Red fruits, old furniture, and white pepper. Decent body. Gentle and balanced.
    • Finish
      Long. Sweet& sour finish. Polished oak, red fruits, sweet corn and vanilla. there is really a good balance between the different types of casks. Both did their part, both have their part.

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