Glenmorangie Companta

Overall rating
87.57/100
votes
16
Whiskybase ID
WB54995
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Private Edition
Casktype
Grand Cru Burgundy & Côtes du Rhône Casks
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Added on
20 may 2014 2:52 pm by erikrobb
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 112.55

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Whisky reviews for Glenmorangie Companta

3 users have left 3 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 87.57 points.

  1. thewhiskeyjug scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    NOSE
    SweetTarts, honied graham, baking spice, leather, cocoa, citrus zest and some vanilla frosting and ash.

    There is a mild candy sweetness that ties it all together and even hits moments of beautiful dark sweetness.

    PALATE
    Dried dark fruit, copper, SweetTarts, honied graham, baking spice, leather, cocoa, citrus zest and some vanilla frosting and ash.

    There’s an essence to it (dark fruit + honied graham) that makes me think of blueberry pie. It doesn’t taste like blueberry pie, but the combo of flavors here is triggering that thought.

    FINISH
    Medium -> Dark fruit, honied graham and copper in a warm oily fade.

  2. cloudyweedram scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    A whisky that is gentle and comes with style.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Dried figs to start with (no, actually a broken cork to be exact). Unsurprisingly leaning towards the dark fruits side - the key is whether this whisky has any surprise. There is raspberry, some molasses/rum and a little congac. So, quite pleasant, but not much surprise.

      With time, the sugary character become more detectable, and this is some soda. Guess the surprise is it is not a rum cask finished whisky but behaves like it is...
    • Taste
      85 85
      Very round and mellow to begin with, soothing, fragrant, like drinking pedal infused water, then the woodiness started to come out, not the dominant "look-at-me" kind, but a very nice, gentle one... then there's the kick, not a "in your face" real street fight one, but like a demonstration. This whisky has style!
    • Finish
      82 82
      Most of the aftermath happened in the middle of the throat. Nice amount of bitterness added to the complexity.

  3. ScotchGuyTO scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    The colour is rich red/Burgundy (apropos of the cask finshes..). This isn't usually something I'd be reaching for, but as a sample given to me it's something to change my mind a bit. I'm not a fan of Dr. Bill's work but I can see what he's reaching for here and if you're a Glenmorangie fan; this is for you!

    Alos really enjoyed eating this with a really good quality dark chocolate/wine bar (like tis one: https://www.somachocolate.com/blogs/news/10479241-stratus-bar)
    • Nose
      88 88
      The nose is rich, ripe red fruits and deep malty sweets. There's a floral note and something else that's a little meaty. There's also some rotten strawberries in there mixed with some pastry. This really shows off the Glenmorangie nose with a finish. In the back hints of Seville orange marmalade and good quality black tea.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Spice is the major player here. It's hot on the entry, loads of oak spice! Almost a little too much IMO, but its calmed with the sweetness. The palate almost comes off a little Bourbon-y with the amount of cherry in it. So sweet, reminds me of a cherry dark chocolate bar I've had. There's a thin line of 70% cocoa and raspberry coolis in this too with some sort of Grape must in the background.
    • Finish
      83 83
      This is where things fall apart. The malt falls away from the finish and they carry on as separate runners in a marathon it seems (follow me on this as it's a bit of a reach...).

      The cherry cough syrup and cocoa take turns at bat with the spice. Then the malty sweets that lie underneath switch places with the finish. The oak spice is hot and all over the place here, more spice and some camphor in here, custard and porridge with bay leaves in it.

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