Glenmorangie 12-year-old

Overall rating
81.68/100
votes
597
Whiskybase ID
WB56807
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Lasanta - 3rd Edition
Bottled
2014
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
Oloroso & PX Sherry Finish
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
50 ml 100 ml 700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
L14 112
Barcode
5010494917840
Added on
02 aug 2014 5:33 pm by Contra Check
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 67.08

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Whisky reviews for Glenmorangie 12-year-old

59 users have left 65 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 81.68 points.

  1. Kaleva scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Very pleasant Glenmorangie. Easy-drinking, with a good balance. Sherry influence is easily recognized. A good choice for those who doesn't like peated whiskies.
    • Nose
      Sweet, sherry, caramel, some rubbery notes
    • Taste
      Sweet, spicy, malty, dried fruits (apricot, pear)
    • Finish
      Short, warm, sweet

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  3. Xstream scored this whisky 69 points Expert Senior

    Mediocre

  4. aquataste scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
      Sweet, plain, milk chocolate, prunes, some dried fruit, vanilla, caramel, a pinch of cinnamon, a handful of raisins, dried herbs, some spices
    • Taste
      78 78
      Sweet and tart, dessert, a pinch of dried herbs with a pinch of pepper, milk chocolate, dried fruit, vanilla, honey
    • Finish
      76 76
      Medium length, tart, some dried fruit, lemon zest, oak bitterness

  5. rpvdwel scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  6. Globomanni scored this whisky 73 points Member Senior

    Sherry meets citrus, light spices on the finish, slightly oily but not smooth

  7. Hvdree scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  8. joeynoreen scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      80 80

  9. joeynoreen scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  10. Hsh scored this whisky 77 points Expert Junior

    sherry character well-kept nutty
    Clean sherry, creamy, mint but a little sweet
    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      75 75

  11. Noname_Drinker scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    A good daily dram. It is also suitable for people who just started their whisky journey. However, there is nothing special in it, either (It is not expensive, though).
    • Nose
      82 82
      Notes: Sherry, floral, fresh fruit (orange, citrus, apple), honey, vanilla, bread. There are some spiciness within the smell. Also, it smells young.
    • Taste
      83 83
      Notes: Fresh fruit, honey, vanilla, chocolate, . A little bit oaky and spicy. It is not complex but it is not bad either. A smooth drink overall.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Medium length. The oak influence dominates the finish taste. Also, there are some dry fruit and nutty notes. There is no bitterness.

  12. D10000 scored this whisky 69 points Expert Junior

    I’m sorry for Glenmorangie lovers but there’s something I really can’t stand about this whisky

  13. Bootcho scored this whisky 77 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      Sweet. chocolate and raisin, toffee and burned caramel
    • Taste
      Deep nice taste. Earth and wet wood slight smoke. Creamy. Middle get spicy and pepper
    • Finish
      Stay long. Spicy but nice and bittersweet -> agrumes (grapefruit) .

  14. Don Cassi scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    On the nose, raisins and wine notes dominate, in the background there are aromas of light fruits and, very slightly, nut aromas and chocolate.

    In the mouth it is a bit hot at first, then spicy and peppery. Overall nice and oily for its age.

    In the finish, the wine notes as well as the nuts and dark chocolate, which is slightly supported by oak at the end, show up again.

    Nice daily dram but there are better sherry ripening.

    Grade: 2

  15. Xstream scored this whisky 69 points Expert Senior

    Sherry influence is there, raisins, but is overshadowed by sharp alcohol on the nose. Medicinal fragrance, iodine, sulfur. orange peel.

    Body is quite thin. The finish is unfortunately quite sharp, spicy, sulphurous and bitter.

    Then look at the price ... No, a bit moderate. It does get a lot better after the bottle has been open for a while.

  16. dimitrios scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      80 80

  17. riegerjonas scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    2020-04-02
    The tangerines smell of raisins, taste of dark fruits, dark chocolate, typical sherry finish, relatively long-lasting with oak

  18. MLE scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  19. Foudos scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  20. valery77 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Raisins, dried apricots, dried apples, creamy caramel, wine notes, sweet pastries, freshly sawn board, delicate notes of a carpentry workshop, plum jam, light perfumery. 22
    • Taste
      Light bodied, moderately sweet. Black pepper, cinnamon and other spices, creamy caramel, mineral water, unripe fruits, alcoholic bitterness. 20
    • Finish
      Medium in length, gradually fading, mineral, with the presence of alcoholic bitterness. 20
      A very pleasant aroma, but then everything goes down, at the finish the picture is spoiled by alcoholic bitterness. Balance 20
      Total 82

  21. Der_Schnappulierer scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    For me an average, young sherry malt in drinking strength. It's okay, the taste and especially the finish score. I didn't like it on the nose with its artificial fruit note. All in all, clearly a beginner segment and completely arbitrary. In the price range, I would rather recommend Glendronach or Aberlour 12 if you are into this profile.
    • Nose
      76 76
      The first thing on the nose is milk chocolate with a slight sherry influence. Plums, some leather, but everything rather light. The alcohol stings a bit, plus a strange, unnatural note of fruit (strawberry). Well
    • Taste
      80 80
      The mouthfeel is very thin, almost watery. Sweet, but also a clear felling that makes the whole thing a little more exciting. Fine sherry aromas, sweetener, plum, vanilla, caramel, slight bitterness.
    • Finish
      82 82
      Medium-length finish, accented oak. I like it very well.

  22. Hupsende Hippie scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
      Fruity (plum, apricot), honey and vanilla. No sherry bomb, but balanced. Promising.
    • Taste
      80 80
      Sweet red apple, apricot, little pepper and a little bit of cocoa. But quickly thin and watery.
    • Finish
      80 80
      Very little licorice, otherwise only bitter ...

  23. Maian scored this whisky 78 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      74 74
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      79 79

  24. Alex Fridays scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Glenmorangie Lasanta is the 12 year old, Sherry cask finished, bottled at 43% ABV. It first matures in bourbon casks before being moved over to Oloroso and Pedro Ximénez Sherry casks for a finishing period.
    Lasanta appears with sweet notes of raisin, dried fruits, Christmas cake, apples, polish, spices, stewed apples, ripe fruits and oak. The palate is sweet with raisin, dried fruits, spices, pepper and oak notes. The long finish goes with spices, oak, dried fruits, vanilla notes. It’s sweet, dry and spicy. Lasanta is an interesting and sweet whisky with noticeable bourbon and sherry casks notes. It’s a good whisky for sweet-tooths.

  25. whiskyinstitut scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Blindtasting-Tip
    Highlander
    Refill sherry or sherry finish
    14 years in approx
    Clynelish Distillers Edition
    • Nose
      Sweet pastries, some cloves, orange peel, marzipan, moor, a bit musty, forest soil
    • Taste
      Lots of oranges, beeswax, restrained onset, thin to slightly creamy on the tongue, vanilla, light oak bitterness
    • Finish
      Orangige and marzipan-tasting oak, slightly warming, quite a short finish,

  26. Totoro scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    Surprisingly brash (even a bit hot) for the usually-smoother-than-smooth Glenmorangie brand. 

    Nice, powerful nose. 

    Too much sticky, sickly sweet PX influence, though, which spoils the fun once it hits the tongue. 

  27. dram-drinker scored this whisky 87 points Photo Moderator

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      85 85

  28. dram-drinker scored this whisky 87 points Photo Moderator

    Pretty drinkable
    • Nose
      Roasted nuts, hints of dried fruits, little sweetness
    • Taste
      Oily, creamy, good sweetness, fine oakwood, dried fruits again, milk chocolate
    • Finish
      Medium long, warm

  29. AdelphosHume scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    The nose becomes darker and more richly sweet with time. When I first opened the bottle, too much time would bring an alcohol burn to the finish, but after about 3 weeks and 1/3 of the bottle finished, that stopped . The development of the taste is moderately paced, but picks up toward the finish. It fades slowly from the oak and sherry tannins for about a minute. I liked the Quinta Ruban, but this one has a much more amenable character.  
    • Nose
      Tangerines and faint roasted almonds, dark chocolate covered raspberries, dates and malt, baking spices (clove, cinnamon, and corriander) and brown sugar, soft oak and oak char, mixed apple compote (fuji and granny-smith) and lemon with zest, and candied ginger. 
    • Taste
      Soft oak, a dash of spiced honey, olorosso sherry (dark fruits and tannins) and citrusy malt, slightly fermented dried fruits (figs, dates, and papaya), heavily spiced baked apples, a dash of walnut oil, and a touch of violet candies.
    • Finish
      Tart green apples, dark-chocolate covered espresso beans, faint black pepper, and a mix of oak and sherry tannins. 

  30. edhunter15 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    I am really positively surprised by this Glenmorangie. With great vanilla, nut, chocolate and exotic fruit flavors, the malt has much more to offer than the relatively unspectacular data suggest. Especially in view of its price range, I can only recommend this malt!
    • Nose
      A nice interplay of pleasant sherry and ex-bourbon notes is evident even in the first nose. Exotic fruit notes (honeydew melon, kiwi), sweet honey waffles, soft nut nougat aromas and typical raisin notes are created on creamy vanilla flavors. With a little oxygen, the creamy vanilla notes are a little more present and complemented by fruity-spicy white wine aromas and nutty latte coffee aromas.
    • Taste
      Both the exotic fruits as well as nutty vanilla notes and some latte are also found here. In addition, there is a distinct chocolaty oak, but it comes along extremely soft.
    • Finish
      Now also develops the typical spice of the European oak (clear dark chocolate and pleasant coffee roasting aromas). In the end, besides the oak, a lot of vanilla and sweet-and-sour kiwi aromas are left in the mouth.

  31. mema82 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      80 80

  32. dRambo scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      80 80

  33. Lorion scored this whisky 68 points Expert Senior

    Very pleasant. A whisky to drink, you do not have to spend a long time verriechen. You can also just leave it out.
    • Nose
      Fruity, subtle sherry influence. Alcohol stings a bit uncomfortable.
    • Taste
      Fruity taste with a good start. the alcohol pushes nicely here without disturbing. Unfortunately, not much else happens. Various fruits without counterpoint. Barely sweet, barely oak, barely vanilla.
    • Finish
      Medium long and .... fruity.

  34. jhut scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    Whisky and Beer festival Assen, 13-10-2017
    • Nose
      Nice, sweet and syrup. Grenadine. Strawberry. Beautiful in balance. Nice development but not very complex.
    • Taste
      It is very sweet. Well nice in balance
    • Finish
      Hmmm, nice and good. Less fruit-like than for example glendronach but very tasty. Almost grenadine syrup like notes. No sherry bomb but very nice.

  35. Rogier Engel scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      80 80

  36. Records scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    Interesting, rich, bright and spicy whisky with paint and lacquer notes. By the end of the bottle it gets even better. Excellent combines bourbon base and sherry finish. I recommend to get acquainted.
    • Nose
      Perverted, rotten apples; tobacco; leaves in the autumn forest; bourbon and wine notes; dried fruits; acetone and lacquer
    • Taste
      Dried fruits compote; ripe apples with foulbrood; a pineapple; ginger; soap; acetone; tobacco
    • Finish
      A pineapple; chokeberry; rotten apples

  37. LiquidThoughts scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    The notes themselves sound interesting, but give the mouth an alcoholic-gammliges feeling. Not so great...
    • Nose
      Prunes, dates, some raisins, nuts, light alcohol, nutmeg, clove, leather, iodine, maggie
    • Taste
      Yellow plums, light sulfur notes of middle-aged oak, milk chocolate, roasted hazelnuts, maggi, dates
    • Finish
      Bread crust, gammliger apple, sulfur, nut, toasted notes

  38. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Pleasant and delicious, unfortunately a bit thin
    • Nose
      Fat, plum jam, nuts, nutmeg, whole milk chocolate, greasy, some leather, iodine, maggot
    • Taste
      Creamy, a touch of sulfur, plum must, chocolate, roasted aromas, sweet, but unfortunately a bit thin
    • Finish
      At the back comes out some apple, always some sulfur, nuts, Nutellatoast

  39. StyrianSpirit scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Not bad, very fine average.
    • Nose
      Very nice and dark in the glass. The scent is intense; almost something "artificial". Shortbread, puff pastry. Of course, also beautiful sherry scent.
    • Taste
      Very oily in the mouth, spicy. Acts more than 43% at the first start. Later, the oak comes through. The oak was then less present at the second button, the "artificial-fruity" touch remained.
    • Finish
      Strong oak, but also relatively fast away.

  40. eppelheimer scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

    A nice balanced Glenmorangie.
    • Nose
      Sweet, mild, fruity, sherry
    • Taste
      Spicy, stronger onset, as the nose suggests. Orange jam.
    • Finish
      Medium long, sweet at first, later dry.

  41. Goethe scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    Compared to other 12 year old sherry whiskys this one lacks of depht and sherry flavour. Quite dry and quite refillish.

    Concerning price/performance ratio: 7/10
    • Nose
      Hints of sherry, caramel, marzipan, honey, some sulphur.
    • Taste
      Marzipan, some nuts, a very persistent dryness, faints of red fruits, bitter.
    • Finish
      Medium. Quite dry and a touch of sweet sherry oak.

  42. Arno Pelgrim scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      82 82

  43. KOQ24 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Nose:
    Menthol,Spices,sweet Sherry,Citrus,Chocolate,Vanilla,dried Fruits,Pears,Cinnamon,Oak

    Taste:
    -strong Arrival
    -Spices,Cinnamon,sweet Sherry,brown Sugar,dried Fruits,Caramel,Chocolate

    Finish:
    -long,sweet with a strong Alcohol Presence

    O:
    Great Sherry-finished Malt.
    • Nose
      95 95
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      80 80

  44. Archer scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

  45. Archer scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    A well-composed standard without big corners and edges. Drinkable.
    • Nose
      A nice sherry note rises from the glass. Christmas spices and honey are also there from the beginning. Then come acacia honey and vanilla, toffee and milk chocolate.
    • Taste
      Soft and creamy. A lot of nut and almond. As in the nose, a spice mixture from the Christmas bakery also appears on the tongue. Dark berries, raisins, milk chocolate. Nice round and well matched.
    • Finish
      Medium with hazelnut, vanilla and oak.

  46. Butz75 scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      80 80

  47. jankes scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  48. Keepit scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      81 81

  49. whiskeyjedi scored this whisky 70 points Member Senior

    Glenmorangie Lasanta 12
    Tasted 2016-08-05 @ Whisky InTeam Spaden:
    N slight cherrynoten in the background, fruity, plum
    G clear cherrynote, like a lick mussel, yet strong spicy
    Overall, but rather only weak
    70

  50. pianoman scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Unobtrusive. Sherry, honey, caramel, marzipan. Sand.
    • Taste
      Sherry with some light fruit and nuts. Not very intense.

  51. JacobaEd scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      81 81

  52. Ostfriese scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Mild, Süß, Zimt, Früchte und Vanille
    • Taste
      Fruchtig, dunkle Schokolade, Orangen und Eichennoten
    • Finish
      Mittellang, prickeln auf der Zunge und würzig

  53. xFabe did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    Is then in the end a little more than just plain and tasty. Better than the 10, worse than the Ruban.
    • Nose
      mild, very light sherry, almost flat, sweet blood orange, caramel syrup, some time brings more sweetness and depth, second nose brings vanilla and it a bit darker
    • Taste
      Sweet fruity onset, light and pleasant in the mouth, honey
    • Finish
      quite harmonious, pleasing and tasty, oak well integrated, some nuts and dry cinnamon remains, bitter cocoa

  54. martinni scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  55. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    I remembered more boring smell is very comfortable and pleasing, but in the mouth he can then more than "goes down well."
    Nonetheless, for me the least interesting of the three standard finishes.
    • Nose
      mild and sweet, milk chocolate, honey, a little cinnamon
    • Taste
      sweet, but here the chocolate is a bit darker, nougat, orange marmalade with peels ... and also a bit of bite, you notice the oak
    • Finish
      medium length, slightly tingling, dark chocolate, leather

  56. Bram84 scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      74 74
    • Finish
      70 70

  57. Dalm did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Aroma: sweet, fruity sherry, some honey
    Taste: spicy, sherry, oranges
    Finish: long, sherry, spicy, some oak

  58. steinrich scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  59. Patrick93 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      78 78

  60. Butz75 scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      81 81

  61. drkrylov scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Sweet and syrupy, with cinnamon and ginger.
    • Taste
      Malty and spicy, vanilla, walnuts.
    • Finish
      Slowly drying, gingery oak.

  62. drkrylov scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  63. Cipidos scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      75 75
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      78 78

  64. GlenSikkes scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Tasting Notes and Comments by Glenmorangie;

    Aroma: Warm spices mix with smooth chocolate covered raisins, honeycomb and caramel toffee.

    Taste: Deliciously sweet sherry flavoured sultanas, orange segments, walnuts and butterscotch combine to create complex warm spices.

    Finish: Long and satisfying finish with spiced orange and chocolate covered hazelnuts.
    Elegant but full bodied this whisky has spent ten years maturing in American white oak ex-bourbon casks before being extra-matured for a further two years in Oloroso and PX Sherry casks from Jerez in Spain.Lasanta is Gaelic for warmth and passion, a reminder not just of the Spanish provenance of these Oloroso sherry butts, but also a reflection of this expressions lusciously soft texture and deep, enticingly sweet aroma.Non chill-filtered for additional aroma and mouthfeel.

  65. Wolv scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  66. dave3 scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      74 74
    • Finish
      73 73

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