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Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban

Overall rating
84.12/100
votes
858
Whiskybase ID
WB56808
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
3rd Edition
Bottled
2014
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
Port Wood Finish
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
50 ml 700 ml
Label
Two Part
Barcode
5010494561289
Added on
02 aug 2014 5:58 pm by whisk-O-thek
ColoredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 131.88

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858 × member ratings

2745 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban

95 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.12 points

  1. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Nice standard, but since the "12" on the label and the price hike in the direction of 50 € I like less to the QR than before. Nevertheless - always a good recommendation for beginners who want to go in the fruity direction, good example of successful portfinish.
    • Nose
      the first nose is sour, fruity, grapes, then sweeter, wine gum, honey, then dark chocolate with a little cinnamon and nutmeg ... settle, stand a while, nose in, and the game starts sour-fresh from the beginning, nice thing
    • Taste
      Cherry, blackberry and blackcurrant juice with dark chocolate and a little bit of spice, slightly tingling in the mouthfeel, like (too) strong bubbly water, the longer in the mouth, the sweeter and spicier it becomes.
    • Finish
      medium long, warm, cocoa, a little nut and pepper

  2. Palindrome scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Here are my tasting notes on a bottle of Quinta Ruban at my friend Bobby's house that he bought in 2019, and is now three quarters empty:

    Nose: Orchard pitted fruits, cashew, cheap port dried in the bottom of a glass, peach Jolly Rancher (artificial chemical).

    Mouth: Nice viscosity, creamy; there's that cheap dried port flavor; espresso bean; citrus (mandarine orange); Chinese freeze dried peanuts; white chocolate; chickory; beignet crust; marzipan.

    Finish: medium in length with a hint of black pepper (oak tannin), chickory, and peach Jolly Rancher again.

  3. Nosingbär scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Contributed from June 2017
    Delicious matter from the smell to the finish. The finish seems to bring especially caramel, spice and sweet and sour flavors. Of the Glenmorangies I've tasted so far only beaten by Lasanta. In recent months I have had some wine barrel (matured) whiskys, where the barrel was too concise for me - here, however, a case where it worked well - the contribution from the barrel harmonizes with the rest, very nice. 87/100.
    • Nose
      A lot of caramel. Added raisins, alcoholic praline filling, chocolate, marzipan. Later light coffee and toffee.
    • Taste
      strong, tingling sweet and sour, fruity, with tart oak notes. Raisins, caramel, coffee. Partly sweet-sour, red berries, raspberries.
    • Finish
      Caramel, raisins, sour red grapes. Old Aceto Balsamico. Red berries. Tart spicy, sweet and sour finish.

  4. Dominik scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    Complex and very satisfying. The Quinta Ruban stands amongst my favourite Glenmorangies, (almost) up there with the beautiful Signet.
    • Nose
      Starts out pretty fresh, even a little bit sour. Then sweet grapes come out strong along with plums and dark berries as well as shy vanilla and cocoa aromas that make it interesting.
    • Taste
      Fruity and sweet. Definitely raspberries. Grapes again. It's well worth taking a big sip and keeping the whisky in your mouth for a couple of seconds. Very gentle mouth feel, as is typical for many Glenmorangie whiskies. This one is nicely balanced between grapes and oak. The port finish adds just enough complexity to make it worthwhile yet accessible to those still getting started with single malt whiskies.
    • Finish
      Still fruity but more oak now. A dry taste settles on the palate, the mouth feels oily. The finish is medium in length. Perhaps the finish is a tad weak after the compelling nose and taste, but who wants to nit-pick?

  5. maltdude scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    Amazing right from the first sip. I like it!
    • Nose
      At first a cooling mint from the alcohol. After a minute or so in the glass, it's starting to transport the aromas. Now with some dried plums, raspberries, ripe apricots, underlying vanilla and toffee, sandalwood, bitter chocolate or baking cocoa. Beautiful nose!
    • Taste
      The typical glenmorangie silky mouthfeel. White pepper, sweet raspberries with dark chocolate or baking cocoa, dried cranberries, currant, sour cherries. All in all very powerfull, mouthfilling and complex.
    • Finish
      Medium finish with bitter chocolate, sour cherries and some nuts. A cooling touch of mint in the very end.

  6. Dramned! scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    In the first impression, a very mild and inconspicuous whisky with beautiful berries, but on the palate then plays out his full potential. He sets out with a spicy fruit palette and makes the taste buds dance to their full complexity. Great whisky!
    • Nose
      First, the beautiful red-golden color with an unusual rosé color is striking. In the nose then immediately a very beautiful spicy sweetness, red groats, berry fruits, plum compote, fruit acid of ripe fruit, maritime salt notes, despite the quite strong 46% barely noticeable alcohol,
    • Taste
      The nose promises a light spicy dram, but on the palate it reaches full! A strong full-bodied fiery-fruity onset, the port is surprisingly dry and clearly noticeable and competes with the malty sweetness for supremacy in the mouth. In addition beautiful oak notes, orange peel, a little vanilla, again berry fruits, spices. The alcohol is wonderfully integrated and never pushes to the fore.
    • Finish
      Dry port and citrus notes, overripe fruits and a creaminess are stuck pretty long.

  7. EinSpatzUnterVielen scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Yes, I like it a lot better than at the first tasting. Today especially a lot of baking cocoa, vanilla and peanuts as well as raspberries and sour cherries, the bourbon impression is palpable. The oxidation in the bottle seems to get the Malt good, the alcoholic from the first tasting is no longer so dominant.
    • Nose
      slightly alcoholic and a touch of muste, then caramel, plums, raspberries, pepper, vanilla, apricots, raisins, wine, dark chocolate
    • Taste
      slightly too alcoholic, sweet, velvety, also sourish, baking cocoa, raspberries, sour cherries, currants, marzipan, vanilla, caramel, peanuts, pecans, some sweet pastries, raisins, red grapes, orange peel, pepper builds up, some cinnamon
    • Finish
      sweet-sourish-bitter, almost medium-long, quickly getting dry, a lot of dark chocolate, sour cherries and raspberries, peppery-warming, nutty, towards the end maple syrup and a touch of mint

  8. dRambo scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Nose: fresh, fragrant tart, wonderfully fruity grapes, strong vanilla, soft, delicate malt note, tart tart seasoning, honey sweetness, nutmeg, cinnamon, wax

    Taste: slightly noticeable alcohol, light tingling, light fruit acid, ports, exotic nonspecific fruits, mint notes on the palate, with the 2 sips, the wood aromas are much stronger, they are very slightly bitter, tart spicy a little edgy and go into the dry over, at times he comes to my taste a little "thin" over - he has enough alcohol but the aroma I wish for a while intensively, I find interesting that wood and portnotes alternate on the palate and sometimes the one and the other flavor gains the upper hand, are in the finish the Portweinnoten rather reserved here dominates the wood and goes into sawdust.

    Conclusion: for his price a very good Dram (~ 40 €) the nose is far from the taste for me, if I buy it I do not know, not at first, too unsettling and so many other malts to taste
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      81 81

  9. Archer scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    The nose is almost chewing gum-sweet. On the tongue he gets the points, wonderfully soft and creamy. For 12 years already very far.
    • Nose
      A fruity, silky soft nose. Sweet plums and apricots. Some nut. The fruit sweetness is steady and carries the entire nose.
    • Taste
      The taste of a malt candy settles on the tongue. Roasted coffee beans and milk chocolate dominate at the beginning. Then a quick touch of orange marmalade. Over time comes pepper and some oak. Pretty dry on the tongue.
    • Finish
      In the finish drier with pepper, dark chocolate and orange marmalade again.

  10. Mannix65 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    A good, very harmonious standard with a classic port finish
    • Nose
      Coffee, raisins, chocolate, dates, fully ripe figs, maple syrup, toffee, cloves
    • Taste
      Plums, red grapes, raisins, hints of Protwein, a hint of sour cherry
    • Finish
      Very mild, round and medium long

  11. Mannix65 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  12. Whisky-Connaisseur did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    What a dram! I was very pleased by the depth and multi-layered aromas
    combined in this delicious Highland whisky. Very smooth and tasty with
    good texture. Complex and well balanced with sweet, fruity and spicy
    flavours. A delightful whisky, crafted to be savoured and enjoyed every
    day. I love this port cask finish, perfect for my palate.

    https://www.facebook.com/Whisky-Connaisseur-550443305109776
    • Nose
      An overwhelming sensation of winter berries, delicious fruit - Sevilla
      oranges, tangerines and peaches - along with a slightly bitter touch of
      citrus. Zesty and sweet. Gentle toffee notes and a bit of caramel
      arrive, mingling perfectly with subtle cereal notes, sandalwood and
      lingering oak, nutmeg and pepper. The mild sweetness of the port is
      shining through in the back. A gorgeous nose!
    • Taste
      Sweet and fruity. Thick with a silky mouthfeel. There's luscious Sevilla
      oranges and tangerines, complemented by Turkish delight, barley sugar
      and an intense spiciness with cloves, pepper, cinnamon and nutmeg.
      Lingering blossom honey emerges with gentle vinous flavours and subtle
      cereal notes. Dark chocolate and slightly bitter orange peel mingle
      towards the finish. Succulent and extremely delicate!
    • Finish
      The finish is long, deliciously sweet and creamy. Red fruit syrup, with
      traces of orange and herbal honey. Silky aftertaste with dark chocolate,
      dry oak, walnuts and gentle nutmeg on the tail. Smooth and rich.

      WITH WATER: A few drops of water emphasize the fruity character with
      more tangerines and oranges on the nose and a delicate touch of dark
      chocolate. On the palate, water brings the spiciness of this dram to the
      fore. Bold and intense with a tamed fruitiness and lingering flavours
      of chocolate and walnuts. The finish is long, fruity and sweet with a
      warm aftertaste.

  13. HammerHead scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      81 81

  14. WhiskyPEATer scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  15. MarcinCh scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
      Very fruity. Red and dark fruit. Sweet aromas. Maybe even blueberries and strawberries. Maybe slightly yeast. Characteristic for port barrels.
    • Taste
      79 79
      Dark fruit, forest. Feel the influence of the port barrels. Then spices. White pepper. And a lot of oak. Clearly noticeable bitterness.
    • Finish
      78 78
      Dark fruit. Spices. Light peppery. Also quite a bit of barrels. Slight bitterness. The finish lasts quite a long time. Medium-long.

  16. Don Cassi scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Very fruity and (dark) berry on the nose with blackberries, raspberries and cherries.

    Slightly oily and intense in the mouth, but not spicy and nice and sweet and fruity.

    Raspberries in the finish, supported by notes of wine and dark coffee at the end.

    Great port post-maturation and better than the sherry variant.

    Grade: 2+

  17. dimitrios scored this whisky 81 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      80 80

  18. MLE scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  19. Chesterfield scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  20. Gweddry scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      port and tannin, dark chocolate, malt, red berries, gingerbread, red apple, orange, lime, bananas
    • Taste
      sweet and drier, prunes, port, vanilla, dark chocolate, a trace of smoke at the end,
    • Finish
      100% raisins, cranberries, dark chocolate, crustaceans, port, orange, cherries,

  21. Teomarg scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  22. Mapl scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  23. Igitor scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  24. wbarchive_103403 did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  25. DrunkDude scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

  26. TsiAI scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Room temperature when drinking: 43 ℃

    Eyes: Black tea smells Nose: Strange sulfur, old wood, slightly sour, red wine, tannin when just poured out. Soon after dissipation, it is the taste of desserts, with high sweetness, moderate acidity, and very astringent. Maple sugar toast, condensed milk, shredded bread, raspberry jam, grape leaves, ripe grape skin taste Palate: slightly bitter, black tea, rose grapes, stamens, heavier tannins. The flavor is three-dimensional, but the surface is narrow and not stretched enough, mainly concentrated on the delicate floral fragrance and fermented tea. In addition, the level of change is clear, but not enough.
    Finish: Finish, short, xylitol, Lipton black tea, wooden furniture, heavy tannin, condensed milk toast. Body: light, oily, with tannin, medium bitter base

    Nose: 84.5 / 100
    Palate: 86/100
    Finish: 83/100
    Body: 84/100
    Overall: 85/100

    Overall: It's still simple and delicious, but there is a feeling of shrinking, maybe the body is not supported.

  27. Martin1965 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Mandarins, dark fruits
    • Taste
      First milk chocolate with fruits, then dark chocolate with nuts, mint
    • Finish
      Long with mint chocolate

  28. dhMaki scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
      Sour and fruity on the nose, citrus fruits. There are also spices and traces of nuts.
    • Taste
      88 88
      A strong start, sparkling and spicy. In addition, beautiful oak notes and dark bitter chocolate, as well as dark fruits.
    • Finish
      88 88
      A gently soft, fruity and chocolaty long-lasting finish.

  29. vmp scored this whisky 85 points Member Junior

    A nice dessert whisky from Glenmorangie
    Good port flavours. Port wine, vanilla, red fruits on the nose. Grape jam, port wine and milk chocolate on the palate. Silky smooth texture and a medium long finish.

  30. Mr. D. scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  31. butt scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      84 84

  32. Malzbrenner scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    An exciting whisky on the fruity side. I like the refreshing and sparkling side of him. On the palate, I see slight weaknesses.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Very fruity on first crawling, redcurrant, cherry, rhubarb, some banana, light vanilla. A bit of mint and hay in the back
    • Taste
      84 84
      Fruity, sweet and oily at the beginning. You can find blackcurrants and blackberries as well as dark chocolate. Then a clear pepper on the palate and a herbal note. Mint! Very nice tingle.
    • Finish
      86 86
      First spicy, then fruity and somewhat curly. The sweetness remains a little longer on the palate and a mint is to taste. The finish is medium long

  33. Glenjasper scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    We had the Quinta Ruban in the tasting with the 12-year-old Glenallachie and the Pedro Ximenez of Glengoyne in the blind tasting. All 46%. Surprisingly, the Quinta Ruban failed because of its poorly integrated alcohol in direct comparison to the other two whiskys in all of us.

    I tried it again a few days later. It was not an improvement.

    The color was still promising. The smell of chocolate, cherry and red berries also made you want more.

    But unfortunately, the taste was completely replaced by the strong alcohol in the background. Chocolate with a light acid tried to outrank the alcohol.

    The finish was a little better, but again the alcohol was so strong that it could easily be confused with a chilli note.

    Overall the worst Glenmorangie I've ever had.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      74 74
    • Finish
      77 77

  34. Eun1 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  35. EnjoyLife89 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Interesting. Much hazier than I thought. Probably had sherry barrel in mind, but port is ;-) still very interesting. I like it
    • Nose
      Sweet; Citrus in the foreground; then slowly comes a malt note with a hint of vanilla behind; Spices (could be a small note nut behind the malt?); the slight humidity is there, but she would have expected more intense. Aroma changes (sometimes malt is in front, sometimes the citrus / fruit note, more citrus than fruit) if I hold the glass farther away, citrus dominates even more. After the first sip, the malt becomes more intense
    • Taste
      Sweet, then fruity; it shows a small note oak and just behind the nut; Malt also clearly present. It crystallizes out a citrus note, which then predominates and brings a slight bitterness. No, rather harsh; After a long time in the mouth, the malt becomes stronger, but tenor remains at the citrus note.
    • Finish
      Sherry briefly, then something remains the oak and the nut; becomes drier then, citrus stays behind and brings the tartness with it. Long it stays only harsh in the mouth

  36. TechnOBY scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  37. Vince' scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  38. rpvdwel scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

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

  39. Dris scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  40. Hvdree scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

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

  41. mer1973 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

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

  42. Punktar scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    For me this is still the most successful attempt to mature a whisky in port wine. I've already tried some, but the Quinta Ruban is still the most rounded and pleasing of all for me.
    • Nose
      First fruity - dark fruits. Maybe blackberries and cherries. Then honey and vanilla. Some cocoa? Smells good and you feel like trying it.
    • Taste
      A bit spicy, then pleasantly fruity. Raisins and some cinnamon. Still blackberries. Strong and voluminous. He makes something.
    • Finish
      Medium and warm. Raisins, cherries and blackberries. Slowly fading - very nice.

  43. Alex Fridays scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban is a sweet and tasty whisky. It starts with notes of allspices, Christmas cake, sweet fruits, furniture polish, summer fruits, oak and black currant on nose. The palate is sweet with black currant, oak, light dryness and apples notes. The finish is long, sweet, dry, spicy and dusty with spices, pepper, vanilla, dust and black currant notes. It’s a sweet and berry’s whisky.

  44. Wiz scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  45. Captain.Islay scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    A balanced, delicious malt with a solid influence of the pint. I like him best with a little water.
    • Nose
      83 83
      Mint, caramel, malt, raspberry, honey, fruit cake, sour cherries, some dark chocolate
    • Taste
      82 82
      Raspberry, strawberry, sour cherry, honey, grass, sugar cookies, a bit herbaceous, Christmas stollen, spicy
    • Finish
      83 83
      Short-middle length, walnut, dry portnotes

  46. Lakerfield scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    What can I say, I enjoy this one from time to time. Just not every day.. And that's a thing that lowers my score. It's a nice step away from your usual sherry bomb, as it is a LOT sweeter. The only problem is that it spoils my palate for the rest of the night. Perfect after dinner dram though.
    • Nose
      Alright, this smells like I've just stepped into a giant candy store! It's sweet and sticky with ripe fruits and the port immediately lets me know its presence. Port obviously, malt, milk chocolate, hazelnuts, butterscotch, treacle, lavender, honey, apricot, sour apple, citrus, fig and a little underlying PX sherry note. A nose any sweet tooth would love. None to zero alcohol burn and lots of sweetness. Just 2 years of port maturation and the influence is already huge.
    • Taste
      A thin mouthfeel and not as sweet as the nose, but still very sweet. Sweet/sour apple is the dominant note, malt, ginger, oak, vanilla, brown sugar, honey, plum, orange and raisins. The nose was heavier in terms of sweetness and maybe that's a good thing. The sweetness is a little overwhelming.
    • Finish
      Short finish, milk chocolate and raisins are there for a short period.

  47. King_of_Grill scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      95 95

  48. King_of_Grill scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    Great intense whisky, a unique treat
    • Nose
      At first a strong mandarin note, peppery nose, after a few minutes, some chocolate comes through, the Port wine finish is unmistakable
    • Taste
      Orange, tangerine, unexpectedly mild
    • Finish
      Exploding in the finish, long, warm, sparkling, an experience!

  49. dram-drinker scored this whisky 81 points Photo Moderator

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      79 79

  50. dram-drinker scored this whisky 81 points Photo Moderator

    Really not much from the port cask - it should actually be more fruity and sweeter
    • Nose
      Cooked fruits, milk chocolate, jam, xmas spices
    • Taste
      Red fruits, spices, nutmeg, pepper, a bit leafy, really little sweetness
    • Finish
      Medium long, warm, a tad bitter

  51. Glen Krid scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

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

  52. valery77 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      88 88

  53. Woodsmoke scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    A very good and authentic Port Cask Scotch. Nice and better fruit than the Arran Port Cask.
    • Nose
      Full Fruit of grape and sweet candy. Little bit spicy.
    • Taste
      Also the full fruit of grape...like as u eat some of it. Full-bodied.
    • Finish
      Long. Spicy with some sweet...dry and fruits. Very deep

  54. finishingcask scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      85 85

  55. Defeatless scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Nose:
    Light, toffee, brown sugar, hint of red fruits. Some cigarboxes

    Taste:
    Sweet, slightly bitter arrival, develops some nice toffee and crème-brûllee touch.

    Body:
    Sweet and smooth

    Finish:
    Medium length. Here comes the port note! Some chocolate and coffee are there too. It fades away with some toffee. 

    Price:
    One with still (€40-€45) a good price/quality balance.

    Presentation:
    Quite oké. I could benefit if it had less pr blablabla around it.

    Comments:
    A rather good 'daily' dram.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  56. Avatar scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    Fruity, banana, cake. Strangely enough something of metal, sulfur in the beginning. Finish is medium with a pepper behind in the throat at the end.

  57. EinSpatzUnterVielen scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  58. AdelphosHume scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    For me, this whisky needs water. The whisky was too closed to smell or taste nuances straight from the bottle. I added about 3/4 of a teaspoon to my dram and started to get a fuller range of smells and flavors. After a few drams, I feel safe in saying, this is a different but not necessarily better whisky than the 10 y.o. As it a bit is added, some is also diminished. 
    • Nose
      Honeyed malt and semi-sweet red fruits (cranberries, cherries, and fresh forest blackberries), ginger and brown sugar, toffee, dunnage, orange liqeur, and old wood
    • Taste
      Mild wine and oak tannins, dried cranberries, floral malt, red currants and dark chocolate
    • Finish
      Orange zest with a bit of baking spices (cinnamon and allspice), tannin heavy coffee fading to a floral green. 

  59. chlinatele scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Whisky not bad after work. But would not buy it ...
    • Nose
      I like the nose very much. Fruity, dry, light oak
    • Taste
      Seems to me like in high-proof wine. Fruity, sweetish, oak. Not very complex
    • Finish
      short and lax. sweetness and wood

  60. SAND did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    (Lot 63921, Bottled 03.11.2015)
    Tasted 22.07.2016
    Appearance: Deep tea colour with a slight reddish hue. Once it's in the glass the hue becomes almost pinkish (I guess consistent with ex. ruby rather than tawny pipes/casks).
    Nose: Marzipan, vanilla, sweet wood, dried fruits, walnut. Water brings out more wood.
    Taste: At first it doesn't seem sweet at all, actually rather dry and spicy. Gradually though it appears with a sweetness also in the mouth (and it went very well with toasted rye & fruits bread).
    Initially, after the first sips I was not very impressed. However, with more time (and sips) it started growing on me. As a sherry and port wine lover I can understand those who get "hooked" on this whisky.

  61. whisky-malt did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      85 85

  62. fradin11 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  63. sapecosta scored this whisky 77 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      71 71

  64. Arno Pelgrim scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  65. KOQ24 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Nose:
    -grounded Chili Peppers,Caramel,Plums,Oak,Figs,Raisins,Citrus,Vanilla

    Taste:
    -Caramel,Chocolate,Plums,Figs,Raisins,Coffee,bitter Oak

    Finish
    -long with a strong Alcohol Presence

    O:
    My favourite of Glenmorangie's 12yo Finishes and my favourite Port-influenced Scotch in the <50 EUR Range..
    • Nose
      100 100
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      75 75

  66. Astrid scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      83 83

  67. Astrid scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Intense, full-bodied, round, fruity, spicy, warming - with its wintry aromas a perfect dram for the Christmas season, both as a gift and for a cozy round in the family. Be careful not to keep open bottles for too long, this bitterness will take an unpleasant turn out of hand!
    • Nose
      Wine that is always fuller, more fruity, sweeter and goes to the port, behind it fine vanilla and some neat portions of caramel, juicy rum raisins, a bit makes the alcohol so noticeable, plum compote and plum with cinnamon, spicy oak with dark chocolate, sweet orange syrup with apricot, later still freshly brewed coffee, nutmeg and clove, a beautiful layer of coarse marzipan, also salt implications crowd on, occasionally walnuts, then rises still a torrent of very dried dates from the glass
    • Taste
      full-bodied, less sweet, but very fruity on the go and also later, persistent and a lot of port, spices such as cinnamon and clove and a hint of nutmeg, then bitterness with strong coffee influence and chocolate, strong oak, dried dates and one or the other raisin , Orange flavor, caramel, some marzipan
    • Finish
      warming, bittersweet chocolate, again coffee and caramel, oak and fine spice, a lot of fruity Port and Orange, soft raisins, forest honey, marzipan and walnuts, nutmeg, rum, neutral to slightly dry, cocoa, reasonably long

  68. Archer scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  69. Glenladdie scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

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

  70. Keepit scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  71. Corso_theRed scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Quite
    enjoyable and certainly a step up from the simple 10yo or even the Lasanta in
    terms of complexity. However, the bitterness can be a little off-putting to be
    honest. Try having a bread roll with it, as that would turn the palate much
    sweeter.
    • Nose
      Clean,
      spirity, orange juice, and bitterness (… already?). Earthy fruitiness – with red
      currant and orange rind. This dram benefits from breathing! More caramel and
      the rather overt bitterness diminishes somewhat.
    • Taste
      For
      46%, quite mellow but immediately bitter. Loads of burned toffee and obligatory
      caramel.
    • Finish
      Medium.
      Slightly bitter still, caramelized wood chips, and agave nectar.

  72. Peaty_Nino scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

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

  73. Goethe scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Quite a pleasant Portwood finish. Even if it's "extra matured". Sweet Port with a load of red and dark fruits. The bourbon casks aren't there any more.
    Concerning price/performance ratio: 9/10 (2016)
    • Nose
      Plums, raisins, maple syrup, dark rum, caramel, vanilla, toffee, port, red fruits, fermented grapes, marzipan.
    • Taste
      Port, red fruits, fermented grapes, cherries, oranges, spicy.
    • Finish
      Medium. Dark chocolate with rum and dark fruits, fermented grapes.

  74. jankes scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

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

  75. Mr.Edradour scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Sweet dark fruits, vanilla, coffee.
    • Taste
      Port sweetness, dark fruits, oak, mild spices, dark chocolate, caramel.
    • Finish
      Smooth, medium long

  76. Mr.Edradour scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Like this dram, as every Glenmorangie I tried so far!

  77. Mr.Edradour scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Absolutely well balanced.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  78. PeterCr scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    Amazing tears, small and very slow. Nice dynamics. For a 12yo good complexity! Port casks are recognizable in the sweet tones. Balance is maybe too much on the sweet side!

    83-85 points.
    • Nose
      Medium impact nose, tickling a bit. Dried fruits, nuts, little bit of spice (vanilla) and oak. Very appealing nose.
    • Taste
      Attack is quite spicy (pepper, vanilla) with some sweetness. Honey, dark cherries, figs. A bit on the hot side in the beginnning.
    • Finish
      Ending spicy followed by loads of sweetness, dark chocolate and with some minor tannines. Only a little bit dry. Very nice finish. Long lasting.

  79. Dramned! scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  80. Whiskynosn scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      80 80

  81. Dalm did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Aroma: dark fruits, citrus fruits, plums, spices
    Taste: spicy, dark fruits, oranges, chocolate
    Finish: long, slightly bitter, the fruits fade slowly

  82. Elandi did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    A very horny whisky.
    • Nose
      Nutty, nutmeg. Fresh.
    • Taste
      Very mild. Nutty. Some fresh mint
    • Finish
      Long and oily, creamy.

  83. Maczet scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  84. GLEN MAUR scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  85. Rogier Engel scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Delicious port finish.
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      83 83

  86. Maurice_M2 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  87. Ciro scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  88. St. Pauli scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    I would say that this is a niche whisky: for the lovers of sweet fruit. You can easily use this in a desert to pair with chocolate, vanilla ice cream and fruits. I like it, despite it's quite one-dimensional.
    • Nose
      Very friendly and easy: barley, some herbs (eucalyptus) but mainly on the signature oranges, mixed with strawberries and other sweet red fruit.
    • Taste
      Full and sweet, in which the fruitiness prevails. 
    • Finish
      All of the same, but rather short.

  89. drkrylov scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      85 85

  90. drkrylov scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Perky, refreshing. Pink grapefruit. The light and charming sweetness of juicy plums. 
    • Taste
      Silky,with a muslin-like feel. The same delicate pleasing sweetness brings fruity flavors. A wine touch followed by dryspices.
    • Finish
      Dry with a tingling fizziness. 

  91. Edgewalker scored this whisky 87 points Member Junior

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

  92. jparrish56 scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    Overall a very good whisky, the port maturation can slightly be picked up on the nose and finish. Long finish due to the 46ABV bottling level. Overall 88/100
    • Nose
      Light chocolate notes, dried fruit, oak, raisins and walnuts. Initial bourbon notes that after a few seconds give way to heavier port notes. 
    • Taste
      Full bodied, slight caramel and honey breaking way to dried fruit. Early notes of corn from the heavy bourbon cask length giving way to more typical port notes after chewing on it a bit. 
    • Finish
      Long and smooth, lingering on the front of the pallate. Sweet honey and sugary maple syrup up front then after about 60 seconds it turns more oaky with toasted almonds and heavy chocolate. 

  93. GlenSikkes did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Tasting Notes and Comments by Glenmorangie;

    Aroma: Dark mint chocolate, tangerines and Seville oranges mingle with sandalwood and walnut before giving way to a spicy finish of pepper and nutmeg.

    Taste: Mint chocolate and walnuts envelop the palate like velvet, laying the foundations for rose, Turkish delight and sweet Seville oranges.

    Finish: Long lasting silky aftertaste leaving dark chocolate mints and traces of orange.The darkest and most intense whisky in the extra-matured range, Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban has spent 10 years maturing in American white oak casks, before being transferred into specially selected ruby port pipes from the Quintas or wine estates of Portugal. Extra maturation in these port pipes develops Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban into a voluptuous spirit with a complex balance of sweet and dry flavours and an intriguing contrast of smooth and crisp, cooling textures. Non chill-filtered for additional aroma and mouthfeel.

  94. Wolv scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  95. dave3 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

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