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Glenmorangie Port Wood Finish

Overall rating
83.31/100
votes
244
Whiskybase ID
WB58
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Casktype
Port Wood Finish
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
New Striped Label
Bottle code
L2282 3ML1647
Barcode
5010494680287
Added on
04 jul 2007 10:59 pm
UncoloredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 210.74

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Whisky Reviews for Glenmorangie Port Wood Finish

31 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.31 points

  1. Archer scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    After a fantastic nose, he surprised with an unexpectedly mild onset on the tongue - the finish would have liked to be able to turn out a little longer. But that nose ...
    • Nose
      89 89
      A fresh and refreshing, salty sea breeze. Mineral. In addition, fruity-sweet with pineapple, mandarin and orange peel. Clove spice, some pepper. Removes a wildflower meadow. The aromas combine beautifully with each other, giving a very harmonious picture. Honey bread and vanilla, milk chocolate. Spices attract with time, but without becoming dominant. There is always this beautiful fruitiness and this sea feeling.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Soft, mild and very creamy onset. Sweet fruit sweets with raspberry flavor. Apricots, quince marmalade, orange peel. Soft fudge, marzipan, malt, whole milk nut chocolate. Much less spicy (at least at the beginning, maybe it will), as one could assume because of the nose. A little bit for that with higher herbal content. Is becoming increasingly dry and has traces of fresh wood chips.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Dry with whole milk nut chocolate, almonds, orange peel and coffee beans, woody.
      wlk 19-10

  2. valery77 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      At first reserved, closed. Freshly sawn board, berry sourness, malt motifs, candied dried fruits, dusty barn, fruit candies, wine notes. 21
    • Taste
      Medium bodied, moderately sweet. Slightly astringent. Black pepper and other spices, fruit candies, sweet wine, herbal bitterness, woody tannins. 21
    • Finish
      Medium in length, smoothly fading, tannic. twenty
      Delicate, gradually opening whisky. Balance 21.
      Total 83

  3. ailean scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  4. Roland7 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    Fallen rotten leaves, green tea, burdock, tree bark, new wood, medicines, olive, white grapes, honey, orange, quince, jam, white chocolate.

  5. martinbuettner scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      84 84

  6. kenisam scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

    The notes are coming from the blind tasting.
    Nice nose with a bit disappointing continuation
    • Nose
      86 86
      Cough syrup, vanilla, touch of grass
    • Taste
      80 80
      Very mild, almost disappointing, a bit bitter-sweet, lemon
    • Finish
      80 80
      Medium length, dark chocolate

  7. jkswift scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

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

  8. nevermind scored this whisky 95 points Newbie

    Wordless...one of the best I have ever tasted.

  9. Albaron scored this whisky 82 points Specialist

    Quite delicious and easy drinking. Disturbing is the sprittig, which unfortunately is also quite present in the mouth. The fruits and the oranges are delicious and the bitterness is fun. But what is that whisky? Guess a finish, the solvents are present, but I do not believe in a pure bourbon ripening, because there are fruits here that are not found in bourbon. Raspberries are always an indication of port for me. Who knows? I guess at most 12 years, because the tannins indicate a rather younger whisky. The herbs from older wood are also missing here, only a few are shown. Alcohol content is at most 46%, maybe even less. But where does it come from? I would guess Highlands, it is robust so I don't think Speyside. But what distillery no idea. A Port Glendronach or a Tullibardine? Glenmorangie? But it doesn't actually taste like it. There is a port. Lasanta or what's its name?

    Notes created during a blind tasting.
    • Nose
      sprittig, solvent, oily, bright red fruits, especially raspberries and cherries, slightly sour, red groats, a few citrus notes, some malt in the background, with the citrus notes the oranges finally take command, supported by a few herbs
    • Taste
      Sprittig here too and the solvents, then also sweet raspberries, the oranges and the malt, in between always a bitterness, which offers a nice counterpoint to the sweetness and ultimately leads to the finish
    • Finish
      The bitterness stays and gets company of tannins and the malt shows up again and again. The tannins become more powerful in the end.

  10. Dieter_W scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Very nice nose.

    Light adhesive note,
    somewhat artificial, like bubble gum, pineapple, tangerines, oranges, Ricola herbal drop, black pepper, vanilla kipper, walnuts, violet cloves, wild honey
    and butter biscuits
    • Nose
      somewhat artificial, like bubble gum, pineapple, tangerines, oranges, Ricola herbal drop, black pepper, vanilla kipper, walnuts, violet cloves, wild honey
      and butter biscuits
    • Taste
      soft and oily, slightly tingling, tart, woody, then again this pepper note and also the herbs come to the fore again.
    • Finish
      unfortunately a bit short
      The color and taste do not suggest a Portweinreifung.
      Also for a Glenmorangie unexpectedly full and oily mouthfeel

  11. butt scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  12. Allandale scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Body; Very soft indeed and smooth.
    • Nose
      Pronouncedly fruity and winey.
    • Taste
      The port seems to bring out butterscotch notes. It also adds sweeter, winey notes,and melds beautifully with the spiciness of Glenmorangie.
    • Finish
      Soothing,soporific  , relaxing. In no hurry to go.

  13. GIORGOS scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  14. AdelphosHume scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    This one is noticeably subtler than the Quinta Ruban. It takes a few minutes to open up on the nose and palate, but, even after that, it is difficult to disentangle. Where the Quinta Ruban is bold and clear, this is quiet and diffuse. A good dram, though.
    • Nose
      Caramel, new oak and freshly cut lemon/lime peels, maple syrup, blackberries, dried cranberries, vanilla and menthol (pink Canada Mints)
    • Taste
      Red berries, oak, a rush of cinnamon and nutmeg, blackberry preserve, a bit of dark chocolate covered espresso beans, and walnut oil.
    • Finish
      Soft sweet citrus and a slow fade to soft oak tannins, pink Canada Mints, and faint raisins. 

  15. Daan Tje scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  16. MrManners scored this whisky 77 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      76 76
    • Finish
      75 75

  17. didi1893 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    A typical port nose. Although discreet, but still fruity and sour tart. The taste is dominated by peppery woody aromas, which are reflected in the finish again. The taste and the finish let miss the fruitiness of the nose, tart and sharp wood notes dominate. A rock solid malt and one of my first wood finish which I should enjoy at the beginning of my "whisky career". It's been a long time since I found an original sample in my sample box.
    • Nose
      Sweet berries stand out of the glass. A subtle tart note flows from the overripe fruits while tough streaks run slowly back into the glass after panning. A touch of cherries mixed with a subtle orange aroma, the alcohol is pleasantly integrated. The tart, acidic note will produce more intense, spicy wood tones. An undefinable flavor for me now dominates the taste, somehow the aroma makes furniture polish and thyme?!?
    • Taste
      Spicy oak dominates the first impression, subtle sharpness becomes more intense. Peppery notes mingle with tart oak tones, slightly sourish fruit comes from the bitter but spicy wood. The second sip of a mixture of pepper, chilli and spicy wood fires on the palate. In the taste is hardly fruit, but only sharp wood perceptible.
    • Finish
      The taste still exudes these sharpened oak tones which blend seamlessly into the finish. A touch of liquorice mixes with the sharpening wood, a cozy warmth fills the entire mouth area. For a long time the finish exudes a discreetly sharp mouthfeel.

  18. stefsel111 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  19. Kenn scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      80 80

  20. mister glenfarclas scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Way better than the new Quinta Ruban. Too bad.

  21. GlenGabriel scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  22. Hvdree scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  23. drkrylov scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      95 95
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  24. drkrylov scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Pronouncedly fruity (raisins, cherries?) and winey.
    • Taste
      The sweetness and smoothness.
    • Finish
      Soothing, soporific, relaxing.

  25. granella2003 scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    This is an earlier bottling than the distillery`s current port wood finished

    expression, Quinta Ruban, and it`s really quite different.

  26. granella2003 scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Lots of fruit - dark cherries, prunes, dates. A slight earthiness from the port
      perhaps. A pleasant malty sweetness.
    • Taste
      Smooth and sweet. The brighter notes normally found in Glenmorangie are definitely subdued, but it's very nice.
    • Finish
      It's in no hurry as it eases itself off your tongue with more soft, dried fruit sweetness

  27. Furtia scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

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

  28. markjedi1 scored this whisky 73 points Connoisseur



    Yet another wine finish that cannot convince.
    • Nose
      On the nose, the malt is overpowered by the, in this
      case fortified,  wine. After the initial
      sweet burst, it turns sour quite rapidly. It even reminds me of glühwein,
      although that may be due to the time of year. After that, it even becomes a
      little un-fresh. Cardboard and mould.
    • Taste


      On the palate I get an instant pleasant mix of sweet
      (toffee, raisins) and sour (port), but then rosewater kicks in. Toward the end,
      it turns somewhat bitter.
    • Finish


      The finish, medium in length, goes back down the sour
      path.

  29. Cast Olila scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  30. mmaclean scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Love this because I started out enjoying port after dinner and then tasted a scotch that had been bottled from a port cask finish. The result was wonderful and I have found many port casks to be subtle and sweet. I love the Balvenie Port wood 21yr as a back up.

  31. SilentStill scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    I do not want to be overly harsh, as this malt is aimed either at the beginner, who wants to make his first tentative attempts in the field of finished malts, or to those who simply want to enjoy something mild on their tongue without much discussion of the substance. Both are not too disappointed here.
    • Nose
      The only thing my nose is able to perceive are subtle and quite harmonious wood notes. Freshly polished parquet or even painted wood. Otherwise rather flat and expressive.
    • Taste
      I already had some port finishes, but this one, cautiously phrased among the most conservative, as far as the portnote is concerned. The 43% are ok and the Malt does not look too bad.
    • Finish
      Here, the Glenmorangie surprised at least once of the length. But I prefer to prefer short and expressive. The latter is missing.

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