Glenmorangie Nectar d'Òr

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
3rd Edition
Stated Age
12 years old
Bourbon Cask, Sauternes Cask Finish
46.0 % Vol.
100 ml 700 ml
Two Part: Extra Matured in Sauternes Casks, aged 12 Years
Bottle code
L59426 14010607
Added on
06 Dec 2014 11:26 am by Bachess

Average value

€ 54,18

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395 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Glenmorangie Nectar d'Òr

54 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.87 points

  1. didi1893 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Easy drinking ... Otherwise I can not describe this Glenmorangie. Acidic fruit flavors, tart wood and walnut aromas make me simply "scavenge" this Nectar d'Òr. Not particularly, but a good all-day dram.
    • Nose
      Dark orange flavors blend with roasted aromas and almonds immediately. Intense honey and malty sweetness mix, a touch of vanilla is added. A subtly sourish grainy note pervades the creamy sweetness, the sour flavor becomes more intense and gives the aroma of Glenmorangie a special touch. An indefinable spice note rises from the sourish fruit, fresh and clear exudes the Glenmorangie his idiosyncratic aroma. Citrus fruits are discreetly in the background.
    • Taste
      Spicy fruit and wood aromas dominate the first sip. The sour aroma of the nose is reflected in the taste again, dry and tart wood elements mix with the fruity note. A multi-layered spice mixture (nutmeg is definitely there) gives the fruity apricot and peaches a peculiar aroma which I do not feel negative or disturbing. Butter and walnuts are mixed together, tart wood aroma comes to the fore, while sour grapes are over the entire aroma.
    • Finish
      The harsh wooden sharpness sticks at the beginning of the departure for a long time between the tongue and the palate. Slowly, these sour flavors are added, honey and fruity apricots are also in the finish to advantage. Slowly a bitter walnut aroma is created. With this harsh walnut aroma and tart grapes in the background, the finish gradually fades away.

  2. HammerHead scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  3. Schnappsdrossel scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Color: Deep Gold

    Lots of wood and not much Sauternes, fits well, not only to taste of wine, the whisky, at ~ 50 € but no enthusiasm storms.
    • Nose
      Wrinkled apples, soaked honey bread, overripe grapes. Dry wood, nutmeg, promises to be edgy. Herbal tea.
    • Taste
      Not as snappy as expected, dry, light fruit notes, woody pears, even more wrinkled apples, average "flowers" honey, some lilac? Herbal and peppermint tea.
    • Finish
      Rosehip tea, malt beer, black coffee.

  4. Misery scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    Glenmorangie Nectar D'Or 12 yo | 46% | 22 + 21 + 19 + 21 = 83 pts
    N: Fat cream cake, vanilla, dessert wine, honey, caramel, banana and peaches.
    T: Sweet, almost cloying. In the taste of a banana souffle, marshmallows, muffins, honey pastries.
    F: Semi-dry, slightly astringent, tart. Light bitterness of a tree, sweet confectionary, honey.
    B: Quite a pleasant dessert molt, a good balance, sensible work with a barrel.

  5. Totoro scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Benefits greatly from oxidation in the opened bottle. Barely bearable upon first opening, after some time it becomes a real charmer.
    Honey, almonds, mead, marzipan, citrus zest, creamy rich sweetness balanced by soft acidity: it's like a baklava with a dash of lime juice. Lush and lovely, with enough of a kick from the oak (and the 46%) that it's not just fit for those who cherish softness and smoothness in their single malts.

    Perhaps not something you'd want every night, but every once in a while...

    I have no quarrel with this one. :)

  6. ballunder scored this whisky 85 points Member Junior

    Considering that this is basically the Original with a couple of years in dessert wine casks it is actually not bad. Shows what a difference a couple of years in good casks makes. Goes down rather easy.

    N:Vanilla mixed with white grapes and a bit of cinnamon
    P:Fruity. Juicy. Some cream. Wood kicks in adding a little spice and tannin.
    F:Quite quick, slightly astringent.

  7. King_of_Grill scored this whisky 81 points Member Senior

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

  8. dram-drinker scored this whisky 82 points Moderator

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      80 80

  9. dram-drinker scored this whisky 82 points Moderator

    • Nose
      Citrus fruits, honeydew, hints of oak wood, coconut, dry hay
    • Taste
      Little punchy, creamy, little sweetness, a bit oak wood, no more fruitiness
    • Finish
      Medium long, warm, a tad bitter like unripe walnuts

  10. valery77 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      83 83


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