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Glenmorangie Bacalta

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85.20/100
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148

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Tastingtags

26 Notes

meademule
Newbie meademule Note
22 May 2017 8:26 am
meademule gave this whisky 87 points

Nose: Tropical fruits dominate, but there are other interesting elements as well. Clay. Chai tea. Key lime. Vanilla. Cinnamon sugar. Chocolate pie. Tart fruit candy (Sweet Tarts). Sunny Delight. Baked apples. Toasted coconut.


Palate: The arrival is sweet with tropical fruits—papaya, banana, mango, passion fruit, coconut, etc. Orange is really quite prominent—orange marmalade, orange smoothie, orange chocolate. Fruit cobbler. Honey. Sour candy. Gummy bears. Oak. There is some bitterness on the backend, but it’s a somewhat pleasant type of bitterness—reminiscent of dark chocolate.


Finish: More tropical fruits. Fruit jelly. Starts sweet, but turns dry fairly quickly. More of the same bitterness from the palate. Orange pith. Dark chocolate. Christmas spices. Baked cinnamon apples.


Overall: This is a fairly unique malt. The Madeira cask influence is evident throughout, especially on the palate. This is a sweet whisky, but not too sweet. There is some bitterness in this one, which can often ruin an otherwise good whisky, but in this case it kind of works. And as I mentioned, it’s not the type of unpleasant bitterness you sometimes find in an immature whisky. If I had to sum up this whisky in a short phrase, I’d probably call it “baked sunshine.”


With all the tropical fruit flavors, I imagine this would be a lovely dram to enjoy while sitting on the beach. On the other hand, the orange and spice notes would also make this work well as a Christmas time whisky. Regardless, I’ve been enjoying this one quite a bit no matter the weather or circumstance. Recommended.


Read my full review at http://meademule.com/2017/05/21/whisky-review-glenmorangie-bacalta/ 

hs305
Connoisseur hs305 Review note
01 Apr 2017 11:10 pm
hs305 gave this whisky 85 points

[April, 2017]  Another experiment from Glenmorangie and so far most of them were quite interesting and good (except the sulphur-spoiled Companta).

In a blind tasting I would not guess this is a whisky after the nosing, I would rather go for a sweet wine or sweet liqueur or the like.  The wine aromas completely dominate so the malt flavours hardly shine through.  How to rate this?  I score it high for a wine but rather low for a whisky...  Bold arrival in the mouth, again very sweet and winey.  Now the whisky comes into play as do the wooden notes, but it seems a little unbalanced.  In the finish the madeira wine takes over and dominates the malt again. 

For me this is too much of a wine but I can imagine that others will love it.  I simply miss my beloved whisky flavours and aromas...

Weighted Rate
84.6
Nose
82
Initial taste
86
Body
85
Finish
83
Price
86
Presentation
88
There is no accounting for taste...
mema82
Expert Senior mema82 Review note
17 Jan 2018 2:09 am
mema82 gave this whisky 86 points
Weighted Rate
86.3
Nose
85
Initial taste
86
Body
87
Finish
86
Price
87
Presentation
88
The Macallan
Expert Senior The Macallan Note
30 Nov 2017 12:30 pm
The Macallan gave this whisky 84 points

Tasted at Glenmorangie distillery 22/11/2017

N: dark, lovely deep fruity influences, spicy

P: beautiful Madeira fruity spicyness on the palate

F: warm and long finish with a touch of white peper

C: nice stuff and value for money

BeatF
Moderator BeatF Tasting note
18 Nov 2017 11:51 pm
BeatF gave this whisky 83 points
Color
Jonquiripe corn
Nose

Minze, Caramel, Heuwiese, deutliche Schokolade und ein etwas schwierig zu beschreibender Oberton > Balsamico? Apfelessig?  jedenfalls dezent und nicht unangenehm nach edlem Essig; alles bitter-süss

Taste

ausgewogen, sirupartig, Honig, Mandeln, Gummibärchen, irgendwie noch etwa Lakritze

Finish

Rum oder Cognac? Weintrauben, leichte Eiche, Zimt, Orangen, Minze und wieder Lakritze

Comments

Mit einem relativ jungen Tropfen ziemlich herumexperimentiert und komponiert, aber selbstverständlich zulässig und auch interessant.

El Maltador
Member Junior El Maltador Review note
10 Nov 2017 11:26 am
El Maltador gave this whisky 86 points

Very nice dram. Apricots and fudge. The nose could be a bit intenser, but the taste makes up for it. Creamy and fresh at the same time. Nice long lingering finish. 

Weighted Rate
86.1
Nose
80
Initial taste
84
Body
91
Finish
88
Price
83
Presentation
92
peatbogger
Connoisseur peatbogger Review note
28 Oct 2017 3:15 am
peatbogger gave this whisky 81 points

Value/price ratio: At £45 it would be good, at £60 it would be about OK, at £100 it's a rip off.


Weighted Rate
81.2
Nose
81
Initial taste
83
Body
82
Finish
80
Price
75
Presentation
85
peatbogger
Connoisseur peatbogger Tasting note
28 Oct 2017 3:13 am
peatbogger gave this whisky 81 points
Color
Amber
Nose

Sweet, a little floral, a lot tropic fruit.

Zesty orange, some honey.

Apricots, burnt sugar, and I find the alc a little to much up my nose.


Taste

Light and oily.

Sweet, again on the fruity side but with a pinch of spice.

Some dry bitter wood that I'm not too sure I like.

Oranges are turning a bit astringent too.


Finish

About medium lenght.

Gently spicy, maybe a twist of dark roast coffee, there's fruit, but still too much on the dry and bitter side to thrill me.


Comments

I like the Original, I love the Signet, but this...?

No problem drinking it, but it just doesn't inspire me, there's no joy in it.


KOQ24
Member Senior KOQ24 Review note
21 Oct 2017 9:24 pm
KOQ24 gave this whisky 70 points

Nose:
Vanilla, Cream, Apricot, Honey, malty, light oak, Coconut, Almonds, light Menthol, white Chocolate, Licorice root, Ginger, Apple, Pear, Confectionary, Bees wax, Caramel

Taste:
Vanilla, Cream, Banana, Honey, spicy, Oak, Menthol, green Apple, Apricot, bitter, Pears

Finish:
-short with a strong Alcohol note

Overall:
The Aroma is wonderful.On the Tongue the Bacalta doesn't offer nearly the same complexity, but is still a pleasant Single Malt.
It's really good, but the 90 EUR price tag is a bit too much.

Weighted Rate
70
Nose
95
Initial taste
80
Body
70
Finish
40
Price
50
Presentation
80
ctu
Connoisseur ctu Tasting note
15 Aug 2017 2:44 pm
ctu gave this whisky 85 points
Color
Amber
Nose

Flowers, exotic fruits, vanilla and coconut. Feel the madeira finish, but a bit alcoholic.

Taste

Beside the sweet tropical fruits the oak comes nicely. Pepper and dark chocolate. Few fresh mint.

Finish

Medium length, spicy and fruity.

Comments

The oak and the spices balanced the sweetness well. Pleasant whisky.

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