Glenmorangie Bacalta

Overall rating
84.74/100
votes
377
Whiskybase ID
WB92186
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Private Edition
Bottled
12.10.2016
Casktype
Bourbon / Madeira Casks Finish
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
100 ml 700 ml 700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
L66658 12/10/16 16011242
Barcode
5010494934632
Added on
31 jan 2017 11:25 am by maltaholic
ColoredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 111.74

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Whisky reviews for Glenmorangie Bacalta

60 users have left 63 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 84.74 points.

  1. Kaleva scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Very pleasant whisky with lovely sweet nose. Feels somewhat young, but just a little. One can't find a complexity in this whisky but it's still very good. Very drinkable with quite short finish. Looks quite expensive for this simple profile but since it's from Private Edition (thus quite limited) range, the price looks more or less reasonable. Relatively hard to find nowadays
    • Nose
      Sweet, floral, honey, caramel, sweet bakery, light barley note, ripe pear, sweet orange, golden raisins, water opens lemon zest and some dusty and perfumery notes
    • Taste
      Sweet, oaky, buttery, oatmeal, malt, fudge, slightly spicy (nutmeg and clove), sherry
    • Finish
      Short, warm, mouthwatering but getting dry quite soon, sweet, baking spices

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  3. oelare scored this whisky 90 points Member Junior

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

  4. molpet scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    A very successfull bottling of Glenmorangie. Slightly floral. Tropical fruits, oranges in particular, bananas, apricots, lots of vanilla and honey. Gentle spices. Worth trying out, especially if you have a sweet tooth!
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      86 86

  5. Malthead19 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    - one of the better special bottlings from the PRIVAT series
    EDITION by Glenmorangie
    - most were "interesting", but this bottling
    is really good
    - a complex, very successful round combination of
    fruit and oak
    - the association with the southern fruits /
    Summer warmth / sunny days from marketing is here
    definitely recognizable in taste
    - the price is not without it, but you should try it
    try
    • Nose
      directly full fruit on the nose, orange, sweet exotic fruits, candied sugar, caramel, very complex and tasty
    • Taste
      Sweetish onset, juicy orange, grapefruit, getting stronger in the mouth, there is noticeably more spice and also slightly "sour", not as sweet and fruity as the smell suggests, much more oak, slightly bitter (bitter almond)
    • Finish
      short fruity finish ;
      medium-long spicy aftertaste

  6. Osir1es scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
      fruity, red wine berries, sweet, with sourness of citrus zest, full-bodied, dryish
    • Taste
      90 90
      bright, dryish drying of red wine, berry notes, some fruit, some pepper, pleasant sweetness, either honey or floral notes
    • Finish
      92 92
      chic, sweet with pepper notes, all the same drying of red berries, warm. prolonged

  7. Svjatogor scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    n: nice sherry, old and deep, pleasant, berries, fruity, caramel
    t: sherry, fruity, apples, wood
    a: sherry, apples, wood, nuts, pleasant

  8. Matthias80 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Exchanged a sample. Interesting malt with some tropical fruit aromas. Mild and easy to drink with a medium-bodied body. Clean and pleasant, as usual from Glenmorangie.
    • Nose
      Vanilla, rose water, fruit aromas such as oranges and apricots, slightly spicy as soon as you sniff it
    • Taste
      Again the vanilla, plus the fruits: apricots, pineapple, oranges. I also find the rose water again. All complemented by notes of coconut. Very mild and pleasantly drinkable. Yummy.
    • Finish
      Some wood comes through, plus vanilla and apricots. Could be a bit more complex and longer.

  9. Whiskywiseguy scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      Sweet, fruit
    • Taste
      Caramel, honey
    • Finish
      Peaches, orange

  10. glenrob scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  11. Roland7 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    Red sweet apple pie and white tea! Overripe pear, dried apricots, tangerine, lemonade, quince jam, lime honey, oatmeal, freshly burnt wood. Very fruity!

  12. LiquidThoughts scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Nice nose, it can keep up in the mouth, the finish is a bit too green and young for me. 4% and 2 years more on average would have done him very well.
    • Nose
      Net melon, vanilla, apricot and lychee, beautiful, gentle, light tropics, star fruit, pecans, blossom honey, toffee, later sweet banana, a hint of mint, sweet grass
    • Taste
      Tropical to Mediterranean dried fruits, including mango, papaya, orange, peach, as well as pecans, almonds, sweet, light malt, liquorice, some anise, green tea, ginger, a touch of salt
    • Finish
      Mint, dried ginger, lemongrass, dried peach, green apple, medium length, green

  13. Funtik scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

  14. rolabob scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  15. grinface scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    I would never have recognized the Madeira to be honest. I would rather associate the fermented wine with deep red fruits. Still this is quite tasty. But after a while it becomes rather thin. By the way, Bacalta means “baked”. Full review (german) https://keinehalbendrinks.de/2021/01/27/glenmorangie-mit-prof-dr-tasting/
    • Nose
      85 85
      A nice thick hazelnut cream. With bread and cake crumbs. The bread is already eaten, the nougat cream is still open. There is also quite a bit of vanilla.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Slightly peppery at the beginning and then comes some banana and mango. Especially ripe fruits. Is that the finish in madeira speaking?
    • Finish
      84 84
      The nuts are back. Hazelnuts in particular. Plus almonds or even marzipan. At the end there is coconut and then it gets dry, too.

  16. Albaron scored this whisky 84 points Specialist

    Very tasty, the heat and the schnapps bothers a bit, the Madeira doesn't come through well, the finish was too short. Somehow Glenmorangie and I don't really become friends.
    • Nose
      a bit bubbly, the alcohol tickles the nose, slightly metallic, a hint of solvent, then the fruits fight their way through, caramelized oranges, plus orange jam, a few juicy raisins drop by, plus a few herbs, some citrus oil in the background and also a green note, a little hay, many facets, a diverse complex aroma
    • Taste
      Also here a bit bubbly and schnapps, the alcohol comes through here and has a heat, the fruits are taken back here and hardly identifiable, the orange jam then fights its way through and then the oranges, slightly caramelized, a little honey and raisins, finally the Herbs from the oak and a few grape seeds that lead into memory
    • Finish
      Then there is a bitterness and wood spice, a few tannins and the herbs drop by, plus grape seeds and the heat lasts for a long time.

  17. utczaytibor scored this whisky 91 points Member Junior

    Cause it fruity and light. It is like a perfect day

  18. DramRol scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
      Explosion of sweetness, dried apricots, honey, caramel, citrus, creamy cake
    • Taste
      86 86
      Sweet, oak, spicy (pepper)
    • Finish
      86 86
      Medium

  19. nallacam scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    As with all private editions, you get a hint of the idea and the aromas of the individual bottlings through the nose.
    On the palate, they are disappointing and weak without strength and complexity.
    Unfortunately, this has been the case since Ealanta ....
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  20. EvilAFI scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Sweet, oaky, baking spice, pineapple.
    Not bad, but the flavors are just ones I don’t crave
    • Nose
      87 87
      Honey, peach, white grapes, pineapple,
    • Taste
      85 85
      Apricot, nutmeg, oak, overripe pineapple
    • Finish
      86 86
      Oaky, Chinese five spice, peach skin

  21. claymore84 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Tasted on 12-15-2019.

  22. Issie did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    • Nose
      dark honey, nuts, dried fruit, some lemon, blackberries, something green like grasses / shrubs is also in there
    • Taste
      Honey, grapefruit, pepper ... that's all there is

  23. ffmdino did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    no malt for me
    the nose is weird and the finish is still the best thing about the malt
    • Nose
      right at the beginning malt and bananas, earthy note becomes stronger, light fruit, spicy, tart honey, fermenting fruit, sweetness comes
    • Taste
      light and soft on the palate
      Vanilla, sweet, red fruit, pepper, light wine gum, the alcohol tingles a little
    • Finish
      medium long
      Sweet, gets spicy, peppery, bitter / tart orange, slightly dark chocolate so 50%

  24. Elmer_Fudd scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
      Sweet, white chocolate, honey, biscuits and apricots.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Fruity and sweet, orange, honey, date, raisins.
    • Finish
      85 85
      The aftertaste is long, syrupy, toffee, citrus fruit.

  25. GJR scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
      Crisp and clean. Processed whisky as usual with Glenmorangie. Sweet fruits slightly balanced with some orange and lemon notes. Somewhat cinnamon in the background,
    • Taste
      76 76
      Wham, where is the balanced sweetness? Its overly sweet as if you're eating pure sugar. After a while there is a form of balance with citrus notes and honey (still sweet but not so artificial as sugar).
    • Finish
      70 70
      Just plain sugar. Not what I would expect from Glenmorangie. Missed the mark with this madeira edition.......

  26. EnjoyLife89 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
      citrus; behind it a nice, sticky sweetness; a clear fruitiness; The alcohol is clearly noticeable in the nose; the sweetness later crystallizes out as a distinct honey note;
    • Taste
      85 85
      First, mild oak; then slight sharpness; sweet; Sherry spiciness shows up; some tobacco / leather (rather tobacco), but the tenor is rather sweet;
    • Finish
      87 87
      Fruity; then peppery; Oak; slightly tender-bitter, beautiful spice (almost towards cinnamon), citrus comes through briefly; then sweet again (honey)

  27. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Fruity, with a note of queen-claude typical of Madeira quite recognizable. Rich and greedy
    • Taste
      Coherent with the nose, the whole is juicy and quite ample. With the opening, caramel very marked.
    • Finish
      In the right line, without further development.

      Enthusiasm
      Nose 4/5
      Mouth & Finale 3/5

      Whisky n ° 2068

  28. Christian Wagner scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  29. Hupsende Hippie scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    I am beginning to conclude that I am not a fan of Glenmorangie. It is too thin and too light and too safe.
    • Nose
      82 82
      Young, sweet, orange fruit (peach apricot), aromatic, vanilla, honey
    • Taste
      76 76
      Young, thin, sweet, summery. Apricot.
    • Finish
      76 76
      Bitter

  30. valery77 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Fruit candy drops, vanilla notes, sweet citrus fruits, tropical fruits, sauces "Duchess", sweet plum jam, milk chocolate, a hint - perfumery topic. Toward the end of the dram wine notes appear (with water - much more distinct). 22
    • Taste
      From light to medium, sweet. Pepper, other hot spices, water with sugar, malt, a little bitterness. 20
    • Finish
      Medium to long, warming. 21
      Pleasant, drinkable whisky, the influence of aging in ex-bourbon barrels dominates the wine finish. The balance is 21.
      Total 84

  31. SimpleSample scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
      Light fruits, light grasses with a honey note followed by cookies ????
    • Taste
      89 89
      Typical glenmorangie .... again a sweet with light spice. Later a few floral notes that bring a little bit of bitterness. Possibly. Still apricots
    • Finish
      75 75
      Medium to long .... dry ... a slight bitterness

  32. Jambon scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    Smooth

  33. Max70 scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

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

  34. dram-drinker scored this whisky 82 points Photo Moderator

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

  35. dram-drinker scored this whisky 82 points Photo Moderator

    Pretty okayish, but nothing special - anyway too pricy for what it is
    • Nose
      Some woody, oaky notes, dry hay, a bit fruity and lemony, honeydew
    • Taste
      Oily, creamy, mellow, little fruity and sweet, but not very specific
    • Finish
      Medium short, warm

  36. Opeth83 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      85 85

  37. TheWhiskyDungeon scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      honey, vanilla, peach, brownie, port, cherries, forest fruits, currants
    • Taste
      fruity, peach, mango, vanilla, bitter, pepper, apricots, cinnamon, orange, cooking pears, wood

  38. PatSch23_12 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    white to please, a logical evolution of the 10-year-old. However, the price is not in relation to this.
    • Nose
      incredibly flowery-sweet. Overripe tropical fruits such as pineapple (slightly sparkling), but also buttery mango and papaya, accompanied by a wonderful vanilla sweetness. Turkish honey, marzipan, followed by a slightly mineral note (wherever it comes from). Oreokekse.
    • Taste
      Sweet and sour onset, soft and creamy. The alcohol tingles minimally, but carries wonderful the flavors on the tongue. English orange marmalade with pleasant bitterness, sugared lime (Caipirinha sends greetings) and not yet ripe passion fruit. Sour wine gums.
    • Finish
      warm, bittersweet and relatively long with a nice grain note, as well as cinnamon sugar.

  39. mr_braun scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    In the nose after a little stay in the glass very auspicious with tropical fruits and a great sweetness. After some rest a little more vanilla and a clear citrus freshness is noticeable. Also pleasant in the mouth, spreads full, but then beats into a Peffrigkeit / seasoning with a slight bitterness. The finish is still peppery / spicy paired with walnuts. Medium-long finish, light fruit remains in the mouth for a while. All in all, a sample is enough for me to get to know each other. But I will not buy a bottle of it. I really liked the Madeira finish editions of Benriach and Glenfiddich.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      81 81

  40. mema82 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  41. The Macallan scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    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

  42. BeatF scored this whisky 81 points Photo Moderator

    Pretty much experimented and composed with a relatively young drop, but of course permissible and also interesting.
    • Nose
      Mint, caramel, hay meadow, clear chocolate and a somewhat difficult to describe overtone> balsamic? Apple Cider Vinegar? at least discreetly and not unpleasantly after noble vinegar; everything bitter-sweet
    • Taste
      balanced, syrupy, honey, almonds, gummy bears, somehow still about licorice
    • Finish
      Rum or cognac? Grapes, light oak, cinnamon, oranges, mint and liquorice again

  43. El Maltador scored this whisky 86 points Member Junior

    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. 
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      88 88

  44. peatbogger scored this whisky 81 points Specialist

    Value/price ratio: At £45 it would be good, at £60 it would be about OK, at £100 it's a rip off.
    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      80 80

  45. peatbogger scored this whisky 81 points Specialist

    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.
    • 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.

  46. KOQ24 scored this whisky 70 points Expert Junior

    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.
    • Nose
      95 95
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      40 40

  47. ctu scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  48. domani scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    A well-made whisky, though not very complex but it hits a direction you never expected. It is intensely fruity, almost syrupy, mild, light and balanced in every case. As with the previous bottlings, Glenmorangie knows how to surprise. And that must be yours - 15.06.2017
    • Nose
      Fruit basket, apricot, apricot, orange, apple, pear, green tea, peppermint, licorice, honey, malt
    • Taste
      Fruity-sweet, multivitamin candy, herbal candy, honey, tart orange marmalade, ginger sharpness, the end may be something bitterness and it hinleit some fruit syrup like a candy Nimm2
    • Finish
      medium

  49. Andytka3 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    N- Potpourri of floral, succulent and pleasing sweetness with trace of spirits, but all good. Finely strength with firm notes. Pear, boiled white fruits, malty, crushed leaf with whiff of virgin oak.

    P- Feather light, latte, sweet peach, spiced Indian rock sugar and peppery warm.

    F- Short-medium, soft and gentle. Quality fruits, well spices sweet and spicy coats. Light but enjoyable flavourful drams. — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  50. meademule scored this whisky 87 points Newbie

    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/ 

  51. jankes scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  52. Macheye scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    This is a strong effort from Glenmorangie and a solid entry to their continuing Private Edition story. I particularly admire the great translation from nose through to taste - it's very well connected together with the apricots and sharp flint-like minerals providing something both solid and yet also rather memorable. Full review: http://www.thedramble.com/tastings/glenmorangie/glenmorangie-bacalta/

  53. hfos scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

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

  54. Pollenflug scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    More on: More on: https://tomtrinkt.blog/
    • Nose
      Very sweet, bright fruits, especially apricots, pears, oranges and apples dominate at the beginning. Honey, some vanilla and subtle pastry notes join. The 46 percent by volume are noticeable with a very slight alcoholic note
    • Taste
      Relatively strong onset, a bit too alcoholic & peppery. Sweet notes try to get into the foreground, especially honey and apricots stand out. More light fruits and some caramel / fudge, milk chocolate and almonds crystallize out. The overall taste is not bad, but the malt is very non-round on me. The impetuous, sharp start and the sweet fruit notes do not really want to harmonize.
    • Finish
      Medium long, again peppery with caramel and orange notes and slightly drier. A hint of dark chocolate and hints of mineral notes.

  55. hs305 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    [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...
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      83 83

  56. Bona scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    Young, younger, Bacalta .. No, I do not know, but I think he's young. The Alk is not well integrated and edged already in the nose. In the mouth rather out of round, but with water he loses even more. Only the finish (apricots with honey, a little pepper) is quite good and you will notice the Madeira. But even he can not hide the youth. On average, I do not give more than 6-8Y age. For me for the price a fail.

  57. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Pretty delicious, 85 € are borderline for the taste, for a limited collection bottling but not really outrageous.
    • Nose
      very sweet, honey, spicy (speculaas / gingerbread), dried apricots, ripe mirabelles, butter biscuits
    • Taste
      Werther's real, milk chocolate, honey, overripe orange to bitter orange, raisin, looks very juicy ... after a long time in the mouth tart, dark chocolate, ricola, sweetish tobacco
    • Finish
      medium to long, Storck giants with pepper

  58. Tommyknocker scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    a fruit concentrate, something like this with Glenmorangie. Not enormously complex but delicious and powerful.
    • Nose
      tremendous fruitiness, concentrated yellow fruit, pickled apricot, orange marmalade, buttery, creamy sweetness, honey. Delicious!
    • Taste
      here even more concentrated fruit flavors, closely interwoven. Orange juice with honey, slightly herb then, liqueur-like, and then light sherry-like raisin note.
    • Finish
      long, dry, the fruitiness will last a long time.

  59. Shane_IL scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    This was a nice one. The interplay between the various influences was, as expected, very interesting and yet everything was also quite well balanced, and perhaps even too mild for the tastes of some. As for me I quite enjoyed it. Sometimes I find too much focus on the finish in these private editions, like last year’s Milsean, but for me this one was Baby Bear’s porridge.

    Reviewed in my blog:
    https://iwriteaboutstuffilike.com/2017/02/20/glenmorangie-bacalta/
    • Nose
      Quite a chewy malty note to it, more-so than the usual Glenmorangie profile. Creamy porridge with honey. Dried apricots. Vanilla and delicate floral notes galore. Light wood. Orange cake. After some time a light briney note shows up.
    • Taste
      Bitter wood. Lots of wood spice. Mint. Boiled sweets. Dried citrus peel. Herbal Honey. Slight nuttiness. Seville oranges.
    • Finish
      Medium-long. Very big wood spice note. Nutmeg, cloves and cinnamon. When that dies down there’s a bitter wood and vanilla not. A slight sweet, jammy stickiness behind it all.

  60. Jevan scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  61. Jevan scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    After Milsean and the Malmsey Madeira I expected this to be very sweet but I don't find that it is. It is quite malty and rich and seems like an amped up Original 10 which is probably its base before the finishing. However, while I do like it, I find the alcohol in it quite harsh and this probably belies its youngish age. It is no surprise that my favourite Glenmorangie Private Editions were both age statemented - Ealanta 19YO and Artein 15YO. 87.
    • Nose
      Initially quite sharp with alcohol, surprising as it is only 46%ABV. Then custard creams, vanilla, light flower honey and very light oak. Sweet, warm fleshy fruits - nectarines or apricots? Strong whiff of menthol later in. Something a bit petroleum-y is hiding here too, a bit like Vaseline but elusive? With water, a little more oak and malt spiciness appears. I find this nose multi-layered but harsh due to the alcohol.
    • Taste
      Very nice mouthfeel with a viscous oily mouth-coating effect. Taste rich and sweet and both fruity and malty at the same time. I like it! Rich, earthy and spicy but surprisingly not heavy, I get white pepper and a hint of clove. Acetone. Honey and orange peel.
    • Finish
      Medium finish with a menthol tingliness and a malty earthiness.

  62. Drochaid scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Aroma: Intense, sweet honey, aromas of ripe apricot and mead and mineral notes, followed by white chocolate The addition of some water brings out the typical rancio tone of oxidized wines with notes of baked bread, malt biscuits, meadow flowers and some peach crumble Taste: Initially mint toffee, baked fruits with caramelized oranges and apricots, lots of honey, almonds and dates a rich, syrupy finish with marzipan, white pepper and honeydew melon and caramelized citrus and pear, creamy fudge and intriguing menthol and eucalyptus notes in the background Notes of the distillery

  63. Achany scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    first Impression on the nose were oranges! fruity, sweet,flowers, wonderful. the first sip took a second until the flavours fully opened. there is first the sweetness, honey, fruits and this transforms into spices, malt. fine long finish, perfectly balanced!  
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  64. Rhönräuber scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    excellent upgrade of the 10 yo original. it´s very well balanced with the madeira influence. well done.
    • Nose
      blossom honey, slightly fermented apricots, white chocolate, vanilla
    • Taste
      baked fruits, caramelized orange peel, dates, roasted almonds. pleasant tingling on the tongue with a hint of malmsey madeira wine.
    • Finish
      the lovely tingling leads to white pepper aroma, citrus, marzipan, honey froasted pears. surprisingly madeira wine notes are present in the throat.  

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