Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Review: Glenmorangie 10

Glenmorangie 10
Price: $35-$45
Strength: 43 %

I first had Glenmorangie 10 at a tasting alongside the distillery's numerous finished expressions with funny names (LaSanta, Quinta Ruban, etc).  At the end of the night I thought the 10-year-old was the best of the lot, and a great bargain.  The nose reveals zesty fruit but also lots of malt and some honey.  The palate is soft at first but becomes increasingly tangy with citrus fruit.  Lots of marshmallow and pineapple with a bit of coconut, this is little like drinking ambrosia fruit salad.  Also some almond flakes and oak influence to round out this surprisingly complex Speysider.  Of the inexpensive "glens" I've tasted, this is the one to get.  88 points (B+).

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