Sunday, 18 May 2014

Tasted #90: Glenmorangie Companta

As mentioned a few days ago, Glenmorangie Companta (the latest in Glenmorangie's Private Edition range) has now been released in Australia, and it's a beauty.

Here are my thoughts...

Companta amongst a few of its red wine friends

Glenmorangie Companta (46% ABV, NAS, Highlands, Scotland, $175AUD)
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Colour: Deep, reddish copper.
Nose: Flint, spicy, earthy. A Glenmorangie, sure, but...unlike any other before it.
Palate: Bursts onto the palate, full of flavour - very much a Glenmorangie at first, but wait, now it's tannic, full of berries, and cherries. With a slight hint of smoke. Very warming. Very unique.
Finish: Medium to long, retaining the hint of smoke (just a hint) and cherries from the palate. Also introduces milk chocolate into the equation.
Rating (on my very non-scientific scale): 91/100. As the cold sets in around Sydney, this is a fantastic winter whisky. Warming, full of flavour, and delicious.

Cheers,
 - Martin.

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