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WC Review – Glenmorangie Sauternes Cask Finish


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WhiskyCritic recently had an occasion to try Glenmorangie Sauternes Cask Finish Single Malt Scotch – part of one of Glenmorangie’s core ranges, in this case, Nectar d’Or.

Glenmorangie Sauternes Cask Finish has been matured in ex-bourbon American oak barrels for 10 years before being finished for two years in casks formerly containing Sauternes sweet wine from France. Sauternes wine comes from grapes affected by so-called “noble rot” – which gives it a distinct sweet flavor.

WC found the Glenmorangie Sauternes Cask Finish to have a distinctive flavor – though not necessarily sweet – trending, instead, more toward the pungent and spicy side of the palate. The kind of whisky that would pair perfectly with, say, a few slices of a white cheddar. One might even want to cut the spice with some ice – but that would be a personal choice, of course.

Overall, WC found the Glenmorangie Sauternes Cask Finish to be pleasant enough – but not overwhelming enough to write home about – so we award it with a respectable but unassuming 79 out of 100.

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