Glenmorangie Grand Vintage Malt 1997
Country of origin: UK, Scotland
The basis for the 23-year-old Highland
is , which was initially matured for 10 years in ex- before spending the next 13 years in ex-red wine from Château Montrose from the appellation Saint-Estèphe, Bordeaux. During this time it developed extraordinary dark berry fruit flavors, as the latest press release from Moet Hennessy reports.The vintage whisky, which was matured exclusively in ex-Bourbon casks, and with whisky from ex-Oloroso . And we read as well about “further, secret casks” …
was rounded off by the combination with Dr. Bill Lumsden, Director of Whisky Creation at Glenmorangie, comments on this seventh edition of the Bond House No. 1 Collection: “The Glenmorangie Grand Vintage 1997 is dramatically different: lively with aromas of red berries, seductive spice, melting marzipan and floral notes. Inspired by my dream of expressive single malts and in the spirit of the kaleidoscopic style of Glenmorangie.”
Color: Deep ocher
Nose: An amazing, fruity-perfumed complexity. Floral notes of roses, jasmine and cloves mix with aromas of red berries, mint toffee, pastries or cakes and top notes of sweets.
Palate: A slightly tingling, gently spicy taste is followed by a symphony of sweet candy flavours, red berry fruits with pineapple and pear and mandarin wedges in fruit jelly. With sweet notes of ginger and chili, fine marzipan and candied apples.
Finish: Sweet, rich, long and delicately spicy.