Glenmorangie Nectar d’Or

A few years ago Glenmorangie revamped their entire line with new bottles and a few new finishes to replace the older ones. While all of them are pretty good, for the finishes my preference has always gone to the Nectar d’Or. It’s their regular 10 year old whisky which has had an addictional two years in Sauternes casks. The other (Port and Sherry) are pretty decent too, but a bit more generic in my opinion.

I read recently that apart from this Nectar d’Or there also is a fifteen year old which has been in the Sauternes casks for five years, but I haven’t been able to try that one yet.

Nose:
Sweet and fruity with a thickness like a dessert wine. Barley, a hint of cleaning products, caramel and the fruit tones get bigger and bigger. Papaya, mango, white grapes and sweet pears.

Taste:
The flavour and palate are a little more simple with light white pepper and tropical fruits. Although it’s only 46% and the bottle has been open for a few years, it still has some punch to it. I like the taste, but the nose is more impressive.

Finish:
This is very good. Sweet and spicy, a little dessert wine thickness here as well, sirupy with many tropical fruits and more ‘local’ fruits as well. The pears and grapes are definetly back. It doesn’t last too long but it’s also a bit more spicy than the earlier parts of tasting this.

A very decent whisky for a very decent price. It should be available anywhere and I can recommend this one. The fruit bomb idea for this whisky might have been ahead of their time a bit, since that type of whisky became very popular in the last two or three years, and this one had been around for a while then.

Glenmorangie Nectar d’Or, 46%, available at De Whiskykoning for € 50, and more internationally at Master of Malt.

4 stars

About Sjoerd de Haan-Kramer

I'm very interested in booze, with a focus on whisky. I like to listen to loads of music and play lots of Magic: the Gathering, and board games too. I'm married to Anneke, have two daughters Ot and Cato, a son Moos and a cat called Kikker (which means Frog, in Dutch). I live in Krommenie, The Netherlands.
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