Glenmorangie 12 year old Nectar D’Òr Extra Matured Range Sauternes Cask 750ml
*Top 50 Spirits of 2011* This golden spirit is often flagged by bartenders and sommeliers as a favorite; itís easy to see why. A decade in Bourbon casks, plus an extra two years in Sauternes barriques yields a fresh honeysuckle and vanilla perfume and a super-smooth spirit with creamy honey and nut flavors, with hints of dark chocolate and cinnamon. Very few spirits have such elegance and silky finesse. Good value, too.
Finished (extra-matured, as they are now saying) in Sauternes casks. This expression replaces the Madeira wood finish. Beautiful sweet notes of honeycomb, sultana, apple pie, and white chocolate balanced by peach, coconut, and pineapple. Gentle background spice. The Sauternes cask adds extra weight and viscosity. The sweetness is not cloying, nor does it dominate the flavor profile. A good demonstration of the benefits of wood finishing.
The Glenmorangie Nectar D'Or spends 10 years in Bourbon casks and then another two years in Sauternes barrels. It smells like citrus, coconut-rolled dates and spice. These notes carry over to the creamy, lemony palate, with hints of toasted almonds, ginger and honey. Finishes with lemon zest, chocolate, ginger and spice.