The last review of Glenmorangie’s 12 year old wood finished series. This one was finished in Sauternes casks. Sauternes is a sweet white wine from France known for its ability to age well.
Aged 12 years. 46%ABV. Finished in sauternes casks. No colourant added and non-chill filtered.
Nose: A bit weak. Sultanas. Marzipan. Grapefruit juice (the stuff with all the chemicals, not fresh squeezed). Caramel. Herbal honey. Buttered toast. Orange sponge cake. Gooseberries. Roast butternut in a white wine cream sauce.
Palate: Wood, sweet gooey wood. Maple syrup on fresh waffles. Toffee. Sweet & sour sauce. Dessert wine.
Finish: Long. Sweet and woody. Ends off on a dry winey note.
Would I buy this: No
Would I order this in a bar: No
Would I drink this if someone gave me a glass: No
I’m not a huge fan of Sauternes finishes as is, and with the sweet Glenmorangie profile it was just too much for me. Also felt a bit closed on the nose.