| Glenmorangie Signet
|Flaskens volum:||70 cl|
|Pris Vinmonopolet:||Kr. 1.339,-|
|Poeng NMWL:||8,5/10 p|
|Poeng Jim Murray:||93/100 p|
|Poeng Whiskyfun:||87/100 p|
|Farge||Uten vann||Med vann|
|Farge ikke vurdert|| Lukt: Kaffe, lakris, sjokolade, maltpreget, Earl Gray, lett krydderpreget
Smak: Kaffe, sjokolade, relativt søt, krydder, noe vanilje
| Ikke vurdert lukt.
Ikke vurdert smak.
|Ettersmak: Lang |
Oppsummering: En meget god etter-maten-dram. Kaffe og sjokoladepreget er litt uvant for meg i en whisky, men det fungerer godt her.
Prisen gjør vel at jeg ikke kjøper inn denne, siden ca 1300,- er litt i overkant for en whisky.
Destilleriets offisielle smaksnotater
|Amber/orange||Well, it does smell a bit like sherry-finished whisky but not only that, as if there was something else in the mix. Maybe new oak? Rather fragrant, with rather obvious notes of old roses and old-style perfume (musk, patchouli), then vanilla, bitter oranges and ginger. A little paraffin as well. Gets finally much toastier, sort of roasted (coffee beans) before returning to fruitier notes (blackcurrants). Always quite some ginger and nutmeg, rather typical of new or first fill oak. Very nice nose altogether, only the rather heavy notes of paraffin are a bit too much for our taste.||It’s a little more on the winey/honeyed side again at the attack (very ripe strawberries) but that’s soon to be counterbalanced with the same notes of toasted oak as on the nose. Very sweet and rather nervous. There are clearly these two ‘families’ of aromas, both being easily identifiable, but just as what happened on the nose, it’s the oak that wins at the end, thanks to its very spicy signature (the usual soft curry, dried ginger, white pepper and nutmeg.)|
|Ettersmak: Long, the oak almost speaks solo now, with quite some tannins and even a little mustard. |
Oppsummering: I’m wondering whether the two main kinds of casks that were used here – or so it seems – were used consecutively or if they were simply blended before bottling. Either way, it’s another very good ‘modern’ whisky by Glenmorangie, kind of the missing link between their experiments with wine casks (Côtes de Beaune, for instance) and new oak (Artisan Cask, Astar and all the single casks). It works, and I guess the various combinations of both ‘universes’ can make for endless variations.
- Det er benyttet ca. 20 % sjokolademalt i basisbatchen av whisky som blir til Signet. Den 10-årige batchen blandes med eldre whisky fra Glenmorangie før den tappes.
- "The Dram's Dark Side, The Age". Hentet 2009-11-05.