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12 Apr 2010

Glenmorangie Lasanta

Tasting notes by Ruben Luyten - Posted in Glenmorangie

Glenmorangie Lasanta is part of the finished range of Glenmorangie (together with Quinta Ruban and Nectar D’Or). All of them are essentially the same as the Original with an additional finish of 2-3 years. Lasanta is matured in ex-bourbon casks and enhanced in oloroso sherry casks.


Glenmorangie Lasanta Glenmorangie Lasanta
(46%, OB 2008, Oloroso finish)

Nose: sweet like a dessert wine, with lots of honey and caramel. Quite elegant hints of crème brûlée and cinnamon. Some milk chocolate. Not as lush and vibrant as its sibling Glenmorangie Sonnalta PX, but they’re definitely members of the same family. Mouth: medium-bodied, warm and honeyed. Starting on raisins and toffee but growing darker with burnt sugar and walnut aromas. There’s a gingery aftertaste that’s a bit out of key for me. Finish: quite long with hints of ginger, dried oranges and cocoa.

This Glenmorangie Lasanta is quite simple but beautifully designed and very good value. Still I prefer the Sonnalta PX even though it costs a bit more. Around € 45.

Score: 83/100

Glenmorangie Lasanta 3 Ruben Luyten 2010-04-12
  • aw

    Would love to hear your opinion of the Astar. Not usually my thing, being a fan of sherry monsters and peat monsters, but it’s slowly winning me over. Kind of like a vanilla monster.

    (Talking of sherry monsters, I started in on my Springbank 21yo last week. Man, we are in FLAVOUR country. There just seemed to be more flavour bursting out, especially on the palate, than you find with modern drams.)

  • kallaskander

    Hi there,

    Glenmorangies Dr. Bill Lumsden told during the introduction phase of the Extra Matured Range during his promotions that the malts are essentially the “Original matured for at least 2 years in different wood”. The Original is 10 years old.

    That is the reason for the new name of the series, extra matured instead of wood finishings. The latter were Glenmorangie 9.5 years with a 6 month finishing.


  • Ruben

    @aw: I didn’t try the Astar. Lucky you with the Springbank 21! That’s one of my favourite drams of all times.



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