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13 Apr 2010

Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban

Posted by: Ruben Luyten In: Glenmorangie

v57 The third Glenmorangie in our little overview of the standard range: Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban. A Port wine-finished malt this time.

 

Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban
(46%, OB 2008, Port finish)

Nose: instant notes of pears poached in wine. Tangerine and cinnamon. Hints of raspberry and pink grapefruit. Angelica fruit cake with a few floral hints. Not far away from the sherry version. Quite good, but again a bit ‘designed’. Mouth: sweet and sugary with milk chocolate and molasses. More spices than the other wine finishes (cinnamon and cloves). Not really expressive and definitely too winey overall. Finish: dying really soon, quite noticeable compared to the others. Oranges and dry oak.

Not my favourite Glenmorangie. The nose was better than expected but it lost some points for the winey palate. Around € 45.

Score: 80/100

Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban 2.5 Ruben Luyten 2010-04-13
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  • http://www.aspiringgentleman.com Luke – AspiringGent

    One thing worth mentioning — this is a great dram for the first-time whisky drinker. In particular I find women really dig the Quinta Ruban.

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