Another Glenmorangie, and probably the most popular among the wine finishes as this is a favourite of many whisky lovers. Glenmorangie Nectar d’Or is extra-matured in Sauternes wine casks, and we already know these Botrytis affected sweet wines can really lift up a whisky.
Glenmorangie Nectar D’Or
(46%, OB 2008, Sauternes finish)
Nose: apples and cinnamon. Apricots and tangerine. Hints of pineapple on syrup. Some kiwi. Quite warm with hints of cake and lemon pie. Honeysuckle. Very sweet.
Mouth: indeed very sweet but it shows more spices from the oak now. Much thicker and richer than the Original. Big hints of marmalade and all kinds of yellow fruits. Honey. Lots of vanilla and white chocolate. Mocha in the aftertaste.
Finish: medium length, creamy and firm enough thanks to the oak. Hints of ginger.
Certainly a big step up from the Glenmorangie Original and for me the best of the finishes. Very sweet but not cloying. Worth the extra money and a good after dinner choice. Around € 50.