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