Glenmorangie Artein 15 Year Old

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Glenmorangie Artein 15 Year Old
70cl / 46%
Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
The 2012 entry in Glenmorangie's Private Edition range, named Artein, meaning 'Stone'. This matches up with the meaning of Sassicaia (from 'Sasso', also stone), the 'Super Tuscan' wine previously held in the barrels used to finish this whisky. It's got 15 years old on the label, but it's actually made up of 2 parts 15 year old to 1 part 21 year old whisky for a solid mix of well matured Glenmorangie.
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CountryScotlandRegionHighlandBottlerDistillery BottlingAge15 Year OldCask TypeWine FinishChill FilteredNo
Tasting Notes:
Tasting Notes by Gavin D Smith for Whisky Advocate

Briefly pear drops, then vanilla on the nose, with developing peaches and apricots, shot through with mild ginger. Viscous, mouth-coating, intense, dark fruits, spice, aniseed, and late onset of cloves and black-currant cough medicine on the palate. The finish is fruity, long, and herbal.

88 Points

Tasting Notes by Rob Allanson for Whisky Magazine

Nose
Warming slate, Parkin cake and dark chocolate. Masses of red berry compote followed by peach and ripe apricots.

Palate
Cherries, espresso coffee, Harrogate toffee and parika. Fruits come through, apricots and peaches.

Finish
The wood starts to grip with clove and a little menthol. Again the coffee note.

Comments
Has raised the benchmark in how to finish a whisky in wine casks.

9/10

Tasting Notes by Dave Broom for Whisky Magazine

Nose
To start there's some bracken before it sweetens into hard toffee and then waves of fruits. All very exotic and fragrant with notes of sweet vanilla and chocolate.

Palate
Sweet, there's a good elegant maturity and lots of spice.

Finish
Rosehip syrup.

Comments
Unlike other double matured samples here this shows integration and is distillate rather than wood driven.

9/10

Customer Reviews: (2 reviews)
Great stuff guys! So much so... If you're thinking of buying the 18 year old Glenmorangie, skip it, and go for this instead! This is so much more cleaner and refined whisky! The red fruit on the nose of this whisky are divine. Then, in the development of the palate, you taste old oak notes that you would get from the 18 but it's held up by the younger 15 year old whisky and makes it more revived and exciting. This is Glenmorangie is totally worth every penny!
- anonymous, 7th Jul '12
one of the very best noses you will ever experience. the super tuscan wine maturation really comes through. Great stuff. The best of the private range - just ahead of sonnalta
- Travis Kingdon, 17th May '12
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