70cl / 46%
- Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
- Distillery Bottling
The fifth of Glenmorangie's yearly Private Edition special releases - Companta, Scots Gaelic for friendship. It's a marriage of whiskies finished in Clos de Tart Grand Cru wine casks and sweet fortified wine casks from Côtes du Rhône. Dr Bill Lumsden likes to experiment each year and we suspect this will be excellent.
Glenmorangie Companta Reviews
Tasting Notes by Billy A
Nose: Pungent - blood oranges, spiced milk chocolate, coarse black pepper, stewed plums, almonds, red apples and sweet waxiness, with underlying darker leather, damp wood and earthy notes.
Palate: Sweet and spicy to start, with fresh vanilla cream at one end of the spectrum and old oakiness at the other. More chocolate, nutmeg, liquorice, dark cocoa, black pepper, green leaves and some barrel char. Along with all of that it's packed with winey flavour - tannic grapes, rich port sweetness, cherries and some leather.
Finish: Spicy and long, with black pepper, anis, berries and orange zest.
Colour: Deep cherry red
Nose: Rich, 'Autumnal' scents of red berries, damp forest floors, a hint of fragrant wood smoke and some aromatic, nutty oak
Taste: Red/stewed fruits, sugared plums, blood orange, rose-hip syrup, milk chocolate, brown sugar
Finish: Mouth-coating finish
3 Customer Reviews
Chocolate right off the bat! Vanillia most definitely. This dram is a special occation. I was lucky to find 2 bottles at original price. Don't worry. The nectar d'or is just as good
This stuff is pure nectar. Slight oak cherry on the tongue, deep, satisfying finish with just the tiniest hint of smoke. Its beautiful stuff, if you only buy one bottle of malt this year, this HAS to be the one.