Glenmorangie Limited Edition Astar 2017 Release is a revisited much-acclaimed Glenmorangie first released in 2008. A single malt whisky fully matured in ‘designer’ casks and bottled at 52.5% ABV.
Colour : Bright gold.
Nose : Rich, sweet and fruity with fresh bright floral top notes. At full strength, the aroma is rich in butterscotch and honey, drizzled with fresh mint and a burst of coconut. The nose is full of citrus, freshly squeezed lemons fill the nose. With water, the sweetness intensifies. White sugar, lemon meringue then creamy and luscious sweet fruits: pineapple, pears and peaches in vanilla ice cream.
Taste : The mouth-feel is deliciously smooth, rich and creamy, full of sumptuous sweet and fruity flavours. The taste is exceptionally well-rounded and balanced. Initially crème-brûlée emerges with more tropical and stone fruits. Apricots smothered with vanilla custard. Hazelnuts in soft buttery fudge mix with some clove spiciness and toasted oak. Shortly after, the palate is gently cleansed by a hint of cooling mint and fresh menthol.
Finish : The finish is long and smooth with a lingering mix of honey and almond, coconut ice and traces of aniseed.
Tasting notes courtesy of Glenmorangie Distillery.