Glen Moray 16 Years Old 2004 Chenin Blanc Cask 341 (60.3%, OB, 2020)
- ABV: 60.3%
- Age: 16 Years old
- Bottling: OB, Distillery Exclusive, Cask #341
- Category: Speyside single malt scotch whisky
- Cost: £85
- Origin: Glen Moray distillery
- Vintage: 2004
What they say
Official tasting notes:
- Colour: Auburn
- Nose: A delightful combination of pear drops and freshly made camomile tea. A robust honeycomb and apple pairing completes the wonderful flavours exuding from the glass.
- Taste: Ginger and Seville orange create the opening salvo of a flavour laden explosion on the palate. Tropical fruits mingle with camomile notes, with almonds following the strong opening.
- Finish: With all its opening intensity this whisky softly fades into a whisper of ginger, floral hints and a mineral finale.
What I say
A trio of Glen Moray distillery exclusives, all fully matured in ex-wine casks. Following on from the Chardonnay cask I sampled this ex-Chenin Blanc cask matured example.
My tasting notes:
- Appearance: Dark amber (12/20), medium-large tears, long, medium legs.
- Nose: Fresh, fruity and floral, wafts of toasty oak, dusty and woody, dunnage warehouse, apple, pear, celery, green, leafy, white grapes, slightly damp greenhouse full of geraniums and tomato plants.
- Taste: Spice and sweet, freshly squeezed orange juice with zesty bits, orange and ginger marmalade, lemongrass, slightly woody and fusty – almost a little rubbery, apples, pears, full bodied and intense again, maltiness and a little marzipan appear later.
- Finish: Long, mineralic, chalky and fruity, touch floral, love heart and parma violet sweeties without so much of the sweet sherbet fizz/nature.
Another full bodied and intense expression. Again quite tannic and spicy, with water this moves into fruit & chalk but still that must/old rubber persists throughout.
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