Glen Moray

Glen Moray 16 Years Old 2004 Chenin Blanc Cask #341 (60.3%, OB, 2020)

Glen Moray 16 Years Old 2004 Chenin Blanc Cask #341

Whisky Review

  • 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

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What they say

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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.

Overall

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.

Score 84/100

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