Glen Moray 17 Years Old 2003 Chardonnay Cask (58.9%, OB, 2020)
- ABV: 58.9%
- Age: 17 Years old
- Bottling: OB, Distillery Exclusive, Cask #7670
- Category: Speyside single malt scotch whisky
- Cost: £85
- Origin: Glen Moray distillery
- Vintage: 2003
What they say
Official tasting notes:
- Colour: Tawny
- Nose: Opens with sweet freshly cut pineapples drizzled in toffee sauce then sprinkled with white pepper. A very sweet and enticing aroma.
- Taste: Raspberry jam and freshly buttered warm toast, followed by hints of bubblegum and citrus. A flavour which is subtly complex.
- Finish: Drier wood spices coming to the fore and leaving you wanting more.
What I say
A trio of Glen Moray distillery exclusives, all fully matured in ex-wine casks. I’ve started with the oldest at 17 years old or 2003 vintage, matured in an ex Chardonnay cask.
My tasting notes:
- Appearance: Dark amber (12/20), slow, medium tears, tapered legs.
- Nose: Fresh and sweet, furniture polish, oak wood, fruity, apple, white grape, tannic and woody spices, cinnamon, quiet sharp but not distinctly citrus, green, leafy, some zest possibly orange?
- Taste: Full bodied and intensely flavoured, malty barley, soft fruits, peach, apricot jam, some peppery and tannic spice, herbal, sage and rocket leaf and granary cereal toast.
- Finish: Long, drying, spiced and sweet.
Pretty full on at cask strength this is packed with fruits and tannins, with water some peppery spice still remains.
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