Wednesday 28 February 2018

Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban & Madeira (Old Style) Reviews

Hi everyone,

I realised a few days ago that I have a tonne of reviews missing from here (mainly because of this ranking systemI've been doing) and a big part of that failing is Glenmorangie. How have I not review the basic 10yo Glenmo yet? Well, going onto my Glenmorangie folder on my laptop I found that I’ve mysteriously lost my Glenmo 10 review so here’s the other 2 I’ve got until I find some more.
I found the old Madeira finished one in my garage as one of my Dad’s dustys! Great find.
Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban 46%
Colour: Ruby Red
Body: Medium
Nose: Clean, fresh and ethereal. Fresh fruit- Blackberry but quite tropical too with pineapple and mango. A little meaty. A tiny bit of spice- Cinnamon.
Water: More full nose. Juicy fruit- Mango, pineapple, blackberry but also some pear.
Taste: Very fresh and quite ethereal to start. A little vanilla then more full fresh fruit- Pineapple, mango and blackberry. Cinnamon into the finish.
Water: More creamy arrival and spicy and drying development. A little chalky.
Finish: Medium length. Blackberry and blueberry then dark chocolate.
12 years, 2 years finished in Port pipes. Very rich this and it did get better the more the level in the bottle went down.
Glenmorangie Madeira Finish (Old Style) 43%
Colour: Gold
Body: Medium
Nose: Slightly dusty (open bottle effect), fruit cake, raisin and toffee, opening up now, dry oak, ginger biscuit, some apple.
Taste: Soft, fruity, dry oak, ginger biscuit, dry spice, quite intense actually, raisin and then more oak and a little harsh spiciness.
Finish: Medium length. A harshness, some alcohol, ginger and oak.
A 1/3 full bottle found in my Dad's garage. Not as good as I was hoping and I definitely think the oxygen had gotten to this one a little bit.

Thanks for reading!

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Best Score: 93
Worst Score: 22
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50-59 Bad
60-64 Just About OK
65-69 Ok to Good
70-74 Good
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