Review #34 – Glenmorangie Nectar D’Or 86/100
How glad I was to find a little bottle of this literal nectar nestled in at the back of my whisky shelf. This is a whisky I haven’t had in quite a while, it’s very rarely seen in bars or shops in my neck of the woods, which is unfortunate as it’s a cracking whisky.
One of my favourite flagship whiskies is the Glenmorangie 10, it is well rounded spirit with layer upon layer of sweet cereal and soft fruit, and the Nectar D’Or is no different, except for the Sauternes finish which has bumped it up a peg or two. This is an absolutely awesome whisky, which unfortunately seems to have gone under the radar.
Out of the bottle and into the glass, the Nectar D’Or pours a deep golden honey colour, medium to full bodied, leaving a very prominent necklace around the side of the glass which soon turns into very slick, thick, oily legs.
On the nose, there is an initial sweetness of caramel toasted pecans, brandy snaps and plenty of dessert wine all stitched together with delicate notes of pear and cantaloupe.
On the palate the Nectar D’Or delivers up what the nose put on offer and more, there is more of the sweet caramel flavour coming through but now with more cereal notes: granola and shortbread, finishing up with delicate flavours of ripe yellow plums and poached pears.
Unbelievable whisky, and one of the best in this price range.