The basis for the Glenmorangie Grand Vintage 1997 is whisky, which was initially matured for 10 years in ex bourbon casks before spending the next 13 years in ex-red wine barrels from Château Montrose from the appellation Saint-Estèphe, Bordeaux. During this time it developed extraordinary dark berry fruit flavors, as the latest press release from Moet Hennessy reports.
Colour: deep ocher On the nose: An amazing, fruity-perfumed complexity. Floral notes of roses, jasmine and cloves mix with aromas of red berries, mint toffee, pastries or cakes and top notes of sweets. With a little water, more mild, floral notes of roses and cloves emerge, with a subtle spiciness of sweet chilli, cloves and ginger.
On the palate a slightly tingling, gently spicy taste is followed by a symphony of sweet candy flavours, red berry fruits with pineapple and pear and mandarin wedges in fruit jelly. With sweet notes of ginger and chilli, fine marzipan and candied apples.
The finish is sweet, rich, long and delicately spicy.