The Glenmorangie Nectar D’or is initially matured in traditional bourbon casks before being transferred to sauternes casks for an extra maturation. This second maturation in sauternes casks adds an enticing range of complimentary flavours.
Nose: Apple, pears, hay and vanilla straight off the bat. Sweet white wine and fresh oak- almost bourbony. Slight espresso and honey. Creamy. Succulent.
Palate: More apples, honey and white wine. A slight dryness- like pinot. Fine, acacia honey. Pears, light vanilla and some warm barley.
Finish: Medium to short, dry, slightly astringent oak. Warming and pleasing. Slight salinity.
Overall: A lovely whisky, fruity, delicate and ever so slightly dry. Sweet wine fills the background beautifully.