Glenmorangie The Quinta Ruban 12 YO
Glenmorangie The Quinta Ruban 12 YO, ABV
"Quinta Ruban is Glenmorangie's port finish. To craft this single malt they specially selected Port pipes from the Douro valley in Portugal."
Nose: Sweet, cool, and reminding me of an old and cold cellar - brick walls and earth floor. Perhaps a cellar used to mature port wine? A bit dusty, a bit earthy and certainly fruity. Port wine notes, as well as vanilla and berries. A bit closed. This is also a whisky that really "grows" in the glass, and it is a purely positive development. Opens up more, and becomes even more fruity.
Taste: Smooth mouthfeel, medium body. More port wine feel to it on the palate. Lots of berries, or maybe grapes. Simple syrup, strawberries, barley and vanilla.
Finish: Medium long finish. More of the same really, but with added milk chocolate. And that can't be a bad thing, right?
Comments: A nice little dessert whisky.
Image from Master of Malt.
Sláinte! - Thomas