‘GlenDronach Time’ Session #4 : Dessert Wine finishes–Sauternes & Moscatel
We’re continuing the GlenDronach time sessions with yet another wine finish session. Not only one type of wine cask finish, but two different types of casks. The first is Sauternes, and the second Moscatel (or Muscatel). I’ve tasted a few Sauternes finishes in the past year, and one of my favourites is of course the Glenmorangie ‘Nectar D’or’ Sauternes finished, a lovely dram that in my opinion is the best in the Glenmorangie finishes range. As for Moscatel, I’ve yet to sample a whisky finished in that type of cask, and i was really intrigued to find out how it would be.
GlenDronach 14 year old Sauternes finish, 46% ABV, £40
Nose: Sweet, juicy and luscious. Apricots, Wild Berries, and honeysuckle. Some Wininess, reminds me of ice wine, with fruits dipped in it. a Very scrumptious and sexy nose. no doubt about it. Sauternes, we love you.
Palate: Sweet, sultanas dipped in liqueur, Chocolate fudge, the fruits hit you on the second wave. Clear Desert wine notes going on here (not a real surprise eh?) . A very rewarding and lush palate.
Finish :Sweet, milk chocolate, and fruits(sultanas,sweet berries) that linger.
I very sweet, desert time whisky. will make your mouth water, it’s so chwey sweet, and fruity. a realy lovely Sauternes finish, very different from other Sauternes finishes we’ve tried recently.
Score : 86/100
GlenDronach 15yo , Moscatel Finish , 46% ABV, £41
Nose: Sweet fruits in syrup, stewed apricots, and dried figs, and some dates, all engulfed in vanilla custard. some wet wood notes as well. A real "Tu bishvat" dram. delicious.
Palate : Sweet fruity melange with spice(cinnamon, cloves), vanilla seeds, crisp. Oily mouth feel , really mouth coating feeling, warm and engulfing.
Finish : Spicy, sweet, some wood and ending on sweet chocolate fudge.
Yummy, sweet, even better than the Sauternes. I like this one a lot.