Wine Enthusiast 95 points - This golden spirit is often flagged by bartenders and sommeliers as a favorite; itâs easy to see why. A decade in Bourbon casks, plus an extra two years in Sauternes barriques yields a fresh honeysuckle and vanilla perfume and a super-smooth spirit with creamy honey and nut flavors, with hints of dark chocolate and cinnamon. Very few spirits have such elegance and silky finesse. Good value, too. - K.N..December/2011
Ultimate Spirits Challenge 95 points - Very gentle aromas are pretty, offering flowers, oatmeal and straw. In the mouth the flavors unfold slowly, beginning with toasted nuts and hay before turning to honey, white flowers, and white fleshed stone fruit..March/2017
Ultimate Beverage Challenge 95 points - (Tried & True Award)- Golden raisin-like color. Sumptuous aroma of baked fruits (pears, nectarines, quince), wine grapes, malt, fruit salad, honeysuckle -- amazing bouquet. Flavors include white raisins, honey, apple butter, wine, biscuits. Finishes long, succulent, divinely ambrosial..March/2015
âGreat to see French casks that actually complement a whisky - so rare! An exercise in outrageously good sweet-dry balancingâ It is here, in hand selected wine barriques from Sauternes: the most famous and ancient sweet wine growing region of France, that this whisky develops its rich, spicy and dessert-like flavours. Non chill-filtered for additional aroma and mouthfeel.
Sumptuous and warming, the Glenmorangie Nectar D'Or has spent ten years in American white oak casks before spending its final two years in Sauternes casks from France.
Aroma: Lime and orange rind, sultanas and dates give a rich fruity flavour laced with tantalising spices of coconut and nutmeg. Taste: Ginger, nutmeg and toasted almonds bring a deep, warming taste interwoven with a syrupy lemon meringue and honeycomb middle. Finish: Long and lusciously sweet finish with lemon zest, white chocolate, vanilla and traces of ginger and nutmeg.