Sunday, July 27, 2014
Companta is the fifth and newest release in Glenmorangie's Private Edition. The whisky was aged in American oak and then finished in various wine and fortified wine casks. It's non-age stated and non-chill filtered.
Glenmorangie Companta, 46% abv ($100)
The nose is malty with orange rind, brandy notes and lots of fruit. The palate is fairly straightforward and malty with a touch of honey and a bit of acid; the acid grows toward the end getting a bit astringent. The finish has red wine notes and some sherry type notes on the nose but the astringency stays with you.
I'm not a huge fan of this malt. The nose is very nice, but it's overly astringent and the wine notes aren't integrated well into the malt. I much prefer last year's Ealanta release, which, based on repeated tastings, I've grown to like even more than I did in my initial review.
Thanks to My Annoying Opinions for the sample, and check out his somewhat more favorable review of the Glenmorangie Companta.