Glenmorangie releases Companta, the fifth annual release from the award-winning Private Edition range
September 10, 2014: From the deepest recesses of Dr Bill Lumsden’s ‘cabinet of curiosities’, Glenmorangie’s celebrated Director of Whisky Creation and Distilling presents Glenmorangie Companta, the fifth release from the Private Edition - a limited edition range of rare and intriguing single malts.
“The smaller vineyards of the region don’t seem to worry about yields, costs, or timings. They work tirelessly, simply to produce the very best wine. In the same spirit as Glenmorangie, they stop at nothing in the pursuit of perfection,” says Dr. Bill. “This shared philosophy inspired me to create the ultimate tribute to my longstanding love for French vineyards and the friends that I’ve had the pleasure to make throughout my travels.”
Glenmorangie Companta is the product of extra maturation in several of Dr Lumsden’s most coveted casks, carefully selected from two of the finest French vineyards sharing Glenmorangie’s ‘unnecessarily well made’ philosophy. A refined balance between bold spice and rich, smooth sweetness, Companta is born of Grand Cru casks from Clos de Tart and those of a lusciously sweet fortified wine from Côtes du Rhône.
On the nose, Companta exudes rich, 'autumnal' scents of red berries and damp forest floors, with a hint of fragrant wood smoke complementing notes of aromatic, nutty oak.
It is bottled at a strength of 46 per cent, and non-chill filtered for extra body and texture. Upon tasting, a spicy palate redolent of cherries and stewed fruits is slowly revealed, as notes of sugared plums, blood orange and rose-hip syrup emerge alongside milk chocolate and brown sugar, leading into a mouth-coating finish.
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