What you need to know:
- Glenmorangie’s new “A Tale of Winter” follows last year’s well-received release of “A Tale of Cake”, finished in Tokaji casks.
- It is a 13 year old bottling finished in Marsala wine casks.
- Notes of fruit and honey, cocoa dust, flakes of red pepper, chunks of brazil nut toffee, and finishes off with swirls of cinnamon, ginger and clove.
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Glenmorangie has another tale for us! Since last year’s A Tale of Cake special, which was very well received for its multi-layered fruity sweetness, it seems that Glenmorangie is readying an all new “A Tale of Winter”.
This time it’ll be a 13 year old Glenmorangie finished in Marsala wine casks and bottled at 45% ABV.
“Light flurries of fruit and honey, building to torrents of cocoa dust, flakes of red pepper and chunks of brazil nut toffee, culminating in a feels-like-forever finish that swirls with cinnamon, ginger and clove.”
Sounds delicious to be honest.
As far as we are aware, this is Glenmorangie’s first use of the wine cask, Marsala being a fortified wine produced in the Sicily regions of Italy.
Here's a helpful infographic from Wine Folly cos we're not the wine experts. (Image Source: Wine Folly)
Marsala comes in an extensive range depending on their colour, sweetness and the length of their aging, but typically spotting flavors of cooked apricot and brown sugar, and even honey, tobacco, licorice and cherries just to name a few.
It is also often found as an ingredient in cooking, for example Chicken Marsala, and compares relatively closely to Madeira wine.
We’ll certainly be looking out for this one!