Insider knowledge: Glenmorangie Lasanta whisky is named whisky by virtue of the fact it's from Scotland. If distilled in America the spelling would be Glenmorangie Lasanta whiskey, as opposed to whisky.
The nose is creamy and of caramel, crème anglaise and chocolate raisins, quite dry with notes of mixed sweet spices. The mouth feel is very thick as you chew through honeyed raisins. There is a little sweet beeswax, melted vanilla ice cream as the sherry weaves gently through the palate, a very buttery expression. Much more of that honey in the creamy finish, it has a slight oaky dryness and a dusting of cocoa powder.
A beautiful dram if you like them rich; Really thick mouthfeel and the normal floral notes are much more subtle than most Glenmorangies, Think raisins and figs. Sweet warming finish, this and the Astar are my favorite Glenmorangie expressions for sure.
17th September 2010
At first didn't like it much due to the almost overpowering taste of sultanas on the palate..but after a few more I found it grew on me..rather surprisingly..I would definitely recommend this one for those who like a rich yet smooth and spicy single malt.
26th April 2011
This is how Xmas Pud would taste in It's Wonderful Life. I tried it alongside the Bruichladdich Pedro Ximénez and while I concede it isn't necessarily a like for like comparison, to my mind the Lasanta blew it away. It's incredibly smooth, warm and dessert-like. One for wood-panelled rooms with roaring fires and leather upholstery. Phenomenal stuff and worth twice the price.
5th October 2011
For me this dram is only lovely in smaller sips. I prefer the Quinta Ruban Port finished version, it has a fuller taste. I enjoyed my bottle but I doubt I would buy it again, mainly due to the Macallan 10 year Sherry Cask!
10th May 2012
Another fine offering from the Morangie distillery..the superior qualities of this and the Q Ruban take Glenmorangie to the top table of distilling....Never can decide which I prefer...struth
22nd September 2012
I couldn't find the clean sweetness and mellowing I like so much in other double cask or finish expressions (Benriach 15 PX,or Aberlour 16 for example. Maybe I am too influenced by the fact that I'm not fond of Glenmorangie original style that i recognize too well in every 12 years finish (except Quinta Ruban that appealed me a little more). It's a quality for me...in case you like the original expression.
Maybe the brand new Artein made me change my mind but that's right that it's a 15 years maturation...
29th October 2012
This really reminds of an old winery the smell and taste of a bad wine it's not worth any penny... The only good one from the portfolio is the original 10YO not bad full mouth feel and you can taste the honey and vanilla very nice dram. But you can find better for the money like highland park 12yo try it and you'll love it
21st January 2013
All whiskies have their character. All children have their character - would you say one is 'better' and 'you'll love it more' ?? Just enjoy them all for what they are.... and while they last.
15th July 2013
Nose and mounth: complex, chocolate, mint, great sherry. Smooth and fresh. Excellent.Its one of my 5 favorities drams.
13th August 2013
If you don't like this there is something wrong with you, I think the Nectar D'or (15) is my favourate of Glenmorangie's 'extra matured' range followed by the Quinta Ruban then the Lasanta but there is really nothing between them, they are all superb and very different. Along with An Cnoc 12 and Glendronach 12, Quinta Ruban and Lasanta are my highest ranked younger (upto 12 year old) whiskies.
5th September 2013
I have a penchant for peaty and smoky drams, especially Bowmore and Laphroig, however I thoroughly enjoy Aberlour for its fruity, caramel complexities. This scotch was VERY bland to me. Although the nose was very promising, the palate. under delivered and I was left wanting more. The finish was also very unexceptional. I don't understand how anyone would prefer this two a bottle of Aberlour, but that's my opinion.
16th October 2013
These bad reviews from people who drink Islay malts, who suggest Highland Park need to be aware that this is a completely different whisky than those. Sherry flavours that will warm the bones on a cold night. A bit expensive, but its good and worth a sample at least.
22nd October 2013
Yeah, perhaps my favourite Glenmorangie.... better than the original so worth the few extra quid... and better than Quinta Ruban... so save yourself a few quid. A must buy when on offer in supermarkets.... when I've seen it as low as £27. At that price its an easy decision. Jason Breen.
1st November 2013
Compared to the original, I find this is much smoother and mellow. On the nose, it's a hint of sherry, but the chocolate coated sultanas just stand out. A hint of citrus fruit as well.
26th November 2013