Inspired by Dr Billís travels across Franceís greatest vineyards and the friends made along the way, Glenmorangie Companta (Scots Gaelic for ‘friendshipí) is a refined balance between bold spice and rich, smooth sweetness; the result of a careful assemblage of spirit extra matured in Grand Cru casks from Clos de Tart and those of a lusciously sweet fortified wine from Cotes du Rhone.
“The smaller vineyards of the region donít 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.
“This shared philosophy inspired me to create the ultimate tribute to my longstanding love for French vineyards and the friends that Iíve had the pleasure to make throughout my travels.Ē Ė Dr Bill
On the nose, Companta exudes rich, ’autumnal’ scents of red berries and damp forest floors, with a hint of fragrant woodsmoke complementing notes of aromatic, nutty oak.
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.
Companta lingers on with a rich, mouth-coating finish.
| Ultimate Beverage Challenge 94 points (Apr 2014)
With a nose reminiscent of ruby port, it shows wonderful dried fig, shaved nutmeg and earthy, even cardamon, aromas. In the mouth it is extremely robust, yet well balanced with savory smoked meat blending with sumptuous dried fig before finishing effortlessly.