The fifth release in Glenmorangie's Private Edition, Companta is a vatting of whiskies aged in American oak and then finished in wine casks from Clos de Tart vineyards and a fortified wine from Cotes du Rhone.
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 nots on the nose but the astringency stays with you.
I'm not a huge fan of this malt. The nose is very nice but the palate is overly astringent and the wine notes aren't ingtegrated well into the malt.