Recently tried the Lasanta and think it's terrific! A teaspoon of water only and have savored a fabulous lingering finish.
Question: In view of the fact that the process for all three of the 12 year varieties is the same, i.e., 10 years of maturation in oak followed by two years finish in in casks of sherry (Lasanta), or port (Quinta Ruban) or sauterne (Nectar d'Or), why is there such disparity in price between the first two and the Nectar d'Or? At the TW&L I frequent, the Lasanta and the QR each go for $46 while the Nd'O jumps to a whopping (comparatively) $80. Michael Jackson's tome on single malts rates the Lasanta and the QR at 86 apiece, and scores the Nd'O at just a point more at 87. Are the French charging much extra for their sauterne casks or is there something else at work here on the part of Glenmorangie?