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Special Vatting Peaty Malt Whisky MCo

Overall rating
86.00/100
votes
24
Category
Blended Malt
Bottler
Michel Couvreur (MCo)
Bottled
2017
Casktype
Oak Sherry Casks
Strength
45.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L. 20170005
Added on
09 Feb 2018 11:21 am by jose
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 115.00

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Whisky Reviews for Special Vatting Peaty Malt Whisky MCo

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.00 points

  1. didi1893 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    A couvreur is always a very special and "peculiar" pleasure experience. The association with musty, decayed vaulted cellars can never be avoided, but this fact shows the special nature of these bottlings. Sweet and sour fruit flavors play together, spicy and decayed pieces of wood merge with lovage and other spices. The subtle peat and smoke notes give this bottling a very special character and makes the musty "vault cellar feeling" appear particularly pronounced. As already mentioned, this bottling is very special and unusual, but still tasty in its own way!

    22/28/21/22 (87P)
    • Nose
      Gloomy and dirty dark amber rests in the glass, while an oily streak has formed on the glass wall, dark, slightly decayed sherry aromas appear in the nose. Hazelnuts fall on wet leather and shatter into many small pieces, I smell musty vaulted cellar and lightly burnt peat. Dried grapes and berries dissolve from the musty base note, a strange spice mixture distributes its opulent bouquet. For the first time I consciously realize the flavor of lovage, I remember with horror Maggi-spiced soup at the camp. Muffy vaulted cellar and decayed wooden boxes dominate the nose at the moment, a subtle smoke is in the air, minimal shows a subtle note of sulfur. Wet leather and ground hazelnuts stand out again, chewy caramel and sweet toffee sparkle briefly. Dark oranges are suppressed by smoke and peat, here and there are citrus flavors.
    • Taste
      Wow, first the Couvreur flows relatively thinly over the tongue, then suddenly the flavors express on the palate. Spices, dried berries, sour citrus fruits and spicy wood elements, dark chocolate stick to the palate, peppery pungency creeps over the tongue and spreads in the entire palate. After a few moments old walnuts and wet leaves stick between tongue and palate, slightly musty and musty fruit flavors mingle with smoke and leather. Here and there sweet fruit elements are flashing, nut chocolate melts in the mouth, the peppery pungency increases on the second sip and spreads a chubby and musty warmth on the palate. Grapefruit and lovage suddenly stick to the palate, slowly becoming creamy and spicy wood tones more dominant.
    • Finish
      Walnuts, wet leaves and leather stick to the palate, citrus aromas and dark red berries blend into an unusual fruit mixture. The spicy wood tones become more intense, the musty vaulted cellar becomes less, walnuts swim in well spiced soup. Just before the end of the reverberation, leather, walnuts and a hint of tobacco are revealed again.

  2. Sleinn nam Ffoh scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  3. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      85 85

  4. nhuber scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Mix of 12 (10% peat) 14 (30%) and 20 years (60%) whisky with a touch of peat whisky

    Sweet, easy to drink but still memorable. 87p

  5. GIORGOS scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  6. mema82 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

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