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Port Charlotte 10-year-old

Overall rating
87.18/100
votes
89
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Heavily Peated
Bottled
2018
Stated Age
10 years old
Strength
50.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5055807409940
Added on
12 May 2018 2:28 pm by Dris
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 54,41

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Whisky Reviews for Port Charlotte 10-year-old

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.18 points

  1. moviemaniac scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Yes, it’s a good one. It’s not only the bottle that’s fancy, more importantly, the liquid inside is also worthy of a thumbs up. While the French oak was on the brink of being too much on the nose, the first sip got rid of all doubts – this is a very well-made, balanced, heavily peated, young Islay malt as it should be. Very pleased to see this will be a permanent product in the Port Charlotte lineup!

    Full review: https://maltklaus.net/dailydram/2018/06/02/tasting-bruichladdich-port-charlotte-10-yo-2018-release/ 

  2. thijs100 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Instantly one of the better 10 years olds out there. Proper Islay whisky, but with a Bruichladdich twist. 
    • Nose
      Well-rounded and integrated, this shows a remarkable amount of farmy aromas, which is quite lovely actually. The peat smoke plays its role. Never too dominant, but always unmistakably present. There's a soft layer of sweet, tinned pineapple, as well as candied banana and vanilla custard.
    • Taste
      Good, oily texture. Mouth-coating. Lots of soot, and plenty of peat and rubber, as well as just a whisper of gun powder. Spices play a role on the palate as well. Mainly cracked black peppercorns.
    • Finish
      Lingering spices, some gunpowder. Finally some berries as well. Long.

  3. ColorOutOfSpace scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Port Charlotte is one of my favourite islay whiskies and i was quite happy that they released a new 10yo standard bottling.

    its a quality dram without a doubt but its not to my liking.

    first of all the nose is rather quiet, the peat is more restrained,the phenolic level rather low. but whats really putting me off, is that dominant winey note.

    i drank their latest releases octomore 10, laddie 10 v2 and the port charlotte v2. they were also a mix of wine, sherry and bourbon casks and it was a nice variety. but honestly i didnt expect them to go on mixing wine casks into their regualar bottlings.

    long story short: its a decent drink, with a almost great body and aöpowerful lengthy finish. peat is more prominent in mouth and finish as it is in the nose. also the wine note is not as powerful as it was in the nose. but the peat level seems low. its stats 40ppm but behaves more like 20 or so. its muted by thath rose wine notes i guess.

    I really wish that they would have stayed at bourbon and sherry or a mix of it in their standard bottlings and leave the rather special taste of wine casks for special and single cask bottlings because it just dont feel right, tastewise. it just dont feel like the farmy originial port charlotte i used to love. and thats no matter of achanging taste over time, its really that cursed wine casks. ;-)

    if you have no problem with wine cask whisky in general than consider it a fine dram at a reasonable price point (50€/0,7L/50% Alc).

    If you're more classy and like your common bourbon and sherry influenced islay whisky maybe order a sample first.

    nevertheless: its good stuff, the bottle didnt last for long, altough i dont see me buying another bottle.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      88 88

  4. theograph scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Great standard in a new guise!
    • Nose
      Greasy smoke, flower meadow, floral, maritime notes, salt, wet stones, herbs, spices, leather, wine barrel flavors, tart, sour and fermented fruits. Very creamy and mouth filling!
    • Taste
      Smoky, floral, maritime, the nose is clear, creamy, vanilla, herbs, wood / wine barrel.
    • Finish
      Long, smoky, maritime, spicy!

  5. spigray scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    undoubtedly a Port Charlotte, great value. And I´m not the big Bruichladdich afficionado.
    I´ll save this for cold winter nights!
    recommended!
    • Nose
      smoke and salt, smoked herring, something buttery or lactic reminding of Bruichladdich (yes, I know!), salmiak pastilles, some oak, not sure if there is a certain sherry influence but I do think so, not much though. the salt is growing bigger. good!
      a drop of water softens it down a little and brings out hints of banana
    • Taste
      similar feeling on the tongue, the salt is really huge and matches the fishy and smoky part of this dram. I should say oily but actually it has a more waxy texture coating the teeth. mind you, it has not a waxy taste! dried black olives, quite some bitter oak.
    • Finish
      dry and salty, rather long, warming.

  6. Hvdree scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  7. holborndrinker scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Highly recommend this revamp - for a meaty 50% abv it is remarkably drinkable (like mother's milk).  Liquid joy in a new (retro) bottle.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

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