Port Charlotte 10-year-old

Overall rating
86.40/100
votes
1523
Whiskybase ID
WB112320
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Heavily Peated
Bottled
29.10.2018
Stated Age
10 years old
Strength
50.0 % Vol.
Size
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Bottle code
L162645 18/369
Barcode
5055807409940
Added on
12 may 2018 2:16 pm by Dris
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 61.59

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Whisky reviews for Port Charlotte 10-year-old

146 users have left 151 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 86.40 points.

  1. McKapran scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

  2. KennyH2O scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    Well hello there, amazing whisky, I believe this was my first true islay whisky years ago and it still keeps entertaining me every single time. Port charlotte x Ardbeg would be the toughest choice
    • Nose
      Citrus, sweet smoke, thyme, very maritime
    • Taste
      Surprisingly smooth, sweet smoke wrapping around herbs, oysters
    • Finish
      Very smooth, warming, comes in waves, great!

  3. thethoptergod scored this whisky 92 points Member Senior

    One of my favorite scotches ever!
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      93 93

  4. gaboruso scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  5. Opeth83 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    One of the best 10y old peated whiskies.

  6. Bembel scored this whisky 60 points Expert Senior

    Rich, sweet-sulphurous smoke from cold ash, lots of oak with grain, vanilla, slightly herbal, a hint of banana.
    Later light notes of sweet wine. After a long time to breathe, smoked ham comes up with a honey crust.
    • Nose
      Rich, sweet-sulphurous smoke from cold ash, lots of oak with grain, vanilla, slightly herbal, a hint of banana.
      Later light notes of sweet wine. After a long time to breathe, smoked ham comes up with a honey crust.
    • Taste
      Cooling - yet heavily smoky! The smoke goes towards the campfire with a phenolic impact. Bitter herbs, banana is also back. Maritime, slightly peppery. Overall very strong!
    • Finish
      Medium Length - Long, woody, dry, herbs, smoked bacon, baked banana.

  7. Romanino scored this whisky 89 points Member Junior

    A good dram but less peated than I expected.
    N: sweet smoke, strawberries, forest fruits
    T: chewy with salty lemons wrapped in soft smoke, a bit bittery :/
    F: smoke, white pepper

  8. zzqfyl scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  9. Peter050358 scored this whisky 93 points Newbie

    My “go too” peated whisky!

  10. SirTomasz scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    The first thing that comes to mind after sniffing is the PC atmosphere, then a little stable, some malt, citrus everything in the smoke a little alcohol hits us but it's 50% and the first dram today without any prior calibration
    Everything fits nicely on the tongue, we have fruit, we have smoke and we have quite a lot of ash,
    There are notes of wine, yellow and red fruit, the finish is leathery, salty, pleasant creaminess, chocolate and vanilla.
    For a basic dram, it's great and nice for something like that

  11. abcmeuric did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    I'm familiar with the Islay Barley releases, but not this one yet.

    N : loads of lemon, with a touch of ashes and custard. Then, lightly, a touch of oak bitterness and cereals. Iodine too. With time, a nice maltiness takes over the lemon notes. Just like the Islay Barley releases, I love the nose.
    M : really smooth, silky texture with a little heat that's welcome. Peat is a bit more prominent than on the nose, still on ashes. The bitterness spoils the fun a bit for me. You still get the cereals and custard notes but way less lemon (or any fruit).
    F : Not overwhelming, leaves a lightly bitter and peppery note in mouth. Lemons and apricots are back for the finish, with burnt cereals.

    Very consistent. I expected more power from the 50% but it remains very even all way long. Surely one of the best standard bottle widely available. 7/10

  12. aboutWhisky scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    If you give it some time in the glass, you will be rewarded with a great and interesting interplay of aromas from the fruity distillery character and the different casks. In my opinion, the barrel selection was wonderfully successful. As well as the intensity of the smoke and the alcohol strength. For some, the influence of the oak (especially in the finish) could be almost too dominant.

    https://www.aboutwhisky.de/tastingnotes/port-charlotte-10-years/
    • Nose
      Clearly smoky and slightly sweet. The smoke is very pleasant and not overpowering. The 50% vol. of the alcohol fits well into the overall picture. I quickly find the citrus fruit notes that are typical of malts from the Bruichladdich distillery. In this case more on the tart side with lemons, limes and oranges. I would most likely attribute the slight sweetness, which is pushed into the background by the fruit, to the bourbon casks. In combination with the smoke, it reminds of burnt caramel. After the first taste, the oak becomes more intense.
    • Taste
      The mouthfeel is very full and initially characterized by the massive 50% alcohol by volume. It gets slightly sweet on the tongue with a powerful but well-integrated smoke. The citrus fruits are also present again. Then the oak clearly speaks up. The mouthfeel becomes a bit drier and spicier.
    • Finish
      The oak leaves a distinct bitterness that lingers for a long time along with the citrus character. There is almost no trace of the sweetness later on in the finish. Similar to a very high percentage chocolate.

  13. WhiskyRanked scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    A solid, peaty and smoky Islay, but a touch too much iodine for my taste. Side-by-side I preferred the Ardbeg Corryvreckan.

  14. Eisieisbaer08 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  15. Finn2206 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Really balanced 10 year old with a smoky, peaty and spicy taste.
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  16. Don Cassi scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    The nose greets me directly with a sugary sweetness (cotton candy, sugar syrup), which is accompanied by a light citrus fruitiness. Then it turns into a very herbal direction and now reminds me of a sweetened herbal tea.

    In the mouth, the herbal notes unfold and line the palate pleasantly, the alcohol content is hardly disturbing.

    In the finish, the herbaceousness again predominates, but for my taste a dry thyme-sage note dominates here, which I don't particularly like. Mineral smoke hangs over everything. Finally, a woody coffee note remains.
    Length: 6/10

    Very herbal and therefore independent smoker. Everyone has to decide for themselves whether they like it, it doesn't quite match my prey scheme, so the competing products are more accessible to me. Nevertheless, the quality cannot be denied.

    Rating: B+

  17. Francishomola scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    Bacon, Fruity, Sweet,
    • Nose
      87 87
      Sweet, barley, Meaty, Gentle peat,
    • Taste
      86 86
      Nice oily, full, texture, pineapple or exotic fruits, sweet,
    • Finish
      86 86
      Long finish, Citric, Ashy,

  18. Noname_Drinker scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    Everyone said that PC10 is comparable, if not better than the Islay's big three. After tasting, it is so much different than what I imagined. In a blind tasting, I would have guessed that this whisky comes from Highland or Speyside.

    In my opinion, it tastes like a peated version of Arran 10 or Glenfarclas 12 (Despite no sherry note in PC10, I really think that they are similar.)

    I do not score this 90+ because it has nothing special, but it is flawless as well. 100% will buy another Bruichladdich product.

    Last but not least, I recommend you to taste this dram slowly (~30 minutes, plus adding little water after the first taste) to get the full experience.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Initially, it is not that smoky. Instead, there are fresh fruits, citrus, vanilla, honey, pepper, ginger. Basically, It is fruity, earthy, floral, and well-balanced.

      After sitting for 2 minutes, it has some seaweed and marine notes, but the fruitiness is still there.

      After 5-10 minutes, the smokiness is much stronger, where it smells like an Islay now.

      In general, it is balanced but the complexity has shown when the dram sits in the air. It is too good for a 10 year old whisky.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Sweet, oily, slightly salty. There are bread, dark fruit, oak, vanilla notes. It is not spicy and is easy to drink, even for beginners.

      It is balanced but not too complex.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Oaky. Surprisingly, there are no marine/sea or any bonfire feeling at the finish. However, it is not bitter and no alcohol burn, which is very comfortable.

  19. vmp scored this whisky 86 points Member Junior

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

  20. Thatch scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    It has everything I expect from a smoky whisky: over all smoke, but which clears the way for so many different aromas that it's always fun to drink. And the 50% invite you to play with water.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Smoke, sea (iodine & algae), plus sweetness & a light hint of citrus. Typical BBQ smell with a little water
    • Taste
      88 88
      first smoke that fills the whole mouth. Then he gets sweeter, only to be caught up again by smoke (campfire with bacon).
      With water, the malt becomes softer and the smoke even more present. The cutie steps back. Great
    • Finish
      87 87
      Smoke turns into a spice (caraway & star anise), a little cinnamon comes through. Then it goes back into the smoke of the nose.
      With water, the finish becomes fruitier, less smoke.

  21. PanAroma0815 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  22. Lukas_Kiene scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    On the one hand (on the nose) a little impetuous, on the other hand (on the palate) a little hesitant and even flattering. I like the 10yo, but a bit too one-sided for me. Maybe 100% bourbon casks would have suited him even better? Rock-solid and also delicious, but like the Islay Barley bottlings, it doesn't quite pick me up.

    I find (even if Bruichladdich is my personal number 1) a Laphroaig, Ardbeg or even a Ledaig more expressive.
    • Nose
      Dry and slightly greasy smoke - That's the first thing that comes to mind. A delicate sweetness underlines the whole thing, the typical citrus note brings a fresh and sparkling accent with it. Lemon meringue paired with dry, burnt herbs. Nice!

      Some ash is added, the maritime origin cannot be denied. I'm also discovering vanilla now. Straightforward, dry-smoky and straightforward - one of the rougher and heavier PC representatives. In no way inferior to his Islay Barley brothers.
    • Taste
      The citrus note comes through more clearly here. The sweetness is also much more emphasized now. The smoke remains dry and even a little ashy, but now rises to a cusp of lemon and dry herbs. Gives a more harmonious overall picture than in the nose, the impetuous character has now been tamed a bit. Again, next to the Islay Barleys, the "normal" 10yo doesn't need to hide under any circumstances, but I just like 10-year-old and pure ex-BC bottlings from Port Charlotte that have a high cask strength better. I miss the fresh pastries, the cereal notes and the sometimes intensely sugary sweetness. Still solid.
    • Finish
      Seamless. The smoke is less voluminous than expected but is quite long lasting and fades away becoming more ashy and maritime with moist herbal notes and delicate vanilla.

      After a few minutes really very dry (but not negative), almost reminiscent of burnt bushes.

  23. Mortar1703 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  24. aquataste scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Warm peat smoke, sweet, wine, green fruit and citrus fruits, vanilla, a little earthy, a handful of spices, mineral with a breeze of the sea
    • Taste
      It starts with dryness and citrus, turns into a light sweetness and peat smoke, slightly wine, green fruit, salt, pepper, vanilla, a handful of spices
    • Finish
      Long and smoky, citrus, a handful of spices

  25. AleMuse25 scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    In the aroma there is smoke, and oil, and maybe petrol, the taste is slightly sweet, oily, such light citrus.

  26. MrDvorak scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    The aroma is a dusty barn with grilled vegetables, smoked mackerel and bacon. The taste is mineral, with bitterness, full of smoked meats, dust, black pepper and fish with grilled meat. The finish is astringent, ashy, smoky-mineral.

    Excellent basic Port Charlotte, for my taste it cannot compete with Ardbag in this connotation, as it is very dry and simply derivative.

    RATING: 85pts - | 83 - 86 (B) → Good | - Not a “must”, but a nice-to-have.

  27. Polaku1703 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    The smoke hits you stronger than any other whisky besides Laphroaig and especially Ardbeg in terms of intensity and also dryness but without the typical Islay peat. The smokiness is more like the Highland Park or Bowmore in terms of taste but is lacking the deepness of the proper casks. Here the maturation is in mixture of new and old casks.
    At least you don't need a lot of it at one go, so in terms of money for quantity is not too bad.
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      81 81

  28. Captain.Islay scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Compared to the Ardbeg 10, it generally has stronger herbal aromas, is tart, a little darker, has more wood influence and looks a little more complex. I couldn't say which one I like better now, as they are both very well married and I like them both very much and are fun. Top.
    • Nose
      Maritime, algae, some orange oil, herb candy, marjoram, fennel, coriander, a hint of sulfur, lemon peel
    • Taste
      Lemon, oily, orange peel, sage, fennel, coriander, some forest honey
    • Finish
      Medium-long, grapefruit, lemon, herbaceous, coriander, cumin, ribwort, some cinnamon, yarrow, campfire

  29. Spoerkel scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  30. kikist scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Really really nice, Islay drum...
    I thank this one is comming at top of my go to affordable core range Islay malts
    • Nose
      88 88
      Milk cream, coconut, dried orange peel, medium cold smoke, nice amount of vanilla
    • Taste
      86 86
      Sweet - sour, some oak, little bit of dust, huge amount of salt, nice amount of lemon peel, fine smoke in the background
    • Finish
      87 87
      Expresso coffee, pepper, sourness, white chocolate

  31. Jimbeau scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  32. rmunozp scored this whisky 90 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  33. niggy1813 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    It's what you've come to expect from Bruichladdich - a well balanced whisky with a beautiful smokey heart. It does not want to be more but what it does, it does perfectly. Personally I am so happy that the 10 years Port Charlotte is back again and just as good as before.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Smoky, what else? In this case it's a kind of smoked bacon combined with leather, grain field and the typical distillery character of Bruichladdich I often describe as cheese foot.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Immediate smokey start. Neither too soft nor too rough like some other strong smoky whiskies. It won't show more than the smoke but if you go deep inside you can find the grain flavour again.
    • Finish
      89 89
      The finish is long, warming and again smoky with cheese foot. At the end some spices come up the throat. It's definitely one of its best sides.

  34. RedBandit74 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
      Peat smoke, sweetness, lemon, pineapple, a little vanilla
    • Taste
      87 87
      Peat smoke, sweetness, light spice, vanilla, creamy, a little pepper
    • Finish
      87 87
      The sweetness, vanilla, stays for a long time

  35. Макс scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  36. Gous scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  37. Mr. D. scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  38. Foudos scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  39. YD84 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Wood smoke, petrol, sweet peat, olive brine, barbecued pineapple, peppery spices, gunpowder, citrus, juicy apples, mint, earth. Oily body. A bit of water recommended. Wonderful dram.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  40. Dutchdram scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
      Ofcourse peat and smoke to start with. This complements great with black pepper and a note of sea-air. A note of vanilla. Fruity notes like lemon zest and pineapples. At the end notes if soil and oregano.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Peat and smoke, again with the black pepper. Sweet layers of vanilla and honey. A medicinal note of plasters, followed by a rubbery note. At the end some more earthy notes like leafs, mint and some oak.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Quite long! It stays nicely sweet in the mouth with layers of vanilla, caramel and mint. On the background some smoke.

  41. MLE scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  42. glenrob scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  43. MarcinCh scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
      Clearly peaty. Hospital climates emerged, but later turned to sweet peat. Caramel. Lots of spices. Pepper. He can stick his nose with a deep breath. Then some salt and minerals.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Full, intense flavor, rich. Clearly peaty tongue. Later, there is a lot of sweets. Caramel, salty caramel. There is some salt. There is a little spice and spice, hot pepper.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Warming, slightly spicy. Hot pepper, pepper. However, peat appeared first. Pretty sweet. Herbalism.

  44. kaichai scored this whisky 93 points Newbie

    Underrated Islay whisky from the most challenging Islay distillery.
    For 50 Euro it's the best available Islay Malt though some traditionalists will prefer Ardbeg because of the hype. Much better casks here. Dirty ,farmy nose with vanilla ,sea breeze and peat smoke. Oily, briny, taste with vanilla, tobacco and bonfire smoke without bitterness. Excellent whisky.
    • Nose
      94 94
      Farmy, dirty with peat smoke and vanilla
    • Taste
      93 93
      Salty with bonfire smoke,leather,tobacco,vanilla.
    • Finish
      92 92
      Rather long finish

  45. DocF scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    In the nose rather restrained, but the similarities with the older ones are present. Younger, of course a bit ashier, especially greener. Smoldering campfire with wet branches. This applies to the nose, mouth and finish. Now I should know how I like the other young Islay standards right now, but I suspect that Port Charlotte is on top. I usually only know these greasy, greasy notes from young islays of older vintages and ancient blends with a good proportion of smoke. I would allow myself to be persuaded to go to distillery only, but the rest can pack up PLV-wise. It can also handle water.

  46. DocMuck scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
      Smoke, just the right amount - cozy, I would call it. Nice, no idea of the alcohol
    • Taste
      87 87
      Smooth, clear statement of peat, nearly no sharpness but a comforting warmness. I get a slight vanilla note.
    • Finish
      85 85
      not too long but very nice, in the end the cask pays a visit and it is a welcomed one

  47. Doktor_Gonzo scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  48. kaichai scored this whisky 93 points Newbie

    Fantastic whisky...
    Overwhelming peat smoke, cowsheds, dirty, herbal, peaty, meaty with an ongoing touch of vanilla and honey
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  49. Martin1965 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Was a blind sample and had already guessed the aroma correctly, and only the taste.
    I don't like Port Charlotte.
    It all smells and tastes like puke puke. Although the 10 is still one of the better ones.
    • Nose
      82 82
      Smoke, fruits, vanilla
    • Taste
      81 81
      Smoky, Moppelkotze, The smoke and the fruit notes combine in the taste to something that I don't really want to say.
    • Finish
      82 82
      Long with smoke and a strange aftertaste

  50. Vagmanou scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
      Sweet smoke (bbq, fireplace), vanilla, sweet bacon, spicies (cloves), peach, sherry influences, bit of honey
    • Taste
      86 86
      Peat, sweet, dry nuts, bbq, caramelised bacon, ash, hints of pears
    • Finish
      86 86
      Long, peat, spearmint, sweet bacon, fireplace smoke, wood, oily

  51. riegerjonas scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    2021-03-08
    • Nose
      87 87
      nice and sweet-smoky, some car tires, campfire, smoked ham
    • Taste
      89 89
      Smoke, campfire, bacon, soft, creamy, tasty
    • Finish
      88 88

  52. LakatosKE scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    easily one of my new favorites here
    • Nose
      89 89
      vanilla custard, pear, citrus oil, white pepper, light smoke, few drops of water helps a lot here to intensify the nose
    • Taste
      89 89
      oily texture, vanilla again, peat, forest fruit, bit of a saltiness being not very dominant here, even hint of a letter
    • Finish
      89 89
      long and lingering leaving citrus turning into peat

  53. Jabarkas scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    A disappointment for me. A very smooth yet not that exciting dram. Ardbeg Ten for me remains a golden standard in this category. Even though it is 4% weaker. Bruichladdich went full hipster and you pay premium for their designed bottles. It is still a good Islay scotch. But its price (and price of other Bruichladdich bottles) is way too high for what they offer. It might be that non-Islay peat. Or the wine casks... But this one really does not justify its high price.

    If you want your peat to be more pleasant, go for Kilkerran 12. With its citrus notes it is the more interesting one.
    • Nose
      Cheese, peat, a hint of sherry-like taste (french wine barrels?).
    • Taste
      Suprisingly not that peaty. Very smooth for 50% 10 yo, yet very mild taste for an Islay. Honey sweetness. Caraway.
    • Finish
      Bitter tones. I miss that sweet honey Ardbeg Ten has here. Some maritime notes and fruits from the wine cask.

  54. Max70 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  55. Chesterfield scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      90 90

  56. McMoulis scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

  57. Gweddry scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      rich smoke, ketchup, pickles, vanilla cream, candies, fragrant wood, seafood, weaker omelette, salty tones, banana, pineapple, citrus, galvanization, chewing gum
    • Taste
      pepper, smoke, malts, chili peppers, traces of salt, honey, creamy, coals, mint
    • Finish
      sweeter, floral, honey, soy sauce, omelette

  58. WhiskyPEATer scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  59. Xaver did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Blind sample:

      Colour:
      One point darker than its predecessor. Light gold.

      Nose:
      Here is another smoke at the start. This one is more medical than its predecessor. And dirtier. Oil rags from the workshop. Also nice and salty - musty. A little bit of asphalt steam and sweet canned pineapple. I'll leave it ...
      With a little time in the glass, the colleague changes. Damp earth, rotted grass and bitter - sour blood orange. But there is a sweet, oily film over everything.
      The longer I smell it, the dirtier it gets. Great. I really like it. He seems a bit impetuous and wants to give you a lot. A spicy herbal note spreads. Something like sage and chamomile.
    • Taste
      Slightly thinner, easy entry. Then comes the smoke and mineral flavor. The earthy is also at the start. The alcohol brings a fresh taste with it. It remains grassy. An oily mouthfeel occurs. Forest honey and peach prevailed. In the taste, the sour aromas are more lemon-like for me. But there is also something berry, lightly sugared with it.
    • Finish
      Medium length. Smoky with a pinch of pepper and slightly malty. Oily, salty sweetness accompanies the finale.

  60. DannyDram scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Peat smoke, medicinal, citric, liquorice, tar, red berries. Harmonious, good structure. Warming, oily, sweet, good body, intensity in medium plus, complexity in the medium range. Straight from the beginning to the end.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  61. irrerelevant scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    quite dry, (refill?) european oak, menthol, dense smoke, subtle sultana sweetness, very upfront, shorter finish than expected

    water: cooked pears, white Haribo gummy bears, lime zest, apple juice, hay, wood smoke, licorice

  62. dram-drinker scored this whisky 88 points Photo Moderator

    Creamy but still powerful, lots of lemons, limes and some Islay peat – not bad
    • Nose
      90 90
      Citrusy, lemony, little peaty, smoked ham, little meaty, seabreeze, little iodine, hints of vanilla, honeydew, yellow fruits, peach, banana – very good
    • Taste
      89 89
      Oily, creamy, mellow, subtle sweetness, more citrusy, lemon peel, hints of grapefruit, little peaty, spicy, white pepper, little ginger – pretty good
    • Finish
      86 86
      Medium long, warm, little punchy, more spicy, zesty, little herbal, a tad bitter

  63. Dogs2 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  64. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Nice but amazingly gentle smoker. The peat is of course in the center, but more of the gentle kind, the 50% are not felt. Good, tasty, tasty. Nice standard without sticking out.

  65. Johnny_Starkiller scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  66. Teomarg scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  67. HammerHead scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    A pretty potent peat blast, fresh and a bit dirty. Almost perfect for what is (though preferably the finish could have done with a little less dry bitterness).
    • Nose
      88 88
      Earthy peat, cowstable, silage, some vanilla, lemon, fresh wood, eastern spices, cumin, (thai) ginger, mint, mild pepper.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Creamy and oily mouth feel, dry smoke, savory, farmy, lemony citrus, subtle vanilla, quite spicy (towards chili peppers), quite some ashy bitterness.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Long: some sweet vanilla and citrus, charcoal and a really dry ashiness.

  68. mattheww scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

  69. praisethepasta scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    this is more about the peat than it is about the smoke, which, apart from the ash, is hardly there at all. By no means is this an in your face whisky, although it does take you by surprise, as it slowly opens up and sets you to work to fully reveal everything it has to offer. It’s also really bloody brilliant! For a 10 year old, it’s not exactly cheap at around €60-€70, but it is worth every penny. And while this rather dashing and bold looking bottle of Port Charlotte 10 rightfully boasts ‘heavily peated’ on the label, it is in fact miles away from the smoky monster that is Laphroaig, or the little beast that is Ardbeg. This is refined, elegant, yet complex, strong yet sophisticated, even a bit enigmatic.
    • Nose
      89 89
      it starts of grainy and malty, with hints of ‘funk’ (musty) and mineral notes and wet straw. It has a hint of sourness to it, like an intense sour dough bread (again, the grainy element you tend to find in the unpeated Bruichladdich expressions as well). But let it sit for some 15 minutes and all that changes: much sweeter now, with (still some) barley sugar, a sweet, earthy peat, a hint of wine (not a sweet wine like a dessert Muscat or anything, mind you), some faint touches of tropical fruit (pineapple, maybe even kiwi) and again an earthy-mineral note, but more like clay now. That’s already quite something, but this party is just getting started.
    • Taste
      90 90
      On the palate, the peat is much more prominent (and I do mean peat, not smoke per se). Here, the higher ABV shows itself, although it’s not, nor ever does it turn, overly aggressive. There’s a quite clear grainy/biscuit-y note, some (unripe) banana now as well. Again, the wine casks (25% of this comes from second fill French wine casks) show themselves, but never take over or mask any potential flaws, they’re just sitting quietly and well behaved in the back, almost with a polite cough asking for a bit of attention, in fact. Towards the finish it dries out with hints of white wood, ash and a salty/briny note. Very, very impressive!
    • Finish
      89 89
      The finish is long. No, wait…the finish is very long, and as was to be expected from the back of the palate it’s woody and ashy, with a whiff of dried or roasted nuts. It doesn’t deliver a climax, but it sort of fades out really slowly and gently.

  70. 33rdCASK scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  71. 33rdCASK scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  72. Fantasmo scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    Very mineral whisky with a rather flat taste but oily filling the mouth, similar to Ardbeg Ten. And like with the Ardbeg Ten, I can't find much sweetness here either - unlike most reviewers. If you want something bitter, smoky, mineral and lemony, then you are right. The fruit is clearly fresh and lemony, similar to Caol Ila, which however has more sweetness. The smoke aroma is pretty close to the ashtray, but I don't mind, I find it interesting. If you're looking for a sweet smoker, you're better off elsewhere. This is a bitter and a bit hot affair.

  73. Nagai5000 scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  74. Archer scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Quite a bit on the tongue, a certain sharpness is not to be denied. For once, I would find it interesting to be able to put this whisky in the glass with a lower alcohol strength. I could imagine that 46% would not look bad at all (because a few drops of water take the edge off his spine without the whisky becoming flatter).
    • Nose
      86 86
      Caramel smoke that immediately settles on the nose. Warm corrugated iron roof, pepper. The smoke note is already special, associations of peat do not really want to occur. Ginger cookies, biscuit dough, malt, a dash of lemon.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Strong start with malt, marzipan, almonds, lemon and this very special smoke, which now lets a little peat aroma shine through on the tongue. However, it is not comparable to the peat aroma that the other colleagues on the island produce, the peated whisky. Here too the feeling of warm sheet metal combined with a certain peppery. Applesauce with whole cloves, mashed pears, freshly cut meadow.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Medium and dry, caramel candy, honey, toffee, coffee powder.

  75. besar scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  76. MrYens scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

  77. AntonArkhipov scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    Weak aroma
    19/23/22/20
    • Nose
      Coals, smoke, dried fruits and sweets
    • Taste
      Very honey sweet as liquor
    • Finish
      Salt, sweetness, hot pepper

  78. MGHOW scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    It's funny how all the peat on the nose vanishes... where does it go? Very peculiar. I think the heavy new oak somewhat undercuts and dominates the peat leaving it scarcely present in the taste. However it's a good quality spirit, but perhaps surprisingly neutral in taste...... maybe too young and the oak too dominant.

    Not to say it's bad, but the Ardbeg 10 and Laphroaig 10 are immeasurably superior and better bang for your buck.

    If this was a little cheaper and perhaps they just stuck it in a normal bottle, I'd be happier with it..... but it seems a question of style over content perhaps.

    EDIT... once this whisky had been opened a day or two the peat shines out and the new oak fades away. So I am changing my score from 75 to 85.

  79. valasios scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  80. schengel10 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    A great 10 year old - in my opinion at eye level to the super standard Ardbeg TEN (also 83 points for me).
    Around € 48.00 is a fair price!
    [Color] honey;
    • Nose
      Herbs, malt, pleasant peat smoke, fresh, fruity, sweet, fine vanilla;
    • Taste
      sweet, oily, tingly, swelling, (alcohol), permanent smoke, coal and ash; Malt, honey sweetness, vanilla, lots of pepper;
    • Finish
      long woody, smoky finish, aftertaste dry peppery;

  81. lustaufwhisky scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    Nose:
    pleasant smoky typical Port Charlotte, honey, caramel, vanilla, citrus, light herbal notes, maritime

    Taste:
    Campfire smoke immediately spreads in the mouth, followed by vanilla and apricot compote, very creamy, followed by some malt and fresh mint, a salty and somewhat medicinal note can be tasted at the back

    Outlet:
    long-lasting and nice and warm, smoky, sweet and dry, great mouthfeel
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  82. peatbogger scored this whisky 87 points Specialist

    A sample from another bottle, likely a different batch.
    Is it like I remembered? Can the Laddie's keep consistency?
    Or more likely, as it's not an unforgettable dram; can I sort my memory and remember what it was like?
    Still it's solid and pretty good, and I don't think there any need to change neither score nor notes.
    Thanks to Slàinte Mhath for this sample.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Peat, sweet, salty and meaty.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Good follow up of the nose. Solid ABV.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Long, sweet, spicy and dry.

  83. dullboy scored this whisky 84 points Member Junior

    It’s a mini Octomore. Same funky wine profiles at less than half the price. Great value, but not a daily dram for most.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Rubber, vanilla, white chocolate, wet campfire smoke, damp leaves funk, pencil shavings, dried apricots, buttery Chardonnay. It’s strong and intense, maybe not an everyday dram?
    • Taste
      85 85
      Butter, vanilla, spicy ginger, barbecue sauce, very oily and juicy.
    • Finish
      80 80
      Quite long but dry, some ginger, mint leaves, and green apple.

  84. DanishDistilled scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Well rounded, very nice. Surprisingly fruity for an Islay.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Medicinal, smoked meat, sulfur, earth, Orange, pears
    • Taste
      88 88
      Quite peaty, light, some fruit, pears, oak, alcholol very well integrated
    • Finish
      87 87
      Long finish, lots of pears

  85. STL scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  86. TeddyKGB scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    Dear PC10,

    When I saw the result of your extreme makeover, I was heartbroken. Dirty is the word that came to my mind when your post office water fountain tank shape appeared to me. Black, opaque, forcing me to approach the neon lights of my kitchen to check how empty you were ... or full, it depends.
    The habit does not make the monk however. The first sips had disappointed me and I had taken the risk of tasting you blind in front of the Lagavulin 8 whose characteristic smoke carried the bet without harm. After a few months, my opinion changed, the liquid became tasty and I mostly learned to revel in your oily consistency that lines the walls of the throat.
    Excellent value for money whisky. Surely the best 10 year peat on the market with the Ledaig 10 IMHO

    Ps: you are not so hideous after all. On the contrary, you stand out from the others and I love your cap ...

  87. Gilles_V scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    A very classic and worthy representative of the best in Islay.
    Very different from the 2011 Islay Barley which has a very special nose (reviewed yesterday).
    Here, we are in classic excellence. A lot of salt which goes so far as to dominate the peat.
    • Nose
      88 88
      A very maritime, high class nose.
      Salt, a little seaweed, fine peat.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Oily, grappa flavor, very salty
    • Finish
      89 89
      Long, very salty.

  88. Maltlife scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  89. Fight65 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Value!!
    • Finish
      Quite long smoky finish for a 10y.

  90. MickMatrix scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    This nose is really awesome. With Laphroaig the most beautiful and aromatic smoke from Islay for me.

    Mouth and finish then not as strong but absolutely to my taste.
    • Nose
      88 88
      This smoke is just great! Sweet and still musty, machine room and still fire in the cowshed. For me, the Islay smokers have the least maritime influence. Absolutely intense. Small minus point for me: nothing to notice of the wine barrels except the sweetness in the first nose. Alcohol note is easy to feel.

      A lime and some herbs appear behind the smoke.

      With water, the smoke goes back a little and a very slightly fleshy note appears. Grilled meat marinated with herbs.
    • Taste
      86 86
      He slams it ... Old oil, citrus but not sour but sweet. Unusual. Here I also find the winey notes. Seasoning from the barrel is also there. Then the oak registers with pepper and a bit of bitterness.

      Everything is beautifully embedded in the oily texture.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Very pleasantly warming and still occupying. Smoke goes back and herbs, spices and very light bitter notes come. Then goes out with vanilla and some dryness.

  91. Slàinte Mhath scored this whisky 88 points Super Administrator

    Ardbeg Ten got some serious competition when Bruichladdich released this Port Charlotte back in 2018. On the nose, a dusty cloud of vegetal peat smoke, heather and iodine is overshadowing subtle notes of sweetness, pencil shavings and crushed mint leaves. Water accentuates licorice, citrus and seaweed. Punchy, warming and peat-driven, the taste develops towards red currants, honey and a peppery touch of refill French wine casks. The aftertaste is long and intense with lemon zest, dried herbs and lingering ashy peatiness. An efficient COVID-19 drug!

    RATING: 4.0/5.0 stars ≙ 88 pts → FIRST-CLASS
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  92. matfrl scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  93. Tangtang_WhiskyYoda scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    a delicious smoky sweet malt. Very good standard
    • Nose
      83 83
      smoky with citrus fruits, sweet
    • Taste
      89 89
      Smoky, oak, fruity sweet with malt
    • Finish
      89 89
      Smoky, citrus, yet sweet with malt, long and warm

  94. claymore84 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Tasted on 2019-11-24.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  95. Dyno scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    tried from a sample. I like it, but i'm not super-convinced... might need to try it again :)

  96. mema82 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  97. KonstUA scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Nose 22, taste 21, finish 22, balance 22

  98. CST1986 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    A very nice 10-year-old expression from Port Charlotte. Some of its parts are classical Islay character of the likes you can find with Ardbeg and Lagavulin, but there is also a very dominant woodiness from the French Oak involved; and I'm not 100% sure that these casks actually compliment the excellent spirit. This whisky is neither a sherry monster nor a classic bourbon driven peat bomb, and thus on some evenings I find it a little bit disconcerting whereas on other occasions it's a perfect session finale. Anyways, it definitely is a BFYB malt and even with those reservations an Islay must-have.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Yes, of course it's peaty and smoky, but behind that there is a very, very sweet aroma of zabaglione with lemon sherbet, liquorice and peppermint candy. Some pineapples and cream with star anise and cinnamon are in the background. In spite of being peaty thanks to the bourbon and wine cask mix this smells almost like a dessert whisky. It sure isn't un-nice, but did we expect and want this from a supposedly heavy-hitting PC? Well, the jury's still out...
      You may add a drop of water, but it doesn't change (or add/improve) much about the general profile of the malt.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Imo the palate is better defined than the nose. You may list the PC 10 somewhere between a Bowmore and an Ardbeg, of course the better expressions of them out there. There still is that sweetness from the nose (slightly perfumed too), and of course there also is wood spice (perhaps more than expected from a 10yo), but this evident winy-ness is a little bit more restrained in favour of the character of the distillate. The citrus notes (limoncello) are almost as prominent as the peat, but now there also is that earthy, rooty freshness that wasn't really there on the nose, like gentian and very good absinth. Added to that of course you have those classy Islay flavours like tar, smoked bacon, kelp and sea spray. All in all this is very enjoyable, neat as well as with water.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Long, peaty and sweet. It's fine, really, but still on some days the sweetness from the casks tends to be a bit too much for me (acid reflux included...).
      You should buy this, but please try it first - and try the less wine-driven PC Islay Barley alongside if possible and decide what PC "style" you prefer. It's all a matter of taste.

  99. penumbra scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    Compared with the second edition of PC10, I personally think that the proportion of red wine barrels has been reduced in terms of taste, and it is more like a traditional island wine.
    • Nose
      Honey, vanilla, sweet red fruits, slimy pulped malt, brackish, peat, soot.
    • Taste
      Peat, soot, fully ground pepper, lemon juice, salt, slightly greasy, the effect of red wine barrels is not obvious, vanilla, fruit syrup.
    • Finish
      For a long time, salt and peat smoke.

  100. mazuro scored this whisky 89 points Member Junior

    In this whisky you can clearly feel the quality of the barrels used for its maturation.

  101. mark-achterhoek scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  102. Pyromann scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    New filling of PC 10y, in an interesting cylindrical bottle. The content is also interesting :) Lightly smoked whisky, in the aroma of combination with salinity, in the taste unexpectedly with sweetness.
    • Nose
      Smoke, smoked, salinity. It's not like the smell of Ardbeg, but the smoke here is so sensible, pleasant.
    • Taste
      Smoke, sharpness, a bit pungent, after a while it goes sweet to the taste.
    • Finish
      Sharp, medium-long, sweeter, perhaps cigarette smoke in the background.

  103. WhiskyJpg scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      77 77

  104. Collegiate scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    One of the best ten year old OBs on the market. Right in the same conversation as Springbank and Ardbeg, but may just be even better. I did not find this to be a peat bomb like I expected it to be. Don’t go into it assuming that it’s the same level of peat as an Ardbeg or Laphroaig. Instead expect to be seduced by the myriad of flavours this has to offer to go along with the peating, which isn’t heavy handed here. There are some wine casks at work, but I feel that Bruichladdich does a better job than anybody at integrating those aspects with their strong distillate. Also, much more interesting than the Port Charlotte Scottish and Islay Barley bottlings that we were seeing four or five years ago.

    Verdict - great entry level Islay whisky

    Next progression - the Port Charlotte MRC01, a beguiling whisky and one of my favourite peated offerings in recent years.

  105. stefsel111 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  106. Rom scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    The peat is clean but clean enough and we can not find the intensity of PC releases.
    The texture is sweet, in the mouth this Port Charlotte is immediately reminiscent of Laphroaig: a slightly sweet attack and masses of eugenol (cloves, medicinal plants).
    Long, earthy and peaty finish that ends with tangy notes.
    Good daily dram but I probably expected too much.

  107. JacobaEd scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  108. PX-Michl scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  109. karloff scored this whisky 85 points Specialist

    This is a nice heavily Peated whisky with a twist and it is reasonably priced. I found it very palatable straight so there was no need for water. Maybe I should have tried a glass with water just to see the difference but it's too late, it's gone.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Heavily peated but it's not that heavy on the nose. This is more meaty, chorizo, spiced barbecue sausage, tinned meatball sauce and Hellman's Chop sauce, stuff like that. There is a faint smell of red fruits like strawberries. Burnt matches also fighting it's way through.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Definitely heavy on the taste. More of those meaty flavours and white pepper. This is quite chewy and weighty. Again those fruit flavours are quite subtle, it's like a light coating around the peat and it definitely works, just holds it back from being a complete monster.
    • Finish
      85 85
      A medium to long finish as you would expect. The spices go quickly leaving the dark fruits to close the show.

  110. rolabob scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  111. Eilean a' Cheo scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
      fresh and slightly tropical with melon skin and lemons
    • Taste
      87 87
      sweet and sour peatiness
    • Finish
      88 88
      preserved lemons and herbs

  112. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A good, straightforward Port Charlotte. Since you do not go wrong, if you like the PC smoke. Of course, that's not something that gets you off your seat. But I still like that in the glass. At the price you can not complain there.

  113. Gris scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    http://www.justanotherdram.com/notes/port-charlotte-heavily-peated.html

    At this price, super good plan!
    • Nose
      Bold but surprisingly light at the same time, especially for a "heavily peated". Notes of lemons and spices, then juicy slices of pineapple appear.
    • Taste
      Very oily whisky in the mouth, a sensation that I always appreciate. Peppery notes enhance these notes of pineapple still present. The palate closes with mineral and medicinal notes.
    • Finish
      Long, on spices (pepper especially), peat and a hint of vanilla (hello Jack!). Slight drought.

  114. pheenikz scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    Great medicinical peaty taste and a long warming finish. Also quiet complex for this age.

  115. peatbogger scored this whisky 87 points Specialist

    This level of peat is the "love it or hate it" stuff.
    I assume those that hate it doesn't buy a bottle with "heavily peated" on the tube. But for those that do, for a 10YO and for the price, this is truely great.
    • Nose
      86 86
      It sais heavily peated, and yes it's above average.
      Salty maritime peat.
      Sweet with rubber notes.
      HB pencil, smoked meat with herbs.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Big arrival.
      Mouthcovering, creamy.
      Sweet BBQ sauce on smoked ribbs.
      Good level of peppery spice.
      Yet an underlying lightness of fruityness.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Quite long, sweet and spicy.
      Dry smoke with a peaty tang last the longest.

  116. Mr.Wong scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    A smoke, fruity, and malty dram.
    • Nose
      salty smoke, peatash, sweet ripe fruits, fudge, and some ginger
    • Taste
      barbecue, sweet smoke, malted barley, coconut
    • Finish
      Coffee

  117. Sporx scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    04/06/2019 09/20/21 from 85 to 86 almost 87

    Odour: greasy smoke, citrus, some acidity

    taste
    Lots of fruit, citrus, acidity, oily, peaty, smoky, vanilla, strong.

    finish
    Medium length, citrus

    food pairing
    With farmer's bread and coarse liverwurst, great

  118. DavidH. scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  119. grinface scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    I love this expression. Lots of layers, great balance and for once no need to argue over the price. I really hope they can keep the quality up for very long.
    There are fruity notes, some brine and of course peat and smoke.
    Full review in german: https://keinehalbendrinks.de/2019/03/15/port-charlotte-10/

  120. StephanB scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  121. GJR scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  122. GJR scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  123. Kaysersdråber scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

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

  124. DerDennis! scored this whisky 88 points Specialist

    Tasty and tasty. Very balanced, not too dominant smoke. The alcohol is in my opinion very well involved, so I do not need water here.
    • Nose
      89 89
      sweet, spicy, citrus fruits, honey, beautiful wood smoke, malt, oranges, lemon zest, grapefruit, mint, nutmeg, dusty old wooden cupboard, something flowery is also there
    • Taste
      88 88
      sweet, tingling, ash, honey, creamy, dried fruits, apricots, oranges, peppermint, campfire smoke, white pepper
    • Finish
      87 87
      medium long, smoky, light fruit sweetness, pleasantly woody. Nice mouthfeel.

  125. Vladimir Ziryanov scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  126. Stanzeflasche scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    At first, peat. Thick, hints of damp, an ounce of mold. A full ashtray. A fireplace in the morning, extinguished during the night. Disinfectant, glue, plastic. Tar. And despite this, a sweet freshness. Pear. Exotic fruits. Deep down, lavender. Some spices. Cinnamon, ginger, benzoin. Brown sugar. Very good balance.
    On the palate, liquorice. Peat, spices. It's relatively dry. An ounce of caramel, cilantro. Behind, a good dose of barley, cereal touches typical of Bruichladdich. Very good finish, quite long, grassy reflections, more liquorice. A little wood at the very end, it gradually fades away. I understand the recent enthusiasm around this expression.

    https://ilikesky2020.blogspot.com/2020/05/port-charlotte-10-yo-50-original.html
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  127. mothers_finest scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Nice Value for Money Smoker! Nothing really special or mindblowing,but thats okay!
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  128. Andytka3 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    N- Clam sea smokes letting the well integrated wood, feint, floral, fruity, winery and peaty characteristic to shows. Sweet candy and rubber nuances prevails with inky, pickled nutmeg and lime. Pencil shaving, fruit caramel and pungent bbq sauce . (90/22)

    P- Delicate salty and kippery mouthfeel. Warming vanilla, orange with mellow smokes. Balanced and full. Not as decorative as the aroma. (89/22)

    F- Medium-long, sharp citrus on the return with oak-y smokes, chewy and caramel sweetness. Hint of oily citrus peels for bitterness. (87/21)

    B/B- 90/22

    Weighted Rate- 87pt
    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      N- Clam sea smokes letting the well integrated wood, feint, floral, fruity, winery and peaty characteristic to shows. Sweet candy and rubber nuances prevails with inky, pickled nutmeg and lime. Pencil shaving, fruit caramel and pungent bbq sauce . (90/22)
    • Taste
      P- Delicate salty and kippery mouthfeel. Warming vanilla, orange with mellow smokes. Balanced and full. Not as decorative as the aroma. (89/22)
    • Finish
      F- Medium-long, sharp citrus on the return with oak-y smokes, chewy and caramel sweetness. Hint of oily citrus peels for bitterness. (87/21)

      B/B- 90/22

      Weighted Rate- 87pt
      — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.

  129. King_of_Grill scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    Conclusion: Blindtasting Advenstkalender; harmonious PC with outstanding finish!
    • Nose
      80 80
      Strong medical note, in the background a light bright fruit note, tart alcohol
      The second Nosing much fruity without medicine note
    • Taste
      82 82
      Strong, balanced, fruity sweetness, peppery, spicy
    • Finish
      87 87
      Long, slowly develops a small explosion, sweet and smoky

  130. Lorion scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Solid classic. Typical and tasty. 82 points!
    • Nose
      86 86
      Great, malty-cheesy PC smoke. In addition, a subtle sweetness and wonderfully many herbs. Some rosemary, some sage. Some bacon is grilled in the background. Toasted bread, browned.
    • Taste
      78 78
      The palate can not quite keep up with the nose. Smoke, sweetie. In the after-taste a little creamy cake dough with smoke.
    • Finish
      81 81
      Medium long, soft. Smoky, doughy.

  131. rpvdwel scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  132. Big6230 scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    Beautiful fresh Islay Whisky. Price / quality is ok.
    For me personally something less than the other "standard" Islay whiskys Arla ten, Laga 16, Laphroaig 10
    • Nose
      86 86
      Slightly smoky, a bit of vanilla
    • Taste
      84 84
      Bit sharp, Vanilla, licorice, mint, ....
    • Finish
      85 85
      Long aftertaste, mint? taste remains, vanilla, ....

  133. Punktar scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    A good Port Charlotte. You do not regret the purchase. However: An Ardbeg 10 is cheaper and - well - at least not worse ...
    • Nose
      85 85
      Campfire - the smell I recognize immediately. Vanilla and a little lemon juice. Something spicy behind it, could also be something maritime. I can not classify that exactly.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Smoke! Sweet smoke! Strong! Some ham in the background, with lemon and now some maritime. Algae or seaweed rather than salt.
    • Finish
      80 80
      For everything but the smoke: right short. For the smoke: pleasant on the tongue for a long time.

  134. JimmyLeg did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    Ralfy has reviewed this one:

    http://whiskyreviews.blogspot.com/2018/08/ralfy-review-739-port-charlotte-10yo.html

  135. Dris scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  136. ctu scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Epic 10 years old Islay whisky with a great balance. 86/87.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Salted caramel, honey, peat, vanilla pudding, banana, pineapple and citruses.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Powerful and oily. Peat, pepper, gunpowder, citruses, oak and tropical fruits.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Medium length, spicy and fruity.

  137. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Peat with a very generous vanilla. Fruit with flesh, white peach ... It is very delicate behind the peat. Fine, fluid and juicy texture. The peat does not crush, it's really elegant.

    Enthusiasm 4/5
    Whisky n ° 1866

  138. malt_fan_06 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    He is really good. Reminds a little bit of older Ardbeg Ten, when they still had class ...
    Great fabric for a fair price.

    Be careful with water, tolerate only a little, otherwise it will water down.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Lemons, smoke, mineral, salty and slightly maritime. Haystack, earthy. A little farm and mint, linseed oil.
      Exciting nose, constantly changing. Speik.
      Tight.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Oily, fat, full, sweet. And surprisingly round and accessible.
      Mineral, smoky, tar, motor oil, lemon, peach.
      Full power in velvet glove.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Smoke, ash, lemon, peach, vanilla, hay. Dry.
      Nice long and nice round.

  139. MadScientist scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      91 91

  140. wisekyofcourse scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    a new packaging for a classic from Bruichladdich
    • Nose
      direct peat but not very strong, just dosed!
      spices, vanilla before citrus (lemon yes and a little mandarin!)
      woody return very interesting, taking!
    • Taste
      one side ... peaty, but also maritime, salty, then rather sweet spices and the wood again:
      sweet, soggy, strong in taste
      then the citrus fruits a little candied, rather cooked which give a side toasted.
    • Finish
      on the same aromas, rather long, but monolithic.

  141. KayMeertens scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Sweeter, fruitier than the older versions that I've had (ID 34013 and 86883).
    • Nose
      The peat initially makes quite a farmy impression. A sweet lime fruitiness. There's salami as well. Then a freshness of orange and lemongrass underneath, like in some bath foams.
    • Taste
      Peat, orange, dark chocolate and a grassy touch.
    • Finish
      Peat, orange, dark chocolate and a light nuttiness.

  142. Pollenflug scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Conclusion and pictures on: https://tomtrinkt.de
    • Nose
      Dense camp fire smoke and fine smoked aromas are immediately present. Vanilla and citrus fruits follow quickly, subtle hints of pastry hide behind them - maybe shortbread? Pineapple, tangerines and hard-to-define bright fruits merge with many herbs and a pleasant spice of oak. A salty sea breeze lays like a thin veil over the flavors. The strong alcohol content (50%) causes a slight cooling in the nose, but overall is quite well involved.
    • Taste
      The texture is - as so often in Port Charlotte - velvety soft, the onset quite voluminous. The strong smoke is there immediately, but tastes pleasantly sweet. Vast vanilla notes, honey and even slightly tropical fruit notes need not hide from the dense camp fire smoke with fine aromas of räuer. Juicy pineapple, a hint of coconut, lemon juice, pepper, pastries, salt, various herbs and spicy oak wood notes complete the diverse range of aromas. The alcohol is well integrated for my taste, I add no water.
    • Finish
      Medium to long, smoky and sweet and spicy. The 40ppm smoke also develops its power on the finish line. Pepper, bright fruit notes, a touch of strawberries and beautiful vanilla notes flash shortly before spicy-smokey aromas end the Port Charlotte. Maritime notes linger in the background.

  143. 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!

  144. 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.

  145. Hvdree scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  146. 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

  147. 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

  148. 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/ 

  149. 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.

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