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Overall rating
85.74/100
votes
203
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Islay Barley
Vintage
2011
Bottled
2018
Stated Age
06 years old
Casktype
1st Fill Bourbon Casks, 2nd Fill Wine Casks
Strength
50.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
18/172
Barcode
5055807409988
Added on
12 May 2018 2:22 pm by holborndrinker
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 65.88

16 × in wishlist

203 × member ratings

421 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Port Charlotte 2011

29 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.74 points

  1. Dris scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  2. Seb.Whisky scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    A short time ago I published an article about the reworking of the Port Charlotte range, peated whisky produced by Bruichladdich on the island of Islay. I invite you to take a look if it is not already done, via the link below. As its name suggests this version is produced from spring barley grown on the island. Two varieties, Oxbridge and Varietal Publicain, three Happy Farmers like Mark Reynier used to baptize them, Raymond Fletcher of Dunlossit, Raymond Stewart of Sunderland and Neil McLellan of Kilchiaran. This is how things can be done simply and in a socially and environmentally sound way, since now one-third of barley requirements are met by local culture. And the result is there, you taste this soil, an uncompromising whisky, the old-fashioned, a real success in this sense. www.passionduwhisky.com
    • Nose
      Nose: From the moment your nose comes into contact with these scents, you know that you are no longer in unknown territory. Besides this smoke, it seems to me that this edition is richer than the previous one. There is white chocolate, hints of lemon oil. Yes there is a fruity side that goes beyond citrus like orange, there are sweet fruits that win my sympathy, fishing. In the background, the peat seems to take medicinal notes, camphorated sometimes available on older PC versions. Finally of a great sweetness this nose has more than one turn to play us.
    • Taste
      Palate: Oily to perfection, it develops a large woody energy, smoke. This will dry up, swing spices like white pepper, salt, yes a profile more and more maritime and brackish. Charcoal, almost on soot, which gives it weight. Wow, that by the fire this winter, it will do its little effect.
    • Finish
      Final: The beginnings are particularly bitter. Then it is this crust of salt that will take over, with always this charcoal. The salt will fade offering a long and earthy finish, limit under wood. All this smoke will turn on tobacco aromas. Really a beautiful wealth.

  3. Archer scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Tamed in the nose, it develops into a real "pig" on the tongue and in the finish. Dirty and musty. Nothing for every day, but in any case it brings an interesting aromatic change with it.
    • Nose
      87 87
      At first it seems cautious, but that is deceptive, because a warm note of peat smoke sets in relatively quickly, mixed with crushed grapes and currants. Maritime and salty, like a fresh breeze from the sea.
    • Taste
      85 85
      In spite of its 50%, it seems almost tender on the tongue - at least at the beginning, because like in the nose it seems to take a run-up first and then to attack at full speed. Damp, musty wood, fermented blackberries, wet cardboard. Ashy smoke. Dark chocolate, espresso beans. The mold increases steadily, a little damp cork is added.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Medium length, dry, smoky. The damp, musty wood, cellar muff, fermented fruits.

  4. holborndrinker did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Port Charlotte Islay Barley 2011 is a new vintage comprised of whisky produced from barley grown on three Islay farms – Dunlossit, Sunderland and Kilchiaran. Bottled at 50% abv, the whisky has been matured in mostly first-fill American oak with some whisky aged in refill Syrah and Merlot wine casks. It will be available globally for around £60 per 70cl bottle.

  5. singlecask_luke scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    Very nice and pleasant Port Charlotte with vanilla, citrus notes and a light pleasant smoke with a maritime touch. Wonderful to drink, not too heavy, with the typical light Laddie character. The Islay Barley 2012 seems to me (if I remember back) a bit dirtier and edgier.

  6. Brinker scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
      Smooth and sweet. Undoubtedly peaty, but in no way overwhelming. Grassy, earthy notes, vanilla. A hint of chocolate and nuts. Great balance.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Peaty and oily. The grassy notes from the nose continues through, along with the nuttiness. A little oak spices, but hardly any bitterness. Again, very nice balance.
    • Finish
      82 82
      Medium-long finish. Leathery, oaky, flowery.

  7. KOQ24 scored this whisky 78 points Expert Junior

    Smoothes out the roughness of the "Port Charlotte Scottish Barley" due to use of First Fill casks.Just an all around more pleasant Single Malt than the aforementioned.
    • Nose
      75 75
      peat smoke,Ash,brine,herbal,light vanilla,sweet-ish
    • Taste
      80 80
      sweet arrival,vanilla,spirit-y,peat smoke,malty,spicy,almonds,brine,fish
    • Finish
      80 80
      medium long with a strong alcohol note.

  8. PierreA698 scored this whisky 88 points Member Junior

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

  9. PierreA698 scored this whisky 88 points Member Junior

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

  10. sarthur71 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Interesting, unusual, .. but with the "farm" a little overdone.
    • Nose
      84 84
      mineral; grain, farm, pickle, peat smoke, a little citrus.
    • Taste
      85 85
      oily, ash-smoky; soot, chimney, salt, lemon.
    • Finish
      86 86
      dry, salty, with oak bitterness and a drop of vanilla.

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