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Port Charlotte MC: 01 2009

Overall rating
87.85/100
votes
197
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Cask Exploration Series
Vintage
2009
Bottled
2018
Stated Age
09 years old
Casktype
Marsala Casks
Strength
56.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 700 ml
Bottle code
L162715
Barcode
5055807410021
Bottled for
Travel Retail
Added on
12 May 2018 2:26 pm by holborndrinker
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 102.85

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Whisky Reviews for Port Charlotte MC: 01 2009

29 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.85 points

  1. VaryingViewpoint scored this whisky 87 points Moderator

    My brother was lucky enough to find this in a store in Calgary even though these are exclusive "Travel Retail". This happens sometimes in Alberta when some Travel Retail bottlings find their way into some regular retail stores.

    So I asked to try it before they all disappear to see if I want some for myself. At around $140cnd, I'll pass. It's good, but I can purchase Octomores for the same price, so I don't feel the value's there in comparison and there's nothing special about it other than the fact we are not suppose to have the opportunity to purchase such a bottle.

    This might improve with oxidization, but it's not my bottle so I maybe missing something special on the development as the bottle empties.

    This is the ugliest bottle I've ever seen. It looks like it came from a hospital or lab. Ugh!
    • Nose
      86 86
      Sweet tobacco, slightly burt caramel, some other stuff I can't put my finger on.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Sweet and very thick mouth feel; heavy tobacco, light caramel with very slight fruitiness.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Medium, slight bitterness on the backend. It's not that complex and the finish does not add much if anything to the experience. It's okay.

  2. Archer scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    One would think that he could be a little further at nine years of age ... He seems undecided, torn between youthful impetus and moderation that is slowly emerging.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Sweetness of blackberries, black currants and grapes. Cool smoke that penetrates the nose intensely, but is not intrusive. Almond milk, nougat chocolate, cold coffee grounds.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Despite its noticeable strength, it delivers a creamy start. Licorice lozenges, pepper, nutmeg. Cold peat smoke. First and foremost, it is spicy and smoky, the fruit notes in the form of berries and smoked apricots come later. Menthol comes after your while.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Medium length, strong smoky. Sugar beet syrup, menthol, fermented grapes. Warm sheet metal makes it look youthful.

  3. Jackson05 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Had this beside MRC:01 and preferred that one. I found this a bit of a hot winey mess. A bit of sulphur too.
    • Nose
      80 80
      Dry and herbal, echinacea, chilies, slate, dandelion, gunpowder, smoke, quite hot
    • Taste
      81 81
      Winey, very sweet, herbaceous, licorice, earthy, smoke, harsh
    • Finish
      80 80
      Sweet, dessert wine, licorice, gunsmoke, charred wood, earthy peat, bitter

  4. WhiskyBlood scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

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

  5. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    For me, not the high flyer that many see in him, but also no disappointment. Simply a solid bassy PC from an interesting barrel.
    • Nose
      Stings something in the nose at the beginning, but that flies, if you give it some time, greasy smoke, not too strong smoke in the nose, some dark chocolate, but the smoked bacon is dominant, take your time is worth and a little warming does not hurt either , then it opens properly, then much more chocolaty, nut flavors, a bit of sulfur, some mint, the ashy smoke comes through with time more
    • Taste
      oily, full-bodied, spicy smoke, sweet milk chocolate with a hint of cinnamon, very creamy, caramel, this typical Laddienote, then dry, red fears, then swinging again and again sweetness
    • Finish
      very ashy smoke, nuts, a memory of chocolate

  6. Stanzeflasche scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    At the start, the Marsala comes out a bit excessive, winey reflections, fermented fruits, candied cherries. Then the peat rises, a little granite, and it is very balanced, sweet, with plum pulp, a lemon zest, a smell of undergrowth, sandalwood, damp grass, smoke. tangy, green apple. At the end the smoke is very present. A fruity dash all the same. On the palate, it's excellent, wood and marsala blend together, wine lees, blackberry liqueur, the spices are there, then the red fruits, the finish, all of controlled power, on strawberry and raspberry , very long, almost redcurrant at the end, then the wood and the earth. A black earth, full of water. Cassis. Menthol cigarettes.
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  7. Brennmeister scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  8. HW74 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  9. Fight65 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
      IT: 87
      B: 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  10. Querky scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    Tried this one at a Bruichladdich-Tasting during The Village 2019 in Nuremberg. Quite nice Port Charlotte.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

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