Port Charlotte MRC: 01 2010

Overall rating
88.17/100
votes
652
Whiskybase ID
WB112323
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Cask Exploration Series
Vintage
2010
Bottled
2018
Stated Age
07 years old
Casktype
Ex-Wine Casks from Bordeaux
Number of bottles
8000
Strength
59.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
L162619 18/287
Barcode
5055807410892
Added on
12 may 2018 2:29 pm by holborndrinker
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 157.58

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Whisky reviews for Port Charlotte MRC: 01 2010

89 users have left 98 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 88.17 points.

  1. WhiskeryTurnip scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Mental Image: Summertime Pig Hunt
    • Nose
      Meats, fruits, and saltwater collide in a barnyard. Honey glazed ham, crispy pork fat, sweet candied bacon, and pineapple slices stuffed in a spiral ham. The layers of meat slowly part to reveal loads of fruits— fresh strawberries, gala apples, and plums. Things got slowly weirder as stale old hay arrived with rancid pecans, clams casino, tidal pool brine, and oysters Rockefeller.
    • Taste
      Medium-bodied with lovely oily viscosity and mild tannic dryness. Roasted ham off the bone, sweet apple pie, and tangy mountain apples carry this from meat to fruit. Funky notes from the barnyard emerge on the back end— damp hay, spoiled mangos, and burst overripe mountain guavas.
    • Finish
      Lingering dryness of apple skins and a cloud of faint sweet smoke.

  2. Dris scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  3. KDD scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      86 86

  4. Vallado scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    For me, it has a certain sulphurous tinge that drags down the taste experience. That aside, a very tasty PC.

  5. SirTomasz scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Here we have more on our nose ???? the basic smoky smells of malt and the rug are going to have a lot of wine climates, a wine cellar, a smokehouse, despite the high power of alcohol nicely hidden in the second row, fruit is a bit of the citrus a bit red
    It's sweet on the tongue, red fruit, smokehouse, smoke, ash, stable, sweetness, vanilla and chocolate.
    After swallowing, we have some raisins, dried fruit, but it is not sherry, a lot of dark chocolate onions, some tartness. Some smoked fish remain.

  6. Reutax scored this whisky 95 points Expert Junior

    A great overall package. Priced just ok for the age.
    • Nose
      Grilled vegetables, smoky, hay, fruity, salty
    • Taste
      fruity, sweet and yet spicy, with light smoke, some seaweed, coffee and orange
    • Finish
      long, plum, slightly salty

  7. Gregorsky scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    89,5

  8. FluidSunshine scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  9. Xaver did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Notes from an online blind tasting...
    Very tasty PC.
    • Nose
      Colour:
      Gold with a slight rosé touch

      Nose:
      Very pleasant smoke note. Not overloaded. Nice and waxy. Strawberries in chocolate, like at the fair. Fatty with a fine note of salt.
      With a little time in the glass of rosé wine. Juicy green grapes. Leather and forest honey. Nicely set and balanced.
    • Taste
      Powerful start. Good boom. Here now impetuous. More spice, slightly chili. Maritime and again the oily smoky note. Again the strawberries. But the taste is earthier and here also the creamy. Meaty and a bit tropical. The wood is a bit drier.
    • Finish
      medium length Fresh and fruity sweet. Then comes the smoke and the dry, ashy.

  10. VEF206 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  11. FluidSunshine scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  12. aquataste scored this whisky 94 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      Intense, fresh, very smoky, dessert, cream, wine, vanilla, forest fruits, cherries in chocolate, a pinch of white pepper and a handful of herbs, slightly earthy and grassy, a breeze of the sea breeze
    • Taste
      Intense, acrid, peaty smoke, wine, white pepper, after a while there is dessert sweetness, forest fruits, vanilla, milk chocolate, old wood, earthy and grassy, a handful of herbs, mineral, a breeze of the sea breeze
    • Finish
      Long, tart, peaty smoke with milk chocolate, oak bitterness

  13. Issie did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    06.08.2021
    • Nose
      warm smoke, sulfur, cress on cotton wool, dried herbs, nuts, leather, some lemon, grass, wood
    • Taste
      some wild berry jam, dried herbs, old wood, pepper, ash

  14. Ostfriese scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    His nose and taste make a neat appearance. The wine barrel dominates here quite clearly and the aftertaste should be a little longer. Despite everything, a malt that knows how to please.
    • Nose
      A cool, smoky sea breeze rises from the glass. The smoke increases and carries the smell of seaweed and algae with it. Fruity notes slowly emerge. Raspberries, cherries and oranges followed by forest honey. You will be displaced by the smell of old leather and oiled mahogany wood before nutmeg, pepper and coffee aromas round off the nose.
    • Taste
      Mighty, ashy smoke floods the mouth accompanied by sweet red fruits. Nutmeg, rosemary, pepper and cinnamon follow before light citrus notes, spruce needles and earthy notes emerge from the background. Tobacco, coffee and roasted aromas conclude.
    • Finish
      Unfortunately, the flavors flee quite quickly. Getting drier. Cool smoke and few notes stay a little longer. Cocoa butter and nut oil mix with dried herbs.

  15. fradin11 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  16. BenjaminDann scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

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

  17. MLE scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  18. MarcinCh scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Very volatile, intense, full and pleasant. Sea of peat. Tar. There is smoke and ash. Underneath, aromas characteristic of red wine. Red fruit. Caramel. Burnt cables. The herbal nature of vermouth.
    • Taste
      Burning. Tar. Burned cables. Herbalism. Red fruit. Red wine aromas. Spices. Pepper. Caramel. Sweetness.
    • Finish
      Burning. Burned cables. Tar. Some spices. Lots of caramel. Gentle for such power. Herbalism. Long finish.

  19. mothers_finest scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  20. yggr scored this whisky 87 points Specialist

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

  21. DerDennis! scored this whisky 88 points Specialist

    Attention, sulfur alarm! Strong matchstick note that fades away a little over time. Doesn't bother me, but the Hs305 would probably only give 66 points here;)

  22. LDB scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Extremely well integrated alcohol! And, as is so often the case with PC, a great, intense taste experience.
    • Nose
      88 88
      A good load of sulfur, black powder - followed by a round, greasy, oily number: waxed jackets by the campfire, leather, machine oil.
    • Taste
      88 88
      With dry tannins, but then a full rind with pepper on the smoker. And blueberry pancakes from an old wrought iron pan.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Long and persistent, without bitterness, but with smoked lemon.

  23. Ed Radour scored this whisky 89 points Specialist

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

  24. etwa77 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    the MRC was a real beauty.. i truly am sad that the bottle is over.. the smoke blends seamlessly with the wine.. sweetness with tart bitterness.. powerful, yet interesting like the raw elegance of a two-stringed folk instrument.. it doesn’t wow me anymore, like in the beginning, but we have become real good friends.

  25. Andreas Supertramp scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      89 89
      - quite promising first impressions on the nose
      - the alcohol seems to be well integrated or fortunately does not dominate here (it only flashes out now and then)
      - a harmonious combination of the warm and sweet Port Charlotte smoke with a dry red wine, some barbecue sauce with bacon and plum and the woody-spicy notes of the wine barrel
    • Taste
      88 88
      - creamy and voluminous
      - an interplay of sweet fruits and juicy dry red wine
      - then the alcohol pushes and carries the wine notes
      - For a short moment it gets "heated" on the tongue and palate
      - then the character of the dry red wine remains in connection with a slight bitterness (dark chocolate)
    • Finish
      88 88
      - medium length finish
      - velvety-dry with a bitterness now only subtle
      - The wine notes also remain in the finish
      - the sweet Port Charlotte Rauch lingers the longest on the palate

  26. Tordeaux scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  27. riegerjonas scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    2021-05-07: delicious Port Charlotte, but too vinous for me
    • Nose
      Smoke, soft and balanced, sweet, vinous, fruity, red apple, apple pie, cinnamon, brittle, subtle vanilla
    • Taste
      warm, heavy, ashy, sweet, tasty, red-wine-like
    • Finish
      relatively short, dry and bitterness

  28. etwa77 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    very difficult to score.. i like it, but it leaves me wanting.. the elements are interesting and rich in flavor, however the total doesn’t quite make it past the finish line for me.. i keep coming back to it however and i will be sad when the bottle shall be empty.. but i have to admit, that musty wooden note in the nose is really quite something.. 90, goddamn it!

  29. Ficelli scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  30. SpringBarley scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    i'm not always a big fan of wine finishes - but this one is delicious and one of my favourites! what a nose!!!
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  31. Stef89 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    I'm surprised how little smoke and how little youth he has. It's still quite an edge.
    • Nose
      86 86
      See little smoke for a 7y.o. heavily peated. Rech phenolic and dull the whole thing. The alcohol is still clearly visible but no longer disturbing.
      As for fruits, I have fresh red berries and strawberries. Also some grapes and! Pineapple! (???) Wherever it comes from now. Somewhat musty cellars and old dry wood accompany the whole thing.
    • Taste
      85 85
      The start is still strong and unexpectedly bitter at first. Then the whole thing will be downright sweet. A whole plate full of fresh strawberries, all of which are still a bit green. And in the middle a pineapple. Is that up to me today? Again in the musty old barrel cellar.
    • Finish
      84 84
      The finish is carried by alcohol and smoke, but fades relatively quickly. Only this musty sweetness lingers longer

  32. Rody024 scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    This is a powerhouse whisky for sure! The ABV is slightly out of harmony with both the cask influence as well as the heavy peat flavours. A drop of water works quite well. The aroma is delicious and it makes you want to sniff your glass the whole evening.
    • Nose
      97 97
      Intensity - 9
      Richness - 8
      Peat smoke, green malt, olive brine, sultana biscuits, raisins, leather, raspberries.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Intensity - 8
      Richness - 6
      Oily, warming mouthfeel with little rough edges here and there.

      Peat smoke, toffee, ashtray, fruit cake, tobacco, prune, cacao and raisins.
    • Finish
      95 95
      10+ seconds.
      Very long, very complex. Sweet raspberries, olive brine and campfire notes.

  33. Foudos scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  34. geriud scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  35. WhiskyPEATer scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  36. Comet67 scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      93 93

  37. Wiggerl scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    A Port Charlotte in a wine barrel with its typical PC smoke. The nose is very harmonious and balanced. This continues in the mouth and in the finish. I would describe him as balanced, amazing for his age of 7. The high alcohol content doesn't bother. He gets 89 points from me.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Moncherie matured in red wine, impregnated by a mixture of ashy smoke and smoked ham
    • Taste
      89 89
      Fortified cherry-like sweetness with a little honey, then a peppery heat with ashy smoke
    • Finish
      88 88
      The sweetness shifts to the medium-long finish, paired with the ashy taste and fades away for a long time.

  38. jupitaaa scored this whisky 88 points Member Junior

    For me a very tasty peaty malt!

  39. jupitaaa scored this whisky 88 points Member Junior

    For me a very tasty peaty malt!

  40. jupitaaa scored this whisky 88 points Member Junior

    For me a very tasty peaty malt!

  41. jupitaaa scored this whisky 88 points Member Junior

    For me a very tasty peaty malt!

  42. jupitaaa scored this whisky 88 points Member Junior

    For me a very tasty peaty malt!

  43. Archer scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    A wine barrel finish doesn't get better by having a melodious name on the wine label - well, it's not that bad, but my goodness, do you have to drown the whisky in wine?
    • Nose
      87 87
      Blackberries and blueberries, wrapped in peat smoke. Musty wood, cellar mold, damp forest floor - it looks interesting on the nose. This musty and musty note of wood seems to come straight from the barrel ... burnt caramel, coffee beans, dark chocolate.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Lays firmly on the tongue, does not save on peat smoke and berry notes. From the beginning tart herbs and menthol, dry and musty wood as in the nose. Coffee grounds, pine needles, tree sap.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Medium long, dry and with a bitter herbal mixture. The wine barrels deliver fruity notes that appear to float and become a bit thin at the back.

  44. SwiftyMcVeigh scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
      Peat, dry smoke from the fireplace, red currants, red wine tannins, slightly salty, nutmeg and cinnamon. Preserved fruits, wine gums.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Very oily. Sea salt, ginger, Lapsang Souchong tea, red raspberries and currants, peat. Earthy.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Peat and ash, a salty aftertaste remains, smoked wine gum, espresso with a little oak. Medium length.

  45. Auriverdes scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  46. LordIslay scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    From the nose to the finish, an unmistakable Islay.
    Heavily peated with a little sweetness on the palate.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  47. Islaywolf scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Was just a sampler unfortunately too little but good;)
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  48. Mapl scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  49. Numwierum scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Smell: Sweet red fruits, wine gum, then the greasy smoke comes out. The whisky becomes more maritime, some iodine comes through. Some herbs and a fine citrus note can be felt discreetly.
    Taste: A brief, sweet and strong kick on the tongue, again wine gums and red fruits can be heard. The smoke and alcohol are much more intense in taste. There are also a few spices like ginger and pepper.
    Finish: Relatively long. It becomes increasingly drier, the maritime, greasy smoke lingers for a long time and some oak spice hides behind it.
    Conclusion: Nice intense notes, the alcohol is quite pronounced in taste. But that's completely okay for 7 years, a longer maturation would only be a shame for the smoke, which I like very much.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  50. Dris scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  51. WhiskyJoey1211 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    An excellent Port Charlotte aged in excellent French wine casks, imparting sweetness to the soft PC smoke.

    (N = Neat, W = With water)
    • Nose
      N: Huge red fruits presence with some ash and rubber and a dash of ultra dark Lindt chocolate. A hint of ginger in there somewhere.

      W: Some red wine notes coming out, with subdued smoke/ash and hints of milk chocolate.
    • Taste
      N: Quite oily and dry (clearly non chill filtered), with a complexity of flavours emerging amongst the sweet smoke. Soft ash, dried fruits, hints of roasted nuts, a dash of turkish delight.

      W: Lots of red berries and dry red wine, hints of smoked ham
    • Finish
      N: Lots of red wine and soft smoke coming through, the warm ashy sweetness lingering at the back of the throat, red fruits and a dash of sea salt appearing. Quite long.

      W: Sweet and dry, chinese BBQ pork and maintaining warm finish on back of throat, fading away into lightly charred wood. Still as long with with water as it was neat.

  52. erwinnlim scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    The nose definitely shines here, with the palate lacking a touch of refinement comparatively. If the alcohol was slightly better integrated then it would be sensational but given it is only 7 years old, it performs very well. Overall a very good whisky. Give this one time and you will be rewarded. Value (£85) : 5/10
    • Nose
      Powerful on the nose, both in terms of flavour and ABV. Red summer fruit mix. Raspberries, strawberries and red cherries. Salt coated roasted walnuts. Then the peat smoke envelops. Not overtly medicinal but a touch of iodine with more sweet and marine character and a touch of cooling peppermint. Savoury with big notes of charred honey glazed meats and salted lemons. More of that sea breeze that is so common in Bruichladdich bottling. A musty grape note. Some hazelnuts, dark chocolate and espresso. Some solvent astringency follows.
    • Taste
      Oily and mouth coating. Immediately not as sweet as the nose may suggest and quite hot with the hit of alcohol. Intense red fruits definitely appear here. Big burst of sour cherries followed by raspberries and strawberries. Then the salty marine character appears. Salted lemons and limes with some ginger spice as well. Smoked salmon and charred meats. A touch of maple syrup and vanilla. More salted walnuts. Then the earthy peat shows up. Some stone fruits then appear, apricots and peaches. Dried tobacco leaves and Lapsang Souchong tea.
    • Finish
      Warm and drying. The tannins from the wine casks definitely show most prominently here. The tannins coat the mouth and give a drying bitter espresso note. More of that marine character with a distinct salinity throughout. More ashtray-like peat continues to linger for a long time, becoming drier and darker in character.

  53. Querky scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    I had a dram of MRC: 01 at a Bruichladdich-Masterclass during The Village 2019 in Nuremberg and absolutely enjoyed the complex interaction of those Mouton-Rothschild-casks with Bruichladdich‘s lovely Port Charlotte.
    Unfortunately I found the finish a bit too light and short.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      86 86

  54. LaddieNerd scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Red wine in smoked bacon. The smoky notes combine with dark berries, cherries and some coffee. In addition the typical maritime seasoning to a little chilli. An excellent composition from Bruichladdich at a really fair price!
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  55. besar scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

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

  56. Malthead19 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    - a really good Port Charlotte, better than the standard
    10 y. Heavily Peated,
    - The wine barrel finish is very good, but compared to Ardbeg with a wine barrel, I see it more in terms of taste
    -
    • Nose
      very intense strong aromas, berries, fruit mix, clear smoke, very pleasant, complex and complex
    • Taste
      o. water: very intense, very strong appearance and taste, lots of smoke, ash, dry, winey notes, but needs water;

      m. Water: still massive, smoky, fruity
    • Finish
      short, strong, warm finish;
      medium-long smoky aftertaste

  57. schengel10 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Vatting out
    50% American Oak Ex Bourbon Casks;
    50% refill European Oak Casks;
    then finish in 1 year
    Bordeaux Mouton Wine Casks from Rothschild;
    great barrels and pleasant smoke cannot hide the relative youth - it is good, but also very expensive!
    [Color] rose gold;
    • Nose
      intense, juicy cherries, grapes, wine, sweetness, clearly smoke;
    • Taste
      first fruity, vinous (sour), some alcohol, then a lot of smoke, peat, ash, salt, some wood, tobacco, pepper, honey, creamy caramel; young and charged;
    • Finish
      medium length, fruity, cherries, smoke and aftertaste ash

  58. AgentMunky scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
      9 // 8

      Barbecue, mesquite, red wine fruits, hint of dry sherry.
    • Taste
      95 95
      9.5 // 9.5

      Really luscious even at full strength. Crazy fruit, loads of currant, sweet vanilla, long, lingering savory notes. Unreal. // So sweet, loads of vanilla, cream, just gorgeous. More viscous and chewy.
    • Finish
      90 90
      8.5 // 9

      Not as long or structured as I anticipated. // Heck yes. SO nice.

  59. LaddieNerd scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
      The smoked ham literally explodes in the nose. Salty, peppery sweet fruit notes behind. A mixture of cherry and plum with chocolate notes.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Smoke ... a lot of smoke. Interwoven with licorice and pepper. Add some wood and a subtle coffee note with hazelnuts and plums.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Long finish, the peaty, fruity notes combine with notes of chilli and notes of dark berries.

  60. DramRol scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
      Beautiful nose, sourness, red fruits, cherries, explosion of fruitiness, very slight smoke in the background
    • Taste
      90 90
      Similar fruits notes from the nose appear on the palate, peat and oakiness
    • Finish
      90 90
      Long, lingering, pepper and cinammon

  61. EnjoyLife89 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Cereals, ashy smoke; roasted aromas; Red fruits; Wine acidity; Red berries; grainy sweetness with simultaneous dryness. The smoke is well integrated
    • Taste
      Grain; toasted nut; creamy and spicy; grain again; Earth; beautiful smoke; Malt;
    • Finish
      roasted aromas; Nut; Malt; Smoke, which evaporates very quickly;

  62. Collegiate scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Not quite in the same ballpark as my favourite peaters (Octomores) but as far as Port Charlotte goes, maybe as close as it gets. The nose is big and you can spend quite a while with it picking out the many nuisances. This one on the palette shows off more of those funky acidic Bruichladdich notes with the farmy peat and hay. The wine finish comes in on the finish and delivers fruits and sweetness, but also some tartness that you could expect from a red wine. A really cool experiment and I look forward to trying more of these in the future.

  63. matfrl scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  64. Kuba9712 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  65. berarith73 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  66. mema82 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  67. Pie3k scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

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

  68. ezioaudit scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

  69. sakis scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  70. anonymerlemur scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Campfire smoke, cinnamon, fantastic! Next time there will be more to discover.
    • Nose
      91 91
      Extreme campfire smoke. Reminds of moss and freshly roasted roasted meat. Nutty and light medical notes.
    • Taste
      90 90
      The taste is a bomb. It explodes in cinnamon, spice, and with water to a certain sweetness.
    • Finish
      89 89
      The smoke fades into the background and very cinnamon notes come through. Almond and marzipan.

  71. HokkaidoUni scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    Raisins char and crime brulee sugar on the nose, a bit of oak dryness, some mint and wintergreen, grape candies. Warm baking spices with jammed red fruits, a little sweet. Smoke comes up in the mid-end of the sip, with the bruichladdich bite at the end and a long quiet smoky finish, a little bitter, a little too bitter. After water, fig Christmas pudding wafts up the nose and fruit opens on the palate with maybe a bit of mint.

  72. YosemiteSam scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    A sublime ripening on wine barrel!
    • Nose
      90 90
      Smoke, oak, vanilla, dark chocolate, espresso.
    • Taste
      93 93
      Smoky, red currants, raisins, black tea. The wine is nicely launched.
    • Finish
      92 92
      A long smoky finish, sweet and fruity, dry, menthol

  73. dewo scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
      Sweet smoky notes are in the foreground, then a salty honey note.
      Vanilla and Toffeearmonen mix with vanilla and the spicy wood notes.
    • Taste
      80 80
      A lot of alcohol on the tongue.
      a lot of Ecihenwürze toast.- and roasted aromas
      and smoke, smoke, smoke. , ,
      , , , Unfortunately no longer!
    • Finish
      84 84
      After fading away from the smoke, cherry notes remain from bright red ripe cherries.
      Mango sweetness mixes with the stronger and drier stalk.
      Long finish, but at the end a trace too bitter and very dry.

  74. peatbogger scored this whisky 87 points Specialist

    Tasted at a Bruichladdich Master Class.
    Not as sweet as a sherry or port, but the MRC casks have done a good job, resulting in an interesting whisky.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Red fruits with a noticable wine influence.
      Very sweet, and a little sour.
      Noticable but not overly peaty for a PC.
      Not much alc presence.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Again red fruits and wine.
      Peat more prominent than on the nose.
      Not too hot without water.
      Adding water make it less dry and more sweet.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Alc is getting more noticable as it leaves a bit peppery hot.
      Neat it is a bit drying, with water not as much.
      Sweet peat.

  75. face scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      88 88

  76. HW74 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
      first bright and dark fruits, the smoke is not strongly perceptible, not even the alcohol strength.
    • Taste
      90 90
      again the fruits first, very intense, then briefly dry with the smoke explosion on the palate, alcohol strength is now available, but "pleasant" sparkling.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Long, fruits and smoke alternate. There is a film left on the palate, typical PC.

  77. wisekyofcourse scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    peculiar sensation of peat, fruit and maderised wine with a unique meaty touch.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  78. Gareth74 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    The vineyard’s on fire! Yummy.

    Even if you hated what’s actually in the bottle you can’t argue with the beautifully executed packaging. I won’t spend too much time extolling the virtues of the choice of materials or the attention to detail or the quite frankly menacing bottle shape and heft but it is a thing of real character and grace. Great design is a wonderful thing.

    I’m not a big peat freak. You can keep the TCP-like dram, they always feel monotonous and one dimensional to me but... but. There’s always a but. Stick one of these smokey beasts into a sherry or wine cask and damn me if it doesn’t flick the switch. It is definitely the case with this Port Charlotte, time in some woody goodness from Mouton Rothschild and voi la! I’m transfixed.

    On the nose it surges out of the glass. A little away from the glass and there’s the smoke, peat, matches, hints of sweetness and distant fruit. It’s obvious though that there’s more going on than a standard bourbon cask. Getting into the glass and KABOOM! 59.2% launches an all out assault on the nose. The wine cask is huge, red fruits, red licorice, peat, shoe polish, I swear I get a rose oil thing going on. Salty, vegetal with burnt sugar. Ash and more wine casks and menthol, balsamic reduction and Brasso metal polish. It doesn’t sound very nice but it’s just one of those dram that is actually great fun to nose for 20 mins.

    In the mouth it’s just as energetic. It’s lovely and thick, greasy and warming. Whilst at nearly 60% it should be a little hot in the mouth it doesn’t appear to be. Initially sweet peat instantly is followed with rich black licorice and ash, burnt sugar and red fruits. It’s dark, rich almost chocolate like, a strange and wonderful amalgam of flavours.

    With water it is transformative. Not only is the golden pinkness in the liquid more apparent but the fruits and wine and sweeter notes burst forth. Like a garden blooming, more peppery, creamy, lighter and more zingy. Still the lovely licorice note, still the warmness. More coal fire than camp fire. It’s very, very good. Watering it down further is interesting, things continue to open up and more fruits and garden notes with orchard fruits and bitter cocoa arrive.

    For my first foray into Port Charlotte I’m pleased as punch. A baptism by fire but one worth taking.

  79. wisekyofcourse scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    finish in wine barrel!
    • Nose
      spicy peat a little sweet, a little caramelized,
      a bit of bitter dark chocolate, a little toasted
      an maderized side with cooked fruits, on
      oaky, salt, vanilla, some citrus
    • Taste
      strong smoke,
      peppery spice
      cooked fruits, madérisés, wine "vine" red
      the peat reappears with a meaty return, caramelized intense, sweet, singular, a few coated herbs, smoked
      the creamy sweet return remains a long time.
    • Finish
      persistent on this meaty side, hot smoke, cooked fruit, and Madeira wine

  80. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A really good malt for the age. The red wine covers the youthfulness pretty well. In the mouth I miss a little the substance, which would bring a few more years. Nonetheless a delicious malt.
    • Nose
      The red wine is not hiding. Sour berries a little sugared. Interestingly, the typical Port Charlotte smoke is not as idiosyncratic as many other older PCs. I hardly have these cheesy notes. Here the smoke is more herbal and floral. Now red groats and wet wood.
      After the first sip, the smoke gets this PC touch again.
    • Taste
      A mixture of creamy and powerful. Black Forest cake with a lot of kirsch. Dry red wine. Blackthorn. Pomegranate. Cinchona bark. Somehow less smoky in the mouth than in the nose. It gets pretty dry and also a certain sharpness comes.
    • Finish
      Tannins. Dry, vile mouthfeel. Herber fruit tea. Some smoke. Something sulfur.

  81. Andytka3 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    N- Peat upfront with strong rubbery scents, air dried salts on an aged smoked ham. Resin, coastal notes build up gradually and unleash the flow of mineral, burn grass and burn rubber. Oily. (87/21)

    P- Intense, red berries, dominant menthol at the back palate that overcast the sweeter side, resin, berries and thick, feel much like a toothpaste that quite edgy. Trust is just me, this not quite up my alley, single dimensional and wow with pure strength and muscle. (80/17)

    F- Medium-long, salty, dry, menthol remains strong. Intense and stiff. (83/18)

    B/B- 83/18

    Cereal- 1, Fruity- 1, Floral- 0, Peaty- 3, Feinty- 2, Sulphur- 0, Woody- 3, Winery- 3, Spicy- 3

    Weighted Rate- 84pt
    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      N- Peat upfront with strong rubbery scents, air dried salts on an aged smoked ham. Resin, coastal notes build up gradually and unleash the flow of mineral, burn grass and burn rubber. Oily. (87/21)
    • Taste
      P- Intense, red berries, dominant menthol at the back palate that overcast the sweeter side, resin, berries and thick, feel much like a toothpaste that quite edgy. Trust is just me, this not quite up my alley, single dimensional and wow with pure strength and muscle. (80/17)
    • Finish
      F- Medium-long, salty, dry, menthol remains strong. Intense and stiff. (83/18)

      B/B- 83/18

      Cereal- 1, Fruity- 1, Floral- 0, Peaty- 3, Feinty- 2, Sulphur- 0, Woody- 3, Winery- 3, Spicy- 3

      Weighted Rate- 84pt
      — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.

  82. wurfhamster scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  83. Glenjasper scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Heavy food

    You like him or you hate him. I love him. These smoky and salty notes, which at 59.2% paralyze all taste buds.

    But then, when the thump slowly subsides, through the smoke and peat, the fine fruity notes come through. Red fresh fruit with a subtle almond / malt flavor, with a taste reminiscent of a cream pudding.

    The finish seems to me surprisingly short at the first try, but this is deceptive, because the strong notes from the first impression have of course subsided and the finer aromas do not immediately penetrate, but simulate a void.
    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      91 91

  84. Jackson05 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Had this beside MC:01, and very much prefer this one.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Cheesecloth, dried raspberries, lingonberry, chlorine, a bit of sulphur (gunpowder)
    • Taste
      86 86
      Creamy, pebbles, black tea, licorice, black pepper
    • Finish
      87 87
      Hot, dried berries, slightly sour, licorice, long.

  85. aphex scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    A dirty, winey and beastly Port Charlotte. Not as complex and less fruity than the single cask finish I tasted back in 2018 at the distillery but quite similar feeling.
    Very good.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Winey and meaty. Smoked meat, tar, ashes, damp earth, farmy notes, bonfire.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Punchy, oily and thick, winey, dirty, peppery. Dark chocolate, roasted nuts, caramel, salt and smoke. A few drops of water bring more pepper and some fruity notes with a red fruits sweetness.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Long, smoky and peppery. Hints of cloves.

  86. MrYens scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

  87. Fight65 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  88. Mr.Wong scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    In 2018 I visited the Bruichladdich distillery and had the pleasure to try a Port Charlotte directly for a Mouton Rothschild Cask. I think this was exactly the moment when I fell in love with whisky. The Port Charlotte MRC:01 is not exactly the same. However, it gives you a really good impression of what magic a red wine cask can do to a heavily peated dram: turn it into a sweet, winey, fruity, fresh wonder! Adding water makes this whisky more fruity and peppery.
    • Nose
      smoke, peat, Bruichladdich cheese, winey, spicy, wood, leather, ripe banana
    • Taste
      winey, smoky, salty, malty
    • Finish
      fruit, winey, dark chocolate

  89. Najzero scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Somewhen last year I tried to establish a rule of thumb. Never buy a whisky, that is more expensive than its year statement times 10.

    Gladly I split three of those MRC01 Bottles for a small whisky lovers group and had around 25cl to spare. After spendings some time with this "thing"... I ordered another bottle just for me.

    I don't exactly get what it does for me, its heavy, its peaty, its sweet, its red whiny.
    Works well without water, works well with water.

    Near to the top and one of the better peaty ones of 2018

  90. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    It is already a bomb in the mouth, but unfortunately it sounds pretty fast too. Then you just have to pour more often ;-)
    • Nose
      89 89
      Intensive red wine aromas, ashy smoke, Mon Cherie, quite dry, dark chocolate, a good dose of acidity, creamy, vanilla, a little espresso, then warmed a bit spicy, a pinch of cinnamon, very chocolaty after the first sip
    • Taste
      91 91
      Taste explosion in the mouth, creamy, full-bodied, ashy smoke, caramel, cherries, overall rather dry, roasted aromas, cinnamon, really yummy
    • Finish
      87 87
      The cut was quite hard, the main aromas were gone from now on, no smoke to find, still slightly creamy, but not much, and even at the second sip quite short, but at least a little longer, with nuts, still slightly smoke , light sweetness, fruity, maybe the cut but only so hard, because he is so extremely intense at the beginning

  91. AH Whiskyvitrine scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  92. MadScientist scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

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

  93. Nikilema scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  94. Jeadrick scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  95. chichibufan scored this whisky 80 points Expert Junior

    Unfortunately unfinished and not well balanced. Alcoholic sharpness clouds the otherwise quite passable overall impression. The wine barrels have a good name, but ultimately also some voodoo and marketing magic, because they leave a particularly distinctive note. If I think of the Tuscan edition of Edradour, then it would have become a shoe out of it. The whisky lacks maturity and age, as well as no benefit. Unfortunately for the price more than disappointing.

  96. Drochaid scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    With over 200 different cask types maturing in our warehouses, our cask exploration series showcases the influence of wood on our heavily peated spirit. Bottled at 59.2% alcohol and in limited numbers, we introduce the Port Charlotte MRC:01 2010. Distilled from 100% Scottish barley, from the Invernesshire region, this sweet and fruity spirit has spent time in first fill American whisky casks and second fill French wine casks. These component parts have been combined and matured for an extra year in the finest French oak from the Bordeaux left bank. (www.bruichladdich.com)

  97. mtroun scored this whisky 86 points Member Junior

    Colour: maple syrup
    Nose: lots of sticky fruit; plums and cherries in syrup. The smoke arrives shortly after. With water, the smoke dominates and is accompanied by salty fish, cumin and ham.
    Palate: very smoky, dominated by charcoal and BBQd meats. Adding water brings out smoked ham, cumin and pepper.
    Finish: smoky and reminiscent of seafood (lobster, prawns)
    Overall: Slightly disappointed at first tasting as the single Mouton Rothschild cask at Bruichladdich distillery was one of the best whiskies I've ever tasted and I was excited to try this due to that experience. My first impression was that the sweetness and the smoke didn't integrate and it became sickly rather quickly. On my second sitting (with notes) the smoke was more dominant with the sweetness more of a lingering overtone. It may be the glassware or just the difference between different sittings but it seemed more well integrated. It combines many of the pleasures of young peated whisky with a 'dessert whisky' sweetness that adds to the complexity. Nonetheless, it's nowhere near as complex or as smooth as the single cask I tried at the distillery!

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