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Port Charlotte MRC: 01 2010

Overall rating
88.31/100
votes
368
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 Mouton Rothschild
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

€ 101.38

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Whisky Reviews for Port Charlotte MRC: 01 2010

48 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.31 points

  1. 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.

  2. wisekycourse 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

  3. 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.

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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)

  7. erwinnlim scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    The nose definitely shines here, with the palate lacking a touch 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.
    • 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. Some 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. Somewhat savoury too, sort of like barbecued meats. 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. However the red fruits definitely continue 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 here, becoming drier and darker in character.

  8. Jackson05 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    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.

  9. 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!

  10. WhiskyJoey1211 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    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.

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