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Overall rating
88.17/100
votes
229
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
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
Bottle code
L162619 18/287
Barcode
5055807410892
Added on
12 May 2018 2:29 pm by holborndrinker
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 99.75

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Whisky Reviews for Port Charlotte MRC: 01 2010

25 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.17 points

  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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)

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. mtroun scored this whisky 86 points Newbie

    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!

  7. face scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

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

  8. 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.

  9. wisekycourse 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

  10. Gareth74 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    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.

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