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Port Charlotte MRC: 01

Overall rating
88.26/100
votes
186
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
Bottle code
L162619 18/287
Barcode
5055807410892
Added on
12 May 2018 2:55 pm by holborndrinker
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 96,88

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Whisky Reviews for Port Charlotte MRC: 01

20 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.26 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. 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!

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. wurfhamster scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

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

  8. Glenjasper scored this whisky 93 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

  9. Headhunter666 scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      91 91

  10. 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.

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