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Overall rating
87.25/100
votes
65
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Brühler Whiskyhaus (BW)
Bottling serie
A Dream of Scotland - Collection de fûts francais
Vintage
2007
Bottled
2017
Stated Age
10 years old
Casktype
Cognac Cask / Red Wine Finish
Number of bottles
383
Strength
54.7 % Vol.
Size
100 ml 500 ml
Bottled for
LaddieSnugPorz
Added on
06 Jun 2018 8:55 am by Whiskyhaus
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 129.99

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Whisky Reviews for Port Charlotte 2007 BW

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.25 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    [March, 2019] What a strange combo: A peaty Islay spirit with a french double maturation using cognac and red wine casks is a must try (out of curiosity)...

    ...some experiments are bound to fail, like this one. French red wine casks are always a tricky affair because of their high acidity and bold profile that rather fight with other flavours and rarely integrate. This bottling is a perfect showcase of this effect with an additional unpleasant cardboardiness - it is rather unusual that I do not finish a sample but why should I drink such a dram?
    • Nose
      82 82
      The colour is deep gold and the nose offers exactly what I feared: A fight of peaty-malty and acidic-winey aromas over dominance that leads to an profile which falls apart in discord. The cognac cask is not recognisable at all, most probably it prefers a neutral position given the fierce battle of the two opponents. No, I do not like this nose!
    • Taste
      81 81
      The taste is disjointed too and the battle rages on. Sometimes the sour-sweet winey flavours are about to take control but then the bitter-sweet malt-driven forces push them back again. The cognac cask still is not detectable, maybe a renegade? I do not like this taste either...
    • Finish
      78 78
      The initial mouthfeel is hot and bitter-astringent with an unpleasant cardboardiness. The finish is rather short and adds no new impressions but the unpleasant cardboardy feeling grows stronger and is disgusting now. Water somehow cools the combatants down and smoothes the dram but it is not able to negotiate a cease-fire, unfortunately. And the cardboardiness rather grows with the reduction...

  2. Lorion scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Conclusion: solid. Still more interesting with water. 85 points.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Burning logs. Baconous smoke. Smoldering fruit with honey. Creamy herbs. Almdudler, just a little less sweet.

      Water: Spicy wood, fresher herbs. The smoke is in the background.
    • Taste
      83 83
      Smoke, sweetness, apricot. In addition also neat ashes. Ashen to taste.

      Water: Much more interesting. Fruit salad. Sweet and smoky honey. Nutmeg. Physalis.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Medium long, not very sweet. Some ashes

  3. didi1893 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    The Port Charlotte is mild and creamy, but also shows its powerful and rough side. The interplay of the flavors is impressive, although despite complexity and varied flavor play a bit miss the complexity. This PC is definitely delicious and tasty, the more I think about it I like the drop more. For today I award 89 points with air up.
    • Nose
      Bright amber with a reddish glow shines in the glass, oily and syrupy drops stick to the glass wall. Slowly, dried berries and grapes emerge from the Premium Snifter, roasted aromas are added, and slowly a cold smoky sensation is noticeable. From fruity peat dissolves a slightly sulfuric note, muff and decayed pieces of wood show up while creamy caramel and dark toffee show off their sweet side. The mineral smoke is intensified, the peat touch alternates between earthy, loamy and fruity sweet. Grilled apricots and peaches show up, as well as a hint of grilled pancetta. Here and there fresh mint struggles through the smoke, roasted aromas mingle with cognac-pickled grapes and berries. The alcohol is wonderfully integrated, the different flavors play together and merge into a single unit.
    • Taste
      Dried berries and grapes are doused with creamy caramel and toffee at the first sip, slightly spicy wood tones rise. Gentle and creamy, the fruity aromas rest on the tongue until suddenly peppery heat settles around the tongue. Smoked ham floats in the lower jaw, a touch of currants and blackberries fight through the sharpness, smoky peat warms the palate, here and there are fresh mint and a hint of eucalyptus. Fruity flows the second sip over the tongue, dark apricots and dried raisins exude her tart sweet aroma. Slowly, the palate fills with smoky peat flavors again, dark fruit notes and slightly burnt caramel show up. The mouthfeel becomes creamy, the salivary flow is intensely stimulated at the moment. While the word mouth literally means water, sweet and peaty smoke flavors rest on the palate. Hints of rancid walnut and slightly tart wood follow, the whole time is a musty and musty smell in the background.
    • Finish
      Slowly blurred taste and aftertaste. The sweet smoky aromas are still distributed in the entire mouth, the peat is impressive, but at the same time it is mild and creamy. Dark yellow fruit flavors mingle with dried raisins, the cognac barrel can not be denied. Slowly the different flavors come off and leave a strange mouthfeel. Sweetness plays with smoke, fruits surround peat, creamy wood elements blur with oily and fried bacon, walnut aroma and spicy wood notes play together. Oily and creamy, the finish sounds little by little.

  4. jocmueller scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Info by bottler (Homepage):
    After bottling our first Port Charlotte out of the Amarone Cask in 2017, our Port Charlotte doublette of the two French Grand Crû houses has been following in recent months. The fourth part of our PC history bears again a French signature. The first years of his life, our Islay darling was allowed to enjoy a French cognac barrel, which he then exchanged for a rich French red wine barrel. The "Collection de fúts francais" thus combines rough Scottish whisky soul with French joie de vivre (joie de vivre). As always, it was not filtered cold and bottled without dye. With 54.7% vol. See 383 0.5l bottles of the light of the world.

  5. singlecask_luke scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Impressive PC! Fresh and fruity, at the same time tart and with dry, maritime smoke. Extremely tasty and complex.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Very interesting sweetness in the nose right at the beginning, slightly fresh and sour note in the background, some green fruits, apple, vanilla, light pastry notes, very gentle and dry peat smoke, fresh sweet citrus notes, caramelized wood, cold ash, vanilla cream, sweet herb candy
    • Taste
      88 88
      Strong, sweet and spicy start, a lot of vanilla, light dry wood, fresh green fruit, juicy apple, tangy citrus notes, dry woody smoke, maritime, some chocolate, coffee, some bitter cocoa
    • Finish
      88 88
      Dry and fresh smoke, vanilla, fresh tangy fruits, somewhat woody, maritime, light tart citrus notes, tart and somewhat dry but not bitter, cold coffee grounds

  6. STL scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    As often, the finishes in wine barrels divide. Read the other notes on WB, it is still the case here.
    • Nose
      86 86
      On the nose, despite the aging in cognac casks, it is rather the finishing cask (the red wine) that stands out (although it could be confused with a mild sherry).
    • Taste
      87 87
      But it is especially in the mouth that we feel the influence of red wine. It manages to stay silky despite some tannic notes.
    • Finish
      86 86
      The finish is warm.

  7. Jour.Ray did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    The initial price was 85€

  8. Sleinn nam Ffoh scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Already complex and pleasing PC with good PLV.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Speckrauchig, malt, cereals, so typical PC notes, intense and very defined, with hints of vanilla, red berries and grapes.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Intense smoky notes, red fruits, quite complex.

      Cherry, strawberry, honey, smoked bacon.

      Quite round and supple in the mouth, light dryness, astringent. The alcohol is not perfectly integrated.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Sweet red fruits, smoke and echoes of oak bitterness remained. Vinous with astringent character.

      Medium to long.

  9. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

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