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Whisky Reviews for Port Charlotte Pl5 ElD
13 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.83 points
- This lemon finish is not my piece of cake unfortunately
- Actually a whisky with potential for my taste, if it weren't for the missing cowshed note ...
- Nice and peaty! It’s really salty and coastal, in a satisfying sort of way. It’s maybe lacking in a bit of complexity, but I like the sparkles of floral and citrusy flavours poking through the peat. The finish turns really, really lemony, which isn’t my favourite, but the rest of the dram is pretty nice.
Nose: Certainly peated. It’s coastal, but not particularly medicinal. Black pepper, black olives, and red chili powder. A tiny bit of a butyric or sour cream note. Salted fish drying on an old dock. Some sweeter flavours of lime candies, Granny Smiths, and nectarines. Resinous in a way, even a bit floral –green tea emerges as the whisky rests in the glass.
Palate: Medium-texture, with a good amount of heat. Seems to be cask strength. Tart, salty, and vegetal up front, with lots of unripe fruit mixed with fresh herbs and ash. Almost agave-like. More tart smoke on the development, with more iodine here than in the nose. There’s an interesting fragrant bergamot-y note in the middle there. Some rice vinegar as well.
Finish: Medium-length and warming. Black peppercorns, burning leaves, seawater, salt-soaked driftwood, salted fish, and musty dunnage warehouse. Really nice sweet notes of chocolate, crème puffs, and malted barley. It turns into pure lemon juice.
- Lots of oomph on the attack, but in the mouth and on the finish it's kind of simple. Thankfully the farmy touches haunting Octomores are missing here.
That bottling strength though... oO
Surprisingly the first thing out is a musty wine cellar smell. After that, sweet tar, a bit of thyme, faint rubberiness. With water, some dry barley and this tarry oiliness that reminds me of the Springbank Local Barleys of late. Some kind of jeera/anise mix?
Tarry, viscous, and certainly vicious. Unbelievably sharp neat, anesthesizing even. Lots of peat and tar, but no seashore notes or wood smoke. Kind of like a Laphroaig 10 CS if you stripped out the burned wood and medicinal notes. The attack fills your taste buds with tar, but it never develops anywhere from the heavy tar.
Long lasting, sweet, faintly plastic-y tar, and a bit of wet chalk in the tail. Some of that young peater yeastiness can be found here as well, in the back. Tasty, but too simple for a higher score.
- Like a Caol Ila ;-)
Strong nose. Farmy, ashy, subtle sweet smoke, oak, spice.
Oily. Intense spice at first, balanced with honey and peat, farmy notes, oak, some bitterness. Drying on the tail end.
Intense spice again. Long finish of spice and subtle smoke.