Port Charlotte MRC: 01 2010

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Cask Exploration Series
Stated Age
07 years old
Ex-Wine Casks from Bordeaux
Number of bottles
59.2 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
L162754 18/379
Added on
08 jul 2019 10:51 pm by Lechside
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 110.00

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Whisky reviews for Port Charlotte MRC: 01 2010

13 users have left 13 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 88.50 points.

  1. SYMUE1 scored this whisky 93 points Member Senior

  2. whisky_knight scored this whisky 66 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      68 68
      Tart, sour notes, acrid, tart green apples, peat smokiness (not herbal). Dusty.
    • Taste
      65 65
      Bitter creamy peat hits you right on the front palate. Ashy, smoky, acrid again. Earth and dust. Some fruitiness appears later, but the peat and ash feels overwhelming. Much more than the standard Port Charlotte 10.
    • Finish
      66 66
      Long finish. Mainly getting dusty, old wood. A clean smokiness (like a forest campfire), peatiness that's cleaner than Laphroaig.

  3. 2ndSip scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    the malt is quite fruity and smoky at the beginning; with enough air it gets drier, dustier, the smoke dies down (or you get used to it too quickly).
    Slight acidity from a red fruit (strawberry, red apple) comes to the fore. In the taste, the red fruit is back in full force; becomes drier and harsher at the back.
    The tongue appears coated with tannins; the Bordeaux cask finish is noticeable but not overpowering. Very well balanced. You practically don't feel alcohol; works fine without water. Very, very decent malt.
    [91 - 87 = extremely tasty -> I'd better get a second bottle]
    • Nose
      initially red fruits and dry peat smoke. Then red, almost floury apple, plus peach. Acacia honey, fine spice.
      With more air it seems duller, dustier; has something of a library, department of ancient Greek literature, which has not been used for decades. Dark chocolate.
      It always resonates with fresh fruit, something like a strawberry, but I can't quite grasp it; again and again a sweetness of a yellow and red apple emerge.
      The alcohol is extremely well integrated, nothing stings. Given enough time, a fruit acid moment builds, the peat smoke fading away; it then transitions more into a sea breeze peat smoke.
    • Taste
      sweetish, the alcohol is noticeable but not extreme. flavor builds up; the red fruits and the apple are back in full swing. Dark 60% chocolate. Slight herbal influence.
      The peat smoke is delayed but not the focus. It is getting drier, tannins are noticeable; the Bordeaux cask is noticeably present.
      2nd Sip: even more fruit. Has something nutty (oily walnut) with it. Red fruits, this time a strawberry is present more concisely. Ashy/smoky tobacco, leathery, dry.
    • Finish
      dry, ashy peat smoke, dark chocolate, tart note of espresso powder. Long-lasting.

  4. martinseco scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Opened the bottle last night to celebrate my recovery from COVID-19 after vaccine breakthrough almost 4 months after boosting and was not disappointed. This is a fruity-peaty powerhouse! What I would also like to know: Where does the information come from that only 8000 bottles were filled? I couldn't find any information about this on the distillery's website or anywhere else. If you know better, please send me an email. I'm already looking forward to the next few evenings with a dram from the almost full bottle!
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  5. Whisky Hamster scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    What a powerful, elegantly-crafted dram! My favorite together with the MC:01 and the CC:01. Well-worth your money if you can still find it. Better than the OLC & PAC imho. Chapeau, Bruichladdich!

  6. DocMuck scored this whisky 92 points Member Senior

    Wow, this is a complex piece - my favorit PC so far

  7. sbe scored this whisky 90 points Member Junior

    Bottle code is wrong. Correct code is L162754 18/379.

  8. Zenturio7994 did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    All of my bottles say:
    L162754 18/379
    2018/11/19 15:36 15:36 15:37

    L182754 the 8 is a 6 for me.

  9. RedBandit74 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Super complex, cute smoker
    • Nose
      89 89
      Summer fruits, smoke, fruity, spicy honey, somewhat tart dark chocolate, sweetness, the alcohol is very well integrated
    • Taste
      90 90
      Sweetness, coffee, slightly nutty, sweet putty dough, almonds, little smoke
    • Finish
      89 89
      Sweetness, vanilla, a little pepper, long

  10. StephanB scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  11. Florius scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

  12. Geep scored this whisky 94 points Newbie


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