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Whisky Reviews for Port Charlotte 2001 MoS
17 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.86 points
- Very spicy, mixed with some sherry notes and that smoky note that gives you a richness that makes this overall just great whisky, happy to have a spare bottle in the shelves. Tasted at Mikes Vienna Whisky tasting at Kanzleramt in December. Great stuff seleced by Mike (myself!)
@Serge - sure you tasted the correct sample, because this is clearly lovely and you will certainly be able to withstand a heavy whisky..
- Port Charlotte 2001/2010 (61.6%, Malts of Scotland, sherry hogshead, cask #833) Colour: amber. Nose: ah, this is different, obviously. The sherry is rather big and so are both the oak and the spirit, which makes that even if it’s maybe not all perfectly meshed together yet it’s a very interesting spirit. There’s a lot of peat smoke, a lot of nutmeg and ginger, a lot of shoe polish, quite some gunpowder, a lot of strawberry jam, an awful lot of orange marmalade and quite some molasses and/or Demerara sugar. Water should further synchronise all this, let’s see… With water: mmm… Not sure I like this. The wine really comes out, with some slightly heady vinegary notes. Let’s wait longer… zzz… zzz… Right, calms down a bit but I’m not too much into this kind of profile. More gunpowder. Mouth (neat): monstrously thick and invading, extremely creamy, with heavy notes of bitter chocolate, white pepper and bitter oranges plus a very ‘limey’ peat. Cider apples. A strange beast so far (cough, cough, cough!) With water: gets leathery and a tad bitterish. Heavily infused strong black tea, plum pudding, natural tar liqueur. Finish: extremely long. Peppered pipe juice? Comments: kolossal whisky, pretty rough, packed with flavours. I think this was filled at 70% vol. instead of +/-63% so some joyous wood/sherry extraction must have happened. Globally, it’s rather too heavy for this sissy of a whisky taster but I’m sure some other aficionados will fall in love with it. I also think that quite some years of further bottle ageing will smoothen it and make it grand but for now, it’s rather a Hell’s Angel’s sherried Port Charlotte in my opinion. SGP:567 - 84 points.