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Port Charlotte 2010 - OLC: 01

Overall rating
89.58/100
votes
59
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Cask Exploration Series
Vintage
2010
Bottled
2020
Casktype
Oloroso Hogshead Finish
Strength
55.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
5055807413091
Added on
12 May 2020 11:01 am by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 97,86

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Whisky Reviews for Port Charlotte 2010 - OLC: 01

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.58 points

  1. GlenSikkes did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Information/Tasting Notes by producer:

    Whisky Type:
    Heavily peated Islay single malt Scotch whisky.

    Phenol Level:
    40 parts per million.

    Vintage/Age:
    2010

    Alcohol Strength:
    55.1% Alc./Vol
    Barley Provenance:
    100% Scottish barley from Invernesshire region.

    Maturation Profile:
    30% 1st Fill American Whisky Casks
    40% 2nd Fill American Whisky Casks
    25% Vin Doux Naturel Casks
    5% 2nd Fill Syrah Casks
    vatted and aced in First Fill Oloroso Hogsheads for 18 months.

    Bottling:
    Bottled onsite with Islay spring water, non chill filtered & colouring free.

    Liquid Colour:
    Autumnal, mahogany, amber.

    Taste Descriptor:
    Smokey, with a fig-like fruity sweetness.

    Nose – Initially lovely earthy peat smoke and dark fruit, fig predominantly and toffee. As the aromas start to open soft peach and honey appear and a nutty nougat note sets the tone. Baked orange and a hint of mulled wine spice. The peat smoke notes are constant and start to bring out some resinous woody aromas, the longer you allow it to open the more depth you discover, more roasted coffee, syrup and citrus, more chocolate and crushed sea shells.

    Palate – As soon as this dram touches your lips you feel the soft oily texture and then, as it coats the palate a subtle dryness changes the tone. The leading notes from the Oloroso cask and the peat smoke define the identity of the whisky but underneath there is a fruity sweetness – figs, orange and peach with a nutty nougat note. With another sip the darker notes of tobacco, boot polish and more earthy smoke give a pepperiness that really draws you into this magnificent whisky.

    Finish – The finish is a dry earthy peat smoke with lime and figs. A chocolate and vanilla note comes through and some salty, sandy character. Peat embers give a last hint of smoke.

    Character – This dram will leave you reeling, the Port Charlotte spirit is beautifully matched with the Oloroso casks. The initial blending of whisky has been tailored to suit. It’s another cask exploration that shows the versatility of the Port Charlotte whisky and demonstrates the exceptional quality of casks we source. The kind of dram that makes you fall in love with peated whisky.

  2. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Laddie has now cut out some very tasty PCs, the OLC: 01 is probably not what everyone expects from the abbreviation, in my opinion the pre-assignments clearly set the tone here and the Oloroso finish only has a complementary effect and gives the finishing touches , as it should be with a finish.
    • Nose
      Definitely not overwhelmed by the sherry, you can already see that in the color, fresh and sour, caramel, I think Laddie has the clearest distillery character for me, vinous, a little pepper, vanilla, I deliberately don't name anything that goes in the direction of Oloroso, since this is not present at least at the beginning, then freshly sliced bread, and yes it becomes fruity, red berries, seasoning, Christmas spices, then becomes drier, leaving a malty sweetness
      After the first sip I warmed up some orange, creamy, nuts, here I am with sweet wine too, and now a load of milk chocolate, which in connection with the alcohol reminds me a lot of Lumumba, and the bread is back, crazy, I like it, slightly greasy, then bittersweet, very changeable
    • Taste
      oily, intense, here also rather winey, red berries, sweet, sticky, vanilla, raisins, gets drier in the back, espresso, dark chocolate, the smoke goes down a bit in this alternating bath, focus more on it with a second sip
      second sip, wow, just so creamy, you have to force me to pay attention to the smoke, since the rest is so great, is clearly sweet wine influence, ganache, vanilla, really only light smoke, which together with the freshness from the finish is more so on the palate is present, otherwise surprisingly little smoke in the mouth, but all the more different flavors
    • Finish
      becomes fresh, light mint, cold smoke on the palate, nuts, bitten grape skin, slightly chocolatey, a pinch of pepper, very pleasant and medium length

  3. Odysseus93 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  4. birkzehn scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  5. Hane*92 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  6. SwiftyMcVeigh scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    First impression of a sample: very good!
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      93 93

  7. mema82 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

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