Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Michel Couvreur (MCo)
Bottling serie
Stated Age
15 years old
Number of bottles
48.5 % Vol.
500 ml 1500 ml
Added on
09 Jun 2020 8:58 pm by snow21
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 110.67

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Whisky Reviews for Michel Couvreur 2005 MCo

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.66 points

  1. wisekycourse scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Palo Cortado is perhaps, surely the best of Sherry wines, it served as a potentiator of this Couvreur whisky.
    • Nose
      A little wax, used glue that dries on a sheet, a little dry leather, a little liqueur, dried and crushed hazelnuts
      return of vanilla scents, a little juicy coconut, caramelized, woody scents a bit like on some old grains, and a little crushed nut, moldy limit, but noble mold !! and dry wood; amazing, it's soft, linear but intense!
    • Taste
      Creamy sweetness, alcohol takes its marks with finally a little more than the 45 ° often usual!
      The second sip gives fresh, neither dry nor large sherry sherry, in the center of Oloroso and Amontillado, just in between, vinified, vanilla scents, sweet spices, the woodiness arrives at this high point, tenacious, we feel the almond and the crushed hazelnut.
      It is simple, limpid but it is also intense due to the mixture of fine sherry scents, macerated and maderized fruits, the wood and the leather come together to give a soft, almost pastry sensation on the frangipane.
    • Finish
      peppery spices, almost burning, more solid wood, vinified scents, a little vanilla, nuts, more undifferentiated fruits that remain on the palate.
      The finish is progressive and lasts over time.

  2. Lorion scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Spectacular and really unique. Certainly not everyone's taste, but for his (for me positive) uniqueness he earns 90 points.
    • Nose
      Hui, the whisky smells intense. Extremely intense, but there is no trace of alcohol. A uniquely dominant walnut shell, embedded in a slightly bitter oil. Behind it is a mild orange, almost a tangerine. A little yellow and very floury apple. With a little time, roasted coffee beans are added. Fermented grapes and shriveled grape skins. Dry coconut, dry tobacco. A delicate vanilla, a little leather. What a great and combination!
    • Taste
      Significantly sweeter than expected. Quite full and present. The wood tingles lightly and refreshingly. The whisky is almost viscous in the mouth. Tobacco here too. Musty, winey leather. When swallowed, an oily bitterness sets in that dominates the taste. Intense walnut.
    • Finish
      Medium to long and pleasantly warm. A bit of bitterness remains. Walnut.

  3. LeChiffre scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    So far I am not really a big fan of Palo Cortado ripening. Therefore, this malt surprises all the more positively. I also have the fermented notes that are typical for me during this maturation (I usually like them less), but they fit well into the overall body. Something very different from the overaged, for example - very interesting, different and delicious.
    (Rating: o)
    • Nose
      89 89
      fermented grapes are directly present in the nose; behind it a nice fruity sweetness; Oranges; somewhat overripe apple; Honey; a little leather and vanilla; delicate oak
      - Intense nose with interesting and complex aromas. Exciting!
    • Taste
      90 90
      great voluminous mouthfeel; almost syrupy; sweet; winey fruity notes (ingrown); slightly musty; some leather; sparkling oak; it gets better the longer you keep it in your mouth
    • Finish
      88 88
      long; sweet-spicy; Grapes; Walnut; old moldy wood

  4. etwa77 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    i swear, they macerated mushrooms in this sweet potion.. the big, brown, umami-filled kind of mushrooms.. i can smell it in the strong, alcohol-infused nose, but, by god, i can taste it! the finish is intense, medicinally-herbal, bitter and sweet.. mushrooms morphing into tobacco and leather.

    water makes it more creamy, less sweet and intensifies the mushroom, but i prefer it neat, with the sharpness of alcohol counterbalancig the savouriness.. too much of an umami thing is a bad thing!

  5. EnjoyLife89 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Wow, the lovage note, which is always distinctive and always noticeable first, is not here. A delicious wine note immediately jumps towards me. Has something of an amontillado (slightly acidic noble mold note) but by no means unpleasant. fermented fruit; a slight nuttiness carried by a sweetish vanilla-caramel note; old furniture; Suddenly dark fruits, otherwise rather light fruits like grapes
    • Taste
      Nut; peppery heat; now comes the lovage; Wood; light leather that builds up and becomes stronger; again nut; again leather; delicious; again and again a slight wine acidity in interplay with a vanilla sweetness; Reminiscent of walnut with honey; again and again raisin
    • Finish
      Hazelnut; Fruit; light vanilla, but the hazelnut is always clearly in the foreground; the second sip leaves a slight oaky bitterness reminiscent of extremely dark chocolate. Fruit becomes a little stronger. Delicious;

  6. Daniel Hohleweg scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86


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