Mortlach 1995 LEG

Overall rating
89.43/100
votes
130
Whiskybase ID
WB169262
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Le Gus't (LEG)
Bottling serie
Selection XXV
Vintage
18.03.1995
Bottled
28.08.2020
Stated Age
25 years old
Casktype
Sherry Butt
Casknumber
157
Number of bottles
285
Strength
45.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
06 nov 2020 9:42 am by Francisque
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 168.72

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Whisky reviews for Mortlach 1995 LEG

31 users have left 33 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 89.43 points.

  1. sphinx scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    green apple juice, slightly watery
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  2. WSP scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Fine sherry aged Mortlach.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  3. WhiskeryTurnip scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    This was surprisingly gentle and easy to drink compared to the G&M bottle I also reviewed recently. The drams shared a certain tart berry profile, but this one was generally more subtle and with a surprising herbaceous element that came through strongly at the end. This was pleasant to sip on and relax with, but it lacked the depth and richness that really captured my attention on other Mortlach.
    • Nose
      Fruit punch, herbal spice, and old papers. A tantalizingly odd fruit punch came to mind right away with notes of tart lingonberry jam, Honeycrisp apples, and watermelon rinds. Herbal spices lingered in the background with coriander and something approaching dill; the spice led into notes of leather, burning candles, hot wax, and old papers. It was the smell of an archival reading room with cartons of old papers and paraphernalia scattered on sturdy oak tables.
    • Taste
      Medium-bodied with a buttery texture and notes of fruit, herbs, and tropical florals. Berry notes tumbled across the palate: blackberries, blueberries, boysenberries, before flowery notes of hibiscus and exotic pomegranate emerged. The back end was strikingly herbal with thistle, menthol, anise, and a delicate white tea.
    • Finish
      Lingering sweet berries and subtle dry cinnamon.

  4. Obynapewno scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
      Apples and pears, apricots, honey, beeswax, raisins, dried dates, oak, sawdust, some citrus. Smooth and round
    • Taste
      91 91
      Dried fruits, raisins, dates, cranberries, apples, oak, white pepper, nutmeg, candied lemon peel, dark chocolate
    • Finish
      88 88
      Medium, dried fruit, wood, citrus

  5. Kegelbogen scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    From the very beginning, you understand that a delicious dram is waiting for you.
    • Nose
      90 90
      This is what I like about whisky - honey, a little bit of dust, dried fruit, a lemongrass stalk. There is a tree in the background, but it does not interfere.
    • Taste
      88 88
      The body is a little watery for that age. The taste is the same honey with raisins. The sourness from the lemograss is felt more and the wood is felt stronger than the nose intended.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Medium on lemon, dried fruit and wood

  6. whisky_alphabet scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  7. WillWhisky scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Comfort smell of wood and fruit, slight pepper
    • Taste
      Match with smell
    • Finish
      Sugar cane

  8. Lakerfield scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Not really what I had in mind when it comes to sherried Mortlach, nevertheless very tasty and thus successful. Talking about Mortlach, uhm, where was that infamous meatiness? It's in there if you look hard enough. Just not on the level you'd wish for. Ah well, besides a little too much oak here and there a good whisky. Normally I'd buy two bottles but they didn't allow me. It's one of those rare cases where one was just enough.
    • Nose
      The colour more or less revealed it already, the sherry plays a beautiful integrated role here. 100% a refill butt and a good one. It's more of a really good ex-bourbon dram at first! Starts with apricot, apple, pear juice, cranberry, passion fruit and unripe pineapple. Then there's lemon candy, hot chocolate sauce, cream custard and sultana for sweets. Furthermore freshly cut grass, honey, beeswax, almond, oak and sawdust. Everything but sherry overloaded, perhaps a little too less. I love this style but I just want a dollop of sherry if my Mortlach is sherried.. Get it? Anyways, no real complaint. Lovely nose :)
    • Taste
      Also very fruit-forward on the palate. The sherry influence is rather shy again. There's apple, orange, fig, cherry and dried coconut. Then sultana, cacao dusting, lemon cheesecake and a hint of bolus. Also some oak tannin, honey, almond, a little wasabi, some vague meatiness after all and a pinch of salt. Again we're leaning towards ex-bourbon territory, only a little more dense. Loads of fruit, which I like, but I expected that bit extra. Can't always win but to say that I've lost here..? Hell no.
    • Finish
      Long and it's turning a little more to the classic sherry finish here. Chocolate, orange marmalade, malt, sultana, eucalyptus, wasabi and almond.

  9. olegborgol scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    nuts, wood, dried fruits, spices, berries, leather, good work. 22-23-23-22
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  10. mr_braun scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  11. WillWhisky scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    I like heavy sherry Glenrothes mostly, this one isn't but, the structure is complex and balance, nice
    • Nose
      88 88
      Orange peel, honey, hints of dry leaves, mint, nice sherry nosing
    • Taste
      88 88
      Brown sugar, warm, ginger, dark coffee
    • Finish
      87 87
      Consistent

  12. vlad78 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    A good sherry profile, but the oak is a little overdone.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Sweet tones of prunes, dates and figs, oak is felt and a little spices.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Sweet, a little tart, but full of dark dried fruits.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Sweet, tart, of medium duration.

  13. STL scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  14. Copshop68 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  15. Copshop68 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  16. YoungCee scored this whisky 91 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      89 89

  17. mr.p9 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  18. Tangtang_WhiskyYoda scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    pleasant malt, quite soft and restrained, but very tasty. It takes time, then it opens something
    • Nose
      a lot of wood aromas, apricots, some honey, spicy, orange peel, berries, some leather
    • Taste
      lots of oak notes, nutty, leather, some berries and honey, slightly malty, sherry notes only very slightly in the background
    • Finish
      very soft finish, somewhat fruity, light leather, some berries and honey. later a bit dry and slightly bitter

  19. aphex scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    This one really needs time to open. The nose is lovely, the palate is well-balanced with just enough oak (or not too much, depending of your sensibility).
    Very good selection from Le Gus't.
    • Nose
      Pencil shaving, leather, dusty old books, dried fruits (apricots, dates, raisins), honey, a touch of spices. Could pass for an old bottle. With time, floral and more fruity (gooseberries), beeswax, mineral notes.
    • Taste
      A spicy attack followed by honey and citrusy notes (oranges essentially). The gooseberries are back, the leather also. A balanced spicy oak in the background.
    • Finish
      Long, beeswax, spice and lingering fruity notes.

  20. Ninofdram scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  21. Whiskylifestyle scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    A very good Mortlach in my opinion, but needs a little time to develop. The oak is present, but fortunately not too much. And I was pleasantly surprised that it wasn’t dry at all, something you would expect from this type of whisky. Another winner from Le Gus’t.
    • Nose
      Wow, this is really good! Red apples, quickly followed by a whiff of nutmeg. Honey. A floral note. Oranges and apricots. But also a hint of leather and tobacco. Subtle oak too.
    • Taste
      A little less fruity than the nose suggests. Oranges mostly. It are the spices that come more forward here: nutmeg, ginger and cloves. But also honey. Leather. A bit of oak and dark chocolate as well.
    • Finish
      Long and more towards fruits again.

  22. Donwaldorf scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Always well done with Legus't, rarely disappointed, a quality-price ratio still intact. Not my favorite, however, but easily drinkable.
    • Nose
      A very fruity nose on the tropical Oasis, fruit juice and marshmallow.
      A minty lemon side, apple and citrus yogurt. Light woody, sweet spices.
    • Taste
      Top alcohol, nice natural reduction. It's fresh and more delicious than on the nose on fruit tart, citrus fruits, oak and spices.
    • Finish
      Good length finish but rather classic on cocoa, vanilla, oak and a firework of spices.

  23. Steven79 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  24. Yarema scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    A combination of a well-breathed or washed successful sherry cask. A rare combination of age and lightness ...
    The nose has a lot of
    green fresh cucumbers to oak tannins with a touch of noble sherry. Zero alcoholicity and excellent balance. Old-fashioned style!
    Nose - 22
    Taste - 23
    Finish - 22
    Balance - 22
    Rating - 89
    P.S. - Sober attempt #2 says more in favor of 90
    The nose is still 23 - you can just breathe it in on a full chest and enjoy ...
    Nose - 23
    Taste - 23
    Finish - 22
    Balance - 22
    Rating - 90
    P.S. - Quite a sober attempt # 3 suggests the following.
    Nose - 22
    Taste - 22
    Finish - 21
    Balance - 22
    Rating - 87

  25. Dede scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    I am very annoyed to note that. It's undeniably very well done, but the palate is a bit too stiff and oaky for my taste. I must also say that I am getting painful with all those old Speyside sherry which on the whole does not make me dream anymore like before ... I would say 89/100, but an amateur of the genre would note that above.
    • Nose
      On the nose, it is very smooth, full of dried apricots (rarely had such a clean, present and defined aroma of dried apricot), honey, medjool dates and barley sugar. A little raisins too, and a winey side. However, we can smell the wood behind, with discreet but very present spice notes (nutmeg, white pepper). Nonetheless, a nice complexity emerges behind the facade very smoothly.
    • Taste
      In the mouth, the wood is more present, the spices tingle the tongue, and the tannic bitterness relegates the sweetness to the background. More lively notes of candied citrus join the ball (candied orange peel in particular). Nice power in the mouth for a little less than 46%, the joys of a natural reduction of the degree.
    • Finish
      The finish is medium, marked by the bitterness of the wood counterbalanced by candied citrus fruits and the return of dried apricots.

  26. EJS scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  27. tommi71 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  28. Tastingbros scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Full review here :
    https://tastingbros.com/2020/11/13/a-crazy-mortlach/

  29. Totoro scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Needs a lot of time in the glass and, despite the already much-diminished strength, appreciates a small drop of water. Then it unfolds its true potential (especially at the end of the flavor development and in the finish). Needs to be "chewed on" for quite a whole to really show its strength on the palate, but it sure is worth it.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Without time & water: mellow and very pleasant, but also closed-up and a bit oaky, 88 points.

      With time & water: refill sherry and muscular yet floral Speyside spirit in perfect harmony, 90 points.

      I'm settling for the middle: 89 points.

      Really a lot of old oak, but it's tolerable for the age. Once you get past that, you're rewarded with buttered shortbread, dark honey, gooseberry, ripe apricot, soft Speyside florals, beeswax, old leather, sunflower oil, cashews, darker notes of charcoal and wood ash, as well as some (very muted) liquorice and Oloroso umami.

      Admittedly, it's all very soft and a bit fleeting, so this one's certainly not for thrill-seekers and lovers of intense aromas. But as a subtle, old-style sherried dram that balances cask and spirit and mainly convinces by displaying the benefits of long-term barrel-aging, it's well worth the money.
    • Taste
      91 91
      Begins mellow and softly sour on jammy fruits, gets then leathery (the refill sherry), darker and increasingly sweeter and more richly honeyed, and then some more and more (and more), following this trajectory into a spectacular finale, full of precisely-measured oak spice, wild honey, red-berry fruit jam and roast flavors. All at once.
      This is where it wins me over: I've rarely had a malt that develops as linearly like this, in a steady upward motion, with the flavors just rising and intensifying all the way into a climatic finish, and all the different components peaking at the same time. Really good.
    • Finish
      91 91
      Mouth-coating to the max, with an oily film that covers and clings to everything. Savory salinity, wild berries, honey, almond butter and mellow old oak.

  30. Sjaak92 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

  31. JacobaEd scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      86 86

  32. wisekyofcourse did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    nose:
    donf but delicate sherry, ie on raisins, candied citrus fruits, spices, a little dust from an old leather sleeve, the woody
    mouth:
    it is immediately sweet, easy to drink, fruits cooked on the confit more on the candied tangerine that we find to make pastries, a little crushed nuts with moisture on the shell, a little dry herbs at once and the return of its sweet scents, like a 'very' good well reduced blend that we would sip!
    final:
    diffuses on the same scents, pleasant with the desire to use one more, the danger is really good !!!
    (which I will not do now !!)

  33. Hvdree scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

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