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Michel Couvreur Overaged Malt Whisky Distilled in Scotland MCo

Overall rating
88.73/100
votes
15
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
Michel Couvreur (MCo)
Bottling serie
Unpeated Batch at Natural Strength
Bottled
2021
Strength
52.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L.20210026
Added on
04 Feb 2021 10:04 pm by LeChiffre
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 85.00

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Whisky Reviews for Michel Couvreur Overaged Malt Whisky Distilled in Scotland MCo

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.73 points

  1. LeChiffre scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Exciting variant without the minimal “peat component” that is otherwise typical for overaged - it looks a bit “cleaner”. So for everyone who is bothered by the peat in the Overaged maybe the right bottling. I like it very much, even if I prefer the "normal" Overaged in comparison, as it looks a bit more complex and idiosyncratic with the smoke. Let's see how it develops, currently 88 points.
    • Nose
      88 88
      intense spicy sherry note; dark fruits; Blackberries; dark cherries; Grapes; Raisins; Dates; Brown sugar; delicate spicy wood notes; some leather; Alcohol is well integrated; becomes fruity-sweeter over time in the glass
    • Taste
      88 88
      sweet; spicy; Dried fruits; ripe dark fruits; Raisins; Plums; Grapes; some sweet tobacco; in addition a wonderfully integrated fine, tangy tingling oak spice; leather comes up towards the finish
    • Finish
      89 89
      peppery-spicy; sweet; Dried fruits; beautiful leather note emerges; delicate wood spice - moldy old wood (with slightly bitter notes)

  2. Odysseus93 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  3. Gaedo scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    Smoother and more elegant than the Overaged vintages with the otherwise light, but quite special-looking smoke component. The typical, slightly musty cellar note that is typical of Couvreur, which I otherwise really like, is missing here. No sulfur is perceptible here either.
    Overall, a nice and exciting experiment. More often! I just wish there would be more often, or always alternating, a peated and unpeated version, which in the future could be left standing next to each other in the closet and always bought later.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Very nice, nutty and slightly tart-sour sherry note, of course less heavy than with Blossoming, but still very powerful and elegant at the same time. Orange, cherry, chocolate, nice sherry flavor - reminds me a bit of the house style of Glenfarclas.
      Even more pleasing and sweeter at hand temperature with strawberries and ripe, fresh plums. To put in.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Strong and voluminous. As usual, no thinning is necessary. The alcohol is very well integrated and in this respect it is hard to believe that we are dealing with a proud 52%. Dark red grape, blackberry, cherry, raspberry, spicy European oak, red pepper, light lemon, light chocolate with a little salt.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Medium length. Walnuts, cherries and oranges remain in the mouth and throat. In addition, nice oak seasoning with raspberry and honey.

  4. wako93 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Oloroso full in the nose. Orange, nut. Full of sherry on the palate. More like PX. Not overloaded at all, little fruit, sweetness.

  5. LeChiffre scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Special feature of this bottling:
    This filling from the first batch of 2021 ("20210026") of Overaged in Natural Strength was completely filled without the minimal “peaty” component (about 2-3% of the batch).

    (Extract from the information about this bottling from the shop "Whisky For Life")

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