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Michel Couvreur Blossoming Auld Sherried

Overall rating
89.66/100
votes
202
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
Michel Couvreur (MCo)
Casktype
Oak Sherry
Strength
45.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L.006
Added on
12 Aug 2010 7:58 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 178,50

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Whisky Reviews for Michel Couvreur Blossoming Auld Sherried

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

  1. Lorion scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Excellent! My absolute favorite from the standard range Couvreurs. 91 points!
    • Nose
      Beguilingly heavy sherry! Boiled plum jam with increasing sweetness. Over time, a leather and herbal note is added to prevent the sweetness from becoming sticky. You can smell cherries, dates and grape juice. You can also notice some gum, but it decreases with increasingly intensive herbs (thyme) and nutmeg. Sometimes it gets sweeter in the nose, sometimes it gets almost dry - fascinating.
    • Taste
      Fantastic mouthfeel, soft, juicy, but at the same time full and intense. Sweet and a bit dry at the same time, the leathery (?) Plum jam dominates the first few seconds, until the herbs are noticeable here too and take the form of herbal candies. The taste is very fruity and herbaceous and slightly dry.
    • Finish
      The taste remains long, the throat warms only briefly.

  2. wisekycourse scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    On the nose, characteristic red sherry scent and varied spices and caramelized fruits.
    On the palate, the candied fruits, made of maderis, then a note of menthol chocolate, then the noble wood, no alcohol put forward, it can be drunk by itself with the sensation of flowing gently into the esophagus!
    A long, spicy finish, with a surprising return of fruit, and then the combination of light smoke and old wood.
    To be enjoyed one evening as a digestif, it is not complex in finish, but powerful, it keeps the taste buds and nostrils in suspense for a long time, it also requires a long aeration
    • Nose
      expressive, on chocolate, dried fruit, some tobacco. cherry, library dust a little nook, poorly maintained with leather and smoky wood, a little moldy, rancid nut, vanilla, sugar and rum! caramel finally which was present from the start too.
    • Taste
      gingerbread, cinnamon, not too dry, on the aromas of the nose, sugar, soft leather, chewable chocolate, grapes, orange peels very present which explode here at this time, candied jam on dried red fruits, walnut oil too, a little grassy, minty and fine smoky trace, at the bottom of the palate, fleeting.
    • Finish
      pretty good length. spicy, cocoa, amalgamated fruit, jam, caramel, cooked vanilla, slightly damp wood on the oak and fruit still cooked on an old sherry. A bit of astringency, dark mint chocolate.

  3. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Sherry very generous, dried fruit on the nose. Many nuts. Powerful and spicy just on the nose with red fruits behind. Subtle note of milk chocolate and later of tight coffee. On the palate both robust and supple, very spicy. Finale while consistent with just enough sweet. It is an extremely well done whisky but I have a hard time getting excited - considering the price. It delivers everything a good sherry whisky has to deliver. But nothing more. (But nothing less) Enthusiasm 3/5

  4. Abadon05 scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    Really a great whisky with a certain complexity and harmony. If only not the price.
    • Nose
      Dark berries, pleasant, somehow a slight smell of cheese, but does not bother. And you notice the old barrels. Very interesting and promising
    • Taste
      Filling the mouth. The impressions from the nose are confirmed. Lots of dark fruits and dark chocolate or coffee.
    • Finish
      dry with a certain acidity and long and intense.

  5. LeChiffre scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    The Blossoming Auld Sherried is definitely a fantastic old school whisky. You can feel the high quality of the sherry casks. But now for the little BUT: with its 45% I see it at the border to look a little watered down. 3% more alcohol would have been good for him and it would have been an even better and absolutely outstanding classic Sherry malt. Nevertheless, it is a wonderful malt overall, and considering the high price, there are 89 points in the overall package.
    The Overaged CS is the better choice for me when it comes to PLV.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Fantastic classic sherry nose (no comparison to the modern charged 1st fill sherry bombs); spicy with great oak notes (old wood); behind it a heavy fruity-sweet sherry note; boiled dark fruits; Plums; Raisins; Cherries; delicate leather notes (old sofa) and herbs
      - Wonderful interplay of fruity sweetness and spice; Alcohol perfectly integrated; wins over time in the glass.
    • Taste
      89 89
      soft in the beginning; sweet dark fruits; Plum jam; Raisins; some dark chocolate; Leather notes; beautiful herbal notes emerge over time; in the background a delicate, tart oak swings along; becoming slightly dry;
      - He could use a little more alcohol. Too bad, is hard on the border of a slight wateriness.
    • Finish
      90 90
      astringent; fine bitter-bitter oak (no unpleasant bitterness); spicy; Espresso; Bitter chocolate; delicate sweetness of dried fruit

  6. Flou scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    For me, the Blossoming Auld Sherried is Couvreur's best whisky, which is still within an affordable range. And let me say in advance: It is a fantastic whisky! But one after the other ...

    ... the Blossoming Auld Sherried lies in the glass like a dark amber. The maturation in sherry barrels, in which sherry matured for several decades, gives hope for an intense and multi-layered aroma. This is a different league than the fully charged FirstFill sherry monsters made of sherry casks, which were filled with sherry for only a few years. And if you smell the whisky first, you might be disappointed at first. Less voluminous and deep than expected, it looks a bit weak and flat. But let this whisky breathe, preferably for 30-45 minutes and you will see its development:

    Now the volume is larger, the aromas more intense. Boiled dark fruits, plum jam, dates and raisins dominate the aroma load with a very heavy sweetness and fruitiness. It reminds me of plum jam, forest honey and chocolate-covered raisins. Caramel and herbal aromas complement the boiled fruits, a little leather and old furniture wood make a subtle impression. With only 45% alcohol, the whisky is incredibly soft, smooth and syrupy, without the alcohol stinging in the nose when smelling. A terrific nose if you like whisky matured in sherry casks. 3-4 percent by volume more alcohol would have brought the aroma up one more level.

    In the mouth it is soft, full-bodied, sweet with honey, the boiled dark fruits, dates, all sprinkled with a little pepper. The wood is now a little clearer than in the nose, but complements the sweet and dark fruit wonderfully. Dark chocolate in the direction of espresso and leather becomes stronger, the sweetness decreases and it becomes spicier overall with tannins (but not bitter!) And herbs. In the background, however, the cooked fruits always vibrate with honey. The alcohol is wonderfully integrated, but it will be somewhat watered down for all cask strength lovers. In conclusion, I will come back to that.

    In the finish, spices such as pepper and nutmeg line the mouth, complemented by espresso, the dark boiled fruits and raisins. The tannins are clearly noticeable, they go in the direction of chewed coffee beans covered with chocolate. Everything harmonizes and is very smooth. The finish is medium to long in my eyes.

    In conclusion, I have to state that the Blossoming Auld Sherried is a fantastic whisky for all sherry cask lovers. You can really feel that the sherry casks are of very high quality. These old school sherry notes typical of Couvreur are simply great. However, what bothers me is the fact that the whisky has been thinned down to 45%. Why are they doing this ?! The keg strength would have been (at least as I read it) anyway less than 50% alcohol ... why dilute it anyway? The whisky would be hard to beat in cask strength for me. He would play in the same league as the old SingleCasks from Glendronach or the old FamilyCasks from Glenfarclas. But unfortunately I have to say that the whisky is fantastic, but overall it lacks strength.

    That's why I give a good 91/100 points.
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  7. Whisky-Connaisseur did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A classic old-school sherried whisky.
    Well balanced, rich and complex with a beautiful long finish. If you
    like sweet and fruity, nutty and chocolatey notes found in
    old rich sherry, this dram would be a perfect choice. To be enjoyed
    neat as an after-dinner or late-night whisky. Certainly a must have for
    the sherry aficionado!

    I thank Frank Jerger from Whisky for Life for the sample and the photograph!

    https://www.whisky-connaisseur.de/tasting-notes-english/unknown-distillery/
    • Nose
      Deep and rich with lots of sherry, prunes, and raisins. Behind that
      there's caramel coming through, mixed with herbs, lovage in particular,
      and hints of damped wood in the
      back. An enticing nose!
    • Taste
      Rich sherry flavours on the palate with a delicate sweet fruitiness of
      dark cherries, figs and raisins. Herbal notes of lovage arrive,
      accompanied by caramel and walnut
      flavours, nicely wrapped in dark chocolate and a warming spiciness
      of cinnamon and slightly dry oak. Pleasantly mouthfilling!
    • Finish
      The finish is gloriously long, smooth and creamy with caramel, slightly
      dry herbal notes and a touch of bitter oakiness on the tail.
      With water: The delicate and rich sherry flavours
      still dominate on the nose when a few drops of water are added. In
      addition, there is more spiciness coming through with oak and
      pepper pushing the fruitiness in the background. Rich and quite
      intense on the palate with a warming mix of oaky spiciness, pepper, lots
      of fruity sweetness, figs and raisins in particular, and
      slightly bitter dark chocolate. The finish is still long but becomes
      drier towards the end with oak, herbs and lingering walnut flavours.

  8. malty Joe scored this whisky 93 points Member Junior

    Wow! What a wonderful old-school sherry monster!!

  9. Gloin scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Very sweet, very sherrylastig, immediately I have to think of Paxarette. Can I still use that in France? Wood is also very present. The whisky is delicious and dangerously pleasing, but in my opinion overpriced. For the price and the associated expectations he is too one-sided to me. Only Sherry alone is not enough. But if you are looking for something and also like sweet whisky, this is the place for you

  10. Robert Parker scored this whisky 92 points Expert Junior

    After the single malt has found its way into my glass, an unbelievably pronounced sherry aroma pours into my nose. One can guess which complex flavors hide behind this extract. From minute to minute unfolds this whisky. The Malt politely asks for a little time in the glass. After half an hour, I begin intensely to nose. Conclusion: 92/100. In my rating, a part of the PLV is also included. Sure, the drop is not very cheap, but you definitely get something for your money! For sherry enthusiasts an absolute must drink. For the entry into the Michel Couvreur world certainly the cheaper Michel Couvreur Overaged Whisky is recommended.
    • Nose
      The alcohol is wonderful - almost perfect - integrated. You can scrounge this whisky in deep breaths. Sherry stamped notes dominate. A pleasant, dry silkiness spreads on the mucous membranes and does not want to leave. A kind of finish already in the nose? Here for my taste the case! Dark almost overripe grapes, pickled strong raisins. The time in the glass helped the pronounced sweetness overcome the initial shyness. In addition, here is also a pronounced seasoning to find. I feel a little bit retired in August this year - Miami Playa - Spain - Me, my better half and a wonderful Pedro Ximénez Sherry on our terrace. Above all, this syrupy velvety feeling I find here again clearly.
    • Taste
      First, the distinct sherry spices, an absolute candidate for cold winter evenings. Salivation flows par excellence. The raisins penetrate, sweetness of nuts is noticeable, merging into a slight bitterness, coffee beans and dark, tender bitter cacaoa notes. All in all creamy, but not a lightweight! This is a heavy, sweet drop. Perfectly integrated notes. Fill the mouth!
    • Finish
      Very long finish! The pleasant bitterness, paired with the coffee beans settles on the palate. The Blossoming Auld Sherried does not just want to go, he wants to offer the connoisseur something. This drops with its great finish, which fits very well to the nose and taste, very good!

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