Michel Couvreur Blossoming Auld Sherried

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Single Malt
Michel Couvreur (MCo)
Oak Sherry
45.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
12 Aug 2010 7:58 pm

Average value

€ 182,27

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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 89.65 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, candied fruits, madérisés, then a note of mentholated chocolate, then the noble wood, no alcohol put forward, it is allowed to drink alone with the sensation of sinking gently into the esophagus!
    A long, tangy finish, with a surprising fruit return, and then the combination of light smoke and old wood.

  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 90 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 90 points in the overall package.
    • Nose
      91 91
      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
      90 90
      soft in the beginning; sweet dark fruits; plum; 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, is on the border of a slight wateriness, but still okay.
    • Finish
      89 89
      astringent; fine bitter-bitter oak (no unpleasant bitterness); spicy; Espresso; Bitter chocolate; delicate sweetness of dried fruit

  6. 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!

    • 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.

  7. malty Joe scored this whisky 93 points Member Junior

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

  8. 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

  9. 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!

  10. FC Sunderland scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      Intensely sweet Pedro Ximenez, caramel, rhum
    • Taste
      Sherry, sweet and elegant on the tongue like suede, delightful for my gum, raisins and dark berries
    • Finish
      loved the length, warm and sweet


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