Overall rating
89.65/100
votes
245
Whiskybase ID
WB17607
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

€ 245.46

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Whisky reviews for Blossoming Auld Sherried Single Malt Whisky MCo

43 users have left 46 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 89.65 points.

  1. Drum scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Different in the mouth than in the nose but nice... I liked it very much. He is tasty, in fact, and not too sweet due to the sour-tart notes.
    • Nose
      Very sweet sherry notes with turnip greens hit my nose. Despite this heavy sweetness, I also find sour and fresh notes. Some balsamic vinegar, red wine and thick winter oranges and cloves round off the sweetness.
    • Taste
      Completely different than I would have guessed. Warm, tart and woody tones of sherry. A strong start, some pepper but of the mild kind. I still have tobacco and dry oak notes.
    • Finish
      Very, very warm. It warms you from mouth to stomach. I can feel his way down But he is mild! Woody and tobacco come to the fore and somewhat displaces the sweetness. The sherry notes remain and intensify again. It becomes slightly astringent and I still have herbal and red wine notes. This interplay goes on for a long time.

  2. Will_iam scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

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

  3. Petitcham scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Typically, the nose of the thick and grassy sherry whisky, the mouth is soft and complete. The unique taste of coriander, soap, wax, etc. in finish is high, and the perfection is high, but the liking can be broken

  4. dongolzo81 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    There is not much to add to the many representative reviews. For me already the beginning of the transition to brandy due to the heavy "vinous" sweetness. Anyone who likes very sherry-heavy drops will not be disappointed. So neither am I.

  5. Expraesi scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

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

  6. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      86 86

  7. Julia E S scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    A whisky with a really nice PX-Sherry influence.
    The whisky comes full and powerful on the tongue. A mix of figs and plum jam accompanied by a lot of chocolate, darker than milk, with nougat. The lovage, the herbs, subtle coffee and the very beautiful leather aromas form an important counterpoint to the sweet aromas.

    The whisky that is hidden under the sherry barrel is an elegant whisky that has few rough edges and is therefore very suitable as a sherry barrel flavor carrier without any demanding aromas.

    Because of the clear sweetness, truly a whisky for those with a sweet tooth!

    I have to say that I'm actually rather ambivalent about such whiskys, but I have to admit that this works really well and the barrels create a nice depth that I have rarely had before. The 45% cannot be felt at all and carries the aromas very well.

  8. fast5 scored this whisky 94 points Member Junior

    Wonderful whisky, stored in barrels like you
    hardly exist today. Quality the mostly 4 digits
    Cost euros
    • Nose
      Plaum puree, syrup and cotton candy wrapped in sherry
    • Taste
      Juicy, sweet, like dark, overripe fruits.
      With vanilla and caramel. Little oak
    • Finish
      Long, with sweet but dry aftertaste

  9. Bateman scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    A heavy sherry whisky. Very intense in taste.
    • Nose
      91 91
      Wood glue, raisins, sweet, old leather, herbs, dark dry wood, cherry
    • Taste
      92 92
      old dry wood, antique shop, old leather, dark fruits, cherries, dates, bitter notes of coffee and dark chocolate, tobacco, sweet and herbal notes alternate.
    • Finish
      90 90
      very long, astringent, fine, herbal notes

  10. zapfdaniel scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  11. Tangtang_WhiskyYoda scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    very tasty malt. I really like wonderful sherry flavors, extremely tasty and drinkable.
    • Nose
      intensely spicy sherry aromas, plums, raisins, some chocolate, nice oak notes, then it becomes sweet with caramel, wonderful nose
    • Taste
      Here too, strong spicy sherry aromas, slightly bitter oak notes, later slightly sour berries, plums
    • Finish
      delicious finish with lots of sherry flavors, a real fruit basket made of dark fruits, slightly sweet with caramel, oak, long-lasting.

  12. stefanrietdijk scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      Boem!! What a nose, magnificent, full sherry and dark fruits.
    • Taste
      One of my favourite whiskies of the moment. Intense sherry, beautiful in balance. Sweets and chocolates.
    • Finish
      Again very smooth, the sweetness lingers for quite long on the tongue. One to remember.

  13. Kalleholzbein scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Great nose, old school, very good. After that, unfortunately, too sweet for me.
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  14. EnjoyLife89 scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Wow, what a great nose; At first only sherry, but then more and more fine nuances come through. There are spices (lovage) of heavy, dark notes of dark, cooked fruit; a pleasantly sweet note; beautiful oak tones; slight tart acidity, but sweet again
    • Taste
      wow, sweet at first, then sweeter; strong oak; a hint of herbs, then strong nut, again oak, delicate bitter chocolate; now comes a really good leather note. The nuttiness paired with the great leather note is awesome for me
    • Finish
      rather short, very nutty, light herbs, again this wonderful leather note; is slowly becoming drier in the mouth, now there are slight acidic wine notes, but not unpleasant. Some more nuts, spices (Liebstöckl)
      Wow, it's very complex. so far the best for me this year

  15. Flou scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    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

  16. FrankH scored this whisky 97 points Expert Junior

    The alcohol is pretty well integrated. The fruity notes and the sherry notes are fantastic. This whisky made it into the top 5 of my favorite sherry whiskys.

  17. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    The sherry comes immediately. But it dominates pretty much everything. In addition, some nuts (partly roasted), herbs and chocolate. What you smell is delicious and does not look fake, but it does seem a little one-dimensional.
    In the mouth, however, this is very much in the direction of sliced sherry. Sweet sherry notes that gradually become a little more sour. Then the oak. There is nothing more.
    So I actually find the nose very tasty, if not particularly exciting. But in the mouth it's more of a high-proof sherry.

  18. Dagobert scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
      Sherry, chocolate, Christmas spices
    • Taste
      90 90
      Slight tingle on the tongue, sherry, a little bit of bitterness which vanishes right away
    • Finish
      90 90
      Very long, soft and sweet, and very fine oak

  19. Gris scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Xorlophax and lincolnimp... LOL looks like you don't know anything about whisky XD

  20. Maltlife scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

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

  21. Sleinn nam Ffoh scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

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

  22. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    a great, probably older Sherryfasswhisky.
    • Nose
      Sherry, sweet, dark fruits, raisins, later orange peel and toffee, accompanied by oak.
    • Taste
      a lot of sherry, dried fruits, oak.
    • Finish
      astringent, menthol, dark chocolate, oak, but also sweetness. Beautiful bittersweet sherry finish.

  23. ArPeJa scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

  24. GIORGOS scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      79 79

  25. Jeadrick scored this whisky 93 points Member Senior

  26. lincolnimp scored this whisky 73 points Connoisseur

    The nose is on toffee, cinnamon, dates and fruit cake.
    The palate is nice enough with no rough edge which makes this utterly safe and utterly boring for me.
    There is no character to speak of, the high average score really flatters this one but I suppose sherry heads will like this one but with whisky like this you may as well drink sherry.
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      70 70
    • Finish
      68 68

  27. mema82 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  28. PeatyBlinders scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Yes it definitively gives what you expect from a Sherry : Round, gourmand, fruity, a very dangerous bottle you could drink within the evening... But a real lack of complexity. A very good daily dram whisky (but way too expensive for a daily dram)

  29. 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

  30. wisekyofcourse scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Blossoming is a single malt whisky.


    Single cask, bottling comes only from a cask without assembly.


    Originally, the alcohol is rich and smooth but marked by a balanced and fine character.


    When ripe, its natural level is 51% alc./vol., It is very slightly reduced to 45% when bottled with Scottish water.


    Dark amber color, purple reflections.


    Scent of Jerez Wine, floral, vanilla, stewed fruits.


    On the palate fat, silky, very soft, powerful and long.


    A wonderful example of whisky aged only in fresh Pedro Ximenez wine casks: it represents the balance between the sweetness and the herbaceous freshness that only barley can confer.


    It is consumed as a digestif, roomed, alone, like a warm companion on a winter evening.

  31. 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.

  32. 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.

  33. 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.

  34. malty Joe scored this whisky 93 points Member Senior

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

  35. Andytka3 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Nose:- Deep, oily and supple bouquet of nutty biscuit, accompany with traces of herb and spice. Very pleasant.

    Palate:- Sweet entry, dark bitter chocolate, touch of smoke emerge at the background, elegant.

    Finish:- Gracefully smooth, wonderfully long with soft, pleasant herb notes.

    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      88 88

  36. MadScientist scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  37. wisekyofcourse 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.

  38. 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

  39. Kaltduscher scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Delicious!
    • Nose
      Heavy, fat sherry. Wood polish. Rum pot. Raisins. Lemon zest. Herbs. After a while, the malt opens and reveals sweet notes of toffee and caramel. These are joined by aromas of fresh pine needles. Oak.
    • Taste
      Sweet and oily, the malt slides through the mouth. Caramel. Brown sugar. Raisins. Prunes with vanilla sauce. Dried fruit. Herbs. The oak is very present.
    • Finish
      Long. Sweet start. Again notes of caramel and vanilla. Drying, the sherry is becoming more and more noticeable. The sweetness is complemented by aromas of prunes and dried fruit. Dark chocolate. Oak.

  40. 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!

  41. fsvtav15 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  42. fsvtav15 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Very good surprising whisky
    • Nose
      Powerful fruity and some notes of wood, smells sweet
    • Taste
      Powerful, oily, on the candied fruit (quince?) Slowly explodes slightly with light spicy note and iodine, slightly pricks the tongue quite complex with each sip, sherry undoubtedly looks like a good Glendronach 20 years single cask
    • Finish
      Long sweet, fruity candy lining the palate very pleasant +++

  43. XorLophaX scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Conclusion:
    84/100 points - "boring whisky, too expensive"
    The Blossoming by Michel Couvreur is a very soft rinsed whisky, which has only subtle sherry and woody notes, the finish is still the best of the whisky.
    He is simply too expensive for what he has to offer.
    Nice delivery in the form of a chic wooden box with single bottle numbering.
    The bottle in square shape with (badly removable) washing capsule makes more visually than it can offer.

    Link to the tasting on my blog:
    http://www.tasting-notes.de/Archive/222
    • Nose
      In the nose a lot of sherry, dark berries and some wood.
      Almost no alcohol, very soft and pleasing. The notes are overall rather discreet.
      A slight caramel sweetness is noticeable.
    • Taste
      Again, decent sherry with many dark berries and cherries.
      The wood is stronger than in the nose, but overall the whisky is very "soft rinsed" and characterless.
    • Finish
      The finish is quite long and has a woody-sweet note.
      Some dark chocolate and raisins.
      Overall, neither intense nor complex.

  44. 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

  45. FC Sunderland scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    has been tested at the Whisky Fair Rhine Ruhr in Mülheim...

    great great Whisky. But obviously can´t reach the complexity and elegance of the 30 year old I tried after it :-D

    But certainly one of my favourite whiskies I have tried this year
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  46. tomy63 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    amber color, expressive nose, on chocolate, dried fruits, some tobacco. Mouth of good size for 45%, not too dry, on the aromas of the nose, quite good length. Very nice whisky. Note: 87/100 .

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