Mortlach 2010 SV

Overall rating
86.49/100
votes
74
Whiskybase ID
WB179078
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
Cask Strength Collection
Vintage
08.02.2010
Bottled
17.02.2021
Stated Age
11 years old
Casktype
Ex-Refill hogshead & Sherry cask finish
Casknumber
20
Number of bottles
492
Strength
58.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5021944111893
Added on
16 mar 2021 5:16 pm by GlenJLGR
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 139.65

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Whisky reviews for Mortlach 2010 SV

21 users have left 21 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 86.49 points.

  1. Dris scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  2. WhiskeryTurnip scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    I know these heavily sherried drams are all the rage among some aficionados, but I am not often a huge fan. I do enjoy aggressive earthy or maritime flavors, but I am less fond of the sherry-driven dried fruits and leather. I prefer the cask to be in a more complementary role— and the sherry finish on this was aggressive. There is clearly enough of a market for this kind of bold sherried dram that bottlers and distilleries keep producing them. So, if you love a good heavily sherried bottle, I am sure you will rate this higher than I did.
    • Nose
      Rich dried fruit, spice, and leather. Dried dates, figs, cherries, and berries all came to mind with a rich tight fruity aroma that led into a general mustiness and notes of leather. In the background were interesting notes of holly and Christmas wreaths, a bit of waxiness, orange rind, pepper, and anise.
    • Taste
      Medium-bodied and juicy with waves of berries, spice, and leather. Spice backed by a youthful heat came first and, in combination with big fruit notes, brought to mind holiday mulled wine with star anise, cinnamon, and cloves. Medjool dates along with cassis led into cherries and cherry pie. Maltier notes hung on toward the end with honey oat cakes. A bit of water brought out more cherry and cola notes.
    • Finish
      Lingering honey, dried fruits, and a mild dryness.

  3. the_muskox scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Not my preferred style of whisky. It’s a big dumb sherry bomb – the Mortlachitude has just been obliterated by the cask. It’s not bad by any stretch, but it’s lacking something special. I do like the richness and mouthfeel, but ultimately I fear this will be a rather forgettable whisky for me.
    • Nose
      Very sweet and juicy. Deep red fruit - raspberry coulis, Swedish fish, red-on-the-inside plums. Rich mid notes of rum balls and crème brulee. Chocolate pudding topped with slivered almonds.
    • Taste
      Not a whole lot of heat. Thick texture. Arrives with more deep fruit notes of blood orange, candied plums, and macerated strawberries. Carrot cake with cream cheese icing. Rum balls and cocoa puffs. Slightly earthy on the development, with charred sweet hardwood, amber maple syrup, and Dr. Pepper.
    • Finish
      Medium-length. Chocolate-covered cherries, espresso-roast coffee beans, oodles of warm spice (star anise and clove). Red licorice. Sasparilla.

  4. Mortar1703 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  5. og187 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    Copita Glass
    • Nose
      88 88
      Fruity, plum jam, sweetness rushing, 58.1% and no alcohol content, figs
    • Taste
      88 88
      dense, fleshy, there is no burning sensation in the mouth until the moment of sip, the taste repeats the smell of jam, plum, sweetness of the Asian spice market
    • Finish
      90 90
      a degree is felt on the exhale, a long warming, developing, sherry taste in the mouth

  6. vlad78 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    If you can characterize him in one phrase, then it will sound like this: too much! Degrees, sherry tones, sweetness and astringency. But it's delicious!
    • Nose
      87 87
      Fiery tones of boiling plum jam, freshly sprinkled with cinnamon, sharp tones of wet oak, varnish, paint, baked raisins.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Burning bright and sweet. Such torture when boiling prunes jam is poured into you with a ladle, very sweet, steaming, full of spices and spices. This is good to drink at the first symptoms of a cold. After swallowing a fireball, you do not lose the temperature in your mouth for a long time. For the celebration of the moment, put someone on Wagner - after all, like a dragon, I will exhale with flame!
    • Finish
      86 86
      The receptors are not just paralyzed, it seems that the skin in the mouth is burnt, but this is a caked crust of plum jam (did you remember?). Surely it is long, but I could not stand it and washed down with a sip of water.

  7. PRV scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    22/22/22/22

  8. Don Cassi scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    The nose starts heavy and dark with dried plums, roasted aromas and rye bread. Every now and then, fresher aromas of banana flash up.

    A dark chocolate note spreads in the mouth and finish, underlined by notes of nuts and blood orange. The alcohol content creates a certain pepperiness that burns unpleasantly. At the end there is a spicy dark chocolate.
    Length: 5/10

    Dilution weakens the aromas in the nose a little, but makes the aromas in the mouth appear a little fuller and alleviates the alcoholic stinging.

    All in all, very spicy, chocolaty malt that hardly conveys any fruity notes and is almost allergic to water.

    Grade: 2+

  9. Willum scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  10. peej84 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  11. markjedi1 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Candy

    Look, Mortlach is the kind of malt that I will always try and if it has this fantastic color – thanks to the finish on a sherry casks – then I am unstoppable. The Beast of Dufftown, bottled at a hefty ABV in one of those lovely decanters from the Signatory Cask Strength Collection. Life is good.

    The typical umami scent is completely absent on the nose! I get mostly relatively candy-like notes from red lace candy and mokatine and some menthol. Even some iodine on the nose. Did not see that coming at all and makes this Mortlach atypical to say the least. That notwithstanding, I quite like this.

    Surprisingly soft on the palate. Again very candy-like with some menthol and English licorice candy, chewing tobacco and cough bonbons. Green garden herbs, chili pepper, wine vinegar, red candy. What is going on here? But good.

    The finish is definitely long, but holds the middle between sweet and spicy and is softly drying at the death.

    What a weird, but very pleasant and lovely Mortlach. Thanks, Marcel.

  12. whiskydramo scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    The watery taste kills the dram.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Preserved plums and dried prunes, also fresh in a special way. Half-dried orange peel, mandarin orange pulps and soft-cooked honey brushed on a piece of baked toast. Slightly punchy still after being crack opened for weeks, there were also notes of tobacco, earth and spices. Vanilla, unripe English pear with some sour notes. Oxidised apples near the rim bottom, and some fruit tea at the end as well.
    • Taste
      84 84
      A bit watery. Coffee candy, light pear with peel, toffee, sour plums, plain white pepper and got quite spicy after 10 seconds.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Nutty, pomelo peel followed by some apple peel. Hay, cinnamon and probably some burnt caramel.

  13. Simon Stood scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    It is difficult to trace the profile of the distillery, everything is clogged with sherry. Nice young malt. Balance 22.Total 88
    • Nose
      Sun-dried figs, black raisins, vanilla, candied fruit baked goods, lacquer notes that fade over time. 22-22.5
    • Taste
      Tasty, dense, which is typical for mortlah. After the aroma and over the dark color, I expected much sweeter. Strong enough, but not alcoholic. Fig, apricot jam. 22
    • Finish
      The finish is quite long, tart, enveloping, peppery. 22

  14. wncvirus scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Candies, sweet elements, red sheep, raisins
    Taste: From the first sip, quite sweet. The taste is dominated by young sherry but unfortunately nothing else is happening on the tongue. Flat in taste and one dimensional.
    Rating: 86 | 100 A short sweet finish.

  15. Dre73 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Disappointing whisky. In the nose quite some aroma's to be found, but in the taste it's just alcoholpower and -bitterness, overpowering other flavors. Only some prune-like base.
    Adding some water only makes it friendlier but not tastier.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Quite powerful, red fruits, prunes, ripe fruits, vegetal, a hint of sulphur. Apple sirup, quite some alcohol punching.
    • Taste
      83 83
      Very powerful, alcoholic. Some red fruitiness, but not very distinctive, bitterness over some red fruitiness. Adding water puts away the bitterness, but doesn't bring other flavors.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Still a lot of power. But actually not much to discover, bitterness dominates. Some redfruits, prunes. Middle long.

  16. Beiredelarue scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    Even with allergies, the scent convinces the most. Really a power house. I think its true strength is without water, really a sherry 'bomb' literally then. Tasty, interesting, but not much to discover outside of the scent, how monotonous perhaps? I must also say that I am not immediately a sherry fan. Maybe this is a bit too much for me? But all in all, a fun and interesting experience.
    • Nose
      88 88
      First impression, red fruit, red wine. What I suffer from allergies is that I miss the subtle nuances a bit ... caramel, brown sugar, sherry, spicy but very sweet, amaretto on steroids. stout as in dark beer. Also reminds me of the smell when you walk into a pool ... weird but nice and welcoming. Barely enough. It also has a bit of a distinguished old men's club, like in the movies. Old and sweet. Quite complex and pleasant. Lots to discover here. With water less nuance, strange but true more alcohol, but perhaps better in the taste.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Come in soft but then, boom! First thought ... taste less complex than the smell ... 2nd sip still powerful. The nuances are somewhat lost. Time for some water. With water a bit more floral and a little less power effect, but I don't feel that it gets more nuanced. The effect of the alcohol is less, but the alcohol tastes more. Had expected more but still tasty.
    • Finish
      86 86
      The finish was long, stronger without water but better with, especially towards the end, lingers for a long time. I don't know very well. Maybe bottled too young !?. I only had one sample, but I can well imagine that it oxidizes well.

  17. rpvdwel scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  18. JacobaEd scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      81 81

  19. geriud scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  20. Hvdree scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  21. Schafranek scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

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