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Port Charlotte PC6

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86.52/100
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Tastingtags

19 Notes

lachaineduwhisky
Expert Senior lachaineduwhisky Tasting note
01 Jun 2017 9:16 pm
Color
Deep copper
Nose

D'abord, une fumée musclée, iodée, cendrée puis carnée. Puis, vanille et citron confit. Ces deux pendants coexistent de façon très harmonieuse. Un peu vif. 

Avec un peu d'eau, plus salin, mais moins dynamique.

Taste

Attaaaaaque !!! Puis immédiatement très chaleureux, gourmand et fondu. Bien rond (merci le fût)
Avec de l'eau, rond mais vif sur les épices.

Finish

Intense. Plus épicée avec de l'eau.

Comments

A savourer pur ! 

Enthousiasme 4/5 pur 

(3/5 avec de l'eau)

Whisky n° 1333

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Whisky_Philippe
Expert Junior Whisky_Philippe Tasting note
24 Jan 2017 3:00 pm
Whisky_Philippe gave this whisky 85 points
Color
Amontillad
Nose

Süss, Honig, Butter

Fruchtig (Zitrus, Aprikosen)
Leicht maritim, Salz
Rauch
Taste

Am Anfang ist der Madeira stark präsent

Süss zum Anfang, Rauch wird dann immer stärker
Aber auch Zitrusnoten (Orangen, Mandarin)
Nicht mehr stark maritim
Finish

Bleibt lange anhaltend

Rauch (Torffeuer), Pfeffer, Fruchtig, Salz, Nussig im Abgang
Comments

Mit Wasser ist der Whisky Rauchiger.

Bleibt sehr lange stehen
Sehr schöner Whisky. Gefällt mir von allen PCXX am besten.
Whisky_Philippe My Collection My Market
Whisky_Philippe
Expert Junior Whisky_Philippe Review note
24 Jan 2017 2:13 pm
Whisky_Philippe gave this whisky 85 points
Weighted Rate
85
Nose
86
Initial taste
84
Body
86
Finish
87
Price
80
Presentation
84
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toklian
Connoisseur toklian Note
15 Jan 2017 11:26 am

Serge says:

Star4.5.jpg Here’s the brand new Port Charlotte! We’ll also have a glass of the PC5 at hand so that we can compare both. Colour: straw (the PC5 is rather pale gold, that is to say darker). Nose: it’s obviously the same make, except that the PC6 is straighter at first nosing, more directly on smoke and less on pears and kirsch. But then I detect something fruitier (apricots, very ripe melons) and a rather distinct vinosity, but I wouldn’t say this is ‘winey’. Whiffs of peonies, clean wine barrel, then warm butter and mashed potatoes, hot cake... More towards pastries than the PC5, with maybe a little less smoke. Gets more demonstrative with time, more ‘raw’ (wool, ‘clean’ manure, porridge, new leather, soaked grain). Other than that it’s close to the PC5, with just these added faint winey hints that may (or may not, I have no info at hand) come from time spent in good wine casks. But it certainly doesn’t smell like wine-finished whisky as such. With water: now it got much nicer than the PC5. Indeed, it’s straighter, all on peat and whiffs of a farmyard in a hot summer day, and without a single winey notes left. The hints of mint and curry that we got in the PC5 disappeared as well. Very, very ‘Islay’, and an excellent swimmer it seems. Mouth (neat): again, starts cleaner and better balanced than the PC5 as well as rather more peppery and spicy and, again, less kirschy. But it does need water... So, with water: still powerful and, again, cleaner than the PC5 (I’m not meaning the latter was dirty of course). More fresh fruits (butter pears) and a perfect peatiness, with also notes of ginger tonic and gentian spirit. Very, very good, maybe marginally closer to the Islays from the south shore than the PC5, that is. And indeed, no winey notes on the palate. Finish: long, peaty, fruity, very clean, with notes of plum spirit. Rating? I’d say two points above the PC5, which means 88 points. 09/29/2007 - Added comments – I just learned that this PC6 was partly matured in Madeira casks. Well, all I can say is that it worked well and that it was only relatively obvious to me on the nose that some 'not too vinous' wine was involved ihere. At least we’ve got the answer now .

GIORGOS
Expert Senior GIORGOS Review note
20 May 2016 7:54 pm
GIORGOS gave this whisky 92 points
Weighted Rate
92.1
Nose
92
Initial taste
93
Body
91
Finish
92
Price
92
Presentation
93
stf92
Expert Senior stf92 Note
03 Aug 2015 12:05 am
stf92 gave this whisky 85 points

Très tourbé. de la grosse tourbe même. Un peu de réglisse.
Mais petite déception, je pensais monter en gamme après le PC5 mais je le trouve un peu moins...un peu moins tout. Surtout la finale qui est beaucoup moins longue.

Rom
Expert Junior Rom Note
28 Jun 2015 9:53 am

Goûté blind. Nez : de la tourbe dans une étable ! Du citron et de l’iode.

La bouche aussi sent l’étable, à la fois huileux et terreux, assez sucré.

Finale très longue dans le même esprit.

Très bon.

Georges
Connoisseur Georges Review note
14 Mar 2015 9:59 pm
Georges gave this whisky 84 points
Weighted Rate
83.6
Nose
85
Initial taste
84
Body
84
Finish
84
Price
80
Presentation
82
Georges
Connoisseur Georges Tasting note
14 Mar 2015 9:17 pm
Georges gave this whisky 84 points
Color
Old gold
Nose

Peat smoke, creamy, vanilla, fruity (lemons, pears, apricots)

Taste

Peat smoke pepper, pears

Finish

Long, fruity, salty

Comments
talyn256
Member Senior talyn256 Tasting note
10 Mar 2015 1:05 pm
Color
Amontillad
Nose
Not as fierce as expected. Icing sugar and candy, and a rich buttercream.  The wine influence has imparted a thick and floral honey scent as well – really very rich. Some medicinal TCP, but faint compared to typical Islay (it’s more like a sherbet tingle than creosote or bonfires). Some soft coastal notes of salt and seashells in there too.
Taste
Madeira’s strong and sweet to start, with a rising peat (and ABV!) burn. Very viscous and luscious mouthfeel. I get notes of mandarin, blood-orange and grapefruit running through the middle, with some more icing sugar and peaty sherbet.
Finish
Some soft smoke comes out as the tingle calms down and savoury notes of liquorice, hazelnut, and rolling tobacco develop into a long finish (five minutes later, I can still taste hazelnuts!).
Comments
Water: It gets a lot peatier (on the nose and the palate) when you add water! I think I prefer it unwatered, with that lovely, thick, creamy mouthfeel.

I challenge any seasoned peat-head not to enjoy this dram!

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