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Port Charlotte Scottish Barley

Overall rating
84.48/100
votes
518
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2013
Strength
50.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 700 ml
Barcode
0518105003951
Added on
29 Jul 2013 12:24 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 52,90

Whisky Reviews for Port Charlotte Scottish Barley

76 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.48 points

  1. Slàinte Mhath scored this whisky 84 points Administrator

    Octomore's little brother Port Charlotte from Bruichladdich distillery is the peated NAS equivalent of 'The Classic Laddie'. Bottled at 50% ABV, the nose is obviously spirity and slightly rough with vegetal peatiness, brine and creamy citrus. With water, you get unripe banana, pickles and black pepper. Crisp and zesty in the arrival, the taste develops dry and mineral with honeydew melon, herbal spiciness and hints of oak. The finish is lasting and delicate with peat smoke and green tea. Although a bit pricey, it's not bad for a relatively young Islay Single Malt.

    RATING: 3.5/5.0 stars ≙ 84 pts → ABOVE AVERAGE
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  2. kaasklop scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      85 85

  3. Zapala_86 scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    Port Charlotte Scottish Barley Heavily Peated 50% vol.

    The content of phenols at the level of 40 ppm, matures in barrels from American and European oak, non-chill filtered, natural color

    Nose: fruity (citruses), sweet peat, caramel, toffee, ash, earth, oranges, mango, hay, leather, needles, dry leaves, aromatic, mild, floral, vanilla, smoke, traces of rubber, pears, charred wood, iodine sea breeze, sand on the beach, tropical fruits wrapped in smoke

    Taste: delicate, fruity, ripe apple, oranges, then smoke, earth, ash, slightly spicy notes, vanilla, caramel, smoked malt, leather, wet ropes, some medicaments, bandages, iodine, licorice, a bit of salt, dry grass, lime, salty caramel, sea salt, hay

    Finish: long, malty, smoked barley, dry grass, oak, sweetness

    Quite a lot of sweetness wrapped in peat smoke, it's very nice to drink, a lot is happening here and it's worth leaving it in a glass for some time and let the imagination bring with it the power of associations. Peat does not dominate the taste even though it is strongly perceptible. Whisky is well balanced and I will come back to it again and again.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  4. bimbes184 scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    Solid, smoky Islay malt. Not more but also not less. I especially liked the mouthfeel here. Of the flavors, however, he is interchangeable. I would advise the 10-year-old PC, which offers significantly more.
    • Nose
      I expected a bit more smoke dominance at the beginning. The nose is characterized by sea air, malt, naturally smoke, increasing sweetness, roasted marshmallows, vanilla and some mint. I hardly find fruits. The alcohol is well integrated. Behind the back comes the ashtray into play.
    • Taste
      Very nice mouthfeel and nice start. The 50% are clearly noticeable but not too much. The taste is less sweet than in the nose. Campfire smoke, oak, spice dominate the taste without becoming boring.
    • Finish
      Medium to long. Dark chocolate, a smoldering Holzscheid, oak, barely sweet more available.

  5. Corso_theRed scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    A very enjoyable Islay malt. Sweet and smokey, without being to in your face with the peat. Moderate complexity, but that was to be expected from a (somewhat entry) NAS whisky.
    • Nose
      Sweet smoke, pear compote, rhubarb pie, and polished oak. Associations of sugared grapes, sweet oranges, wine gum (red/orange types) as well as cola.
    • Taste
      Rather sweet, medicinal undertones of TCP, and a bright fruit cocktail – plums, peaches, apricots, pears, oranges etc. A good dose of oak intermingles with caramelized butter and custard pie.
    • Finish
      Medium. Honeyed rooibos tea and sweet tannins that get more intense in the end.

  6. StyrianSpirit scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

  7. StyrianSpirit scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    "Heavily Peated" is quite right. A strong thing, and who loves this style of the Salty-Sulfurous, will be happy with it.
    • Nose
      Selchrauchrauch with eggsticks, pleasant freshness. Reminds me of Easter Eggs.
    • Taste
      Will come sharp and sulfurous on the tongue and in the mouth. Light fermented light grapes.
    • Finish
      Is the finish a bit bitter, oak.

  8. Arquebus scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    My first Port Charlotte - being familiar with Bruichladdich generally. Islay is known for it's big peat whiskies - but just how many variations on a theme can you get?

    Smooth, rich, soft, sweet accessible peated Isaly whisky - on the lower edge of the range in terms of phenol/ medicinal notes. 

    Very drinkable.

  9. Usl1978 scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  10. Reakwoon scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

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