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Mortlach 16-year-old

Overall rating
87.06/100
votes
53
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Flora & Fauna
Bottled
27.11.2012
Stated Age
16 years old
Casktype
Sherry
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L2332CM000
Barcode
5000281024455
Added on
09 Feb 2014 4:37 pm by karlsson60
Colored

Average value

€ 199,95

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53 × member ratings

144 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Mortlach 16-year-old

14 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.06 points

  1. DenisLeonov scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Balance sheet (22) Excellent whisky, it's a pity that it's so expensive (87)
    • Nose
      Orange, date and dried fruits ... notes of lacquered wood ... a board ... steamed raisins ... walnuts ... leather (22.5)
    • Taste
      The taste is woody-spicy with notes of fruit and varnish (21.5)
    • Finish
      Finish spicy, warm wood ... candy-caramel notes ... prune ... cream, paper and light bitterness (21,5)

  2. kot1803 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    A22 P22 F21 B21
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  3. Fight65 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  4. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    22 21 22 22 87
    Excellent Mortlah, a little lost in taste, but overall soundly, it’s a pity they don’t do that anymore

  5. Snerik scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    Not bad, not bad at all. Sherry for everyone who wiffs this whisky.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Jesus, where to begin. All the dried fruits you could ever imagine drying up: mango, peaches, banana, apples. All coated in this milk chocolate overtone. Personally, I think this is a bit too much, and to 'one dimensional'.
    • Taste
      85 85
      I think the palate's a lot better. More minerals, more bitter cacao instead of sweet chocolate. And even though dried fruits are, and ought to be, a prominent note in a sherry whisky. One can have to much of a good thing.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Medium long, and more sweet-and-sour than just sweet. First signe of any wood notes in the whisky.

  6. squaadgras scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  7. lincolnimp scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  8. lyndondd428 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    A couple of years ago, under the pretext of a conference in Edinburgh about Italian Literature, we bought this Mortlach, our very first bottle of whisky: since then, nothing has ever been the same.

    It seems that in his Whisky Bible Jim Murray is not so kind with Mortlachs, often alluding to the high regard that these whiskies have in the German market: and he doesn't seem to consider it a point of glory. Let's see.

    N: quite pungent and rich. First you have, guess what?, sherry and malt and a far acetone; after a while, a sweet soft smokiness arises; it reminds me some of those mild and sweet pipe tobaccos (not the artificially aromatized). Then, there are some of the typical sherry influences: dried friut, raisins, maybe Smyrna figs. Whiffs of demerara sugar. Quite nice, it starts with sweetness but develops towards a slightly more bitter profile (creme brulée?); red fruits.

    B: very soft: at first (and I am a bit surprised, I must say) it's really on bitter notes, with some wood involved. It quickly goes sweet, and this is probably the most satisfying experience in this tasting: red fruits, currants, again dried fruits, even dates if I am not wrong. The pipe tobacco comes back reminding those smoky and woody notes we had on the nose, plus again brown sugar (not heroin!). Reminds of some sweet southern wines (Marsala), in a positive way.

    F: dry and not so long, even if wood and a gentle smokiness try to stand. Very soft notes of red fruits.

    Even if it is not that complex, it surely is a very nice and enjoyable after-dinner malt. It seems a perfect introduction to sherried whiskies.

    http://whiskyfacile.com/you-no-speak-italiano/

     

  9. bull10298 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    A rich, spicy, Sherried nose, with sweet treacle, pepper and peat smoke.
    Complex, elegant, yet masterful. Sherry, Christmas cake, gunpowder, black pepper
    on the palate. A long, relatively dry, and slightly smoky, gingery finish.

    http://www.whisky-pages.com/notes/distillery.php?id=mort

     

  10. Hvdree scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

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