Mortlach 16-year-old

Overall rating
87.08/100
votes
78
Whiskybase ID
WB52067
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

€ 224.98

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Whisky reviews for Mortlach 16-year-old

20 users have left 20 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 87.08 points.

  1. olegborgol scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    22-22-22-22

  2. Yarema scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    A wonderful drinking whisky that brings out old school emotions. Well balanced and pleasant aftertaste. A bit lacking in body, but otherwise very, very ...
    Nose - 22
    Taste - 21
    Finish - 22
    Balance - 21
    Rating - 86

  3. HokkaidoUni scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    I tasted alongside Clynelish 14 and Ben Nevis 10 - all mixed bourbon and moderately sherried in refills I think. The comparison brings out the unique aspects of the three while suppressing some of the red fruit aspects of the sherry on the nose and palate since you get used to it
    • Nose
      89 89
      Nose: red berries, something like celery almost, Angelica, dry rubbed bbq, iron bar, some honey, leather, small white umbelliferous flowers. Violet too? Beautiful
    • Taste
      85 85
      Palate: light floral notes, light leather and tobacco, powder sugar fruit, with water: rock dust and some licorice. A little thin on texture but maybe it is because I am comparing to Ben Nevis 10 and Clynelish 14 in the same tasting
    • Finish
      88 88
      Finish: tobacco and licorice some metallic or fish

  4. Funtik scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    22 22 22 22

  5. markjedi1 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Refined

    It had been a very long time since I had tasted this classic. And I found out that I had not even written about it so far. Well, time to correct that. This Mortlach appeared on the market for the very first time in 1986, but my bottle dates back from 2012, the final year in which this one was produced, before Mortlach decided to overhaul the core range.

    Lovely, elegant and very sweet nose – much sweeter than the current version. Overripe banana, a truckload of candied syrup, orange marmalade, apricots and toffee apples with some chocolate and earthy notes in the background. It also has a slight bitter note. Very refined.

    It could have done with a bit more body, but the taste is nicely dark & sweet on apricot pastry, blood oranges, grapefruit, dates and fresh fig with a hint of Darjeeling tea that was left unattended. Midpalate it turns a bit dry, as if I’ve bitten on a grape’s pith.

    The finish is very long, mildly drying and soft on spices.

    A complex classic, which is very hard to find now.

  6. djmaxliving scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    As a Mortlach fan, I actually prefer the Dailuaine 16 from this F&F series compared to this expression.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Fruits, candy sticks, gingerbread, sherbet dip, dates and a light spirit character.

      A little mellow but that's to be expected at this age.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Pepper, menthol, meaty, sweetness, toffee and ginger.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Long finish slightly surprised by how long it goes on for.

  7. kot1803 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  8. Fight65 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

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

    22 21 22 22 87
    21 22 23 22 88

    Excellent Mortlach, a little lost in taste, at the beginning, but overall soundly, it's a pity they don't do this anymore ...

    21 22 21 22 86+ - another bottle, a little weaker this time or this day ...

  10. 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.

  11. DenisLeonov scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    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)

  12. squaadgras scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  13. lincolnimp scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  14. 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/

     

  15. 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

     

  16. Hvdree scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  17. Defeatless scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Sherry and raisins. Pretty sweet. some oak but not much.

    Initial taste: dried red fruit, it develops nicely, sherry and some sweet vanilla in the background.

    Body: a little oily and fat. Which I appreciate.

    Finish: quite long. tastes in the finish keep coming and going. Raisins, sherry and some oak.

    Price: it's getting rare, but you shouldn't pay over 100 euro's for it.

    Presentation: well it's the famous flora and fauna.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  18. GLEN MAUR scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  19. Roelv scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    a nice whisky with a character of it's own. Not my everyday whisky but very enjoyable from time to time
    • Nose
      lots of spices and herbs , oak , red fruits , a hint of vanilla. 
    • Taste
      Beefy malty taste, coats the tongue, again lots of spices and herbs , leather, red fruits
    • Finish
      long finish with red fruit and wood

  20. thijs100 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Bottled at 43 per cent, it's amazing how full bodied this one is. Just a wonderful whisky that makes me really curious about the new expressions coming out. I'm afraid the prices of the four new ones coming out this summer might be higher than I'm willing to pay. I'll just wait and see.
    • Nose
      Raisins, wood, grapes and some leather. Also caramel sweetness and roasted meat.
    • Taste
      An explosion of flavours, very full bodied. A lot of spices and herbs, some pepper and very leathery and chewy. Dark and dried fruits and plums.
    • Finish
      Lots of sherry and wood. And the end there is a surprising hint of smoke.

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