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Overaged Malt Whisky Distilled in Scotland MCo

Overall rating
85.14/100
votes
201
Whiskybase ID
WB63861
Category
Blended Malt
Bottler
Michel Couvreur (MCo)
Casktype
Sherry Oak Casks
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L.002
Added on
31 jan 2015 12:02 pm by Hvem?
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 95.18

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201 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Overaged Malt Whisky Distilled in Scotland MCo

13 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.14 points

  1. Lorion scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    My impression is that the batches are gradually becoming "lighter" and the style has changed significantly since around 2019. I still like the whiskey, but it is no longer what it used to be: a whiskey that is hard to beat in terms of value for money and is able to bring whiskeys from the past to life. The powerful brother, on the other hand, is still doing well today (2022). Overall I would still give most batches an 84. I don't hesitate to give some of the older ones 87-88.
    • Nose
      Most of the older batches also offered a wonderful nose in the hard-drinking version. Dark fruits, very winey, chocolaty and definitely herbaceous. Today's batches seem to me to be significantly "lighter" and less heavy and charged.
    • Taste
      Soft and fruity with herbs and warm wood. Here, too, it is true that today's batches are felt to be significantly "easier".
    • Finish
      Medium to long, vinous, fruity.

  2. wisekyofcourse scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    a spicy and malty nose, on soaked wood, cooked fruits (cooked pear-apple)
    a silky, soft palate where the malt is highlighted, a little cocoa, roasted and honeyed, a little vanilla and lemon (candied on the zest with a little cooked tangerine), a little fine smoke at this point
    final:
    sweet, mild sherry, cooked citrus fruits, a little sweet
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  3. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    I just don't get warm with the Couvreur whiskeys. I felt the same way with more expensive bottlings. The sherry just looks too fat and leaves me too little space for the whiskey.

  4. wisekyofcourse scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    At nose,
    fruity kind blend, otherwise it's fat, sweet on the glass!
    Lemon scent, a bit grassy, ​​a little smoky, but very light.
    In mouth,
    spices rather pronounced, then the orange, the prune, back on the lemon finely smoked and on the wooded delicate. A little cocoa.
    Finally,
    cooked grapes and kernel!
    A dram always singular between the barrier between the simple and the very good, on a base surely of Caol Ila young enough at the beginning.

  5. StumpiKlaus scored this whisky 81 points Member Senior

    Good whiskey. Price / performance ratio good.
    • Nose
      83 83
      Slightly sour fruit (grapefruit), cereals and herbs.
      Finally, a sweet bitterness. Very balanced.
    • Taste
      79 79
      Alcohol content optimal! Not very complex but harmonious. Wood notes & nuts. Little fruit and sweetness.
    • Finish
      82 82
      Medium length. Slightly spicy with sour fruit.

  6. claymore84 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Tasted on a blind online tasting on 05-15-2020 with whiskyjason.
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  7. robse211 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  8. LeChiffre scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Very tasty fruity-sweet malt, which for me is unfortunately a bit too watery and (therefore) too little complex / exciting. Overall, it is tasty, but the surcharge for the barrel-overaged is worth it and is the better malt.
    • Nose
      85 85
      soft fruity-sweet sherry note; Red fruits; Apple; oranges; raisins; delicate notes of tobacco; subtle oak flavor; I can hardly perceive the often mentioned smoke here
      Overall, very mild and soft nose.
    • Taste
      84 84
      mild / soft onset (almost watery); fruity sweetness; raisins; delicate smoke note noticeable; spicy oak notes appear
    • Finish
      84 84
      medium; spicy oak; slightly nutty notes; tender smoke is in the mouth

  9. spagr scored this whisky 48 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      55 55
    • Taste
      45 45
    • Finish
      45 45

  10. Eilean a' Cheo scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  11. Eilean a' Cheo scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  12. Tuco1972 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      87 87

  13. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    N: This is undisclosed Scottish distillate matured in France. The nose is soft and slight.
    T: Soft with a thin-ish body. Pleasingly, it develops more gooey.
    F: Soft, almost fluffy and almost bone-dry. Hard to decipher between flavours and textures.
    C: Try it for the finish alone. Not very convincing yet not half bad.

    Scores a C

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