Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Blended Malt
Michel Couvreur (MCo)
Bottling serie
Peaty Malt Whisky
Stated Age
12 years old
Oak Sherry Casks
45.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
01 jun 2015 12:06 pm by xllx

Average value

€ 109.90

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38 × member ratings

66 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Special Vatting 2002 MCo

9 users have left 10 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 84.23 points.

  1. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Also a very tasty couvreur, I'm slowly rethinking my previous impression, which I've gained from the couvreurs in the past, even if the absolute cracker was not yet there.
    • Nose
      A very fruity and sweet start with a tizzy shower, of course also fat sherry, a good portion of oak, but really a lot of sweetness, nuts, a little chocolate in the background, a little tobacco, because you already have a slight smoke association, nice nose, he is with the time always fuller and more chocolatey
    • Taste
      ui, oily, creamy, floral, perfume-like, had to think briefly of the Bowmore violet, that's the only moment when I actually have to really think about smoke, then more towards sherry, raisins, intensifying, chocolate, espresso, very light only wood, very sweet, almost liqueur-like, good alcohol strength
    • Finish
      still fruity sweetness on the palate, but in the rest of the mouth the oak strikes more, drier, slightly tart, the mouthfeel changes from creamy to dry, a few nuts are added

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  3. EnjoyLife89 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Wow, very diverse.
      pronounced smoke note (medicinal); spicy oak; then sweet, but at the same time the typical sherry wine acidity; dark fruit; wonderful barrel depth (has something tobacco-like); the typical lovage note is there, but rather in the background; it has a lot to offer;
    • Taste
      creamy; in the first moment herbs; then smoke (campfire); Tobacco; Malt;
    • Finish
      becomes drier, but still sweet; beautiful wood note; Smoke not as dominant as expected

  4. wisekyofcourse scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    on the iodized smoke and tangled smoke (it is very fine fleeting even, and it must be given air time!), candied oranges, vanilla and fresh leather.
    on the cold, dry smoke that comes out (like a ben nevis OB actually in my opinion), it's soft on the palate, vanilla, woody back, a little leather, milk chocolate, orange and sweet spices , walnuts, or rather walnut oil, a little floral at last.
    quite long, simple with the same aromas, smoke still present at that time that of a fleeting and very fleeting Scapa, vanilla, little sherry in fact seen the other Couvreur.
    A rather surprising, confusing, very fine dram where the specific markers are a little undermined, where the oily and vanilla, iodized sensation comes before the macerated and candied fruits, a good de facto alternative !!
    in short, I go up one point finally even if I remain an eternal novice!

  5. ConvalRen scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      84 84

  6. Dude1971 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    A whiskey that has everything. Sherry, light smoke, great mouthfeel!

  7. Lorion scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Top class! Absolutely underestimated! (Batch from mid-2016). 91 points.
    • Nose
      93 93
      What a nose.

      Baconous smoke

      Dark fruits.

      Heavy sherry.

      Beguiling sweetness.

      Aromatic tobacco.

      Spicy oak.

      It's a stunning combination. It's just everything I want. Nothing too strong, but everything clearly available. Plums, dates, cherries, bananas - all in bacon. Chocolate oak. Old pipe tobacco. I could lose my nose.
    • Taste
      91 91
      Breathtakingly creamy. Very cute. Cherry. Then comes the greasy smoke and spices. Juicy. Full. Great.

      Pipe tobacco in the dessert.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Long, heavy with tobacco and spicy chocolate. Cherries fade.

  8. wisekyofcourse scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    it is easier to drink than the big sherry versions, but the smoked side is interesting!
    • Nose
      iodized smoke and entangled peat! Candied orange
    • Taste
      the smoke emerges from the fine peaty grip, not like an islay, but presents continuously, it's sweet on the palate, back vanilla, woody, a little leather, milk chocolate, orange and sweet spices
    • Finish
      long enough, simple on the same aromas, smoke present at this moment!

  9. Helgo scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      81 81

  10. JensMan scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      78 78

  11. Andytka3 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Nose:- Soft dried fruit with light vanilla, present of fragrant wood with tinge of mineral and leather.

    Palate:- Balance of sweet and astringent mouthfeel. Touch of chocolate and caramel. Creamy oak.

    Finish:- Smooth and light, short-medium. Oiliness of oak remains. Nutty. It is a good easy dram, but if you expect something peaty judging by
    the label, you will be disappointed. I am still searching for the peat.
    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84


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