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Overall rating
87.88/100
votes
68
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Speciality Drinks Ltd (SMS)
Bottling serie
Elements of Islay
Bottled
2015
Casktype
2 Sauternes Wine Casks from Château Climens
Strength
60.3 % Vol.
Size
500 ml
Barcode
5060188981527
Added on
30 Jun 2015 6:50 pm by z-imaging
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 137.93

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68 × member ratings

115 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Port Charlotte Pl3 SMS

16 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.88 points

  1. GlenSikkes did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Notes by producer;

    The owner of the distillery that makes this whisky is well known for its use of wine casks, and this whisky takes that idea and runs with it. Matured in a Sauternes casks from Château Climens, it combines the hugely smoky spirit with the character of a world-class sweet wine.

    Cask details;
    Two Sauternes casks.

    Tasting Notes;

    Nose
    A blast of wood and peat smoke leads to sweet and fruity notes of toffee apple and milk-chocolate orange.

    Palate
    Intense and deep, with a rich and creamy texture backed up by creamy flavours: chocolate and vanilla. The sweetness is tempered by zesty lime and savoury peat smoke.

    Finish
    Long and smoky, fading to spicy vanilla.

  2. FernetBranco scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  3. Shane_IL scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Not my cup of tea. But very very interesting, in a weird (not good or bad weird, just weird weird) way
    • Nose
      Big farmy note. Earth, livestock, grass, manure. Mineral salt. Sticky apricot. Hot rubber. Some floral notes and hints of cough syrup (the runny kind not that glorious dark thick stuff). 
    • Taste
      Took a while to nail anything down, very sublime. Bitter wood. Apricot jam. Burning pine needles. A bit of that funk you get on sherry (yes I know it's not sherried). 
    • Finish
      Long. Light bitter wood and grassy herbs. Mild smoke. Apricots. 

  4. St. Pauli scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    It's a style I haven't experienced that often. Despite the effect of the yellow summer fruits being not as prominent as I had expected, it certainly added a layer to this one. Furthermore, it's well matured without detecting too much youth in this one. 

    From the previous elements in my comment, it's almost useless to say that this one doesn't swim very well.
    • Nose
      After pouring, it's quite acrid due to the high ABV and a little dirty (wet hay in a livestock stable). Opens after a while, with peat smoke (in the beginning dry peat, but it seems to become a bit more moist after a while), briny, slightly mineral. For the fruits, in the beginning it's more like lemon, but turning towards apricots and peaches later on.

      With water, it's more mellow and reduced.
    • Taste
      The same: quite hot in the beginning. After 30 minutes, it shows that the alcohol is well integrated. The peat is obvious, alongside with roasted cereals with honey, and some iodine. The fruitiness is more modest than I expected, on apricot jam. It get's a little raisin-y but not as in PX-matured whisky. 

      Again, water puts this baby asleep.
    • Finish
      The finish is of medium length, becoming a little fruitier, especially after time. The peat and iodine are still there, it becomes a bit peppery too.

  5. Willum scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  6. rpvdwel scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  7. Hvdree scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  8. Archer scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    After-tasting after a little over two years. Oxygen contact (half emptied sample vial) does him good, he gains in character and the flavors work out even more clearly. Hardly any smoke loss.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  9. GIORGOS scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      91 91

  10. FernetBranco scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      88 88

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