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Overall rating
87.61/100
votes
34
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Adelphi (AD)
Bottling serie
Daracha Selection
Vintage
07.07.2003
Bottled
24.03.2014
Stated Age
11 years old
Casktype
Refill Bourbon Hogshead
Casknumber
659/2003
Strength
58.6 % Vol.
Size
500 ml
Bottled for
Daracha Maltwhiskyspesialisten, Norge
Added on
14 Jul 2015 8:38 am by Hemdl
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 99.90

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Whisky Reviews for Port Charlotte 2003 AD

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.61 points

  1. rottendon scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Maybe I would have come to the conclusion but still thought that this is the Port Charlotte, I had unfortunately already set for the nose. Striking that both noses were so similar that even in direct comparison hardly a distinction was possible. Very tasty, has a lot of pep and meets my taste quite well.

    Notes from a blind tasting of this and https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/78179/bunnahabhain-2007-sv-moine
    This tasting took place outdoors and under different conditions than the last one, so the notes are probably much different than last time. In terms of taste I agree with myself, today he would have got 87 points, so I do not change the 88 points now.
    • Nose
      Unique smoke profile at first, reminiscent of a chemical fire with fruit / caramel impact. After use, the notes are better integrated, the smoke gets more campfire characteristics and forms an olfactory unit with caramel and freshly cut grass. Because of the chemical fire, I'm typing here on the Bunnahabhain Mòine. When heating first a lot of candied yellow fruits and then coal dust and campfire with caramel, so in principle as in the beginning. Now here with some imagination cowshed.
    • Taste
      Ui, that's hot! Neat chilli right at the front, to thickened Fruchtmus. At the top of the palate, some acidity settles, strongly astringent. Later dark malt and back tannins.
    • Finish
      The sweetness is quickly gone, the chili for a long time, yet he warms up. Now in the finish you really mean something to have on the tongue, he is very farmy. Later, this farmnote ebbs away a bit.

  2. rottendon scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Oh yes, that's my thing. I'm typing here on Laphroaig, despite the lack of bitterness and the hint of metal but not young, but probably around 16 years old. Due to the color filled independently, Laphroaig would probably have helped.

    Notes from a blind tasting.

    OK, the tip was pretty wrong, but shows me why I like Port Charlotte so much. ;-)
    • Nose
      First to the color: For Pale straw actually too bright, but definitely darker than White wine, so something inbetween ...

      Strong smoke right at the beginning, very appetizing, mainly campfire with a slight touch of clutch abrasion. In addition, pears that do not quite stand out from behind the smoke. As the campfire gets more medical over time, a few peaches are added. After a while, the fire is back, along with the heavy, malty sweetness so often associated with peat smoke. The nose is still alive, there are also acidic hints. Warmed up, a few more mineral notes are added, the acidity is a bit more concise, floor wax, disinfectant and a trace of iodine. It now gives a pretty integrated overall picture.
    • Taste
      Liquid block malt, a lot of strength, mineral notes appear on the back, a little bit of acidity, as from coffee, but much more intense, and a touch of metal. Anyway coffee, there is a lot, but no harsh notes. Very oily in the mouth.
    • Finish
      A touch of eucalyptus accompanies the dark sweetness on leaving and makes room for a still slightly sweet ashy, which remains very long.

  3. didi1893 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Definitely no Glen whisky! I'm typing on an Islay whisky or a glen with extremely turfed barley. Bourbon Barrel and probably Cask Strength or at least 55% more. Due to the saltiness, I'll guess a *****. Wrong typed, a Port Charlotte! Beautiful peat and smoke, fruity and maritime. A fine and delicious Islay.
    • Nose
      Blind tasting: Fruity peat and smoke rising from the glass. Light muff spreads, the alcohol starts to tickle lightly in the nose. The fruity smoke and peat is really delicious, unfortunately disturbing the slightly biting alcohol.
    • Taste
      Instantly wood smoke and some peat. Light fruit flashes briefly before fierce smoke turns to bitter wood. It bizzles and crackles in the entire mouth, the tongue is covered with a thin layer of salt. After adding a neat splash of water, a feintorfiges aroma, short sweetness and a hint of fruit, then again bitter wood flavors.
    • Finish
      The addition of water creates a fine spicy finish with neat peat and a pinch of salt. Slight heat and pepper come through the oak tones. Chubby warm the finish exudes a wonderful peat aroma which ends with a harsh walnut note.

  4. wbarchive_104650 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    he tolerates a lot of water; then it is a beautiful Port Charlotte; you have to like whiskys pure from bourbon barrels.
    • Nose
      beautiful, sweet smoke light heather aromas; salty maritime; the alcohol is undiluted; it becomes sweeter with water and the smoke fades into the background; the herbs become a little bit more intense; in addition there are floral notes; Vanilla and malt; Overall, a nice, round nose
    • Taste
      sweet and smoky again; Pepper; the alcohol dominates; with water: nice oily; again, vanilla and cereals; again floral notes; pleasant tingling on the tongue
    • Finish
      medium and smoky; Again the alcohol dominates; with water: nice smoky with sweet vanilla; again malt; the palate shows the bourbon barrel; overall very harmonious

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