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Overall rating
88.48/100
votes
63
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Meadowside Blending (MBl)
Bottling serie
The Maltman
Vintage
10.2004
Bottled
06.2015
Stated Age
10 years old
Casktype
Oloroso Sherry Cask
Casknumber
935
Number of bottles
372
Strength
50.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
15 Jul 2015 3:36 pm by Pxrider
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 128,50

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Whisky Reviews for Port Charlotte 2004 MBl

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.48 points

  1. ARDBERG scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Very bland PC. The sherry buffers the smoke and peat too much for my liking and overtames it and leaves too sweet a finish for my tongue. Still good stuff but can't live up to high PC standards so not my favourite PC.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  2. JohannesB scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    This whisky looks older than it is - I'm particularly excited by the portentous smoke of the Port Charlottet, which blends into far more complex flavors that blend beautifully with the strong sherry influence.
    • Nose
      Burnt chocolate muffins, raisins, (baked) almonds, old wooden box and some sulfur. Fruity sherry with very dark berries, chocolate and nuts.
      Over time, the restrained smoke becomes somewhat phenolic, but remains comparatively back.
    • Taste
      At first very sweet with milk chocolate, almonds, raisins and red grapes. Then smoke and alcohol with power on the tongue and awaken with the typical pepperiness of Port Charlotte, the sweet Sherrynoten properly to life.
    • Finish
      Smoke, ashes, tobacco, leather, nuts, wood smoke and a little salty spray leave a medium-long and warming finish in the mouth. An idea of ​​black coffee and very dark chocolate remains even longer than the smoke in the mouth.

  3. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    In fact a pretty dirty profile. Nevertheless, due to the strong sherry influence rather a tamed Port Charlotte, the peat is here only his part to the exciting flavor profile. A certainly own, but great whisky.
    • Nose
      First comes a strong sweet sherry note in the nose, accompanied by maritime notes, seaweed, diesel, light sulfur, docks. The nose is astonishingly reserved, the peat only hinteudet.
    • Taste
      The fireworks start in the mouth. Lots of sherry, light sulfur, now clear peat, to the bitter-sweet notes of sherry keg, a little salt, some menthol and some pepper.
    • Finish
      Salt, peat, a bacon-sweet sherry-smoke combo, plus a good dose of bitter oak. Sounds like oak, some salt and a little sulfur.

  4. schero scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Strong PC
    • Nose
      92 92
      Smoky raisins and plums, very sweet, wet wood and furniture polish, strong chocolate, beautiful greasy and typical Port Charlotte fat
    • Taste
      90 90
      Creamy and strong, very sweet, red fruits and slightly rising smoke, chocolate, some raisins and plums, getting slightly dry
    • Finish
      89 89
      Creamy and sweet on the palate, lots of chocolate, some smoke, very pleasant and slightly warming

  5. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    All in all, not a bad whisky, but with smears in the mouth and aftertaste, there a bit closed and inharmonious or slightly alcoholic. Water helps here though.
    • Nose
      89 89
      wow, directly a full load of milk chocolate, over a fruity sweetness, raspberry, but also a broth of dark fruit, creamy, some caramel, now I have to think of smoke, because the sherry is so dominant and steals the smoke, the show Smoke is ashen with a slight spiciness, tobacco, burned waffle dough
    • Taste
      87 87
      creamy, first slightly closed in the mouth, slightly hot, rather acidic and dry, less sweet than the nose promises, the chocolate is now also rather dark, raisins, the Sud is also found in the mouth and the mouthfeel goes in this direction, Again, smoke is only beginning to appear in my mind, slightly cinnamon and dry
      he gets better with water, the unpleasant start is not there anymore, he opens something, then it's quite fun to drink
    • Finish
      87 87
      Nuts, chocolate, tart and sour, barely smoke, medium-long, the mouth is a bit occupied, also better with water

  6. Noface83 scored this whisky 87 points Specialist

    Great PC with lots of sulfur, subtle smoke, chocolate and sherry sweetness. A true pleasure even if it lacks depth and variety. But with this great taste I can do without it. The is to enjoy (if you like sulfur and dirty sherry drops) and not to dissect since ^ ^

  7. squaadgras scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  8. Sapiano scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Same as the typical for me Bruichladdich butter crumbs, pipe tobacco, freshly lit wood, hated fireplace, slightly cooling mint. Behind it vanilla, a few raisins and some leather. After the first sip also espresso and this soluble cappuccino, whose name I just can not remember. With 3 drops of water: more vanilla and some chocolate. Later some raspberries. Taste : slightly sour onset, light soot, salt, seaweed, much drier than the nose. With 3 drops: clearly sweeter appetizer, less sour tingling. Limes, can stay in your mouth much longer and will not get so peppery. Spices are coming. But feels a little thinner (next time 1 drop less water). Finish: Spicy wood, not too peppery, prickling on the tip of the tongue, salted bitter almonds, some pepper, green pepper, pipe tobacco, long. With 3 drops of water: Also the finish is sweeter and it comes a bit musty, which makes me think of corks, in addition. Espresso, spices, nutmeg, bitter almonds remain, less salt but still dry but long finish. Pipe tobacco and raisins. Conclusion: For his 10 years, he certainly has a lot to offer, but pure taste and finish fit for me today unfortunately not to the nose and the start is a bit too sour. Where is the Laddie sweetie? I think I have to dilute something. Some water is good for him. It does not have to be too much. A whisky that wants to be explored. Good thing I still have something in the bottle.

  9. mikespike scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    Damp sherry note at first. Old leather. Unusual PC cask, this has lost a lot of alcohol , will that explain the unusual character?
    Hardly any peat detectable, peat/smoke seems to have transferred into the leathery note in addition to the sherry character. Unusual PC, but a very nice dram.

    On a second occasion I liked it even more, and appreciated the leathery notes, and the mature taste, so I update my rating to 90P.

  10. Hane*92 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    Not bad, but a bit expensive for a 10 year old malt
    • Nose
      Sweet sherry, cowshed, sulfur, light peat smoke followed by maritime notes. From the nose not quite my case.
    • Taste
      First sweetness and then peat smoke and sherry, the sweetness then gives way to a bitter note, black pepper and salt
    • Finish
      medium with smoke and slightly bitter

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