Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Best Dram (BD)
Stated Age
12 years old
Gran Callejo Wine Cask
55.8 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
27 Aug 2015 9:21 am by Nelltec
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 113.00

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38 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Port Charlotte 2002 BD

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.86 points

  1. larswehmeier scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Exciting and varied nose, against which the taste, however, unfortunately falls slightly. Overall, but still a great whisky, which might have tolerated a little more maturity.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Strong aromatic smoke wafts at first salty and slightly ashen from the glass. Earthy and spicy undertones which with a bit of imagination are reminiscent of a ripe, strong cheese. Behind it is also something fruity-sweet that already suggests the red wine finish, but can not be specified for me closer.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Powerful and intense start. Again, a lot of smoke here. But then immediately vinous-sour, a lot of grape flavor. Pleasantly dry on the palate.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Warming but overall surprisingly short as it dries very quickly. The smoke remains in the throat for a long time.

  2. Dottore scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Outstanding nose, could sniff it non-stop. The taste is not 100% mine. Maybe a few years more barrel would have been good for him. The finish again very nice. 85 points, a smelling whisky.
    • Nose
      At the beginning rich smoke, which is almost completely covered after a long smell by the massive fruit notes. Red wine fruits, red wine tannins. Parmesan, seasoning. something oriental. Really magical nose. With water even more fruity and almost more beautiful.
    • Taste
      Very sharp. Suddenly, the smoke that used to be so discreet in the nose explodes. Weinig fruity dry. hardly sweetness, hardly bitterness. The sharpness remains even after the addition of water, but less, but the rest is paler, too bad.
    • Finish
      The finish calms the stressed for me mouth. Spicy-smoky dry.

  3. Helgo scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  4. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Beautifully integrated wine, plus an elegant, delicious smoke, great, could only be a bit older.
    • Nose
      Cold fireplace, but behind it the tartness of Tempranillo, after time also berries, grapes etc. with the typical PC notes in front of it
    • Taste
      First fine smoke, then sets in a mixture of very complex sweetness and acidity of dark fruits, berries, great integrated wine, in between dry oak
    • Finish
      Long, warm, a fine smoked feeling remains in the mouth, but also a little vinous on the throat

  5. Mr.Edradour scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Price is way too high for a 12yo single malt scotch.

  6. Mr.Edradour scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      80 80

  7. Murxus scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Not a "Best Dram" but a good dram.
    A slight metallic touch which shouldn´t be there after 12y.

    PS: The metal is really just a hint of, not disturbing and well integrating in the ashy smoke and young feeling. Raised from 88 pts. to 89 pts.

  8. Helgo scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      91 91

  9. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Strong nose, good rest. Smoke and wine harmonize well.
    • Nose
      Sweet, fat peat smoke typical of Port Charlotte, more peat than smoke. A strong, sticky sweetness of the wine resonates in the nose, also slightly cheesy, you have to like that. Then spices like cloves and cardamom came to light. Complex, complex nose.
    • Taste
      In the mouth then very strong smoke, glowing, campfire, pepper, a tart oak note and clearly vinous notes. Less sweet than expected.
    • Finish
      Pepper, tart oak, and clear notes of the wine. Sounds like harsh oak and strong, ashen peat smoke.


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