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Overall rating
86.98/100
votes
52
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Malts of Scotland (MoS)
Vintage
2004
Bottled
2015
Casktype
Leroy Red Wine Cask
Casknumber
MoS 15062
Number of bottles
274
Strength
57.1 % Vol.
Size
50 ml 700 ml
Added on
04 Sep 2015 4:49 pm by urlduc
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 138.90

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Whisky Reviews for Port Charlotte 2004 MoS

12 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.98 points

  1. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Neat Port Charlotte. However, he does not count now to the PCs, which I absolutely have to taste again. He somehow lacks a certain amount of aromas. In addition, this kind of sharpness does not seem very ripe.
    • Nose
      The smoke is there, of course. But I mean a bit more discreet than in many other Port Charlotte. The smoke goes in a herbaceous direction. Also something like smoked cheese and cheese sticks. Additional spices. Maybe some burnt pepper. In addition then rather sour red fruits like red currants. Some wine vinegar. Maybe also a little yeast. And another fresh note reminiscent of menthol.
    • Taste
      A mixture of creamy and quite massive, actually already sharp, start. Herbal honey. Blackcurrant juice. Red fruit jelly. This spicy, which makes the whole thing a bit drier. Chili oil. Pepper. "Sharp" wood notes. Tobacco. The smoke is increasing.
    • Finish
      Now the smoke is spreading. In addition, sour soil and indicated the fruits.

  2. mothers_finest scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  3. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Crazy part, that happens again and again when you combine PC with red wine or fatty sherry, almost always go together.
    • Nose
      Acidic, spiny and blueberry berries clearly palpable, behind them smoke, chestnut, malt, wine barrel recognizable
    • Taste
      Salivation like anything else, spicy full, very sour-salted peat with grapes and unripe gooseberries in between, earthy, beautiful oak, powerful sea and wine, a dream
    • Finish
      Medium long, some wine barrel remains natural with dominant peat

  4. wbarchive_104650 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

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

  5. wbarchive_104650 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    a nice malt, the alcohol is very well integrated. Nevertheless, it does not knock me off the stool. At MoS and Port Charlotte I would have expected a little more.
    second tasting: I like it a lot with water today. Wine and PC fit together nicely. This red wine that is there in the taste and on the finish, I think great
    • Nose
      very light smoke, dark fruits, raisins, dried Flesich, seasoning but also sweetness, dark forest honey, milk chocolate, menthol fresh; a little bacon; with water it gets really nice sweet, the smoke also gets a little bit more intense; a few herbs and spices are added
    • Taste
      first very nice oily, then comes subtle smoke followed by dry, sweet red wine and oak with water: nice chocolaty; red wine and sherry again; the oak is still there; the smoke builds up gradually, slightly dry
    • Finish
      medium, again oak and light smoke, the jerky meat is also back, red wine with water: sweet smoke; Sherry, beautiful raisins and chocolate on the palate; Finally, the oak comes again

  6. Sidney87 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  7. Koalafant scored this whisky 30 points Expert Senior

    Today we will not be friends. Reminds me of the flavor of the Longrow Red, which I initially did not like at all.
    • Nose
      Unpleasant sour with notes of unripe currants and vinegar. Hardly any smoke.
    • Taste
      Prickeld-spicy and smoky with hints of sour fruits. Occupies the mouth like rhubarb.
    • Finish
      Medium long and sour

  8. Falnor scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    This whisky is very nice and entertaining. The wine cask gives it a lot more dynamics, but it can also offset you as well. I know there a lot of people who don't like winecask. This one is very dominant, so be carefull.
    • Nose
      Very aromatic and intense even without getting your nose close to the glass.
      Dirty leather or more like the process of tanning the leather, horsestables filled with straw and other stuff...Farmy! The fruit is also big. Red fruits like strawberries and raspberry. Also the more sour side of red apples and red grapefruit. Last piece of the scent is resevered for the smoke. It brings the farmy side and red fruits together in a nice bonfire by the sea.  
    • Taste
      Big and punchent. Also very consistent with the nose. Again the red fruit that is very important, strawberries with earthy notes (like they haven't been washed). Less mineral and salty on the nose and more clay. The peat is also very much alive on the palate. Still a very dirty whisky that makes you love or hate it.
    • Finish
      Perhaps the rather short finish tells you that this whisky isn't very old. The whisky is still warming and packed with pepper, but other than that nothing.

  9. markjedi1 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Cowhide & StrawberriesPort Charlotte, the single malt that is produced by Bruichladdich, has been bottled by Malts of Scotland quite a few time already (this is their 17th!). It is the first PC, however, that matured on a French red wine cask. A Leroy red wine cask, to be precise. Domaine Leroy from Auxey-Duresses is known for their biodynamic wines and is at the top of their game. They have 9 Grand Crus and 8 Premier Crus. Let us see what this has done to the Port Charlotte.

    The nose is quite fatty and reminds me of a farm from the get go, with underneath a lot of red fruit. Reminds me of a creamy cheese. Cowhide. Strawberries. Cough syrup and melon. A weird combo, but it works like a charm. Some mint and a delicate medicinal touch. This is very pleasant indeed!

    Creamy and piquant at the attack – even quite alcoholic – and immediately smoky and medicinal. The palate is the reverse of the nose. The farmy elements are gone and replaced with sweet fruit with a sour edge. Citrus. Some ginger and a hint of cloves.

    In the lang, warm finish I can even taste the wine itself, which is a surprising twist.

    Great Port Charlotte, with the wine truly adding something valuable (although I am sure this would be a great whisky on a bourbon cask as well). Having said that, I find 140 EUR rather steep for a ten year old whisky.

  10. mikespike scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    Again a really good Port Charlotte that has matured in the wine barrel. The use of Wine Casks is one thing that works really well on the Bruichladdichs / PCs. Really delicious!

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