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Whisky Reviews for Mortlach 1996 CC
30 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.52 points
- Very nice Morty. Has got that dirty earthiness,typical Mortlach.
- When you ad some water it really opens up. Great floral grassy nose, not that dirty thing Mortlach can also have.
Very neat clean taste, same as the nose. I like it, highly recommended!
Fruity - apple and melon, vanilla and syrup. Wood smoke, cotton candy and spices - pepper.
Tropical fruits - pine apple, kiwi, dragon fruits, peach, pear and nectarines. Spices, citrus and syrup.
Medium drying with citrus - lemon and grape fruits, fruity and spices - cinnamon.
- n: a delicious fruity nose, with mango, vineyard peaches (these flat fellows)
pineapple syrup, perhaps hints of banan and hints of hints of coconut.
there is a little sawdust in the very background, not disturbing at all.
roasted hazelnuts, freshly made popcorn. it´s a lovely nose!
t: immediately fruity and slightly floral, all with a creamy to oily mouthfeel
something that I found in japanese whiskies (hakushu). is that pine sap?
I don´t know but it´s well integrated and adds some complexity.
add a drop of water, it benefits from it! even more accessible, the fruitiness
becoming even more delicious. also getting spicier on cinnamon and tea.
f: medium to long, fruity and spicy, cold tea in the aftertaste is the only flaw.
comments: I find this tremendously good!!! don´t forget to add a drop of water
90/100 (91 if it wasn´t for the tea-ish aftertaste)
thanks to Ludo for the sample
- Bishlouk / La Boutique du Chemin - Notes de dégustation (English)
Colour: Old gold.
Nose: Notes of
candied yellow fruits are quite dominant, but mineral stone scents are
emerging, flanked by plant fleeting scents of fern and fir spine. A nose
that needs time to reveal, but being patient we discover these rustic
specific characteristics of the distillery.
Smooth and oily, and even tasty and fruity on a blend of peach and juicy
apricot. Behind this delicacy is still hiding the mineral aspect of the
undergrowth, a mixture of moss clinging to the stone, ferns and conifer
Finish: The finish is short. The thorn of pine tree comes back suddenly, accompanied by exotic spices and a slight fruity acidity. (Bishlouk’s Comment: The nose is extra,
changing and evolving. The palate is also unconventional with that
mixture of delicacy and fruity undergrowth a little “dirty”. Personally I
love this kind of profile in Mortlach… Especially when, moreover,
alcohol is well integrated. Nevertheless, it is nevertheless a whisky
that is not easily accessible and that requires time. My personal rating: 89/100, very close to 90).
- Nice malty sweetness. cinnamon twist. meaty on the palate with a long warming finish
candy cane, fresh grass, watermelon, lemon, straw, sawdust
earthy, pineapple, mandarin, vanilla, mocha, cake batter