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Whisky Reviews for Mortlach 1996 CC
27 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.57 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).
- It's a good example of Mortlach not only good in sherry casks. 88/89.
Floral. Waxy fruits, vanilla, honey, gerbeaud, spicy oak and sawdust.
Powerful. Tropical fruits, citruses, matured oak, caramel and spices.
Long, spicy, fruity.
fruity, grassy, vanilla, melon, spicy, peach
vanilla, peach, caramel, hint of smoke, citrustones, spicy. clearly the fleshy nature of Mortlach
dry aftertaste of vanilla, grapefruit, spicy and toffee