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Whisky Reviews for Mortlach 1996 VM
35 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.56 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).
- I found it through Notes on the net. For 135 € a Mortlach with these key data, I had to order. And, ... it was a surprise. Outstanding nose plus very special texture (memory Teeling24), then a mouthwashing transition with Mortlach character. Masterpiece. Lucky strike. Even if the finish weakens.
Strikingly minerally fruity with a rare grassy herbal tea note. At the same time, a touch of peach pastries emerges on pineapple rings. A nose that takes a lot of time and doesn't stop varying. Playing with water is the order of the day. Scotch crap in the glass, that's how it should be. This nose is one of the special ones this year. Very special and demanding. Unicorn quality.
There it is again, the pink grapefruit note from Teeling24. Not as heavy but the same style. I think it could be a yeast like that. With caramel and lemongrass, it donates a treat for the palate. Then spicy and powerful with stimulating umami-like misty smoke. The transition is made with a slightly bitter fruit style. But pleasantly bitter. In several waves it swings back and forth from sweet to sour and minerally bitter again. Strongly mouthwash! The mouthfeel is impressive and exciting at the same time. But then ... Oha, before swallowing it already subsides. Weak point. Unfortunately there is no handover for departure.
Disappointingly short and it didn't really hold out. Too bad. With this% number I would have expected more. A diluted aftertaste of vanilla, grapefruit and spicy tea notes forms. A longer, powerful finish would have crowned him with the 90s. But it will only be a good 89. I can refill. But the fact is: ... in the finale he did not deliver what nose and palate promised. PS. On the other hand, the mouthfeel after the finish is minerally pleasant and very neutral. Wow.