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Overall rating
80.25/100
votes
18
Whiskybase ID
WB77077
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
Vintage Collection
Vintage
23.09.2002
Bottled
26.11.2015
Stated Age
13 years old
Casktype
Hogshead
Casknumber
12592 + 12593
Number of bottles
422
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
16 Jan 2016 3:59 pm by Bola
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 48.65

2 × in wishlist

18 × member ratings

27 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Mortlach 2002 SV

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 80.25 points

  1. John87 scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      80 80

  2. Patrickkilau scored this whisky 80 points Member Senior

    I like Mortlach, both sherry and pure bourbon cask. This one ended up on my shelf for a reason.
    I was looking for a bottling that was as pure as possible, not too old, in order to have the character of Mortlach as pure as possible in the glass.
    The 20 yo from the 46% was already in the shopping cart when the 13 yo went with it.
    Not even 40 euros back then.
    Fair!
    And I was not disappointed, on the contrary, I don’t like to give the title "summer painting", I have no problem enjoying heavy sherry maturations in summer if I feel like it ????
    But this one is indeed made for a warm summer evening;
    • Nose
      82 82
      The nose starts off tenderly, a fruit cocktail, quasi a bowl of oak, in it gooseberry, ripe cactus fruit (carambola) (when ripe it has a completely different aroma than unripe) and physalis (also known as cap gooseberry), over it a few drops of juicy lemon and am Edge still a few slices of green apple (very subtle)
      Quasi a salad ????
      This bowl is on a meadow with green grass, so a little further away from the glass I get it (not always)
      A little vanilla (not much) to decorate, I have cararamel one time, the other not, and if very in the background.
      The dominant is the sweet / sour, slightly exotic fruit character
    • Taste
      80 80
      This impression is essentially continued in the mouth, there is an interplay between the sour / sweet fruits and delicate but very pleasant barrel notes.
      The vanilla is more tangible here, personally I've never had caramel in my mouth.
      Instead, it has a slight mineral note, which rounds it off pleasantly.
      Overall easy without being boring.
      Not overly complex, but balanced and honest.
      Kind of refreshing.
      Fresh in the mouth, almost bitter, it then becomes calmer, then shows more balanced behavior, yes, ok, I'm young and crisp in character .... and then 13 years old ????
    • Finish
      77 77
      Now the finish turned out to be rather short to medium in comparison.
      Well, where is it supposed to get the strength for an incredibly long finish, it is slow to take hold, has not experienced any smoke and no finish.
      It ends pleasantly with delicate fruit and light herbs

  3. LDB scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Definitely too pissed off! This Mortlach was not a joy, but rather too alcoholic despite the only 43%. Must have been a bad barrel, there are hardly any flavors to speak of.
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      79 79

  4. Punktar scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Is not the absolute highlight, but I could treat myself again. Drinks well and is not quite as flat and only fruity as other Speysider. In summary: good drinkable and quite tasty.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Strong and spicy, with a bit fruity. Smells good and makes you want to take a first sip.
    • Taste
      80 80
      Still strong, maybe a bit alcoholic. Still very spicy, then some fruit creeps in. Not so super complex now, but you can drink well.
    • Finish
      75 75
      A bit short, spicy with some oak.

  5. WhiskyBjorn83 scored this whisky 68 points Expert Senior

    19-05-2017: first Mortlach I had, couldn't captivate
    • Nose
      67 67
      horse stable, spices, pepper
    • Taste
      68 68
      fruits, some honey
    • Finish
      66 66
      oily, slightly sweet

  6. Goethe scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    A very poor Mortlach. The hogshead wasen't able to give this fellow a distinctiv charakter.Concerning price/performance ratio: 6/10
    • Nose
      Citrus, unripe apples, hints of vanilla.
    • Taste
      Citrus, unripe apples, hints of vanilla, some bitterness.
    • Finish
      Short. Citrus and some bitter oak.

  7. DocF scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Not very inspiring but alright. Find him a bit weak on the chest, but maybe I'll just get sick too.
    • Nose
      Green apple, lemon, unripe plum, matches, little dry wood
    • Taste
      Apple, immature plum, again matches, a little vanilla, milk chocolate
    • Finish
      Dry, rather short, cereal, unripe plum, apricot, dry wood

  8. vojt466 scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    Taste / smell of a subtle affair that points out the corners only through ginger spice. A simple matter that does not offer much.

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