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Overall rating
87.21/100
votes
93
Whiskybase ID
WB86467
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
Michel Couvreur (MCo)
Bottling serie
Triple Wood
Bottled
2016
Stated Age
13 years old
Casktype
Bourbon, PX Sherry & Oloroso Casks
Number of bottles
450
Strength
53.0 % Vol.
Size
500 ml
Label
1st Limited Edition, Batch 1 / 2
Bottled for
Whisky for Life & Brühler Whiskyhaus
Market
de Germany
Added on
05 sep 2016 7:26 pm by ted.striker
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 69.00

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Whisky Reviews for Coeur de Cave 13-year-old MCo

18 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.21 points

  1. wisekyofcourse scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    alcoholic sensation, wood and vinous return not very pleasant give a singular character to this cellar heart, emanations of turmeric after a good hour, raising the final.
    • Nose
      sherry, vanilla, wood, grass, then orange and spices
    • Taste
      creamy sweetness and alcohol in front, wood again, fruit aromas towards confit, vinous sensation, and alcohol again!
    • Finish
      sherry more present with crushed grapes, rather strong wood, medium finish

  2. didi1893 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    A very interesting and delicious malt! Extreme roasted and leather aromas dominate the entire tasting and make my heart beat faster. A great whisky, I like it very much!
    • Nose
      Roasted aromas, dried berries and spicy wood notes are noticeable immediately after panning, the alcohol stands out immediately from the slightly smoky mixture. Sweet caramel and a hint of vanilla mix with dried but fruity berries. Sweet rusty aromas now dominate the taste, wooden and spicy oak notes rise from the roasted almonds, honey and slightly burnt sugar mingle with the sweet fruit. Again subtle smoke ...
    • Taste
      At first sip the roasted aromas literally jump into your face. Leather and tobacco flavors immediately blend with woody notes, slight sharpness sets in. A hint of pepper and wet leather spreads on the tongue, dried berries and grapes appear. The second sip is dominated once again by roasted aromas and spicy wood, with sweet PX flavors coming in before white pepper lasts sharply over the tongue.
    • Finish
      The finish begins with tart leather flavors. Again dried grapes, berries and roasted aromas. Slowly, the entire mouth area fills with a load of pepper, tart wood tones and leather aromas now dominate and spray a plump warmth. The sharpness, the roasted aromas and the sweet berries harmonize perfectly with each other. Slowly, the long finish sounds with a fine leather note.

  3. Dramned! scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    If he had lain longer in this chosen old barrel, he would certainly soon become less enjoyable. Thus, a still quite young blend of malts and an old barrel complement each other to create an exciting end product that can certainly inspire. Not very complex, but with very beautiful wood notes, which I did not disturb here despite their dominance. Very well balanced. < https://dramned.blog/2017/02/19/michel-couvreur-coeur-de-cave-triple-wood-53/ >
    • Nose
      Immediately after pouring a bit of disbelieving - it is a bit dull in the glass, as are mainly dull earthy and somewhat sprightly tones. A whisky, so you should take some time. After a good 30 minutes of life then actually a completely different whisky, there expects the nose a wonderful compote of sweet and sour fruits, properly cooked for a long time and lightly set, in addition to raisins, a spicy forest honey and fresh tobacco. And then comes the wood - sour-musty, soaked and earthy - as if one were truly reverently standing in the old vaulted cellar of the Couvreurs in Burgundy, with the dust, the cool thick stone walls and the cobwebs in the dim light in mind.
    • Taste
      In the mouth first a sugary sweetness, again beautiful pipe tobacco and a whole spice rack with sweet cinnamon and tart carnations and cardamom, allspice and some pepper. The fruits - especially candied plum and dry peaches - hold back a bit here. In contrast, the wood is very dominant here, but not so bitter and everything drying as with many other wood-heavy bottling. Here you really feel the age of the wood, not the long storage time of the whisky.
    • Finish
      Also on the finish, the oak barrel is superficial, accompanied by a malty-creamy sweetness and some anise. Unfortunately, that does not last for a long time, then there is still some sweet bitterness left.

  4. rottendon scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Very nice bottling, has something of everything. A really successful Triple Wood Bottling.

  5. zapfdaniel scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  6. Koalafant scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    20.12.2018 => 88/100
    28.12.2020 => 90/100
    31.01.2021 => 90/100

  7. pianoman scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Light sherry, honey, flowers. Hazelnut, some salty caramel.
    • Taste
      Dried fruits, alcoholic sharpness, light honey. White chocolate with cocoa powder and a hint of oak.

  8. wbarchive_104650 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Neatly sweet with cotton candy and sweets. It's more about taste and finish than about the nose.

  9. Lorion scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    A successful whisky and hopefully not the last bottling where Marco has his hands in the game! 87 points!
    • Nose
      Pretty fresh and sweet. Apple, caramel, some malt. At first hidden, but gradually emerged the sherry character, a little hazelnuts and a little raisins are spreading. The alcohol is quite noticeable at first, me a bit too picky. With time and hand warmth, however, the biting takes off and he is really pleasant. Sweet apple, rum raisins, roasted almonds.
    • Taste
      Sweet apple and a little spice. Then come the raisins and nuts, pretty sweet in general.
    • Finish
      Amazingly soft and sweet finish, medium length.

  10. Einfach_Supi scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    It's cold outside, I'm sitting in my leather chair with a hot chocolate. The wood crackles in the fireplace. The orange slices, hung over the oven, are slowly drying. The juicy raisins taste very good with cocoa. The cinnamon stars should soon be out of the oven, the scent is already in the whole apartment.

  11. AH Whiskyvitrine scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  12. Daniel Hohleweg scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Nice malt, alcohol is very dominant and a bit disturbing
    • Nose
      Beautiful sherry notes, raisins, vanilla, malt sweet, toffee, oak, leather
    • Taste
      Sherry, oak, fruit sweetness, vanilla, leather sherry dominates, pepper
    • Finish
      Sherry, oak and pepper remain

  13. Noface83 scored this whisky 86 points Specialist

    From a blind tasting!
    Nose: mhh first little, cereals, malt sweetness, roasted aromas, caramel, discreetly a little fruit compote (hard to make out exactly), some wood (neither young nor old - just oak), a slight but pleasant Sherrysüße, no alcohol disturbs the nose , At first - yes, that's whisky, but it has nothing to offer, but if you give it time and drink the first sip, more and more flavors come out.
    Taste: supple and sweet in the mouth, now the alcohol comes out a bit, but one is the sweet with blueberries and some plum wine, oak bitterness and various spices and a pinch of pepper to fight against the Sherrysüße but in the end this is unbeatable and remains dominant in the medium-long finish.
    Dangerously tasty the drop. Suspect a blend with a lot of sherry or sherry finish behind it, 43% and at least 20 years.
    After the dissolution: ok, it looks older in the glass and damn it, where are the 53%
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  14. Dramned! scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  15. yggr scored this whisky 88 points Specialist

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  16. MadScientist scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  17. Truco63 did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    complex, but nothing superficial, very interesting, takes time to breathe and enjoy, very interesting but also no dram in between, because you have to focus on it with a few intervals again and again
    • Nose
      After pouring very restrained, after 20 min in the glass in the nose stronger but still discreet: no smell of alcohol, pleasantly balanced, raisins, old wood, sweetness, sherry, a little old leather chair, and more, because you could spend a long time smell and still find something.
      Orange is coming, maybe some apricot,
      at the 3rd Hinriechen: different herbs, spices, a little cinnamon?
    • Taste
      Wow, has the power!
      intense on the tongue, one notices the 53%, something tingles, but no sherry bomb a la "Overaged" or Glenfarclas 105, again raisin, old wood, leather, sherry, sweetness but also a little dry, sweetness and Tockenheit alternate slowly , a touch of vanilla, maybe some honey? about licorice?
      Chocolate? Orange? Apricot? after some time as in the nose also different herbs, can not say exactly which. The herbal note becomes more pronounced after a while
    • Finish
      long, raisin, sweetness and tincture alternate, not bitter, old wood, some leather, a touch of licorice?

  18. Gloin scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    The smell is very complex and requires a lot of attention. I was advised to allow the whisky to breathe for a long time and it does indeed do him good. The taste also gives multi-layered impressions that are so dense that I find them difficult to grasp individually. The beautiful finish is a bit clearer. The complexity makes the whisky interesting and sophisticated, but it takes some clarity in the profile. I still like it.
    • Nose
      The first impression is of sherry, sweet and fruity, but then immediately follow other notes, vanilla, apple, in the background grass, slightly sour, some spice from the oak is also there, everything is closely woven, some lovage, and again Apple and sherry
    • Taste
      Soft and cool onset, medium body, then immediately a slight sharpness on the tongue, but not unpleasant, slightly astringent, also here apple, some tangerine, sour sherry, slight oak bitterness, a little Sevilla orange
    • Finish
      Here are nowherer notes, beer, then sweeter again, the oranges show up again, sourdough bread, long

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