Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Michel Couvreur (MCo)
Bottling serie
Triple Wood
Stated Age
13 years old
Bourbon, PX Sherry & Oloroso Casks
Number of bottles
53.0 % Vol.
500 ml
1st Limited Edition, Batch 1 / 2
Bottled for
Whisky for Life & Brühler Whiskyhaus
Added on
05 Sep 2016 7:26 pm by ted.striker
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 69.00

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92 × member ratings

167 × in collection

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 87.37 points

  1. wisekycourse 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.


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