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Mortlach 1998 MBl

Overall rating
86.93/100
votes
47
Whiskybase ID
WB92453
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Meadowside Blending (MBl)
Bottling serie
The Maltman
Vintage
10.1998
Bottled
12.2016
Stated Age
18 years old
Casktype
Refill Sherry Butt
Casknumber
1637
Number of bottles
412
Strength
54.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
08 Feb 2017 7:38 pm by Astrid
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 100.81

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Whisky Reviews for Mortlach 1998 MBl

12 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.93 points

  1. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    The fruits are more yellow. Slightly waxy notes. Also orange oil. Malt sweetness. Some grassy and herbaceous notes. Fresh wood tones. Creamy sweetness.

    A good whisky. It doesn't do anything very well now, but it doesn't make any mistakes either. It's good to drink.

  2. JungleDram scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  3. Totoro scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    I wasn't impressed when I first opened it, but after a while, this bottle has really grown on me. The wood is very present for "only" 18 years of age, but since it's just a part of the overall experience and the whole of it is so well-balanced and multifaceted, the drying oak tannins actually fit in nicely.
    Soft sherry and big, fat spirit: a match made in malt heaven. Surprising amounts of depth and character, especially considering the age and price bracket.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Classic refill sherry nose with very fine, delicate and fragrant oak (I would guess quercus alba, but I'can't be 100% sure). Behind the wood lies a beautiful mix of malty spirit notes and cocoa and roast coffee aromas that remind me of cognac-filled chocolate pralines and espresso powder. Definitely also some caramel and/or fudge. The fruits are less prominent, it's more of a jammy sweet-and-sour vibe in the background - perhaps apricot and orange marmelade? Extremely fragrant and full, with a lot of depth and great texture.
      Water dials down the sherry a bit and reveals more Speyside character: it becomes more buttery, more floral and complex.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Juicy attack, then already quite some astringency to begin with, very drying, but at the same time the acidity makes your mouth water, so the effects kind of balance each other out. Intense mouthfeel, with sweet-and-sour notes, tannins and spices all vying for dominance. Again a lot of coffee and dark chocolate, but this time alongside a more pronounced orange (perhaps even blood orange) flavor. Jaffa cakes, dry oak, sour berries, mousse au chocolat.
      Takes a bit of water, but it's more impressive - and sweet - at cask strength.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Dry in the mouth but warming and sweet in the throat, with lingering associations of chocolates and timeworn oak, plus this gooseberry acidity that is so typical of Mortlach.

  4. squaadgras scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  5. Achany scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    It starts with vanila, some white pepper, herbs, some bitter tones, dark fruits, hints of nuts. The best part for me was the finish where the sherry was clearly visible, fine long lasting finish. Good dram, quite complex vut still not my favorite
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      86 86

  6. JacobaEd scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  7. Daan Tje scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  8. mr.p9 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  9. rpvdwel scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  10. Hvdree scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

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