- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- Stated Age
- 12 years old
- Sherry Hogshead
- Number of bottles
- 56.2 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 18 May 2017 8:52 am by Dris
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97 × member ratings
125 × in collection
Whisky Reviews for Port Charlotte 12-year-old - Meteorite
26 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.09 points
- Thick sherry, dirty peat, tar, gasoline, the integration may not be perfect here but certainly enjoyable. Molasses and huge tobacco on the palate, nice selection Ralfy!
- Hui a very exciting, multi-layered thing.
It starts with grill fire smoke, sweet and vanilla. Then the nose changes to dark fruits like prunes and raisins, followed by spruce needles and forest honey. In the background there is always a hint of oak. The nose is really very complex!
First, there is the mighty smoke from which gradually chocolate flavors, nut oil, as well as nutmeg, cloves and other spices in the foreground. Again, a slight oak note resonates.
Smoke and cool ashes remain for a long time, accompanied by dried herbs and oak.
- Hallelujah! What was that? This Port Charlotte makes me very frisky! Pleasant smoke and ash aromas, burned wood, grilled and greasy streaky bacon, sweet and dark fruit flavors, caramel, leather ... madness! While I had this complex and voluminous malt in the glass, it started to snow more and more. It is in the meantime dull, uncomfortable and nasty outside, but this malt warms my heart and me from the inside! A really great taste experience! I will now take the rest of the sample and watch the snowflakes on their journey. Snowfall in Stuttgart, the buttocks in the warm and a hot malt in the glass ... Wonderful, I'm just looking forward to a Christmas at Christmas!
Immediately after pouring the sample, heavy and oily peat and smoke marks flow out of the glass. From the streaks adhering to the glass wall dissolves a variety of small and thick drops and these stick now oily and greasy on the glass wall. Dark voluminous peat rises, dark fruit flavors and salty sea water give the PC a powerful strong maritime flavor. In the makeshift excavated hearth smolder angekokelte logs, from the lying on the grill grate thick slice of bacon dripping fat and oil hissing in the ash lying on the floor. Saline beats the surf to the pier. The combination of heavy smoke, burned wood, grilled bacon and fly ash is impressive. Dark and dried berries exude a dark leather note, while sweet tobacco and dark caramel are powerful. Oily and heavy, the malt is in the glass and in the air, in the background eucalyptus or mint exudes its fresh aroma. The dreamlike nose invites me to the first sip ...
Cold smoke and burned wood dominate the first sip. Earthy and dark peat mixes powerfully with dark and charred wood tones, wet leather and ash mix to a tart and spicy note. A pleasant sharpness in the form of spicy wood in combination with white pepper is distributed between the lips and on the palate. The grilled, almost burnt belly of bacon in combination with sweet fruit and dark caramel massively stimulates my saliva. Extremely spicy wood makes the smoldering embers sparkle again to a smoking campfire. I am almost overwhelmed by the heaviness and complexity at the moment, I would not have expected such a strength and flavor cargo now.
With the smoke flavors and the greasy sweetness of the bacon, the taste goes almost seamlessly into the aftertaste. Smoky aromas, greasy bacon and burnt wood in the mouth, intense leather and tobacco aromas are also very dominant all the time. Greasy and heavy, the flavors never seem to want to fade away, powerful and almost endless, the aftertaste emits its smoky and peaty aroma. Gorgeous!
- Thick oil, campfire with wet wood, bacon-smoke, earthy, wet log cabin with moss all over, dark berries from the forrest, nearby the seaWhat a thick and rich whisky. Slap in the face. Gorgeous!
- An hyperactive cask. The nose was huge and complex, the mouth a bit crushed by the cask and quite dry and austere (not that I mind). Water brought back some aromas.
Not an easy dram, quite dividing people but I found it excellent.
Heavy peaty sherry nose. Leather, grilled bacon, sulphur, dark fruits (blackberries), dried fruits (prune, raisins), earthy and coastal notes. With aeration, underwood with wet soil and mushroom. Afterwards some metallic notes.
Rich and thick. Dry sherry, almonds, brine, leather. Austere after the complex nose. With water. Some farmy notes on the nose. Dark fruits are back on the palate with dark chocolate and a few spices but it's still drying.
Long, smoky, slightly ashy.
- part whisky part sherry. one of those instances when (for me) the sherry cask has overwhelmed the spirit. The quality is fighting to assert itself and there its just a constant battle. Balance isnt right and peat and overt sherry (which this is) doesnt work for my taste. Just saying....
Pricing point for a 12 year old from someone who bangs on at corporate greed is interesting as is the justification on the vlog.i baulked at buying the bottle at £120 but the sample i got was a relief i hadnt forked out my well earned dosh...
- Nose: Full on sherry and peat galore from the get go. The oloroso profile is very clean and matches perfectly with the creosote and soot notes of the heavily peated port charlotte spirit. The combination of these two extremes brings out almost chemical aromas of black shoe polish, bitumen and burnt electricity cables. Despite the super heavy sherry coating it somehow manages to stay fresh and vibrant, when you swirl it around the glas. The distillate still sparkles. A drop of water will open it up, and pronounce the peatyness while dialing down the sherry a notch.
Mouth: Mixed berries, most prominent black currants and blueberries, salty peat smoke, tar, cola cubes, creamy balsamico and old leather. Not too sweet. The vibrancy of the nose mirrors the palate. Fresh, zesty and oily. Almost perfect mouthfeel. The finish is very long and reminds me of cigar smoke and wild honey.
Comments: Ralfy was lucky to have bought this particular cask. A real gem. This bottle was worth every cent and it’s one of the best heavily sherried Islay malts I have tasted so far. Outstanding.