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Whisky Reviews for Mortlach 2003 CA
10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.04 points
- The nose is definitely not 0815. Bulky it hits. Dark (fermented?) Fruits and wood. Heavy Sherry is there too. In the finish properly wood and burns properly. Water does not do him any good. In the nose now pretty moldy, clammy. Despite the water, the finish stays pretty sharp.
- An exceptional malt off the mainstream, which changes nicely in the nose and on the palate is very complex.
Interesting background notes to a grassy sweetness. Quite powerful and a bit pungent. Later some spicy notes and pipe tobacco.
Powerful taste explosion!
Very virlschichtig ... you can hardly "dissect" him.
long with fur on the tongue
- I'd just a sample.
If you hold your glass for a few minutes in your hands, you'll taste the real differences. Great whisky, strong with a perfect finish.
- Really a "bulky" aroma combination (thanks Oktobull), but I find interesting and I liked to try. The sample is enough for me.
First a typical dark-heavy Sherry nose with plums, apricots, orange marmalade, oak, malt beer. Then it goes over thyme, dill, goat shed, to the gherkin. No alcohol in the nose. This unusual combination of flavors does not necessarily change with water.
Plums, apricots, and walnuts, with a hint of gherkin. Burns undiluted already quite good on the tongue, until moderately oak. Softer with water, and more acidic. Lilac bloom.
Fruity and spicy, again with a sour note. Here comes through more oak, coffee bitterness. Softer with water, and more bitter.
- reminds me of the eucalyptus sweets :)
- from the little Snifter Nose: Immediately after pouring, light stinging, some wood varnish, grape seeds, I decide for a shot of water. A few red berries are coming, some sugar and a little vanilla. Over time, the nose becomes spicier. No cinnamon, but still Christmassy. I let the Mortlach breathe a bit more. The fruits become darker. Raisins. Freshly sawn wood and some leather. The grape seeds are joined by a few hazelnuts.
Taste: Acid sparkling onset, but increasingly sweeter. Juice oranges and raisins. Later espresso. Ginger, but can still stay in the mouth for a long time. The second sip is sweeter and less bitter and therefore tastier.
Finish: a little vanilla. Espresso stays. Sweetness offers the bitterness so that it does not become unpleasant and makes the finish more complex. Raisins stay long with some nuttiness. On the second swallow, the finish is sweeter.
Conclusion: The sherry finish has left a clear mark. At least 87 points.
Addendum: Purly it reminds me of the Cola bomb Glenallachie of TWC WID: 67168