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Overall rating
87.91/100
votes
47
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
Wood Range - Sherry Cask
Vintage
2003
Bottled
2017
Stated Age
13 years old
Casktype
Sherry Hogshead Finish
Number of bottles
306
Strength
55.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
22 Jun 2017 8:04 am by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 74,98

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47 × member ratings

66 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Mortlach 2003 CA

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.91 points

  1. Okto-Bull scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    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.

  2. Koalafant scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    An exceptional malt off the mainstream, which changes nicely in the nose and on the palate is very complex.
    • Nose
      Interesting background notes to a grassy sweetness. Quite powerful and a bit pungent. Later some spicy notes and pipe tobacco.
    • Taste
      Powerful taste explosion!
      Very virlschichtig ... you can hardly "dissect" him.
    • Finish
      long with fur on the tongue

  3. M134481 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    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. 
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      87 87

  4. stefsel111 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  5. Patrick93 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  6. Schnappsdrossel scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Really a "bulky" aroma combination (thanks Oktobull), but I find interesting and I liked to try. The sample is enough for me.
    • Nose
      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.
    • Taste
      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.
    • Finish
      Fruity and spicy, again with a sour note. Here comes through more oak, coffee bitterness. Softer with water, and more bitter.

  7. Hvdree scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  8. MikerG2k scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  9. steinrich scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    reminds me of the eucalyptus sweets :)
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  10. Sapiano scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    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

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