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Overall rating
88.27/100
votes
64
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Malts of Scotland (MoS)
Vintage
2002
Bottled
2017
Calculated age
15 years old
Casktype
Red Wine Cask
Casknumber
MoS 17017
Number of bottles
347
Strength
56.3 % Vol.
Size
50 ml 700 ml
Added on
19 Aug 2017 9:25 am by Jour.Ray
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 180,71

12 × in wishlist

64 × member ratings

60 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Port Charlotte 2002 MoS

13 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.27 points

  1. Oogadal scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Well, a Red Wine cask (finished??) 2002 Port Charlotte. Must say, I've doubted some time before buying this rather expensive bottle, but 5 people rating average 92 pulled me over. There's a song by Jim Diamond; I Should Have Known Better, and that's exactly what this Port Charlotte is all about. Makes me wonder about rating whisky's once again. Is it because the 92 raters never had a real 92p dram? By no means does this come even close to the pretty brilliant Blackadder 2001 Port Charlotte. Is it bad? No, it's not, but definitely not worth € 180, it would have been a ok deal for € 90. Why?? Well, 1st of all it lacks the typical Port Charlotte 'power' and peaty, oilyness that PC fans love that much. It is a rather 'thin' dram, not by ABV, but it simply lacks depth, pretty one dimensional. Makes me wonder if this is matured in a bourbon barrel and finished in a rather average red wine cask. It does have some sourness that red wine matured whisky's sometimes have, which is't a bad thing, as long as it's not overwhelming. (this isn't overwhelming) 

    I won't bother to describe all flavours as there aren't too many. 

    Save you money for something worth € 180. 
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  2. matts scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Character: Sweetish-malty smoke-spray juice with delicious smoked bacon and a hay-roast of Kilchomans. Characteristic rather young and brute. Blind, I would have typed a maximum of 10 years. This filling is extremely intense and tolerates water. With water, the drop opens a little bit more in taste and I find it in a direct comparison, the drinking feeling a little more pleasant.
    Rating: A self-consistent filling with a noticeable, but rather moderate red wine impact. Delicious and good drinkable, but for me irdgendwie also arbitrarily interchangeable. I am pleased to have tried it, but for me this PC is not a candidate for a large bottle. For that I miss the famous certain something. I have a good 87 points today. Tendency 88.
    • Nose
      Basic flavors: peat smoke, smoked bacon, malt, pine needles, hay, fruits (little)
      Description: Like a punch of peat smoke, sweet smoked bacon, malt and pine needles. The alcohol is well integrated, but the high cask strength is immediately present. So really many more nuances would not open up undiluted me. Red fruits are to be guessed, but are strongly overlaid by the notes mentioned above. Even after a long time there is nothing more. With a good teaspoon of water to 3cl, it is a bit more accessible and it also comes through a pronounced Heunote. Otherwise, it also stays with water: fruits play out at most in the background. But it is not a dram: it just stays with a fat smoky-sweet Islay nose.
    • Taste
      Basic flavors: malt, peat smoke, hay, smoked bacon, pine needles, spices, oak, fruit
      Description: Substantive, malty and with rich clouds of smoke, the drop hits the tip of the tongue. Blind, I would probably even typed here on a Kilchoman, as well as the taste of the hay marks is clearly present. Something else that I usually feel as Kilchoman-typical. Whatever the flavor, there is what it announces nose: peat smoke full, a sweet malt that is so dense that it invites you to enjoyable chewing and delicious smoked bacon. The pine needles can be found in the taste again. Somehow I feel reminded of allspice. The oak is there, but rather keeps a bit cloudy in the background. It will never be dry in the mouth. The drinking feeling is rather juicy. Without being superficially accessible, grapes and berries somehow resonate.
    • Finish
      Basic flavors: peat smoke, malt, smoked bacon, oak
      Description: The finish is medium to long. At the end of the departure you could finally realize that this is not a very young greenhorn. Sweet peat smoke, malt and the memory of smoked bacon on the palate sound balanced, intense and gentle. It creates a pleasant warmth in the epigastrium and with a hint of oak and juicy grapes finally the curtain falls.

  3. stefsel111 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  4. rpvdwel scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  5. JacobaEd scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  6. Arjo S scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Very good Port Charlotte which doesn't need any water, but definitely not worth the € 180 it's been sold for!

  7. mr.p9 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  8. Hvdree scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      88 88

  9. MadScientist scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      91 91

  10. LordBellamy scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Nose: right at the beginning there is a versatile aroma: not too intense red fruits (strawberry) paired with smoky ashes, some citrus, gherkins, caramel, white pepper, if you warm it by hand, it is getting oily and the peat smoke goes Direction campfire, the alcohol is clearly noticeable and not perfectly integrated

    Taste: the first onset in the mouth is not particularly intrusive, beautiful sweetness, red fruit, then the peat hits with all its might and laps around the mouth with a long-lasting peat smoke.

    Finish: long, also here, of course, intense peat smoke aroma, to the Rotwin and behind the oak, which is clearly dry.

    Water: The calls for the water, he screams, do wim but sometimes the favor - yes, with water he twas softer, much more caramel and the red wine is more intense, the oak tends towards pencil abrasion, The pepperiness he loses by the Not water.

    Conclusion: Yes, I promised myself a lot, and maybe a bit too much, so I'm a little disappointed now. But not really, let's say, he failed because of my high expectations. Because in the end it is a great malt, plus a successful combination with the red wine barrel. The wine is not too intense either, so I'm guessing a finish or a refill keg. But somehow there's always something missing, so I could say: He's really good. And face the pretty proud price of 179 EUR is in my opinion also overpriced - 87 points

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