Friday 15 November 2019

Port Charlotte MRC:01 2010 Review

Hi everyone,

Well, r/Scotch has reached 100,000 subscribes! I just wanna let each and every one of you know that I love you all and think that you are amazing despite knowing little or nothing about you and essentially you’re all strangers. We share the same passion though. The passion for repeatedly emptying our wallets, often to our detriment.
This community is so great and has grown a huge amount since I started reviewing here. I am hugely privileged to be a small part of it and I hope that I can continue to contribute my bit.
Think I’m going to get to #1000 reviews then do some more of my Let’s Talk series but for now I’ve got an intense beast of a whisky…

Port Charlotte MRC:01 59.7%
Colour: Amber
Body: Full
Nose: Meaty, red berries, good sulphur, cream soda, cranberry, red grape, dirty orange. Big nose with plenty going on but not particularly balanced.
Water: Softer, more orange, more sulphur, better balanced now.
Taste: Big! Brutally powerful and intense, almost overwhelmingly so. Spicy, smoky, mineral, red grape, orange, black pepper, not too wine-y though, quite dry but not really balanced out.
Water: Buttery, oily, then very dry with wood and spices.
Finish: Long length. Powerful, spices, smoke, pretty brutish here.
Distilled 2010, bottled at 7yo and from 100% Scottish barley. Finished in red wine casks from a certain famous Bordeaux  producer.
Anyone want their palate steamrolled? Really good but doesn't do it for me as its seems like just a wall of brutal power which doesn’t do wonders for the balance. Still, I can imagine some people absolutely loving this one.

Thanks for reading!

Scotch Review #815
Whisky Network Review #971

Network Average: 75.1
Best Score: 94
Worst Score: 12
0-49 Terrible
50-59 Bad
60-64 Just About OK
65-69 Ok to Good
70-74 Good
75-79 Very Good
80-84 Excellent
85-89 Superb
90+ Magnificent

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