RSingeisen says on February 11, 2021
quite peaty, nice smoke, smell is a bit off putting but the taste is great
|Whisky||Port Charlotte 10 Year Old|
|Age||10 years old|
quite peaty, nice smoke, smell is a bit off putting but the taste is great
Nice and peaty. good sweetness and a little spice following the smoke
Really enjoyed this offering from Bruichladdich. A wholesome and moreish smoke that is creamy and full bodied. Perfect balance and nothing jostles to get to the front.
Smoked cereals, custard, creamy and salty.
Thick and creamy, caramel, great peaty smoke flavour that is rich, balanced and not punchy and very quenching.
Bold oak spice and smouldering smoke.
Sweet, medicinal, peaty nose. Drier and less spicy than islay barley.
Sharp and peppery arrival ending in herbal peat.
Big smoke but otherwise quite smooth and refined.
this is more about the peat than it is about the smoke, which, apart from the ash, is hardly there at all. By no means is this an in your face whisky, although it does take you by surprise, as it slowly opens up and sets you to work to fully reveal everything it has to offer. It’s also really bloody brilliant! For a 10 year old, it’s not exactly cheap at around €60-€70, but it is worth every penny.
it starts of grainy and malty, with hints of ‘funk’ (musty) and mineral notes and wet straw. It has a hint of sourness to it, like an intense sour dough bread (again, the grainy element you tend to find in the unpeated Bruichladdich expressions as well). But let it sit for some 15 minutes and all that changes: much sweeter now, with (still some) barley sugar, a sweet, earthy peat, a hint of wine (not a sweet wine like a dessert Muscat or anything, mind you), some faint touches of tropical fruit (pineapple, maybe even kiwi) and again an earthy-mineral note, but more like clay now. That’s already quite something, but this party is just getting started.
On the palate, the peat is much more prominent (and I do mean peat, not smoke per se). Here, the higher ABV shows itself, although it’s not, nor ever does it turn, overly aggressive. There’s a quite clear grainy/biscuit-y note, some (unripe) banana now as well. Again, the wine casks (25% of this comes from second fill French wine casks) show themselves, but never take over or mask any potential flaws, they’re just sitting quietly and well behaved in the back, almost with a polite cough asking for a bit of attention, in fact. Towards the finish it dries out with hints of white wood, ash and a salty/briny note. Very, very impressive!
The finish is long. No, wait…the finish is very long, and as was to be expected from the back of the palate it’s woody and ashy, with a whiff of dried or roasted nuts. It doesn’t deliver a climax, but it sort of fades out really slowly and gently.
Fireplace scent on the nose, burnt wood, cigarette ashes, tobacco. Waters sweetens and softens it, bringing up chocolate and herbal notes.
In the mouth, South Tirol smoked ham, sweet notes of menthol. Water brings out licorice with slightly bitter connotations, yet pleasant and mellow.
Solid, persisting, aromatic finishing, like the glowing ambers of a long pinewood fire.
salt, smoke, vanilla, oak
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Aroma: Medizinischer Rauch, Schinken, Süße, Zitrus, Kräuter, Getrocknete Früchte, Vanille, Karamell, Schokolade,
Geschmack: Süße, Rauch, Zitrus, Dunkle Schokolade, Kräuter, Herb, Malz, Gewürze, Kaffee,
Abgang: Herb, Zitrus, Malz, Gewürze, Rauch, Alkohol,
Aroma: sehr angenehmer Rauch, etwas süße, leichte Citrusnote und Kräuter
Geschmack: etwas bitter, medizinischer Rauch, Eiche kommt durch, wenig süße, Salz
Abgang: rauchig, leichte Malzaromen, keine süße, würzig, leicht bitter, Salz
Fazit: komplex aber nicht zu komplex, verdünnt mit Wasser kommt vor allem die Eichennote beim Geschmack besser durch. Der Rauch bleibt im Hintergrund ist aber trotzdem gut vorhanden. Guter Whisky verdünnt auf ca. 45%. Preis stimmt auch. Grundsolide aber mir fehlt hier einfach die Süße etwas und ihn "runder" zu machen
First off, the burn and the smoke in this thing are no joke. Even at 50% this is above and beyond. I recommend drinking this out of a wide mouth class. Drinking it out of a glencairn is not going to be easy, especially for nosing.
The nose is pure smoke: tobacco and extinguished matches. The burn in the nose isn't "hot," but it's out of a fire that's been put out. If you add some water, the nose turns into peaty melted plastic. The smoke turns into mild tobacco box and cedar.
The taste is pure heat, even with dilution. Adding water here is a must to me, because the heat barely subsides even as you pour a bunch in. Tobacco and smoke are legit, with a dry, smoky meat component. Campfire smoke, with some underlying molasses. Salt brine and honey.
The finish: There is a distinct burn on the lips, not unlike eating a hot, peppery dish. The back of the tongue smolders like it just walked on hot coals. This is a hot, smoky dram. It's Varsity-level smoke and heat, but if you are into peat, you can handle it.
Nose: Very aromatic, heavy sea air, smoked ham / peat, apple-cinnamon, leathery pear, cherry-oak, maple
Palate: Sweet berries and smoky oak, sweet toffee, toasted almond, honey, pear, black pepper heat
Plenty of aromatic and tasty peat personality here. Decent complexity for the money. Solid legs, medium body and smooth feel with adequate heat and a good finish. Enjoyed.
torfig mit Zitrusfrüchten schon in der Nase, im Mund reich an Torf, salzig, später pfeffrig. lang anhaltend.
ein toller islay.
A not too complex Islay whisky. Fresh, smokey and strong. You get what you pay for, no more, no less.
A go to for a peated dram - wonderfully well rounded, complex and full of flavour. A must try and a very competitive price point
I've never been a huge fan of heavily peated whiskies, but this has seriously turned my head. will definitely be exploring more now - fantastic, especially with a drop of water.
peat, peat! salted caramel
sweet, creamy burnt sugar, black pepper
deep, womderful smoldering smoke. Oak and spice.
heavy peat smoke on the nose, taste is a wonderful savory funky cheese with a long oily finish.
heavy peat with smoke and fruity notes
flamed orange peel, smokey, oak, sweet
lasting smoky relax
Toller, bunter Whisky in der Nase. im Mund etwas einseitiger, aber gut.
Loved this. Peaty yet balanced
Yes. its got the peaty backbone and a GD amount of smoke. little sweetness its got more earthy grassy flavor and a long peaty finish. Solid. try it.
Floral and coconut tones on the nose. Peat and toffee on the palate. lovely lingering vanilla finish.
The higher abv allows the peat to really show itself off, without being too overpowering. Enjoying the aged expression which takes away some of the more raw notes I earlier expressions.
Herbal and complex. Peat smoke is perfect and does not take anything away from it's complexity. Ocean salty breeze finish.
Jamais déçu avec un Port Charlotte !
Intensiver Alkohol, Süß am Anfang, Salz im Abgang
Sehr stark, Anfang süß, Salz
karamel, sinaasappel schil en zeewier. De smaak is rijk aan tonen van hout, zilt en witte druiven
starts of surprisingly sweet. Salted caramel, vanilla, earth, and sweet BBQ sauce before turning to ash and campfire. the peat is strong, but not harsh. the finish goes for miles, and remains mostly dry and peaty. it's fantastic.
Frisch und süß in der Nase. Würziger Rauch, Malz und Süße im Mund. Nicht scharf, schön langer Abgang
yeahhh so good
smoke and sweet
bacon, bonfire and coal
Interessanter Islay Whisky, der trotz seiner 40 ppm Torf nicht sehr heftig rüber kommt. Deutliche Süße, Eichenfass, leichte Anklänge von "Port" (Rotwein Fässer) und Torf Rauch klingen erfreulich langsam mit süßen Früchten und kaltem Rauch aus.
Outstanding Islay single malt. Big fan if this distillery and this is one if their better expressions. Great value!
peat. smoke. citrus. vanilla
buttery. tart. woody. salty
light smoke with an easy finish. lingering salt.
strong peat, campfire variety. long, viscous finish, with some fruits under the smoke. like anArdbeg on steroids
C'est très rond et fruité avec une touche légère d'épice, le tout bien enrobé par une jolie tourbe bien présente. En bouche c'est gras et bien fruité avec des agrumes, de la vanille. La finale est longue avec cette tourbe qui tapisse bien le gosier. Bref je regrette pas cet achat.
This is just a masterpiece! Very well balanced. Interesting, rewarding and tasteful.
Gently peated one
de turf overheerst niet in de reuk, Mel in smaak
Disappointing, expected more peat.
amazing! smooth peaty whiskey with hint of salty seaweed and a slightly harsh finish
full and round body. slightly smokey, but less than expected
light smoke, fruity
quite strong at first, light smoke after
only slight smokey
voluminös, rauch toll eingebunden
A little smokey and full bodied.
Little smoki avec goût de vin et un goût de bouchon agréable
(dernière de la premier dégustation)
not as peaty as expected. smooth taste fills the mouth. slight burn and tingly aftertaste
Nose: peat, earth, dirt,
Body: oily, warming,
Finish: warming, lingering, some peat
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