Douglas Laing Bruichladdich (Port Charlotte) Tasting Notes

Posted: May 18, 2016 in Bruichladdich (Port Charlotte), Scotch Whisky A-G

Douglas Laing Old Particular Port Charlotte 2005 (10 year old) 48.4%

Port Hogshead/ Code: OLD0292/ DL11030

Dist: Oct 2005 Btl: Feb2016/ Tasted: Apr 2016

Light and breezy to start with ozone and salt. A touch of barley, lime, tar and building smoky, earthy and lightly medicinal peat follows along with winey red fruit, malt and smoky bacon notes. The aromas are relatively subtle by Port Charlotte stands but the peat is cloaked a little by the port.

The palate is soft and malty with subtle herbal peat, tar, liquorice and treacle. Quite tannic with the dry, dusty port spice coming through on the middle, but the tar and treacle offsets. Wonderfully soft, earthy peat and coal dust develops along with a light saltiness. Long and slightly mouth-watering with lingering salt, dusty peat, dark chocolate and a touch of violets. Delightfully drinkable!

Douglas Laing Old Particular Port Charlotte 2005 (10 year old) 48.4%

Port Hogshead/ Code: OLD0292/ DL11030

Dist: Oct 2005 Btl: Feb2016/ Re-Tasted: Nov 2016

The nose is gritty, earthy and tarry with a lovely combination of medicinal peat and tarry peat. The port notes are very subtle but add a smidge of dried red fruit, salt, treacle and developing manurey peat.

The palate opens with a lovely intensity of port wood spice and dried fruit. Dusty peat, treacle, molasses, tar and earthy spice follow along with brine, camphor and a touch of medicinal peat. Wonderfully balanced with the pruney, dried fruit returning on the finish but the gritty peat and tannins lingers.

 

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