In a recent #tenstroika twitter tasting a line up of the second edition Laddie Ten, Port Charlotte and Octomore was shared, all ten years old, distilled in 2006 from 100% Scottish barley and maturing since then in the warehouses on Islay. The Port Charlotte is a peated expression at 50% with a phenol level of 40ppm and matured in first-fill bourbon, sherry, Tempranillo and French wine casks.
Sweet buttery salty fudge & chocolate notes on the nose combined with candied orange and candied lemon. Creamy vanilla, equaliptus, raisins, dried cranberry, a slice of good dark brown toast with salted butter, black currant jam, samphire that just is roasted shortly in the pan. A good amount of fruits ranging from red apple, banana, plums, strawberry, grilled pineapple, mango to passion fruit. Soft, gentle, sweet but intense nose… It is playing with me, teasing me, and bringing a smile on my face.
The palate gives me an explosion of fruit, ginger cake, fudge, dark chocolate, vanilla, raisins, dried apricots, fresh figs, lemon, oranges, pomelo, plums, marzipan, red summer fruits and baking spices. A very good lengthy finish with the sweet, warming peat on the palate and finish mixing in with the creamy vanilla, reminding me of whole grain pancakes and maple syrup. Great dram! Love this! Thanks for sharing Bruichladdich!