Review: Bruichladdich (Port Charlotte) PC7February 7th, 2009
I reviewed the new PC7. Then, I tasted it next to PC5 and PC6. Here are my thoughts.
Bruichladdich (Port Charlotte) PC7, 61%, $150
Aged in a combination of sherry and bourbon oak. Bold and fresh, bursting with testosterone. Notes of damp kiln smoke, tar, wet sheep, roasted chestnuts, and pine forest bedding, along with more subtle pear, expresso, anise, and brine. Sweet notes of vanilla, fig cake and maple syrup serve up balance and complexity. Appetizing brine and tar finish. It’s more mature than last year’s PC6. Earthier and less fruity too! Plus, I feel that the sherry notes in PC7 integrate better than the madeira notes from PC6. But my favorite still is the original PC5 for its purity, balance, maturity (for its age) and pristine character.
Advanced Malt Advocate magazine rating: 89