This is a NAS expression from Bruichladdich that is a blend of Port Charlotte and lightly peated ex-sherry Bruichladdich distillate. It’s bottled at 55.5% ABV.
Nose: Upfront it’s mostly rich, fruity sherry heavy in black cherry and currants. Slight ashy peat peeks through with tobacco leaves and dark chocolate.
Palate: Peat has intense bite up front dominating the sherry influence. Sharp oak note cuts through introducing a lot of bitterness. Minimal sherry throughout as the peat is very overwhelming.
Finish: Mostly strong oak and bitter cocoa with peat mellowing out slowly.
Rating: 77/100 – The PC really overtakes whatever sherried distillate was present sadly and becomes a bit out of balance as a result for me.
Value for the money: These are discontinued, but I think they can be found for around $200 or so. It’s an easy pass for me at that price.