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Today I have a Port Mourant in the glas. I must say, I'm not a big fan of PM, because they are often bright and without heavy aromas. I like dark rums with aromas of leather, fruits, honey.
The color of this PM is dark, that is unusual. It shoul be bright yellow. Let's see what we have here.
Wow, the nose is the complete opposite of PMs I know. Very rich, saturated, but still fresh in the background. The nose of most PMs is usually not that complex but this one is great.
It's a little bit musty first with a lot of wood (it's an Enmore sign). I get swetness of caramel and honey with dry fruits first. Fresh plum and grapes are noticeable, then I got some heavy notes of iodine or green walnuts. It feels oily or viscous in the nose.
I get also wood, not the bright white oak but the more intensive old wet wood (the Enmore wood with honey and iodine notes).
In the background there are also vegetal grasy notes and herbs. The nose turns also more floral after around 30min. This is the best PM smell I had so far, but at the same time it's far away from a typical PM. I'm happy to try this one, because I thought that PM is not my style of rum. Perfect nose, I feel already the excitement.
The taste is rich and viscous. Such a heavy PM, this is crazy. It's the opposit of the most PMs, they are fresh and spicy.
The taste is viscous, it starts with sweetness of honey and caramel. Then I get slightly bitter note of green walnut (iodine). Dry fruits are rising, then the taste turns vegetal in the background.
Great start, very rich, exactly what I like.
The middle is agains sweet, I get honey, caramel, wet old wood, iodine. Now black and grean tea and all kinds of dry fruits like plum, grapes, grape seeds.
The finish is only a little bit spicy and long. I get oak with iodine, then mint, burned sugar, green walnuts and herbs. Still very viskous in the mouth.
The aftertaste is also nice with mint, honey, iodine and wood.
This PM reminds me of Rum Nation Enmore 1997. I'm not sure if Demerara bottled the right rum in this PM bottle. It tastes like a great Enmore for me. If there were no vegetal notes I would say it's clearly an Enmore. Why could this actually be the case?
Enmore was closed 1993, the Single Wooden Pot Still was moved to the Uitvlugt distillery. Maybe Uitvlugt used this pot still in 1997 to produce a PM and now we have a PM that was distilled with an Enmore still. This would explain all of the Enmore similarities.
But let's take it as it is. I would rate this one with 94 points.
Nose: caramel, honey, dark fruits and fresh plums, some iodine or green walnuts, wood, vegetal notes (grasy), herbs, some leather
Taste initial: honey with caramel, green walnuts, iodine, dry fruits, vegetal grasy note, slightly sour note
Middle: honey, caramel, wet old wood, some iodine, black and green tea, dry fruits (plum, grape, grape seeds), some leather
Finish: some spice, oak, iodine, mint, burned sugar, green walnuts, herbs
Aftertaste: mint, honey, iodine, wood, leather
Value (195€): 4/5
- vůně zemitá, koření, vanilka, skořice, ovoce
- chuť více nasládlá, dřevo, koření, ořechy, citrusy
Aroma: Opálené dřevo, kouř, popel, závan eukalyptu (?), ovoce (jablka), špetka koření.
Chuť: Ovocně-kořenitá (pepř), anýz. Štiplavá, pikantní, lehce kouřová.
Dozvuk: Tabákový kouř, spousta hořkého dřeva, stopa travnatosti, sušené ovoce (rozinky). Delší, ale kratší než u 1999.
Porovnával jsem přímo s ročníkem 1999 a jsou si velmi podobné ve vůni i chuti - 1997 je nakouřenější, pikantnější a v dozvuku o něco hořčí. 1999 tedy vítězí, ale i tak je 1997 vynikající záležitost.
Smagt på Romhattens romfestival i Århus august 2020. Bliver altid lidt skuffet over El Dorado ift forventningerne, lidt for tør til min smag.
Try to get a well lit shot from the front of the rum label
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