There’s not much informations about these bottlings, especially for the two first, we’re not sure which still they come from (according to rumours, they both come from the Savalle still).
The Nectar Uitvlugt 1990-2017 (51.7%)
Colour: Light gold.
Nose: The alcohol is a bit too present. Granny Smith apples, pears, cider, spices, cinnamon stick, nutmeg, yellow fruits, young wood and hints of vanilla. It’s a sweet and elegant nose.
Mouth: The alcohol is well integrated. Apples, pears, grapes, ginger, tannins, nutmeg, wood, slightly peppered and bitterish. Honey, dark bitter chocolate and some mineral notes.
Finish: Mid-long and warm. Vanilla, light smoke, yellow fruits and burnt wood.
I can clearly feel the 27 years all over the tasting, a very pleasant and elegant Uitvlugt.
Samaroli Demerara 1998-2017 (49.5%, cask #63)
Nose: Very different compared to the first one. More wood presence, fresh soil, fertilizers, roasted aromas, apples, spices, cocoa and some metallic notes in the background.
Mouth: It’s very surprising and different than any other Uitvlugt/PM I could taste. Tar, dark smoke, glue, caramelized yellow fruits, honey, burnt wood, fuel, toasted bread, almonds and nuts.
Finish: Mid-long, dry and bitterish. Dark smoke, sugar and roasted notes.
I recommend to taste it before buying it because it’s clearly atypical but it remains a well balanced and pleasant rum.
Masam Port Mourant 2003-2020 (53.5%, 198 bottles)
Colour: Light gold.
Nose: More powerful than the two previous. Apples, pears, grapes, candied oranges, fruit paste, steel, wet wood, white pepper and honey, no doubt it’s a true Port Mourant! It’s slightly acidulous, it looks good.
Mouth: Warm and punchy! Baked apples, grapes, nutmeg, white pepper, wet wood, metal, steel, vanilla, French toasts, cider with some mineral notes. It’s slightly peppered and bitter but the sugary side balance it very well.
Finish: Quite long, fresh and drying. Vanilla dominates the finish, cake, honey, spices and ashes.
A great Port Mourant, if you’re a fan of this kind of profile you should love it.
Massam Port Mourant 2003 is the winner today, even if I still prefer him the Corman Collins one which is coming from the Silvano’s private stock as well.
Thanks Loris & Marco for the samples, cheers!