Let’s start this Guyanese tasting that I’ve been waiting for a long time!
Origin R Enmore 1988-2015 (50.4%, 209 bottles)
Nose: The alcohol is a bit too present for this ABV but it remains decent. Dark chocolate, mint freshness, liquorice, anise star, butter, cocoa beans, wood, plums and sultanas. The nose is a bit monolithic.
Mouth: Very thick texture. Cocoa beans, liquorice, burnt wood, toasted bread, dried fruits, nuts, pepper and vanilla. The wood overwhelms the other aromas and make the mouth a bit bitterish.
Finish: Mid-long and bitterish. Vanilla, black grapes, almonds, burnt wood and burnt caramel.
The wood and the roasted notes overwhelms the whole experience, I’m quite disappointed.
Rum Artesanal Enmore (Versailles) 1994-2020 (51.4%, cask #187, 249 bottles, REV)
Colour: Dark coffee.
Nose: The alcohol is very well integrated. It’s more complex and aromatic than the first one, the wood is less present as well. Butter, custard cream, liquorice, caramel, plums, grapes, eucalyptus freshness, cola, fuel, nutmeg, brown sugar, mocha, blackcurrants and raspberries.
Mouth: The alcohol is perfectly integrated and it has a nice thick texture. Plums, figs, burnt wood, liquorice, caramel, cola, violet flower, some tannins, spicy notes, blackberries and vanilla. What a nice balance!
Finish: Long and warm. Liquorice, butter caramel with some spices.
So what I heard about it was true! Everything match perfectly, that’s the highest score for an Enmore I ever gave, good job Rum Artesanal.
Silver Seal Enmore 1986-2007 (55%)
Colour: Dark coffee.
Nose: It’s different than the two others, I can feel some kind of « dirtiness » there. Rubber, dark and milk chocolate, coffee beans, butter caramel, liquorice, blackcurrants, plums, nuts, wood but not too much, leather and some metallic notes.
Mouth: The alcohol is perfectly integrated and it has a pleasant creamy texture. Liquorice, anise, dark chocolate, black fruits, blackcurrants, coffee powder, burnt caramel, fuel, wood, almonds, nuts, plums, cocoa and a few drops of diesel.
Finish: Long and warm. Burnt wood, dried fruits, blackcurrants, blueberries and bitter cocoa.
I’m really impressed by this one. Another style of Enmore, dirty should be the right word, and I loved it.
What a great battle today. Rum Artesanal won with this beautiful 1994 but the Silver Seal surprised me the most.
Thanks Cyril & Thomas for the samples, I was looking forward to taste the RA 1994 since I missed it at the release, I wasn’t disappointed.