Port Ellen 10th release 31 years old

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Port Ellen 10th release 31 years old

Port Ellen 31 yo SR2010.jpg
Foto: Diageo
Alder: 31 yo
Flaskens volum: 70 cl
ABV: 54,6 %
Destillert dato: 1978
Tappet dato: 2010
Kjølefiltrert: Nei
Fargejustert: Nei
Fattype: refill amerikansk eik og europeisk eik
Varenummer Vinmonopolet: 5317401
Pris Vinmonopolet: 2500,- UTSOLGT
Poeng Whiskyfun: 95/100 p
Klassifisering: SGP 367
Antall flasker: Mindre enn 3000 flasker

31 år gammel whisky fra Diageos nedlagte destilleri Port Ellen, tappet som Special Release.

NMWL smaksnotater

Farge Uten vann Med vann
Farge ikke vurdert Lukt: Peat, lett voks, mynte, hint av noe maritimt, dempet røyk, malt, granbar, lærpreg. Ganske rett frem peata dram. Som noen sa «god peata dram» men ikke så mye mer.

Smak: Peat, krydder, aske, maritim

Ikke vurdert lukt.

Ikke vurdert smak.

Ettersmak: Lang, men litt tørrere ettersmak
Oppsummering: Virker dermed litt tammere og mer avdempet enn forventet. Denne var ikke helt Port Ellen som de tidligere tapningene var
Se forum for flere detaljer.


Eksterne smaksnotater

Destilleriets offisielle smaksnotater

Farge Lukt Smak
Amber. Good beading for its age. Pleasingly fresh, with a mild prickle that dances round the nose, suggesting a youthful sparkle. Immediate wood smoke and majestic medicinal notes, then pine resin and faded pot-pourri (spice drawer). A salty breeze. Beneath this, a layer of comforting beeswax and honeyed fruit balanced by a buttery saltiness.
Water liberates a wisp of smoky candle, classic antiseptic notes and cereals, yet the nose remains elusive and delicate
Full, viscous body. Gentle. Drinks well straight: sweet is hand warming. Softly cooling at first, though, with a glorious interplay of spicy, syrupy ginger sweetness and a herbal bitterness. Soon, classic cleansing, medicinal flavours assert themselves, to stay.
With water there’s a pleasing mouthfeel, the sweetish start balanced by more light herbal notes (tarragon). A taste from a bygone era
Ettersmak: Magnificent. Long and splendidly antiseptic, with sweet pine resins plus herbal and savoury notes (truffle). With water, soft dried fruit and vanilla notes flirt with lingering, scented coal-smoke, drifting over all
Oppsummering: A venerable, dignified Port Ellen of great complexity and depth; beautifully structured, assertive yet respectful and sure to please the make’s many enthusiasts. Utterly desirable

Andre smaksnotater

Poeng: 95 - Whiskyfun
Farge Lukt Smak
Straw Oh, this is restrained and elegant! Exactly the opposite of some exuberant peat monsters, this is very subtle, on old papers, almond milk, shellfish, old slightly musty spice mix, soot and quite a lot of cut apples. I think I’ll try to compare this one with the 22yo 1978 Rare Malts one day, I seem to remember that one was a true monster - exactly the opposite of this new 1978.
With water: the beast still roars! Water woke up a tarry peatiness that, precisely, reminds me of the Rare Malt (that I used to call ‘the Pirelli whisky’ – nothing to do with the naked girls on the calendars).
Ah yes, yes yes! More vibrant than the nose and ueber-lemony, superbly zingy, ‘chiselled’ and kippery. Greatest notes of olive oil and marzipan in the background. Gets then ashier and saltier at the same time. I don’t think we used to know how PE would behave after 30 years of age, I think we have the answer.
With water: perfection made whisky. Please call the anti-maltoporn brigade.
Ettersmak: Very long. Superb salty aftertaste and a contrasting spice blast (carvi, pepper, cloves, bitter almonds).
Oppsummering: Wow. To think that we’ll have all these new old Port Ellens to try in the coming years! And if PE was the peaty Islayer that aged best? Shall we soon see the revenge of the old lady on her thundering neighbours? Imagine there’s probably much more old PE than old Ardbeg around…

Anekdoter og trivia

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