Habitation Velier Port Mourant White 2015 (0 years)
Background: I figured it is time to start reviewing the white rums I have. It just seems natural to review a white Port Mourant as a follow-up to this.
Nose: spearmint chewing gum; molasses; liquorice; fermented bean paste; smoked meat topped with caramelised sugar, like char siew; an earthy, vegetal funk, perhaps artichoke; pungent brine and metallic notes like the essence of an Olympia oyster, fresh from the river, doused in white vinegar; tomatoes; leather and cooking gas; canned black olives.
Palate: sweet entry of treacle, followed by brine and smoke reminiscent of high-ester Hampdens; lots of black olives, and some green ones too; cream cheese; mushroom jus.
Finish: sugarcane; mint ice-cream with chocolate chips, smoked; finally the liquorice makes a reappearance.
Conclusion: the best white rum I have tried. The Clairins are good, but this, I can drink this all day. It is monstrous in its own way, and yet it is so easy to drink. I never expected that of any unaged spirit. Truly an eye-opener.
Score (assuming a normal distribution with mean 50): 84/100
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