Uitvlugt Silver Seal 19 Years Old Demerara Cask:12 52.1% 1998
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Serge Valentin (87)
Colour: pale gold. Nose: it is Uitvlugt, but it is much gentler at first nosing, with some kind of smoked custard, bananas, guavas, and a little fresh coriander. It’s only after two minutes that wackier notes do spring out, with some carbon pepper, cardamom, burnt praline, and mocha. Notes of office coffee too (around 7pm). With water: indeed, some burnt coffee. Mouth (neat): high aldehydes in this one, cherries, grapefruits, bubblegum, some cane juice (phew!), some kind of sweet pepper (Szechuan, Timut), notes of pink grapefruit… With water: gets grassier, as usual. Olives (yeah), samphires, sardines on a buttered tartine, a little custard… Finish: long and saltier. Salted butterscotch, these kinds of things. The grapefruits are striking back in the aftertaste. Comments: not 100% sure about this one. Very good for sure, but maybe did it have a death seat after the utter monsters by Bally, Velier and Rum Nation. My bad.