Dram Review: Sestante Port Ellen 14 Years Old

[43.0%・14 Years Old・Distilled in 1974・Bottled in 1988・Sestante Bottling・Limited Release]

Nose:

A stroll along the rocky beaches of Islay on a cool morning.  Oyster shells and seaweed washing ashore with a mild layer of sooty ash that brings out a sugary note.

Palate & Finish:

Sweet flowing lemon butter drizzled with coarse sea salt, the taste of clean ocean water with a pinch of black pepper to season the fresh seaweed as some dark berries gradually emerge.

The saltiness of the seaweed melts into the custard like creaminess, slow cooked pear in caramel sauce with just a light hint of oak bitterness.

Thoughts:

I think over the years, young PE as a genre has increasingly become a favourite, pleasingly delicate, and crisp and clean in this alluringly youthful manner.

You are only ever young once and PEs are only ever this young and beautiful once upon a time..

☆☆ [Highly Recommended]

-Nicholas