I'v taken a strong liking to agricole, and have begun browsing brands to get a better feel for my preferences. First go at La Mauny. Given the young age and affordable price, I wasn't expecting anything mind blowing with this bottle, but was actually pleasantly surprised. The nose is fresh and grassy with strong notes of cane and hints of vanilla and caramel. Not bad but the alcohol has some presence in the nose. Sipping reveals a fairly direct and simple agricole, but in a good way. The grassy tones are now very present, supplemented by hints of cane, caramel and finally oak on the finish. Neat or mixed, works either way.
I have no comparison yet for this agricole. You can taste this rums origin better than the molasses variants. A nice oak age does give the tastes you want and need from your rum. What sets this of from the non agricole section is a hint of planty bitterness to it that i taste more in whiskey or cognac than my regular rums. Great new experience in my rum drinking lifetime.
The smell is mostly fresh cane.with a bit of sugar cane and fresh cut grass.
The taste is light and bitter. We find the same flavor as the smell but with more grass who stay long on palate.
Intersting light rum who could be drink on the rock or in cocktails.