My favorite standard
17 Feb '18
nice golden / amber colour; elegant aromatic bouquet dominated by cane and dry fruits, especially plum flavour; though spicy this rum still has a soft palate in my view. Finish/aftertaste is very fine but could be somewhat longer. Therefore (only) 8/10 rating. Nevertheless this rum is actually my standard rum. Aged in (french) limousin barrels which differntiates this rum from competitors that have aged in less expensive american oak barrels. According to the producer web site this blended rum from the island of Reunion is matured for 6 years.
I just love the simplicity of the bottle and the wonderful colour of this rum. One of my favourites and the rum that made me a rum fanatic. It has a wonderful nose, tickels your tongue and has a lovely sweet aftertaste. Great value for money for an XO. I can't keep myself from comparing any new rum I taste to this one.
At the price of €50 i find this a superb XO. Beautiful dark colour with a fruity nose. Good smooth, little sweet taste with fruits, vanilla and spices. Long lasting aftertaste that makes you wish for more.
The beautiful age XO results in a copper color and mahogany highlights . The nose is marked by floral notes the power and tenderness of dried fruit nuances, vanilla, licorice and macerated fruit. In the background are expressed notes of tobacco and forested peaks. Nice to have !