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The wood has taken over a bit in this one compared to the outstanding 8 yr (5 star). I have seen Barbancourt Rhums referred to as "The Cognac of rum" and nowhere is this more evident than in the 15 yr.
Rhum chaud en bouche, sec sans excès, très boisé et long sur la finale, des arômes de cuir, c'est un rhum animal. Groar !
Very good rum, not overly sweet, not overly harsh. Very good to sip and enjoy the taste of Haiti. Well balanced in my opinion.
Un ron muy aromatico pero con quizás demasiada barrica.
Je suis d accord avec certains avis sur le fait qu il soit trop boisé dans le fond. Ceci dit cela reste un tres bon rhum
Ce rhum est à mon goût un peu trop boisé et trop épicé (poivre).
This rum came highly recommended from many sources. It just didn't do it for me. As they say "different strokes for different folks"
Im very impressed how good this rum was sure is worth a try
Without paying over $100 a bottle, this is always consistent with a fabulous flavor, smoothness, nose, etc, Well balanced. I have owned easily over 150 rums and this always comes out on top.
I used to love it many years ago, and not being able to find it for many years, had forgotten the taste. I was just now able to get a bottle. My taste must have mellowed over the years because now I find it a bit too dry, too French, too cognac-like (I prefer Spanish brandies over French cognacs). Which does not mean that I do not recognize the quality. And I will still sip it with pleasure, when in not the mood for sweeter libations!
Leider hat die Qualität im Laufe der Jahre (seit 1976) nachgelassen. Deshslb nur 7 Punkte.
Bottle: upper average, but the stopper does not match the bottle design.
Nose: light alcohol odor, raw
Body: warming, raising, upright rum taste
Tail: great one - long lasting, slowly exploding in my mouth
Stronger one, not so sweet rum. Interesting product of Haiti.
A nice rum but not to par with the better top of the line Caribbean rum
I tried it once and like it but could not really appreciate all it has to offer.
Will definitely need to try again
For a premium ruhm, I was surprised the initial impression wasn't smoother. Loved the aroma! Also thought it was good after cutting it with bottled Coca-Cola.
Got it directly from the domain in Haiti in 2010. Traditional production. Worth the price.
Not much nose. Little bit of burn, more than I expected from a 43% aged rum. Afterwards a very pleasant wood and leather taste. More dry than most sipping rums. Would be good to offer to a whisky or cognac drinker who thinks that rum has to be too sweet.
I had read a number a very good ratings on this rum. I cannot agree on any level. It is harsh, with a metal after taste and finish. Too many great rums out there, this one is a miss.
Méthode agricole, sec, fortement boisé, des notes de fruits mûres mais aussi fort sur l'alcool, j'espérais plus de finesse donc un peu déçu.
I've had better rum for cheaper. But I want to give this another try sometime and see how I feel about it.
I would only drink it on ice.....several cubes..to cut into the initial strong alcohol flavor. The aroma of wood definitely comes through. A nice sipping rum....with ice. I'm giving it an 8 and would give it an 8 1/2 if allowed. It's not a 9.
non sono esperto, ma questo rum mi piace davvero! Mi ha colpito per la sua personalità. Ottimo
Light, smooth, and not too sweet. Great sipping rum reminds me of cognac. Definitely can taste the wood from the barrels.
A lot of alcohol on the nose and in the immediate flavor. This comes with its corresponding dose of burn, which you do not find in 15-year rums very often.
It is after the harshness of the initial burn and alcohol flavor is gone that you begin to notice other flavor(s).
The basic (secondary) flavors are nut, wood, and leather, all in a dry version. It is best drunk straight or on the rocks. Some mineral water can be added to make it less harsh.