MARTINIQUE Hors d’Age

MARTINIQUE Hors d’Age

Rel. 2013

Appearance: Dark amber, like chestnut honey.

Nose: Fresh, rich with mint and camphor, finely oaky. Sweetness is not prominent except for notes of aniseed, and then it develops on pepper and grilled meat.

Palate: Quite light bodied, but luscious. Orange blossoms, mint and camphor. Good balance between the sugarcane sweetness and a bitter/salty note which reminds of ‘salmiak’ liquorice drops from Scandinavia.

Finish: Pleasantly herbal, aromatic and slightly tannic. Black tea with little sugar, flavoured with pepper and cloves. Orange rind.

Comment: The new release of our prestigious “agricole” is a fresh and aromatic rum, easy but not trivial, not focused on sweetness but rather on balance.

Suggested Match: Valrhona Manjari 64%, a dark, fresh and pungent chocolate from Madagascar, which suits the aromatic character of the rum.

 

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