Appearance: Bright and warm amber.
Nose: Sweet, rich on cola, raisins and coffee. A pleasant hint of esters (fermented fruit).
Palate: Medium body, with presence but without heaviness. Sweetness from the molasses, then cola, bergamot, liquorice, a touch of aniseed and sugared black tea. Orange peel and apricots. Aromatic herbs.
Finish: The notes of aromatic herbs and liquorice grow, and the sweetness subsides to the spicy oaky notes from the long aging.
Comment: A soft, warm and complex rum, slightly drier, more aromatic and oak influenced than the previous edition.Suggested Match: Valrhona Jivara 40%, a rich milk chocolate with vanilla scent, well suited to the intense sweetness of the rum.