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Now this is some good stuff
Age: 16y (2003 - 2020)
Alcohol: 59,5% vol.
Quite typical Monymusk/Clarendon nose, but very bright and sharp (continental aging). The 16y Plantation one time Vintage Edition is more intensive and has much more anise.
The balance is still good, also in the taste.
The initial taste is very sharp and sour, but fruity. The alcohol is tingling in my mouth.
In the middle the rum opens up with more intensive aromas. I got a medical note first, then orange peels, wood (it's also a little bit bitter, but it suits good).
The finish is more Clarendon/Monymusk than initial taste and the middle. Spice, salt, malt, anise, orange, bitter wood. I like the finish, it's tasty for me. There is much more complexity than on the palet before.
It's not a bad Monymusk and quite complex. But the Plantation is more intensive and smoother.
I like the balance of the aromas in this one, he does not overwhelm. But it's too sharp. Plantation is clearly the better rum. I would rate this one with 82 points.
Nose: bright, fruits (prune, banana), some anise (but just in the background - some typical Clarendon flavor), a slightly sour note (like pickled vegetable), sugar cane, wood, some plants/herbs
Taste initial: oily, sharp and fruity start (prune, green banana) but also sour, citrus, orange, wood with tannins
Middle: medical note (gauze bandages), orange peels (bitter), wood with earth
Finish: spice, salt, adstringent, malt, anise, mint, orange peel and prune, some honey
Complexity: 3/5 (the finish is complex)
Value (65€ for 0.5l): 3/5
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