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Truly a fantastic choice
The heaviest of the 3 bottles. I was afraid to have an extremely ester-y rum, like some almost undrinkable 1500g/hL continental flavoured Jamaicans.
Compared to the others there is indeed a hint of glue but not in excess. Just enough to make this one a bit dirtier but in the good way.
The nose is very similar - rich, complex, zests, fruity esters, lots of wood and mineral extracts, herbal/medicinal - but I find it to be the most fruity and the most balanced of the 3.
The 63% abv is very well integrated. This nose is a beauty.
Palate : Same high-level as the others. A bit too much wood at first but as for the 2 others a drop of water just calms down the alcohol burn and keeps all the aromas untouched and even reveals some other subtle notes. Everlasting finish with again this menthol-y, fresh, medicinal notes at the end.
Please note that these expensive bottles will all disappoint you if you are into light, sweetened rons. We are speaking of very pungeant, dry, old and flavourful spirits. Absolutely great in their category but not for everyone tastes.
This one is also a great versions from the heart collection series. With 1440 g / 100 LAA It is stronger (higher on esters) than the 1999 version. More powerfull (ABV 63) more taste of the classic Appleton notes.
No sugar or addictives added.
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Today I have an Appleton 1995. Pretty old juice.
Heavy and strong smell, also complex. I get leather and orange zests first.
Then dry fruits with a deep sweetness like in Velier Monymusk EMB 2010. It reminds me of it. I get also dry fruits, oak and some apricots. In a blind tasting I would gues it's a Long Pond or Clarendon. Deeper in the glas are some molasses and earth. I miss some special flavors.
The taste starts strong with leather, tannins and orange zests, there are some oranges at the end. The rum is spicy. In the middle taste I get again the orange zests, then tannins with oak, floral notes. At the end heavy notes of leather, barrel and earth. Then some citrus.
The finish is spicy, again with orange peels, leather, tannins and aok. There is also a buttery note at the end.
The aftertaste is nice, again with orange peels, leather and mint.
It's a nice rum with heavy aromas, after 25 years it's still strong and spicy. I would rate it with 90 points.
I miss something special that would define the distillery character of appleton.
Nose: leather, orange zests, dry fruits, sweetness, oak and some apricots, some molasses and earth
Taste initial: leather, tannins, orange zests, orange
Middle: tannins, orange zests, oak, floral notes, leather, barrel, earth, citrus
Finish: spice, orange zests, leather, tannins, oak, buttery note
Aftertaste: orange zests, leather, dry fruits, mint
Value (250€): 3/5
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