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Easily consumable in a bind
Un rhum parmi les meilleurs que j'ai pu découvrir. Un nez exceptionnel une robe de belle couleur il a tout de ce que peut attendre d'un vieux rhum une vraie valeur puissant pour terminer sur des saveurs suptil......
producenci rumów odpowiadają na oczekiwania masowego odbiorcy i "sypią" cukier ... ale nie w tym przypadku! Severin XO to przykład bardzo dobrego rumu o ciekawym egzotycznym smaku i wyraźnym aromacie banana. Do picia wyłącznie bez dodatków. Jeżeli jesteś miłośnikiem koniaków, ten rum może się Tobie spodobać. Jestem w trakcie pierwszej flaszki, kupionej spontanicznie podczas zeszłorocznego Whisky Live Warsaw ;)
This rum quickly grew on me. At first I wasn't thrilled with the musty, astringent nose, but those characteristics faded, and I was left with a vanilla and oak bomb. Very nice:
Domaine De Séverin XO is distilled in Guadalupe from fresh pressed cane and aged for at least 6 years in ex bourbon barrels. It's then bottled at 45%. In the glass it's light copper, with tones of brown in color, and has thick sticky legs.
The nose starts mildly astringent, which quickly fades, and allows the powerful wood to dominate. As time passes, the scent of vanilla begins to build. There is also a slightly musty smell that lingers on the background.
The palette is warm, dry and creamy. The taste of oak is noticeable on the front of the tongue, while the back of the tongue is hit with mild caramelized bananas.
The finish is medium to long, remains dry and has hints of pepper.
I think most of the negative comments I have read about this rum comes from the fact that it is an agricultural rum, which is therefore quite different from what most (=non-French) people call rum. I am not into agricultural rum, but I found this one interesting and refined. The smell and taste are that of sugarcane, which is pretty good. This is to me what most people would refer to as a taste of herbs. Agricultural rums form a category of their own, and I suspect this one to be a very decent one. I would therefore recommend non-French rum afficionados to taste it, if they have a chance, keeping in mind that it will be different from what they know.
Just back from this years rumcruise at the Baltic Sea with Birka cruises. Tested this and bought me a bottle to my Guadeloupe collection. It’s a blend of Rhum that’s at least six years old.
I’m a big fan of Guadeloupe Rhum, but I don’t think that this one can compete with best ones. But don’t get me wrong it’s very good and smooth. In nose and in mouth you can recognise vanilla, banana, citrus and wood. It’s having a fresh taste.The afterburn is quite long, dry and spicy.
Picture: My single bottles/Guadeloupe distilleries & My opened bottle.
Aroma is complex with fruits, grass, fresh and typical agricole tones. Tasze is well rounded typical agricole. Not so sweet, with bitter and naturaly sweet/fruity tones. Aftertaste is longer with woody, iodine tones.
Deep amber colour. The nose is on the candied fruits, the wax of old furniture. Maybe even leather or shoe wax. A firecracker sensation after ignition. Very particuliar. In the mouth, we are on the same notes with old wood, like oak furniture. A final not very long but woody. Quite disturbing as aromatic but interesting sensation.
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