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Visited the Montebello Distillery while vacationing in Guadeloupe. Distillery tours were closed for the season, but very nice pour yourself tasting being offered at the distillery. Montebello Vieux 8y was priced at EUR 45 per bottle. Deep amber color. Nice and good looking bottle and label design. Sweet Rhum Agricole flavors complemented with tropical fruits, grass and strong oak to your nose and palate. Stronger burn at the end than the 6 year old Montebello. Rhum Agricole lovers can add 2 points.
Definitely my pick for Montebellos... and I live right on the same hill
Rhum agricole 8 ans d'âge de Petit-Bourg (Guadeloupe), distillerie réputée pour ses rhums vieux.
Design : vieillot, le packaging ne met le produit en valeur, le rhum est assez clair.
Nez : après aération, très fruité.
Bouche : on retrouve le goût fruité (orange, banane), caramel, boisé, pas mal du tout.
Finale : ?
Assez éloigné des rhums vieux martiniquais, ce Montebello 8 ans est agréable à boire.
The nose is very oaky with vanilla and also exotic fruits. In mouth, the exotic fruits are still present with spicy notes and the wood that is always present. It is very fine in the mouth with a very long finish and a final on the spices. Very good one.
Nose: apricot, somewhat chemical, passion fruits, pepper
Taste: dried fruits, honey, apricot
Finish: light wood