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Easily consumable in a bind
Family business, which own also hotels, quintas on the Portuguese island Madeira. Since some years it has been pushing their marketing, selling the white and gold rum at many stores on the mainland including tax free at the airports of Lisbon and Porto (and I assume Faro too).
Aguardente de cana is how the Portuguese call rum, and in the previous bottle versions, the naming of rum was secondary. Now RUM is placed prominent on the lable - makes it less 'exotic' or niche for me, new design gives me a feel a cheap bulk rum bottle.
It's a agricole rum, aged 3 years in French oak. Surprised of the vanilla tones, though with some chemical nose finish. For an agricole smooth in the mouth, not that much oak power, though a few drops of water made it to a six score here. Prefer to use this rum in a cocktail, then sipping.
Had just a sample for the test so it’s just a first impression. If I run into a bottle I probably will buy it so I can dig deeper into it.
They are using their own sugar cane for the production and use sugar cane juice, so it’s an Agricole.
It’s distilled in a column still and then aged for 3 years in French oak barrels.
From the aroma to finish, which is rather long, I can recognize caramel, vanilla, citrus, raisins and oak. The oak isn’t dominant at all, probably because it’s so young. More aged Agricole has normally much more oak taste.
Picture: My emptied sample.
Had a bottle Christmas 2019 and me and my brother in law shared it neat and we both really enjoyed it, you could really get the Madeira barrel aging which marked it out as different from anything else I've had. Would buy again at the right price.
I bought this one on the island of Madeira for 10€ and was surprised how good it tasted. compared to some others I had on the island its very uncomplicated to drink. first minutes you'll have the typical glue smell of younger agricoles, but this will vanish after some minutes, but you'll also find fruity, floral and vanilla notes from the beginning, very nice.
the taste is from the beginning very smooth with some pudding-like vanilla aroma and floral notes, and even a nice long aftertaste. totally recommend this if you're on the island. double or triple the price would be too much.
agricole, 3 léty
- vůně klasika agricole, nasládlost, cukrová třtina, vanilka
- chuť nasládlá, nástup štiplavosti, typická pro agricole, vanilka
Sice má mizerné hodnocení, mne vcelku baví, neznám cenu, ale cenu do 23 EUR bych akceptoval
Forget your typical rum flavours and enjoy. Ok, there is some oak and vanilla on the nose but there is also a herbal scent and a reminder of juniper. Light and delicate scents.
On the palate there are hints of (non-sweet) apricots and prunes, the oak becomes a bit more prominent as do the juniper/herbal notes. Drinks more like an eau-de-vie than like your average rum.
Light, fruity and herbal with a little oak to give it some backbone this is a well balanced sipper for tropical nights. Not the rum you want after surviving a november hailstorm , this is summer in your glass.
Really enjoyable and considering its age, smooth enough; I like!!
This rum leverages from intense sugar cane aroma combined with barrels from local wine. It's a bit sweeter with tones of port/madeira wine. Burn is bit more delicate than from other local rums.
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