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With an amber colour, this rum releases at first nose very quickly solvent notes that fade quickly to arrive on the brown sugar, candied fruit but also white fruits such as pear or maybe green one like the apple. Quite confusing actually. On the palate, the alcohol is present, it is robust, dry but pleasant. The white fruits are still there but nuts and spices are there too. Pepper and nutmeg. The woody finally takes its place and we arrive on a beautiful finale with chocolate. It's powerful, beautiful, nice. A real Neisson. Tasted : the 2004 Batch 3 - 52.7%
Un nez complexe avec du bois, des épices des fruits à coques et une bouche somptueuse. L'alcool est là mais ne prend pas le pas sur les saveurs. Ce rhum est rond, long en bouche, complexe. Sans doute l'un des tout meilleurs rhum vieux que j'ai pu gouter. Alors évidemment le prix est élevé (170 € à la distillerie) mais ce rhum vaut vraiment la peine.
A complex nose with wood, spices of nuts and a sumptuous mouth. The alcohol is there but does not take precedence over the flavors. This rum is round, long in the mouth, complex. Probably one of the best old rum I have ever tasted. So obviously the price is high (170 € at the distillery) but this rum is really worth it.
Visited the Neisson distillery while vacationing in Martinique. Self guided distillery tour ended with an open tasting bar. Neisson 12y was priced at EUR 170 per bottle at the distillery. Very nice and sturdy bottle design with a great old school label. Deep mahogany color. Traditional super dry Rhum Agricole flavors complemented with plenty of grass, very strong oak and some citrus notes to the nose and palate. Surprisingly strong burn at the end since its so dry. Rhum Agricole fan boys can easily add 2 points to my score.
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