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Truly a fantastic choice
This rum is still available, it was release in 2016 I think. Got this on the black friday sale for 130€. It was released for 150-160€. I have high expectations.
Rich and sweet at the beginning with herbs and pencil shavings (this reminds me of HV LP TECA a little bit and of Diamond MEEA mark, the one with honey and strong herbs flavors). The sweetness is very concentrated.
I get the honey, caramel, pencil shavings and flowers first. This is already a very tasty start. Tobaco, leather, molasses are the heavy notes in the nose. Then I get some banana, papaya and anise, black tea, vanilla and some wood (the typical Enmore wood, it's like green walnuts and wood). Some cherries at the end with a slightly sour note. This is a very good and complex nose.
The taste starts very flowery with wood and not as sweet as the nose, it's rather dry. Then herbs, vanilla, some tannins, burned sugar and apricot. The taste gets sweet, all flavors fits together.
The middle starts sweeter with caramel and the wood, some tannins are there but not too much. Further anise, orange peels, a hint of berries and leather. The middle taste is very rich and complex.
In the finish I get the spice, anise, mint, leather, black tea and wood varnish.
This is overall a great rum, I'm not shocked but very excited. I would rate it with 94 points.
Nose: honey, caramel, pencil shaving, flowers, tobaco, leather, molasses, banana, papaya, anise, black tea, vanilla, some white oak, anise, cherries
Taste: flowers, wood, herbs, vanilla, some tannins, burned sugar, anise, apricot
Middle: caramel with wood and tannins, anise, orange peels, berries, leather
Finish: spice, anise, mint, leather, black tea, wood varnish
Aftertaste: black tea, wood varnish, leather, mint, flowery notes
Value (160€): 4/5
Rum tasting in Bonn with my good old friend continued onwards with Rum Nation 1997 Guyana Enmore 19y. Nice high end bottle and label design. Golden color. Strong alcohol and fruity notes to your nose and palate when neat sipped. Very strong and dry burn at the end. High end rum for sure, but too hot for me to properly enjoy.
Beautiful mahogany color. Nose is on nuts, bitter almond. The very noble dried fruits. Very sweet, subtle. We arrive then on notes of coffee, mocha, gingerbread. It's very round, greedy. On the palate, black fruits, a side grilled, smoked, leather. A superb length in the mouth. a superb rum. very nice selection.
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