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Truly a fantastic choice
The KFM Mark is a legend. This rum is seldom and there are just a few years where this mark was produced. 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 herbs 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 white oak. Some cherries at the end with a slightly sour note. This is a very good and complex nose.
The taste starts with wood and not as sweet as the nose, it's rather dry. Then herbs, vanilla, some citrus, burned sugar, anise 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 molasses, orange peels, a hint of beeries and leather. The middle taste is very rich and very complex. The finish starts with spice, anise, mint, leather, black tea and hints of peach.
Wow, this is a great rum, I'm not shocked but very excited. I would rate it with 95 points.
Nose: honey, caramel, pencil shaving, herbs, tobaco, leather, molasses, banana, papaya, anise, black tea, vanilla, some white oak, anise, cherries
Taste: wood, herbs, vanilla, some citrus, burned sugar, anise, apricot
Middle: caramel with wood and some tanins, molasses, orange peels, berries, leather
Finish: spice, anise, mint, leather, black tea, some peach
Aftertaste: black tea, caramel, leather, mint
Value (160€): 4/5
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.
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.
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