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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 3y was priced at EUR 14 per bottle. Golden color. Nice and good looking bottle and label design. Sweet Rhum Agricole flavors complemented with grass and strong oak to your nose and palate. Very strong burn at the end. Rhum Agricole lovers can add 2 points. This is a mixer rum by all counts.
Had a test of the 3yo, 4yo & the 5yo Montebello this evening with my son.
We both thought the 3yo and the 5yo beats the 4yo.
The 3yo is a blend of 70% 3yo rhum, 20% 8yo rhum and 10% of 12yo rhum which gives an average age of 5 years.
It’s actually the only aged Montebello rhum that is a blend. All the others are vintages.
The nose is quite aromatic and it’s possible to recognize sweet vanilla and fruits.
On the palate the cane and grassiness comes together with some peppers and licorice.
The end is medium long and fruits and licorice dominates.
As a summary I think they have made a great job to create this blend.
Pictures: My Montebello shelf & My opened bottle.
Entrée de gamme des rhums vieux agricoles Montebello,
ce 3 ans d'âge est très correct.
Design : vieillot, le packaging ne met le produit en valeur, le rhum est ambre clair. Titre 42].
Nez : fruité, alcool.
Bouche : Attaque franche, alcool, puis viennent des nuances de boisé léger, tanins et épices.
Finale : léger goût de canne.
Ce Montebello 3 ans est correct mais ses grand frères sont bien plus intéressants.
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