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Easily consumable in a bind
This one has a pleasant balance of the fire, grass, citrus and conegers for Labat's many lines of rhum agricoles. It's still a high 55%, which is 10-15% greater than most rhums from Guadeloupe as a whole, but I've yet to see a gold rum hit this mark. The light aging adds just the right amount of taming to the immature flavor of their 59, and makes for a really great mixer or ti punch. It's also fine on the rocks, smack in the middle of a great blanc and tawny barrel-aged agricole.
Bought a bottle of Pere Labat Le Rhum Soleil 55 while vacationing in Guadeloupe. Unique bottle and label design with minimalistic concept, very well executed. Very light golden color. Traditional super dry Rhum Agricole flavors are complemented with grass, citrus fruits, floral bouquet, oak and spices to the nose and palate. Strong and dry burn at the end. Rhum Agricole fans boys can easily add 2 points to my score.
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