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Tasty, but not quite great
This for some reason is both harsher and less nuanced than the Blanc. The vegetal notes are muted and the oak really doesn't add much to this one.
Of course, it is not to drink a lot. The smell is strong, not tamed by a barrel - sugarcane, yeast, black pepper. Reminds the carmener. Burns the tip of the tongue, the tree bark and sweetness are felt. After a few moments, it lights up the palate and the gums. Fire without rage, woody, creamy. Bitterness and lump in the throat. This rum has a calming, relaxing and weighting effect.
Received as a gift, had seen you it but never tried. As a sugary rum fan this did not suit me. Smelled ok but the taste was some sort of bourbon variation. I like bourbon but could not put this down. Regifted to my 20 year old son, I’m sure he’ll throw up on it
I liked JM blanc so much and I hoped this one will be the same. But JM gold turned not so good - it was kind of hard so it is not fit to drink neat(( Instead it was the best to making Evening Ti Puch!
Visited the Rhum JM distillery while vacationing in Martinique. Self guided distillery tour ended with an open tasting bar. Rhum JM Gold was priced at EUR 19 per bottle at the distillery. Pale golden color. Very nice and sturdy bottle design with a great old school label. Traditional super dry Rhum Agricole flavors complemented with plenty of grass, strong oak and a lot of floral 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.
This was a gift, glad I didn't spend the $50 for it or I would have been disappointed. I feel like I am sipping a strong whiskey or green label bourbon, Don't get me wrong, it is tasty but it seems more like a corn mash then a cane mash. Has a sharp bite like Jim Beam and if it was much sweeter it would be a Southern Comfort look-a-like. I'll finish the bottle and enjoy it but it was not the rum I was looking for.
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