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Tasty, but not quite great
Since Savanna Herr I wanted to try another rum from Re Union. This is more a classic style, not a funky stuff.
The smell is like you stick your nose in a sack of grains. After 1h in the glase it's the same.
The taste starts with grains, some wood and orage. It's not very sweet, I would also enjoy some hints of caramel.
But quite intensive smell, the dilution is almost not noticeable.
There are some tannins in the taste, the bitterness suggest a 15y old rum, not a 10y old.
The start is almost like the nose, dominated by grains. Not sweet, with wood and some oranges. In the middle there is more intensity with additional flavors.
The finish is middle long. The aftertaste, mint with leather reminds me of a Rum Nation Caroni, it's very tasty.
Solid rum and for 0.7l not expensive. I would give this one 84 points. With some sweeter notes it would get more points.
Nose: burned sugar, citrus, grains (buckwheat, raye), medical note, caramel, some spice (pepper), fruit (like Jamaica)
Taste initial: grains, citrus, salt, wood, some orange
Middle: buckwheat, barrel (earth), paper, orange peels (bitterness), wood and tanins
Finish: spice, citrus, bitterness (wood), medical note, bourbon, buckwheat, mint
Aftertaste: peppermint, leather (uhh, that's tasty)
Value (51€): 3.5/5
Experience level: professional
Rum tasting in the Finnish wilderness with my good old friend continued with La Maison du Rhum Réunion Island. Pretty nice bottle and label design. Golden color. Glue and rubber mixed with plenty of alcohol to your nose and palate when neat sipped. Harsh burn at the end.
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