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Let it breath some minutes. The first hit was alcoholic but after a few minutes a beautiful palate of flavours appear.
Aroma: vanilla, backed bananas, bourbon, red wine, later black current and wine zest.
Taste: less sweet than the nose suggests. Spicy, light sweet. Long finish with spices and wine'ish tanins.
This is another of the "Exceptional Cask Series" that Foursquare has been turning out of the last few years and like the others this one is also a winner. It has a great nose where the natural sweetness comes through. The first sip is somewhat spicy which is surprising since it has a lower ABV of 48% compared to the other Cask series. However, further sips the sweetness and complex flavors come through. I'm really enjoying this one!
Wow. Another stunner from Foursquare.
Having just had the 48% Doorly's 14yo, I thought that this Sagacity at 48% was a natural one to try. Compared to the 14yo, this has an elegance and subtlety instead of outright oak and fruit power. I prefer the Doorly's 14yo, but that sets the bar high and is of course subjective. But that's not to say that this is anything but a wonderful rum. It has the most wonderful finish, soft, long oak.
What a pair of 48% rums....I look forward to see whether/how the bottles open up and develop.
The Doorly's for power - the Foursquare for elegance.