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Although it is a very fine rhum with lots going on I find it way overpriced. Yes it has all the mentioned notes but I don't believe this is worth the asking price. TW had it at $126 for a while then the price dropped to $93 so I said "Jump". Well I'm so glad that I didn't pay top dollar ( reason for only a 7 rating) I rate this in the $60-70 range and not a dollar more. If it was priced in that range it would deserve a 9 rating. I will enjoy my $93 purchase but will not revisit!
I've gotten into rum lately and this rum inspired me to make a review. I've wanted this bottle for a while now. The rum selection in Norway is pretty poor in general, so I was happy when I found out one local store had a few left. I came into the rum world through Zacapa (like many others) and quickly realized there are so many better alternatives. I am very fond of Mount Gay XO, even Black Barrel, even though I'm no whiskey drinker. I have bought a few new bottles since, this one being the first. So here goes!
Nose: Fruity, tropicla fruits, vanilla, wood, cocoa.
Palate: More wood and light fruits. Sweet, almost salty. Some chocolate, subtle hints of toasted coffee and tobacco.
Finish: Wood, sett fruits and a bit of wax? Almost candied.
Thoughts: Wow. It certainly smells good, with a mix of everything, but once this hits the tongue, it's something else. First thing I noticed was the texture. It is almost oily, and you may feel the rum coating your mouth in it. It's rare spirits make me want to shish it around my mouth this much. For a lack of a better word, this rum is very "warm". It reminds me of coffee, cigars, candied and tropical fruits and a bit of the sea. A word that immediately comes to mind is "pool". It really tastes like a tropical summer, through and through, which I think is why I'm so enamoured with it. It could perhaps increase its alcohol content, but I'm afraid it would lose some of its smoothness. I first drank this with whiskey stones, but it works just as well warm. I'll certainly get one more of this at some point, though it is 110$ where I live, so I can't go too crazy.
I've tried this for a while now, and while I initially would give it an 8,5, I'm giving it a 9 now. Love this rum.
Smooth but flavor... This one has a little of everything good. I get the whisky and smoke right away but it's light and sweet-ish. Various mild flavors, vanilla, flan, caramel, etc
There is a lot there, but smooth. It's mildly whisky-ish but so mild, it's back to sweet flavors quickly. If you swish it around, you get the complexity which then fades away.
This is one of my absolute favorite in my fairly humble collection
nose some tropical fruit, aged well, so not to strong burn
in the mouth most dominant vanilla and some peppermint, it s very dry
but gives you a lot of flavor
finish is long, some banana and peach
JM never disappoints me, will buy every year edition, 9 or 10 years
is not important until they make so good stuff, non colored, not
adding dosage, every year a little difference ...
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