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This clear, golden colored VSOP is aged in small oak casks for seven years. In nose you can recognize aromas of cut grass, prunes and vanilla. The palate brings notes of tobacco, liquorice and some sweetness. It’s an elegant and well-balanced rum. The only VSOP that can compete, of those I’ve tasted, is the 8yo “Reserve du Comte Arthur Dillon”.
Pictures: My Depaz shelf & My opened bottle.
This is one of the better agricoles. Aged for 7 years, bottled at 45%vol, with a nice lightly golden amber hue and clingy legs.
This rum possess one of the most appealing aromas out there, no matter if wer' talking agricole or molasse based. It's a delicate fruity, grassy mix of sweet pineapple, peach, pear, vanilla and light caramel with a dry sprinkle of oak, nutmeg and pepper. Unbelivebly nice and the essense of how delicate agricole can be.
The medium bodied taste is absolutely no disapointment either. It' carries a lot of the notes from the aroma with a similar composition, but not quite as sweet. It's intense, full of flavour and attacks with a little spicyness at the end, as tobacco notes and the woody tannin's take centerstage in a lengthy finish. Briliant balance if your into agricole. By the way what a shame they updated the bottledesign, the old green "wine" bottle was original and kinda cool.
I've never tasted anything like this. Really cognac-like, mellow when compared to other (especially Jamaican) agricoles. It's far from the classic rums I'm used to. Just great.
This is a very pleasant, aged Martinique rum that is very distinctly cognac-like. In a blind taste test, most would think this is a cognac for sure. However, it is a wonderful, smooth and well oaked dry rhum agricole that plays well in a Ti Punch.
Aroma is not very pleasant. First taste is typical agricole with many wild fruity and wooden tones. Body is not very complex but nice. Aftertaste is my favorite part - long with fruity and appricote tones.
The Depaz VSOP is produced using fresh cane juice and bottled at 45%. Nosing reveals notes of cane, vanilla and spice. Palate is quite forceful and juvenile, pretty spicy, dry and oaky and especially smoky. Also the long finish shows clearly the smoky notes. So you get something nice and & real in your glass. For an Agricole Rhum it has surprisingly little grassy notes.
This rhum is really nice to drink. The nose is sweet and encourage you to go further and sip it !
On the palate this Depaz is fruity then becomes spicy and so on and so on. you discover different aromas as time passes. I really had some fun with this one.
My first sip was really wow, and a big surprice. Great taste, you get that oak cask finish but lots of taste in this. Recommended. I see many compare it with Cognac, I do not agree on that. Cognac is more perfume, I would say this is more towards a smooth whiskey due to the oak cask flavor.
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