Bristol Classic 1997 Caroni rum

Bristol Classic 1997 Caroni

United Kingdom | Aged

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Posted over 5 years ago by laurent 🇫🇷 | 60 ratings

Let's read the programm : Caroni, cask strengh (or almost), 18y old. That sounds good. Caution : vanilla-sugarbombs lovers, don't even think about trying this one ! You won't appreciate it. Seriously.
Colour : we don't care. Nose : not the most spectacular from this style. Quite smooth and fruity, the typical tar-like aromas are discreet. Almost disapointed at that time but the better is to come. Mouth, neat : ouch ! No doubt here, we have a Caroni. Strong, complex, explosion of flavours. A round side (fruits, sweetness) and a more woody side : oak and typical "phenolic", tar, liquorice... Finish is everlasting as expected. More liquorice I would say, a bit of herbal things, but there is something else I don't know how to describe (more mineral, even almost ... "salty" ??? not sure)
There is something surprisingly smooth and round in this bottle (for a full proof old Caroni, I mean - don't misunderstand me!) In my opinion it is not needed to add water.
Interesting Caroni expression. Features the expected typical flavours but still different from other bottlings.

Quoi de beau au programme : un Caroni de 18 ans, brut de fut ou pas bien loin (plus de 61°), voila qui s'annonce bien !
Avertissement pour les bouches sucrées et amateurs de rhums-sirops à la vanille : ne vous approchez pas de cet genre de bouteille, vous n'allez vraiment pas aimer et à ce prix ce serait du gâchis.
Robe : on s'en fout. Nez : pas le plus spectaculaire que j'ai senti pour ce type de rhum. Plutôt rond et doux pour un rhum aussi fort, le côté "goudron" est assez discret. A ce moment je ressens presque un début de déception mais... en bouche : boum ! Explosion de parfums, cette fois plus de doute sur l'origine de la bouteille :o) Il y a un côté assez rond (fruits doux entre autres...) et en même temps une partie plus boisée avec le fameux "goudron", phénolique, réglisse... Final interminable comme espéré, avec toujours le côté réglisse et boisé, un peu herbacé mais il y a autre chose que j'ai du mal à décrire, plus minéral (presque... "iodé" ? Je peux me tromper)
Je trouve ce rhum étonnamment rond et facile (pour ce type de rhum, j'entends ! ça reste du viril) Je n'ai pas eu envie d'ajouter d'eau, bien que ça libère surement d'autres arômes.
Au final un très bon Caroni, avec les arômes typique du genre mais différent d'autres embouteillages : c'est ce qui fait que c'est intéressant en même temps!

Posted over 1 year ago by Kenneth 🇬🇧 | 69 ratings

I love this stuff. It does have a bit of an alcohol taste and kick, but once you get past that there are some wonderful flavours; apples, hints of citrus, very "clean" and zesty . I will buy this again.

Posted almost 5 years ago by KaemonAwa 🇨🇿 | 46 ratings

Had the pleasure of drinking some agricole rhums directly at Martinique, this one is a huge surprise! I don't care girls think it's too harsh, this if what agricole should taste like, even though finish could be more interesting. Won't screw up your mixed drink, even though I wouldn't pick this one purely for mixing, but you people know how thinks work once it's late in the night.

Posted almost 3 years ago by qjetinac 🇬🇧 | 1 rating

4 yrs old - very nice smell and color, totally authentic taste of sugar cane - so typical for agricole rhums. I love it. It is a bit stronger while including only 42% alc.,
but idealky sweet at the same time. I like drinking it after tough days at work, though. Definitelly, it can be recommended!!

Posted over 5 years ago by Terencio 🇺🇸 | 21 ratings

grassy - all good... pretty solid value as well. a go to agricole

Posted almost 7 years ago by Mikedub 🇫🇷 | 26 ratings

Un rhum intéressant pour cette gamme de prix. Pas mauvais.

Posted 1 year ago by Reeb Barbill 🇮🇲 | 51 ratings

I can’t even really taste that it’s agricole because the wood is so overpowering.

Posted 1 year ago by Montana 🇩🇪 | 74 ratings

The first smell is very sweet, glue and fruit, quite nice. The taste is at first not so sweet, rather dry. Later on it gets sweeter in the mouth. The finish is mild and quite long.

Posted over 1 year ago by Noname 🇫🇷 | 98 ratings

Rhum sans exception bien que assez appréciable après un bon temps d aération. Les saveurs se font bien plus ressentir mais il faut donc être patient.

Posted over 1 year ago by hammer640 🇺🇸 | 10 ratings

Wasn't really in my wheel house. Liquor forward and not a bunch of depth. Not horrible either, Save it for the cocktails

Posted almost 2 years ago by Kieron wood 🇬🇧 | 559 ratings

I love agricole for the delicious grassy notes and fresh feel you get from it . This is kind of combining a young oak barrel aged rum and agricole and simply is not what agricole is about ... I may revist this in a ti punch to see if it's any better

Brand Details

Name: 1997 Caroni
Company: Bristol Classic
Type: Aged
Distillation: Unknown
Distilled: 1997
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