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Nine Leaves Encrypted II 58%
The rum is only 2 years old and was matured in PX Sherry and Olorosso barrels. Also in a secret cask. This rum is for agricole lovers.
Nose: The scent is very intense and virtually leaps out of the glass. I notice fermented fruits first, which immediately remind me of the old Dictador 20 (the new one is completely different with a lot of chocolate). I notice that he is still quite young. Metallic aromas can be found.
Some glue, rotten papaya, melon, apples.
Taste: The taste starts the same way, with glue, a bit spicy and lots of fermented fruits. In the middle, the glue slackens a little and leaves the fruit more space before it increases in intensity again. Slight bitterness arises. You can taste the same fruits as in the nose, rotten papaya, melon, apples with glue. Orange zest and metallic notes with peppery aromas are then easy to perceive.
The finish is metallic with fermented fruits again.
Aftertaste: fermented fruits and some glue, a little pepper.
Conclusion: It has a very nice fruit twist for its age. On the one hand it seems older than two years, on the other hand I can tell from the metallic notes that it is young.
It doesn't suit my taste, but for agricole lovers it's a good one. For the price asked, this rum is too young for me and I would find a better bottling for me.
Overall rating: 79 points
Complexity: 3.5 / 5
PL (€ 88): 2.5 / 5
ノージング : 初めは蜜蝋。空気と触れ合うに連れたっぷりのカラメルをかけたサルタナレーズンとドライイチヂクのカップケーキのような豊かな甘み。時間が経つと洋梨やパイナップルの酸味も遠くから顔を見せる。
味わい : 舌に乗せるとシェリーに漬け込んだマラスキーノチェリーのようなリッチな甘みを授かる。 直後、バターを塗った少し焼きすぎたトースト。 甘味とわずかな塩味が絡み合い舌の上でリズムを刻む。
フィニッシュ : ここは暖炉の前。テーブルには焼きたてのアーモンドタルトと放置されたアマレットが入っていたグラス。甘さと香ばしさ、ハーバルな余韻が鼻腔の奥で短いダンスを披露してくれる。
Enjoyed a bottle of Nine Leaves Encrypted III Rum while in Tokyo. Unique and high end looking bottle and label design. Golden color. Pure alcohol, oak and vanilla to the nose and palate when neat sipped. Strong and dry burn at the end being bottled at 116 Proof.
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