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Aroma is smooth and nice. First taste is fruity (almost like foursquare 2008), after few seconds appear Caroni tones (oil, leather etc.) aftertaste is long and nice in jamaican (ester) style. This is almost like have 3 different rums in one ! Beginners and sweet rum lovers may not be able to appreciate this gem.
Nice bronze color. The first nose is on strawberry sweets, pineapple or brewer's yeast. Candied fruits, plums, nuts and vanilla are also founded and the third nose is on ripe pineapple. In the mouth, alcohol is super-present but well integrated. It sticks well to the palate. Very pastry and fruity. Beautiful length in mouth. Nice one.
I already had a MG 2009. Therefore I will compare it directly with it.
Almost the same nose, the 2007 is just a little bit more mellow I think. Hard to tell a difference.
Both are beautiful with same aromas. Gently nose, anise, grains, caramel, orange and much more. It opens up after 20min in the glas.
The taste is also very complex, thats why it hard to tell a difference again. I think the 2007 is a little bit more mellow and fruitier. The 2009 has a little bit more tanins, the cask was a little bit more active I think. But overall not that much difference. Would rate it with 94 points.
The 2007 is a little bit better, both are beautiful and complex rums. If you have a chance to buy one take the 2007 or the cheaper one.
Nose: wood varnish**, wood **, caramel**, anise**, herbs*, orange*, flowers **, grains**, vanilla, earth
Taste: wood varnish, caramel, wood and tanins, vanilla, grains
Middle: anise, orange peels, mint, wood varnish and tanins
Finish: spice, oak (tanins), orange, medicine, anise, earth, wild leather and mint
Aftertaste: orange peels, oak, leather, oranges, peppermint, anise seeds
Value (99€): 5/5
Experience level: expert
Mount Gay Distillery 2007 (Mount Gilboa)
Aged 10 Years
Triple Distilled in McMillan Potstills
Raw Material: Molasses
Color: Red Gold
Wow! Smells fruity and sweet, bold and complex.
Like an exotic fruit cocktail with mango ice-cream, orange-caramel, limoncello ...
Furthermore Toffee, nougat, cheesecake, custard, sandalwood and turkish delight.
A truly first class nose.
Powerful and bold, fresh, sparkling and spicy.
There are notes of oranges and mangos, pepper, and chili, toffee, oak and bark.
Long and very spicy (pepper, chili) with sandalwood aromas.
very strong pure cane syrup triple distilled at Mount gay, ex bourbon...as you feel it!
Excellent product, not an everyday sipper though
Drank this straight after Clairin Sajous, and yet found this much more challenging!
Liked the complexity and depth, but felt the concentration of flavours were just too much. On reflection, perhaps a drop of water might have opened it up.
Going to have to keep going to find a good sippy rum.
I obtained a free sample from the French shop rhumattitude.com. I first tried it straight, and it overpowered me. Too much flavour per cl! I then diluted it down with water to approximately 39% vol. And wow it tasted really good. Reminded me a lot of the Appleton 12 yo. Rare Blend. It's a delicious aroma that's hard to describe. I (native German speaker) would have called it chewy, but my dictionary tells me that's not the right word. But I wouldn't compare it to toffee either, it's a flavour quite on its own, sweetish and candy-like, but not like anything else I now.
A Mt. Gay distillery 10 yr old rum , bottled at a very strong 59%. 100% pot still , single blend rum. Nice spicey nose with stone fruits i.e plums..
Very hot in the mouth but not uncomfortably.. notes of plums , oak, spices and thankfully not cherries like the 2009 version !
Strangely not much burn in the throat ? Very well made but a bit of a struggle to keep sipping neat.
Great for the style. Tons of oak and spice up front, followed by some vanilla and caramel. Not overwhelming with the alcohol, but helps with some dilution. Amazing sipper
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