La Favorite 2009 Selection de Futs 8-Year rum

La Favorite 2009 Selection de Futs 8-Year

Martinique | Aged | 48.0% ABV | Column Still (1-4) Distilled

6.3/10
4 ratings
Tasty, but not quite great
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4 La Favorite 2009 Selection de Futs 8-Year ratings

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Stefan Persson (TASTING CLUB) 🇸🇪 | 344 ratings
Posted over 2 years ago

This is my first “La Favorite”, and sorry to say I’m not impressed.
At first the nose is extremely weak, hard to find any aroma at all, not even after warming it up in my hands.
In mouth the same at first, but after a while it becomes quite aromatic and then it’s possible to recognize some vanilla, fruitiness, some sweetness and quite a lot wood.
The afterburn is quite long with the same taste.
As a summary, the initial weakness does that the rating stays at a seven despite it getting better and better afterwards and the price doesn’t match either.
Pictures: My opened bottle & My single bottles/Martinique distilleries.

Joola69 🇺🇸 | 2982 ratings
Posted over 3 years ago

Visited the La Favorite distillery while vacationing in Martinique. Spectacular self guided distillery tour accompanied with a tasting bar. Millésime 2009 Sélection de Fûts was EUR 75 per bottle at the distillery. Very nice old school bottle and label design. Deep mahogany color. Prunes, sherry and oak to your nose and palate. A bit of burn at the end. Much more dryer than the spectacular La Flibuste.

Michael Huff 🇺🇸 | 100 ratings
Posted 4 years ago

I found the tail a lot more pleasing than the actual taste of this rum. The tail stayed with you for a minute and was a little like a dry cherry lambic that was dipped in molasses and then aged in cognac.

vincent 🇫🇷 | 127 ratings
Posted over 4 years ago

Le nez est très (trop ?) discret, on y trouve un boisé et des notes de fruits rouges (pruneau/cerise) caractéristique de cette distillerie.
En bouche se mélange bois, pruneau et alcool. Ce n’est pas désagréable ni raté mais l’harmonie n’est pas la. Un moment on sent trop l’alcool et le moment d’après on sent trop de bois et vice versa…
La finale par contre est longue, agréable et rappelle une liqueur de cerise parfaitement harmonisée avec du boisé.
C’est un rhum que je ne qualifierais pas de raté (ni de bon) mais son prix très prétentieux me dérange et n’est pas du tout justifié.