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Since Damoiseau 1995 was exceptional, I wan't to try a younger one.
The aromas in the nose are shy and reminds me a little bit of Kirt&Sweeney. But the nose is harsh.
I got white oak, vanilla, some caramel, apricot, dry fruits, grasy notes, lemon gras.
Then there are barrel with earth deeper inside.
Not very intensive or complex nose, noticeable fresh or young. The dry fruits are very present.
The taste starts a little bit sweet with white oak and grasy notes. It's turns very spicy and strong. The alcohol tingels in the mouth. Hae, it's gettin hot in here... damn, this rhum is spicy.
I got grasy notes, some vanilla, oak and lemon gras first, then some caramel and tannins.
The middle starts with grasy notes and turns medical. Then vanilla, some apricot and again wood with tannins and hints of chocolate .
The finish is a little bit bitter with tannins, wood, grasy notes, vanilla and apricot.
Not bad overall, but not exceptional, far away from 1995 or from Savanna Creol 2007. Would rate it with 79 points.
Nose: white oak, vanilla, some caramel, apricot, dark dry fruits, grasy notes, lemon gras, barrel and earth
Taste: grasy notes, white oak, vanilla, lemon gras, citrus, some caramel, tannins
Middle: grasy and medical notes, vanilla, apricot, oak, chocolate, tannins
Finish: spice, tannins, wood, grasy notes, vanilla, apricot, chocolate
Aftertaste: apricot, grasy notes, some star fruit
Value (65€): 2.5/5 3.5
Visited the Damoiseau Distillery in Guadeloupe and bought a bottle of Damoiseau Rhum Vieux Millesime 2009 from the distillery since their tasting bar was very limited. Nice looking and high end bottle and label design. Golden color. Typical dry Rhum Agricole flavors alongside grass, fruits, vanilla and plenty of oak followed by a strong burn from the alcohol since this Rhum is super dry. Rhum Agricole fans can easily add 2 points to my score.
I am not unfamiliar with high proof rums, having drunk OFTD straight and Goslings black seal many a time but this one had way more burn than both the previous aforementioned! It's decent but my tongue and roof of mouth was on fire for about a day afterwards haha. Was more burn than flavour for me.
I had this at tasting selection , on first nose it's harsh and very overpowering in the grassy and wood notes.
I was told to add a drop of water and it changed complexity completely , don't get me wrong the grass stayed but immense flavours of chocolate , cherry and cask notes .
At this percentage it's dynamite the only thing that lets it down is price but that's why is scores 9 and not 10... 9nly joking 10
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