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I’m not sure how anyone could rate thus rum high. It just does not work for me nor does the 5 star 8 year. A hot alcohol mess.
For just a few dollars more you can get the much better 5-star 8-year-old version. This 3-star rum is 4 years old, and has a very thin, grassy taste. I used to put it in Mai-Tais along with a dark Jamaican, but there are so many better-tasting, aged agricoles out there. Not a terrible rum, just really unnecessary.
Assuming this is the same cane as in their White rum I ask Mr. Barbancourt: why there's a need to keep it in oak prison for 4 years?
Blanc might be more harsh, this one is smother - no problems, but sugar cane taste is almost gone, masked by wood, loosing a personally.
Anyway, let it breath for 7min to save your nose. You will get strong, interesting vanilla\fruity oil on palate and good aftertaste, might be not that complex, but just Ok.
It's quite doable. A bit sweet, rough around the edges with some alcohol burn and tingle. Nice overall taste with hints of being an "agricole" rum (though not technically I suppose...). Light fruit and peppery. Short finish that does not linger in any bad way. Spend more for the 8 year / 5-Star though. Perfectly good as a mixer.
This was almost rhum agricole adjacent in terms of some grassy, vegetal notes, but it had too much alcohol flavor to be of much use. If you really want Barbancourt, splurge for a slightly longer aged bottle
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