New Grove Single Barrel #1304 149

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The Rum: New Grove Single Barrel #1304 149 – 49,9 abv

Origin: Mauritius

Distilled: 2004

Bottled: 2013/2014

 

Nose: Soft vegetal notes and a light sea breeze; dark sugar, warm vanilla and a very subtle hint of smoke. Herbal too: nutmeg. The higher alcohol level camouflages part of the aromas.

 

Taste: now this is a rum to my liking! Tropical fruits all the way: passion, mango, but also peaches and raspberry. The initial alcohol bite on the front of the tongue fades quickly away, making the rum more pleasant and soft.

 

Finish: Fruity again. This is the kind of finish you wish would last forever; but alas: the fruitiness fades away, making room for more influences of the wood: bourbon vanilla and green banana.

 

Our Score: *****

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Posted on 20 March 2014, in Rum and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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