New Grove single cask 14-05-70 – 2005
The Rum: New Grove Single Cask #14-05-70 for Tasttoe, Crombé and Vinothek Massen
Bottled: end 2014 at 55 abv – 300 bottles
Matured in Limousin Cask
Nose: so different from the other, younger, single cask. Soft sugar and maraschino cherry. Tropical fruits (mainly mango) playing in the background. After 15 minutes more spicy with lots of white pepper. Nice multi-layered aromas. That typical vegetal nose that so many New Groves have, is far away here. And honestly….that’s a good thing!
Taste: An explosion of tropical fruits, rather surprising because those notes are more hidden in the nose. Mango, banana, passion fruit. Medium sweet and almost no bitter influences from the cask. This rum is straight up my alley!! After 15 minutes the fruit makes room for refined molasses and some verbena.
Finish: Medium long with the same exotic fruits; and at the very end the oak that comes shining through. Make the finish a bit longer, and this rum comes close to perfection. In my opinion: a must have !
Our score: *****