Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Plantation Rum Nicaragua 1998

To continue from MoR (a really nice site with good people, and good info!).

Plantation Nicaragua 1998- 8 years old, 100% Column Still, Shorter fermentation (48 Hours). A striking and flavorful rum, laden with elusive intricate complexity -Vienna at 4AM, clean air and fresh pastry smell, every step some new scent. This rums is filled with lovely aromas: cedar shavings, spice cake leading with cinnamon, but implying also clove, and nutmeg while smelling invitingly honey-rich sweet. Excellent body- viscous, and layered. The flavors implied in the nosing delivers adds clean vegetal earth tones, and caramel.The finish comes on and lingers, twisting shades, and nicety with toasted woods, toward a warm toffee finale.