Friday, February 11, 2011

Rhum J.M. Vieux Agricole 1997


The sugar cane is cultivated in a micro climate that is unique and deeply influences the quality of this spirit. Also, painstaking attention is paid to every detail of the production of Rhum JM,. From the growing, harvesting, pressing of the cane, to the distillation, aging and even bottling of the spirit –everything is done at the distillery/estate to maintain control over each step. Rhum J.M. Vieux was distilled directly from this estate grown, hand-cut, fresh pressed sugar cane juice in 1997 then aged for 10 years in ex-Bourbon barrels. The aromas begin with panforte, toffee and vanilla building to baked bananas and raisins dusted with ground coco nibs. The scents are all very enticing. The flavors follow suit and do not disappoint; they evolve to include roasted nuts, cassia, thyme, fennel, ginger, dried mango, passion fruit and nutmeg. It finishes with a dawdling, contemplative fade delicately restating the aromas and tastes. This is gorgeous Rhum! Try it neat with friends.

Yet again i stole this image from my pals at the Rum Examiners... Sometimes i just cant be bothered to get out my camera... Sorry Rob's...
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