Depaz Rhum Blanc Agricole Cuvée Papao 48% 700ml
Derived from Depaz?s Papao plot in Saint Pierre on the coast of Martinique, the true taste of the Caribbean shines through in this outstanding rum. The distinctive blue sugar cane that grows in the rich Volcanic soil of the island is fed by year-long sunshine. Harvested at its peak in 2020, the crops from this fertile land are unique, with heady aromas and flavours transferred from plant to spirit. During distillation, great care is taken over the slow reduction process to ensure a rum that?s full of richness, yet soft and smooth on the palate. Tasting Notes: Appearance: Refreshingly crystal clear. Nose: Undeniable fragrance of fresh sugar cane combined with hints of lime blossom and honey. Taste: Floral yet fresh, leaving a zingy sensation in the mouth.
Heralding from the paradise isle of Martinique, in the lush French West Indies, Depaz Rum is born from the rhum agricole methods of production and features the exclusive use of luxurious estate-grown fresh cut sugar cane. Depaz rums proudly hold the enviable French AOC - Appellation d’Origine Controlee – designation for Rums Agricole, confirming its strict adherence to precise standards of excellence. The Depaz estate history can be traced back to 1651 when it was established by the governor Jacques Duparquet. The AOC Rhum Agricole de la Martinique restricts production to the short best season for the cane to pack aromas, compels that all and only the fresh juice of the cane be used, contrary to 95% of the world rums using the left-overs (Molasses, crushed stalks) of the sugar refining industry. Agricole Rum belongs to the world of cognac or Armagnac, whenever Traditional Rum (also known as Industrial) is in the grappa / pomace world. Probably the best of Martinique rums, because on 8th of May 1902 the Montagne Pelée volcano erupted killing the 30000 inhabitants of the town of St Pierre at its foot. The Depaz plantation covered in ash could resume its sugar cane crops only many years later, but with very increased Yields and the best quality of cane juice, thanks to the fertilising properties of the layer of ash. A very small compensation for a terrible drama.