JM Rhum 2004 Hors d'Age Bourbon Cask 42.9% 700ml
This “Hors d’Age” Agricole rhum has been aged for 15 years, in second-hand bourbon barrels, according to the tradition of J.M vintage rhums
Nose: Powerful, balanced and round. Notes of prunes, raisins, dried figs and roasted almonds. The warmth of the cocoa bean envelops the whole in an overwhelming sweetness and delicacy.
Palate: Intense, warm and enveloping with a farandole of fruit notes, like a basket of candied fruits coated with intense dark chocolate. It reveals a great delicacy and leaves one dreaming while tasting it.
Finish: Very persistent with notes of cocoa beans.
The distillery, founded by Jean Marie Martin (J.M) is located in the North of Martinique Island (French West Indies) and is renowned to be the most prestigious brand for aged Agricole rums. 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, 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. Lately, and confidently they have experimented with unusual cask finish, going for casks far more complex than the usuals props for whiskies i.e. sherry, port, madeira, fortified sweet wines. They have gone for Calvados, Cognac, and Armagnac casks and longer maturations. So brilliant were the results that all was sold in few days.