Depaz Grande Reserve XO Agricole Rum (700ml)
Produced at the Depaz Rhum Chateau & Estate on the French West Indies Isle of Martinique this is an exclusively agricole product, the signature ingredient of which is estate-produced blue cane. Considered the costliest and most difficult cane to grow, Depaz Estate claim their blue cane "...delivers the ideal balance of sugars for maximum flavour and character delivering a superb floral nose and a smooth, flavorful and refined character to the rhum. Even within Martinique, very few locations are suited to produce blue cane at the quality level and quantity necessary for developing a luxury rhum".
Tasting note: Matured for 12 years. Brilliant amber / gold hue. Powerful scents of golden syrup are complexed by secondary notes of nutmeg, cinnamon, palm oil and leather. A bracing spirit carries flavours of cocoa-dusted banana cake with fruit sorbet and marzipan / honey entering late before the grassy characteristics return into the lengthy, drying fade. 50% Alc./Vol.