1731 BARBADOS 8 YEAR OLD RUM 46% 700ML
The nose is greedy and light at the same time, with light woody and vanilla notes that meet the freshness of a sour candy. Strawberry and cherry liqueur are carried by some lightly roasted nuts.
With aeration, the rum leans towards wood, and more precisely towards a typical American oak. Vanilla, blond tobacco, toasted coconut, sweet caramel, all come together with a certain delicacy, with a very measured roast.
The palate is very smooth and maintains a certain freshness. The vanilla wood flavours remain light, as if in suspension, allowing the rum to maintain a very easy character. The toasted oak brings a little more astringency and char on the palate, which then allows more texture to settle in.
The finish is thus fuller and more flavoursome, where the soft, spicy oak does its job.
"A light, yet faithful, version of the Barbados style...