Nose: An initial burst of tropical fruity flavour that has layers of madeira sugar, vanilla, toasted chestnuts and walnuts. There are tones of tobacco and liquorice present as well.
Palate: The subtle complexities of the aroma translate marvellously onto the tongue, the sweetness of the sugar cane juice intermingling with the wood of the barrels and the subtler sweetness of the sweet wine that they once contained. All of it tinged by a large number of subtler, sweeter, sharper and more pointed flavours.
Finish: Very sweet, tailing away, with an aniseed and smoky flavour lingering on the tongue for a time.
Overall: A unique and profoundly interesting rhum that brings a level of joyous and delightful complexity to it that few others manage.