LONG POND 15 ans 2003 TECA 63%
Rhum De Melasse, Jamaica, 70cl, Ref: 54639
With a very high ester content of between 1,200 and 1,300 grams per hectolitre of pure alcohol, this cuvée, christened TECA, is one of the many marks produced by the Long Pond distillery, alternating between entirely unrestrained and profoundly serene flavour and aroma sequences, this particularly original version above all enjoys exploring unique and unexpected worlds. In doing so, it fully achieves its goal of surprising and unsettling the taster at every moment.
Profile: the complex initial nose is characterized by notes of blood orange, chocolate, peony and cane sugar. Allowed to breathe, it reveals rose jam, heather honey and violet aromas. The rich attack is also floral (iris, lilac), mineral and velvety (peach skin). Precious wood and pumpkin feed the mid-palate. The long finish is chocolatey, spicy (cinnamon) and rooty (gentian). Exclusive to LMDW.
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- Appearance : mahogany with glints of copper.
- Nose : refined, complex. On the initial nose, notes of blood orange, chocolate, coffee, peony, elderberry and slightly burnt cane sugar rival each other in intensity. Allowed to breathe, it becomes jammy (rose), honeyed (heather), floral (violet) and vanilla. After this unctuous and rich interlude, the aromatic palette quickly becomes hot (Espelette), medicinal (tiger balm, camphor) and heady (tuberose, bougainvillea).
- Palate : lively, rich. For its part very floral (iris butter, lavender, lilac), the attack is also mineral (manganese, schist) and velvety (peach skin, orange peel, apricot stone). The animal (leather, bresaola) mid-palate is also characterized by notes of red beetroot and pumpkin. Equipped with a mouth-watering bitterness and invigorating acidity, the end of the palate has imposing presence. Precious wood, blood orange and candied ginger coexist in complete harmony.
- Overall : long, never-ending. The finish lingers with extreme smoothness and floods the end of the palate. With time, dark chocolate, cinnamon, turmeric, root ginger and sugarcane flavours softly envelop the entire palate. The very fruity (Mirabelle plum, apple, persimmon, quince) retronasal olfaction is resinous (thuja, cedar). The empty glass is animal (pot au feu), luscious (chervil, lovage) and floral.
- The brand
The Velier company was founded by the Chaix family in 1947. From 1953 to 1983, this small traditional company, located in the port of Gênes, specialised in the importation and distribution of wines, champagnes and spirits. In 1983, then aged 25, Luca Gargano acquired shares in Velier. Under his influence the company began specialising in the importation of exceptional spirits to be supplied to the most prestigious establishments in Italy. In the early 1990s, Luca Gargano heard rumours of a mythical, quasi-legendary stock of St James Rum that had supposedly been distilled at the end of the 19th century. Eventually he discovered proof that this stock, distilled in 1885 and bottled in 1952, did indeed exist. And in 1991, following lengthy discussions, Luca finally managed to acquire the entirety of this stock, which he then released on the Italian market. These selections of rums have since multiplied and led to the birth of exceptional ranges.
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