PERE LABAT 8 YEAR OLD Tres Vieux 42%
Rhum Agricole, France / Marie Galante, 70cl, Ref: 17710
Located on the island of Marie-Galante in Grand Bourg since 1863, the small Poisson distillery produces a very well-known agricultural rum. It was named Père Labat as a tribute to a missionary monk known not only for recounting his Antilles adventures in
Profile: spicy (mustard seeds, black pepper, cloves, star anise). Chocolatey and fibrous (sugar cane). Exotic fruit (mango and pineapple), heady florals (reseda and peony). Floral (lily, hyacinth and honeysuckle).
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Expert Reviews86 points, Serge Valentin on Whiskyfun.com, 10 September 2013
- Appearance : golden yellow with a green hue.
- Nose : firm, mature. Spicy to begin with (pepper seeds and black pepper), it very quickly becomes chocolatey and fibrous (sugar cane). The scene is set. Controlled oxidation reveals exotic fruit (mango and pineapple), heady florals (reseda and peony), new spices
- Palate : dense, balanced. Resting on a bed of mint leaves and moss, melons and fresh figs join the exotic fruit mentioned earlier. The floral perfumes on the mid-palate are absolutely enchanting (lily, hyacinth and honeysuckle). Saline, it opens up onto notes of i
- Overall : long, refreshing. Menthol, a touch of eucalyptus and dried fruit (cashew nut and almond) rub shoulders with very mild spices (cardamom, cinnamon and fresh ginger). The retro-nasal olfaction clearly evokes sugar cane and the empty glass is preciously woody
- The brand
Located on the island of Marie-Galante, in Grand Bourg, since 1863, the small Poisson distillery produces a very well-known agricultural rum. It was named Père Labat as a tribute to a missionary monk known not only for recounting his Antilles adventures in the 18th century but also for improving the functioning of the stills used at the time.
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