SAVANNA 10 years old HERR - 60th Anniversary LMDW 63,8%
Rhum De Melasse, France / La Reunion, 50cl, Ref: 51946
The Savanna distillery makes a very powerful and aromatic high ester Reunion rum, generally reserved for the blending of its old rums. This 10-year-old HERR Grand Arôme breaks away from any preconceived ideas about tasting, and in order to fully appreciate its many olfactory and gustatory mood swings, the taster needs to remain on the ball at all times. Rapidly switching from strawberry sweets to dried fish, then castor oil to coconut, the initial nose perfectly illustrates the original character of this rum, rarely bottled on its own.
Profile: Heady and original, the nose is characterised by notes of strawberry-flavoured sweets, coconut and castor oil. Develops into wilted flowers and black tea. The palate is medicinal, liquoricey and fruity (gooseberry, ripe banana). The finish is roasted.
Limited edition of 685 bottles
Exclusive to LMDW
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- Appearance : burnished gold with glints of amber.
- Nose : heady, original. Exceptionally powerful, the initial nose reveals pronounced notes of strawberry sweets, coconut, castor oil and even dried fish. Its originality doesn’t stop there – far from it. It develops into notes of wilted flowers and black tea. A solid distillate, to say the least.
- Palate : lively, tonic. Remarkably medicinal (balm, mustard), the attack on the palate is very direct: with its notes of molasses and artichoke hearts, Savanna positively glows with presence and elegance. Its energy is tempered by a delicate liquorice flavour that coats and refreshes the palate. Oxidative, its fruity character serves up a perfectly blended helping of white currants, gooseberries, pineapple and ripe banana.
- Overall : long, taut. With equal amounts of strength, its fibrous mouthfeel wraps itself around the taste buds. The gentle tannins highlight the herbaceous and roasted (coffee, tea) register of the finish. The retro-nasal olfaction is candied (ginger, pepper), herbaceous (tea leaves) and camphoric. The empty glass is oily and medicinal (cough mixture).
- The brand
Founded in 1948, the Savanna distillery continues the rum-making tradition. Deeply rooted in its land, in 1992 this ancient rum distillery, originally established in Savanna in Saint Paul de la Réunion, was transferred to the Bois-Rouge site in the north-east of the island, near to the sugar refinery of the same name. It carefully controls every step in the production of its rum, from the cutting of the cane to the bottling, which is carried out in the distillery. A rare practice for a rum distillery, Savanna produces both agricultural rums and traditional rums. It is also an expert in the production of ‘Full Flavour’ rums.
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