SAVANNA 9 ans 2010 Agricole ex-cognac ex-armagnac Unshared cask French Connections 55%
Rhum Agricole, France / La Reunion, 50cl, Ref: 58319
Renowned in particular for its “grand arôme” traditional rums produced from a very long fermentation (15 days), the Bois-Rouge distillery also produces a superb rhum agricole that frequently wins awards at international competitions. As is the case with this version aged in a Cognac cask before being finished in a cask previously containing an Armagnac. First, in terms of aromas, it shows us Savanna in a classic, exuberant and delicate light. Then, its very inspired flavour palette gives free rein to the naturally voluble and generous character of this magnificent rum produced in the north-east of Reunion Island, not far from Grande Rivière.
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- Appearance : burnished gold with copper tinges.
- Nose : rich, intense. The very expressive first nose reveals sublime aromas of vetiver, pressed orange, vanilla, florals and sugar cane honey. Allowed to breathe, spices (nutmeg, ginger) and chillies feed a deliciously tangy sequence (lime, William’s pear, sugarcane juice). Extremely refined, it gradually becomes increasingly heady (honeysuckle, hyacinth), as vanilla takes on chocolatey dimensions. Innocently, sugar cane hovers over the aromatic palette.
- Palate : firm yet creamy. The particularly exuberant attack brands “Savanna” onto the frontispiece of the flavour palette. Artichoke heart, a pinch of salt, a few strong spices (ylang-ylang, nutmeg, saffron), orange blossom, freesia and other geraniums, citrus fruit (orange) and exotic fruits (mango, guava) are all found on the particularly well-developed mid-palate. Outstanding. At the end of the palate, cane sugar gently spreads across the sides of the palate.
- Overall : long, rich. Continuing on perfectly from the palate, the start of the finish is a rare delight. Little by little, the Savanna’s medicinal (tiger balm, mustard poultice) and floral (lavender, iris, reseda) character sets in. On the retro-nasal olfaction, cocoa bean, grated ginger, candied apricot and a sophisticated liquorice tactfully punctuate the tasting. The empty glass is undeniably floral (carnation, lily, tuberose), herbaceous (white mint), chocolate, floral (hibiscus) and spicy (cinnamon).
- 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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