MONTEBELLO 8-year-old Old Rum 42%
This old rum from the Montebello distillery has been aged for 8 years in American oak barrels. With a technique specific to Montebello, the oak barrels are enclosed in steel containers thus increasing the maturation. Its color gives us an idea of its richness for this superb vintage of 2007.
Nose: Notes of citrus, toasted bread and chocolate then mocha made its appearance with cooked fruits, pine resin, and hot sugar.
Taste: Very smooth, then the mocha becomes dominant with an avalanche of prune, bitter orange and nuts.
Finish: Sweet bitterness with melted tannins.
The artisanal distillery Montebello was founded in 1930, it was called at that time the Carrère distillery, name of the hamlet where it is located, nestled in the first reliefs of the plain of Petit-Bourg in Guadeloupe. Taken over in 1966 by the Marsolle family, it is now the fourth generation that operates. The distillery is proud to assure that more than 90% of its production comes from canes hand-picked by small farmers around its place of production, canes not benefiting from inputs and phytosanitary. The distillery is one of the last in the Caribbean to use a steam boiler, and is also part of the historical heritage of the island. It is equipped with 2 distillation columns, one copper and the other stainless steel. After a mandatory rest in vats of several months, the rum is slowly reduced with filtered water coming from a source near the distillery (ravine de la soufrière). The Montebello distillery was one of the first distilleries to have the idea of old rums.
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- 8 years
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