— PLANTATION NICARAGUA 2003 —
SMOKISTA : DELICATE AND SPICY
Revealing a very suave Spanish style, this rum is distilled in traditional columns before aging in bourbon casks, and finishing in cognac casks. Dressed in tones of amber and gold, a buttery spicy nose reveals hints of baked fruit. Elegant and intense on the palate as it evolves into ripe banana and nutmeg layered in smoky notes.
Alc./Vol. : 42%
Origin : Nicaragua
Raw material : Molasses
Fermentation : 2 days
Distillation : 2003, column
Tropical ageing : 9 years in Bourbon cask, Nicaragua
Continental ageing, elevage : 18 months in Pierre Ferrand cask, Château de Bonbonnet, France.
The nose is buttery and spicy with hints of cooked fruits and allspice. The palate is fine and intense with demerara sugar, banana chips and nutmeg, and elegant smoky notes, finishing on caramelized sugar and spice. Overall it's a delicious fine rum with a delicate smoky flavor.
The label shows the colonial baroque Cathedral of Leon, known also as the Royal Basilica of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The frieze represents the Andes Mountains also present on the coat of arms of Nicaragua.
Cigar recommendations from Jean-Marie Cornec
(Chairman of the jury of Rum Fest Awards, France, Chairman of several rum tasting and cigar clubs)
|Pairing Similarity (soft)||Honduras||CAO OSA – Sol ‘T’ – Petitfigurado|
|Pairing Opposites (strong)||Cuba||Punch – Punch Punch – Corona Gorda|
|Honduras||Zino Classic – N° 8 Churchill|
|Pairing Complementary||Cuba||Hoyo de Monterrey – DoubleCorona|
|Dominican Republic||Balmoral – Añejo 18 Robusto|