— PLANTATION PANAMA 2004 —
HERBAce : CARRESSING AND PLAYFUL
Distilled in a column then aged for nine years in Bourbon casks, this rum epitomises the mastering of superb nurturing. Dressed in blond mahogany, the rum first expresses violet flower notes, then reveals sumptuous red fruits, before the release of warm aromas of vanilla and cinnamon. Round and smooth, its long finish offers flavors of blond tobacco and wood.
Alc./Vol. : 42%
Origin : Panama
Raw material : Molasses
Fermentation : 3 days
Distillation : 2004, column
Tropical ageing : 9 years in Bourbon cask, Panama
Continental ageing, elevage : 2 years in Pierre Ferrand cask, Château de Bonbonnet, France.
The nose opens with floral notes such as violet developing deeper fruit notes including red berries, plum brandy and exotic fruits with a finishing touch of vanilla and cinnamon. The first palate reveals light exotic fruit notes giving way to raisin, butterscotch with a touch of cinnamon and exotic wood. This is a delicate rum with a medium texture and medium to long finish.
The label highlights Panama Viejo and its Cathedral, the remaining old city of the country’s capital. In the frieze, Panama’s coat of arms is referenced behind a cornucopia, symbol of abundance.
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)||Cuba||Quai d’Orsay – CoronasClaro|
|Dominican Republic||Pléiades – Gypsy spirit – Spécial Corona|
|Pairing Opposites (strong))||Nicaragua||Tatuaje – Gran Coronu – Grand robusto|
|Cuba||Cohiba – Maduro 5 – Genios – Grand Robusto|
|Pairing Complementary||Nicaragua||Oliva – Série ‘V’ – Torpedo|