CLAIRIN COMMUNAL Ansyen
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Haiti, Clairin – 49.3%, 70cl Limited edition of 2964 bottles LMDW Exclusive
A blend of four traditional Clairins aged for 18-24 months (Sajous, Vaval, Casimir and Le Rocher) in ex rum-casks (Bielle, Caroni, Mount Gay, etc.) and ex-whisky and ex-whiskey casks (Benriach, Widow Jane, Buffalo Trace, Jack Daniels, etc.), over its maturation this version has taken on the numerous empyreumatic, fruity, floral, spicy, herbaceous and honeyed virtues of each of its components. Better still, the particularly exuberant and metaphorical palette of aromas and flavours provides its own take on Aristotle’s famous maxim, “A whole is greater than the sum of its parts.”
Full-bodied, concentrated. A note of burnt rubber begins by bringing the aromatic palette lots of character. Behind this empyreumatic sequence, we see the mark of a very pure, abundantly fruity (strawberry, raspberry), floral (honeysuckle, thyme) and vanilla Clairin. Allowed to breathe, it becomes increasingly oily (olive, savory), herbaceous (sage, verbena) and camphoric. Like a river rising above its banks, cane juice softly floods the luxurious landscapes of equatorial vegetation.
Lively yet creamy. The hot attack is medicinal (benzoin) and musky. It then becomes wonderfully fibrous (sugar cane), liquorice and herbaceous (white mint). On the mid-palate, one fruit dominates, plantain banana. Next, heady florals (geranium, lavender) are gradually covered in cocoa bean. At the end of the palate, plantain banana is pan-fried and delicately caramelized.
Long, rich. Flavours of flowers, honey and sugar cane liqueur bring lots of luxury to the start of the finish, which reveals radiant fullness and complexity. Gradually, succulent notes of artichoke heart stimulate the taste buds. Closely linked and very expressive, the retro-nasal olfaction and empty glass bring us to the heart of a sugar cane field, as flavours of lime and mint surge from the depths of our childhood memories.