Appearance : polished mahogany.
Nose : rich, with aromas of sweet pastry. The first nose expresses a resolutely intense and spicy character that stays true to the Jamaican philosophy. Nonetheless, fairly quickly, it reveals the guiding theme of this elixir: sweet cakes and pastries. Once allowed to breathe, we find the intoxicating aroma of ripe banana cake with orange zest and a hint of honey. In the background, a light veil of smoke adds to the persistence of the aromas.
Palate : full and fruity. On the attack, roasted notes quickly fill the palate, accompanied by flavours of tropical fruits (mango, banana) in keeping with the first nose. The mid-palate completes this assortment of fruits that coat the taste buds, nonetheless in a more tangy register. Orchard fruits now take centre-stage (pear, plum, Morello cherry).
Overall : long, balanced. The finish continues in the same register. It now focuses, however, on dried fruits coated in honey and seasoned with notes of bitter orange. The retro-nasal olfaction brings a puff of smoke very characteristic of Jamaican rums, followed by a just-as-characteristic note of wax.