Velier Royal Navy Very Old Rum LMDW Cellar Book 57,18% NV
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Created by Luca Gargano, this version is a blend of Caroni aged for more than 20 years, British Guiana rums over 15 years old and Jamaicain pure single rums over 12 years old. With such a pedigree, it is easy to see why this Velier Royal Navy is so spellbinding. Even more so as the hint of petrol rising from the bottom of the glass long after the tasting comes unmistakably from the Caroni. Nonetheless, these two accomplices are not easily taken in, they are clearly the ones leading the debate on the aromatic and gustatory palette from start to finish.
Profile: the distinguished initial nose first reveals cocoa bean, peach and spices. It then becomes chocolatey and floral. Citrus fruit (orange) and red fruit (strawberry) punctuate the aromatic palette. The elegant attack is vanilla. Radiant, it is like a field of peat with extremely delicate minerality. The delicate finish returns to sugarcane and cane sugar and the retro-nasal olfaction is floral (carnation) and vegetal (lichen).