Mezan Caroni Rum Trinidad 1999

Mezan, Caroni Distillery Rum, Trinidad, 1999

15 y.o., primary ageing in US oak, screw cap closure, 40% abv (80% proof), Gauntleys, £34

WSET style tasting note
Appearance: clear and bright, pale intensity gold.

Nose: clean on the nose, medium intensity, estery aromas of polish, menthol and a hint of lime juice, then dried citrus, raisin fudge, buttery toffee, well-integrated oak; matured. Dilution with water brings out a more shoe polish/floor polish note.

Palate: dry, smooth alcohol, medium body, smooth oily texture with a sensation of sweetness on the mid-palate, pronounced intensity, with flavours of oaky-polish, raisin fudge, dark toffee, and treacle. A medium length, a clean oaky-polish and dark toffee finish, with some complexity.

Quality:  Very good quality.  On the nose, once one gets around the polish and lime, then rich raisin fudge and warm integrated wood are the dominant notes. A good balance of alcohol with the intensity of rich flavours, showing modest concentration of flavour, and complexity, but a long fudge and toffee length and a smooth pleasantly warming finish. The oak is slightly dominant, but does not detract.

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