A 39-year-old Dictador Rum from a 1978 single vintage cask finished in sherry
casks and then shipped to Leclerc Briant in Champagne, where the rum spent
eight months further in lightly toasted TARANSAUD & SEGUIN-MOREAU cask
used by Leclerc Briant since 2009. Bottled at 44% ABV.
Nose: Surprisingly rich, mellow buttered caramel overtones with greener new
French oak nuances, toasted coconut, vanilla stalk and salted caramel with
freshness and nuttiness.
Palate: A rich, expansive complexity with maple bar over vanilla yoghurt, then
honeyed berry character and grape juice. On the mid-palate, it changes character
and begins its slow lingering route back to the origins of the rum with condensed
sugar cane juice, evaporated milk and hints of honeysuckle flowers.
Color: Deep golden bronze with lovely graduating layers of mahogany to the rim,
showing excellent viscosity in the glass.