Martinique's Braud & Quennesson rum distillery, which opened at the end of 2022, presents a 59.2° limited edition of its rhum blanc agricole.
Still developed and produced under the supervision of cellar master Stéphanie Dufour, this rum is distilled at the Simon plant. A total of 3,000 bottles have been bottled.
Nico's tasting notes
The nose immediately plunges us into Martinique's terroir, with a very earthy rhum agricole showcasing rustic, wild cane that's also full of sugar. The citrus zest (lime and combava) is intense and solid, as is the vegetal bagasse.
With aeration and a little rest, the cane juice consolidates into a few pebbles of candy sugar, which we imagine to be just the right amount of crunch. The wilder, earthier notes have faded, leaving a clean, intense, straightforward cane juice.
The palate is very smooth and powerful at the same time, as the rum slowly spreads across the palate with a very fatty, oily texture that pleasantly warms the taste buds. Vegetal notes of cane bark rub shoulders with fruitier, tangier accents, notably red fruits and slightly bitter berries.
The finish is soft and round, with a hint of spice that titillates the tongue.
"A concentrate of Martinique, with a cane that crunches under the tooth..."