This finish from Cañero, the Dominican Republic's rum brand, was initially aged for 12 years in the solera method (a technique of combining older rums with younger ones and aging the whole), as was the Reserva Especial.
Instead of stopping there, the rum was placed in barrels that had contained sherry cream. This variety of Sherry is the sweetest: a blend of oloroso, pedro ximenez and moscatel.
Nico's tasting note
The nose is both mellow and floral, with a caramel that one imagines to be sweet, and a slightly dry but heady pot pourri. The sweetness seems to be the order of the day, while one glimpses a little meringue or even marshmallow. The few fatty white nuts are coated in cane syrup, for a sort of light frangipane. A creamy side definitely settles in with time, and a little turn of the glass reveals the tannic notes of the sherry cask.
The palate is balanced, although quite round. The rum is rather rich, with prune, red fruit and some black fruit tannins. The roundness is definitely there, the texture is fat and sweet. The heart of the rum is vanilla and softly woody.
The finish is sweet and perfumed with greedy red fruits.
"A very smooth and creamy rum, but not only that, as its aromatic profile is rather complete..."
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Very balanced, round, very nice.