Pixan 6 Solera Wine Finish is a rum produced by the Mexican distillery Espíritus Del Norte.
It was aged for 6 years in ex-bourbon American oak barrels before spending at least 3 months in carefully selected Mexican wine barrels.
Nico's tasting note
The nose is charming, both round and floral. Fluffy like rose petals, it also touches on a very brown caramel and vanilla tobacco. There is also something a little farmy about it, almost like fermented cane juice.
Aeration reveals a rather complex rum, with an interesting aromatic concentration. The wood is well toasted but also melted, and we get a syrup, a coulis of nuts mixed with cooked cane juice. The heady flowers become more and more fruity with time.
On the palate, the attack is first of all roasted and with a measured sweetness. The nuts are caramelised but not too sticky, and the rum is light and smooth. A handful of slightly more roasted nuts can be perceived, with a touch of burnt fat. The roundness is more pronounced later on, as the fruit shows up in a rich syrup.
The finish is very round, vanilla and fruity.
"A nice variety and concentration of aromas on the nose, leading to a simpler and sweeter palate..."
My poor rating does not indicate anything about the taste of the product. But, the bottle is delivered without a box, and the packaging indicated speaks of a case... When you offer, it's not so good...