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Old 04-13-2009, 10:15 PM   #7
Hank Koestner
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Well, I must say, this bottle of rhum was outstanding. The best way to describe it is to compare it to the 98. The 98 is an excellent agricole, smooth, with a great balance of flavors of tropical friut, honey, sugar cane and some wood notes, with just enough heat. The 79 was this, but also a rich spiciness that was not present in the 98. The color of the 79 was at least 2 to 3 shades darker than the 98, and the 79 tasted as if it was aged longer, or had some older rhum blended in. The wood was more prominent in the 79, but in perfect balance. The 79 had not much heat to speak of, and boasted a longer finish, and a heavier mouth feel. This was a special treat, as the owner of the bottle, Paul, was more than generous, as we finished 2 thirds of the bottle of 79. It was a great evening with a great rhum and great friends. We also lit up Cohiba Robustos which paired wonderfully. If I came across a bottle of the 79, I would be tempted to purchase, even at a high price.
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