BARBANCOURT RÉSERVE SPÉCIALE FIVE STAR
Made by Société du Rhum Barbancourt, Barbancourt is a rum made from fermented sugarcane juice. The rum is aged in Limousin oak barrels where it develops its unique flavour and bouquet. In 1862 Frenchman Dupré Barbancourt put the finishing touches to a recipe that still bears his name today, but it was 90 years later in1952 when the Barbancourt plant began producing cane juice from the sugarcane grown on its own plantation that the company propelled from a small cottage industry to a truly international producer. Other rums produced by Barbancourt include Rhum Barbancourt Three Star 4 Years Old, Rhum Barbancourt Réserve du Domaine 15 Years Old and Rhum Barbancourt 2 Years Old White Rum. Rhum Barbancourt Réserve Spéciale Five Star is a golden rum made from fermented sugar cane juice and aged in French oak for 8 years.
Tones of freshly cut grass and from thereafter a series of aromas are introduced to the nose - progressing from apricot to vanilla and then brown sugar.
A rich and harmonious nose of vanilla and pepper.
Bittersweet introduction leads to strong essence of vanilla touched with a hint of cigar smoke. This is followed by caramel and cocoa. Finish is a light bitter coffee which quickly turns into soft, creamy toffee yet some of the bitterness lingers for a while on the palate.