Rhum Vieux 8 years from Montebello is a traditional agricultural rum from Guadalupe.
In the Montebello distillery they still follow a very traditional production method.
Sugar cane is harvested by hand on the steep mountain slopes in Petit Burg.
Harvested by hand, it is cut into long pieces which affects the squeezed liquor and which then ferments before distillation.
The result is a traditional, old-fashioned agricultural rum.
The Rhum Montebello 8 years Vieux is very famous among purist enthusiasts of agricultural rums and among the inhabitants of the island of Guadalupe.
Its traditional style makes it unique among modern agricultural rums now sweeter and more rounded.
Its realization is the result of a very careful and meticulous work.
Once the juice has been extracted from the sugar canes, Vieux Rhum is left to ferment for a further 48 hours.
A distillation in multiple column stills follows.
The aging of the Vieux Rhum Guadalupe for 8 years takes place in barrels, which had previously contained bourbon, before being bottled.
Montebello agricultural rum is not so intense, fragrant, full-bodied, with classic green notes of agricultural rums.
Rhum Vieux della Montebello has been aged in oak barrels for 8 years under the tropical sun and in warm containers that amplify aging.
Round and rich, it fully reflects the fruity style of Guadalupe but, without sacrificing intensity, it also has a clean and fine texture.
Rhum Vieux Montebello 8 years is really a rarity, a great Rhum, very good.
Aromas: The nose is expressed with an intense and harmonious bouquet, marked in particular by exotic fruity notes, vanilla and spices.
Taste: On the palate it is fine, balanced, enveloping, moderately soft, with hints of honey and raisins.
Rich and long persistent finish.