Saint James 2008 25th AOC Anniversary
Why it’s different
This vertical tasting presents a unique series of millésime selected for their aromas and flavors from the Saint James barrel stock, a firm which has been making rum since 1884, choosing its 47% alcohol rums.
This journey through time to 1998, the year our oenologist made his Martinique debut, is also a chance to travel as far as the beginnings of AOC, which celebrated its 25th year in 2022, to the 250th anniversary of Saint James’s historic Trouvaillant plantations in 2015.
Concentrations bound up with ageing are expressed in the highly diverse colors of these rums, with young rums generally being lighter colored.
Millésime production conditions:
A classic harvest season for this distillery, which is remembered primarily for the subsequent hurricane Dean and its effects on farming.
Understated, subtle nose with candied fruit (quince) and jam (spondias mombin, banana) and milk chocolate against a backdrop of tobacco and dried flowers (lilac, rose).
In a mouth which is better balanced than the nose in aroma sequence terms, with a finish dominated by wood and sweet roasting (spiced biscuits).