Saint James 2012 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:
With a very dry season (together with 1998 one of the four hottest years in the 1953-2016 period), this millésime’s harvest was a good one. After distilling, the rum began taking on gentler fruit aromas.
A very intense nose with woody notes, cinnamon and nutmeg followed by mocha, ripe fruit jam (plums, banana) and dried fruit (dates).
In the mouth mocha notes combine with wood for good length and more pronounced fruit aromas, with candied citrus zest and tobacco nuances