ROMAS:Perfect balance of ripe banana and toast, followed by vanilla, pastry and warm spice.
TASTE:Rich, oaky and sharp.
BODY:Rounded with a smooth finish.
Ultimate Beverage Challenge 94 points - Intriguing nose of cocoa bean, clementine and oiled baseball glove start this rum off. Rich, viscous with toffee, sea-like minerals and a welcome hint of citrus pith combine to create a complex mouthfeel and culminate in a robust, lengthy finish.
The initial aroma includes scents of treacle, spice and flower garden; further aeration brings out aromas of black pepper, cola nut, dried red fruit, and molasses. The palate entry is long and toffee-like; at midpalate honeyed, apple butter-like, and creamy flavors add zesty spice to the aftertaste. (Dec 2005)
An opulent blend of the finest spirits aged for 8 to 15 years. Where Eclipse is floral and fruity, Extra Old blends significantly older barrels of mainly double pot distillates that have rounded these crisper notes into a subtler balance. It exudes the finesse that only time can bring and offers a true taste of paradise from the rum that invented rum.