Capovilla Pmg Rhum Blanc Agricole Marie Galante Review And Tasting Notes
The rum Capovilla PMG Rhum blanc Agricole Marie Galante is a very niche bottle, few will like it, and you know why?
Because it contains real rum, a wide-ranging agricultural rum where you can smell the scent of sugar cane, but being a real rum, it is also extreme, it is not honeyed, and it is not tame like a classic industrial rum made from molasses.
It is full of edges, ripples, and flavors that struggle to find balance and emerge but forget about any standard, crystalline, sugary product. This distillate is a child of an incredible terroir like the island of Marie Galante, in the French Antilles, 30 kilometers away from Guadeloupe.
Drinking this Rhum blanc is like tasting this tiny island, savoring its land, its fruit, and the sea breeze that surrounds it. After this presentation, you will already be shaking. The cost will be exorbitant! But no, 55-60 euros, no more, but the experience is unique.
Do not think of a rum with a blend and pyrotechnic-luxurious aging like Caroni or Samaroli. It’s a simple rum from the island that is sometimes grumpy but made as God commands, as it was done in the past before industrialization flattened the production of rum.
The cane is grown on-site, cut, and fermented for 6 days, followed by aging in French wood, and we know that the French are masters in this. It is no coincidence that the refinement is reminiscent of Cognac. But now it’s enough to chatter, and let’s move on to the tasting.
The nose is of a crazy concentration, a tropical plantation where you will find a mix of fruits: mango, banana, pineapple, and others even more sharp and sumptuous such as passion fruit.
Striking for its depth, warmth, and passion, the aromatic spectrum of the fruit is fabulous, ripe, slightly oxidized but punctuated by hints of white flowers.
The spices given by the wood have worked well and thoroughly, imparting elegant hints of sandalwood, vanilla, and cinnamon, but they are light. They do not mark the bouquet. On the contrary, they play down the warm and fruity tones with a light touch.
The persistence is incredible. Once poured into the glass, it will open, invading the whole room you are in. Spicy tones of pepper, mint, and iodine. In one word: gorgeous.
In the mouth, it is very alcoholic, full, roaring, but well made. If you press it with your tongue on the palate you will feel spicy and mentholated tones that are lost in flavors of cane, honey and acacia.
Despite the alcoholic heat it is drunk which is a beauty, it has a statuesque body sculpted by flavor, but it is never redundant or boring and not too prey to the sweet flavors of sugar cane.
Let’s say it has its own precise aromatic development and never sits down. The finish is spicy, sweet, colorful, incorporating all the flavors you smelled previously.
Do not expect a very fine rum, crystalline or stylized as a sumptuous and extroverted one, with a realist charm, it does not hide, it is certainly spicy, but its characteristic is that of being pure, visceral. An extraordinary drink and out of the usual banal canons of pleasure.
Price of the Capovilla Pmg rhum blanc agricultural Marie Galante
40-45 euros, practically given as a gift.