Capovilla PMG Blanc Agricole Rhum
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Capovilla PMG Blanc Agricole Rhum

Item # 30525

Rums from the tiny island of Marie Galante are perhaps the rarest on the planet. The island is also famed for possessing the best terroir in the world for sugar cane production. For this exquisite brand, master distiller Vittorio Gianni Capovilla produces all of the spirit from very slowly fermented, fresh-pressed cane juice in tiny double boiler Muller pot stills. Kalamata olives, rock candy, fresh-cut flowers, cucumber juice, and apricot are all there on the nose. The palate is clean and sweeter than the nose with banana, honeydew, and a hint of bitter dandelion greens. This is one of the highest quality rums in the world.

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Perhaps not the best choice for a novice, but for anyone delighted by fringe spirits with terroir, this rhum is it! Distilled by eau-de-vie master Capovilla, the quality is on par with his incredibly pure eaux-de-vie, which are always taken from a tight cut around the heart of distillation. Even though we're dealing with a high-proof product, there's a gentle quality, especially if you let the it sit for an hour or so in the glass. But what is a great distiller without great produce? That's where Marie Galante comes in. AKA sugar island, this dependency of Guadeloupe is known for its superior sugar cane and dreamy environs. With every sip you taste the placid beach: oyster brine, lobster shells, young grass, saltwater and just a gentle kiss of tropical fruit. An odd but elegant choice, I like it with one large ice cube.

- TT

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