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Famille Ricci South Pacific Exception 2001 22yr 58,2%

RX16756 Very good Pot Still Rum Single Cask

The Exception is a 22-year-old, cask strength rum from Fiji's South Pacific distillery, bottled by Famille Ricci. Distilled from molasses in 2001, it boasts a 58.2% ABV. Users praise its complex aroma featuring tropical fruit, tea, barrel notes, vanilla, and citrus. On the palate, it delivers a harmonious blend of tea, honey, caramelized flavors, tropical fruits, and oak. This rum is noted for its balance, smoothness, and well-integrated alcohol, offering a long, satisfying finish with hints of pepper and spices. Its unique profile includes subtle notes of tea and a touch of tomato skin, making it a distinctive and memorable choice for connoisseurs. Perfect for those seeking a mature, intricate, and character-filled rum.

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How does this rum taste?

Most frequently mentioned flavors

Aroma

Tropical fruit Tea Barrel Vanilla Citrus Green pepper

Taste

Tea Honey Caramelized Tropical fruit Oak Marmalade

Finish

Dried fruit Spicy Passion fruit Woody Nutty Leather

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8.7/10

“Beautiful release, which on the one hand shows the long years in the barrel on the palate, but on the other hand does not lack freshness. Pleasant fruit aromas meet barrel notes, tea and spices. A convincing Fiji from 2001.”

Aroma

Citrus Tea Tropical fruit Barrel Green pepper

Taste

Oak Tea Honey Marmalade Caramelized
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8.7/10

“Diese Abfüllung bestätigt einmal mehr den Ausnahmejahrgang von Fiji. Ein spezielles und einzigartiges Profil. Für mich ist speziell die Tomatenschale in der Nase prägend. Sehr komplex die ganze Sache und mit einem langen Abgang.”

Aroma

Spicy Metallic Tomato Tropical fruit Barrel

Taste

Medicinal Dark chocolate Green Fresh Tobacco
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8.3/10

“Fijis have been popular and coveted in connoisseur circles for years. Nevertheless, my experience shows that you can sometimes find a pig in a poke on the palate, regardless of the key data. So every Fiji is exciting for me. A cross-tasting today. 1. sbs 2009 11yo: boring. a bit of dirty fiji notes, but equal parts vanilla and licorice. 77 pts (2nd tasting: -4 pts). 2nd Famillie Ricci 22yo: Delicious, very balanced, alcohol well integrated, somewhat peppery on the palate, astringent and sweet at the same time. The finish is short. Delicious 83 pts. 3rd Swell de Spirits 9yo: Very smooth on the attack, that changes immediately! xD A cigar smoked quickly turns into smoke and adche immediately. During this change, the rum is very astringent and mouth-filling on the palate, awesome! A lot happens here (including dirty notes) in a very short time and at the end there is ash. Smooth, wild and smoky at the same time. The only drawback is the poorly integrated alcohol, which results in an unpleasantly long finish. But at least we have 66% abv here. My expectations are perhaps simply too high in this respect. Interesting and I would love to know how it tastes after a few months or even years in the bottle. 85-88 pts. 4. the whisky jury fiji 2012: well, i should have tried this one before the swell. my mouth is still full of swell fiji xD 10 minute break. Much more pleasing, reminiscent of the elegance of a Neisson on the attack and then it strikes again, like a Fiji. Dirty flavors garnished with vanilla. delicious, complex but also quite spicy. the finish is pleasantly dry, young grass and vanilla, some spice. Delicious. I have the feeling that my palate is still inspired by the blatant swell =D 85 pts. Chapeau to the Swell, it won't leave me alone. Makes me very curious. This relationship could become quite "toxic" if it gives me a chance.”

Aroma

Tea Tropical fruit Green pepper Vanilla Mineral

Taste

Oak Tea Marmalade Honey Tropical fruit

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What are the key facts about this rum?

Country
Distillery
Bottler
RumX ID
RX16756
ABV
58,2%
Category
Pot Still Rum
Vintage
2001
Bottled
2023
Made from
Molasses
Distillation
Pot Still
Age
22 years
Bottle volume
70cl
Type of spirit
Rum

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About the South Pacific distillery

The South Pacific distillery is located in Fiji. Rums from South Pacific have been reviewed 2,379 times with an average of 8.0/10.


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