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Valinch & Mallet Bellevue Single Cask 1998 20yr 58,2%

RX3492 Very good Column Still Rum Single Cask 153 bottles Above 250€

Introducing the "Single Cask," a limited release rum produced at the Bellevue Distillery in Guadeloupe and bottled by Valinch & Mallet. Distilled in 1998 using a Column Still from Molasses, this rum was aged for 20 years, resulting in an impressive 58.2% ABV. Only 153 bottles of this rare treat exist. Tasting notes from our RumX user community highlight a combination of ester, licorice, mint, dried fruit, and dark chocolate on the nose. The palate presents flavors of licorice, dates, dark chocolate, dry and smoky, culminating in a moderately long finish. Overall, this unique rum has been received positively, with some users suggesting experimenting with a few drops of water to fully appreciate its tasting complexities.

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How does this rum taste?

Most frequently mentioned flavors

Aroma

Ester Licorice Minty Dried fruit Dark chocolate Smoky

Taste

Licorice Dates Dark chocolate Dry Smoky Plum

Finish

Fruits Coffee Smoky

Community reviews

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7.5/10

“This was a nice experience and I liked the light smoky note from nose to finish.The nose has ester and dried fruits and a smoky note first with trailing licorice, mint and chocolate.The palate is lightly dry and fruity with smoke, tobacco chocolate and a hint of licorice.The finish is medium long and smoky with fruit and coffee.Try this one with a few drops of water and well rested as well.”

Aroma

Ester Licorice Minty Dried fruit Dark chocolate

Taste

Licorice Dates Dark chocolate Dry Smoky
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7.8/10

“Poorly integrated alcohol. A disappointing Bellevue for this age. Despite a nice length”

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7.5/10

“Le nez est gras et séducteur. On retrouve du chocolat et des notes de torréfactions. C'est plutôt frais et puissant. Il est fruité (pomme-fruits secs-fruits tropicaux) et un profil ester assez intrigant. Wahooo c’est génial, passons à la dégustation ! En bouche, par contre, c’est plus austère et moins à mon goût. On ne retrouve quasiment plus rien de fruité mais que du café, du chocolat, du sucre brûlé, du boisé du fumé. La finale n’est pas suffisamment longue (pour un 20 ans) sur le fumé/café et une vague d'épices. Le nez était encourageant mais la bouche décevante avec ce profil fumé. Sur ce, je vais me replonger dans la sélection de Nobilis qui me conviens bien mieux.”

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What are the key facts about this rum?

Country
Distillery
RumX ID
RX3492
ABV
58,2%
Category
Column Still Rum
Vintage
1998
Cask number
#18-2001R
Made from
Molasses
Distillation
Column Still
Age
20 years
No. of bottles
153
Bottle volume
70cl
Price range
Above 250€
Type of spirit
Rum

What is the price trend for this rum?

353 €
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The RumX community has already added 11 bottles to their collections:

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About the Bellevue distillery

The Bellevue distillery is located in Guadeloupe. Rums from Bellevue have been reviewed 896 times with an average of 8.5/10.


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