MHOBA Select Reserve French Cask Rum (RX460)
"Rare, Explosive Aromas, Unrivaled Flavor Adventure"
Discover the exceptional "Select Reserve French Cask Rum," a unique and limited release from South Africa's MHOBA distillery. Distilled in 2019 using a Pot Still from Sugar Cane Juice, this rum has aged for 1 year, resulting in a masterful blend of flavors that rum enthusiasts can't resist. With only 330 bottles available, this is a rare find and a must-try for any rum aficionado. Indulge in the aromatic explosion of this rum with notes of ester, woody, grass, sugarcane, and banana, making for an enticing prelude to the captivating taste experience ahead. Savor the dynamic and complex flavor profile that harmoniously blends woody, caramel, spicy, chocolate, and leather notes, delighting both experienced rum-lovers and newcomers alike. At 65% ABV, this rum packs a powerful punch while still offering a smooth and well-balanced taste. Its unique combination of characteristics evokes rum styles like Jamaican and Agricole, resulting in a one-of-a-kind profile that sets it apart from the rest. Don't miss your chance to taste the limited "Select Reserve French Cask Rum" from the MHOBA distillery. It's a truly special rum that showcases the potential for exceptional flavors and aromas within a short aging time. Whether you're expanding your collection or simply trying something new, this rum is sure to make a lasting impression.
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The flavor profile of Select Reserve French Cask Rum is based on 95 user reviews. We have compiled and summarized the community's tasting notes for you, to give you an impression of the aroma and taste of the rum.
Ester-rich aroma explosion
Complex, harmonious flavors
Smooth, well-balanced taste
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Sugar cane juice
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About the MHOBA distillery
The distillery MHOBA is located in South Africa. Rums from MHOBA have been reviewed 775 times with an average of 8.2/10.
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Already 95 registered users have rated and tested this rum, leaving an average rating of 8.5 out of 10. A total of 2 users have marked this rum as their favorite (9+ points).Write a review
4 February 2023
Mega rocket fabric. My favorite mhoba! Absolutely terrific how sweet, complex and delicious is the at only 2y and 65%.
19 April 2022
I have blind tasted actually held for much older. Found him rather dirty and clearly older and have him somewhere sorted in the direction of Caroni. From nut nougat cream I noticed today nix, that comes only now slowly😅Evaluation has only confirmed. Great what great rums are still being re-bottled today 🙂 One year aging. 65%. Gross. Nut nougat cream (no advertising) aromas, banana, pineapple. Ester slightly less than on the nose. A dry and exceedingly complex finish.I repeat One year aging. For this just VERY GOOD
23 April 2022
A powerful nose in the solvents, the wood, then in mouth it takes all the papillae at once! Immediately chocolate, then spices, leather with a vegetable side. It is still strong! I then tried with a dash of water or I can identify the banana to caramel. I find the end funky in the spices. It is for me very successful! But we can feel too much the 65%!
2 March 2023
First Tasting here: This one is the better of the two Mhoba I am just tasting. Creamy, fruity, complex, very well integrated alcohol... First thing when tasting was "hm, rotten apples", but never got why. Interesting. I has something it's Sibling does not have, which I attribute to the French Cask, and it improves the Rum. Very good. Second Tasting: still good, still better. Putting it on my wishlist...
26 January 2022
After I tried the white overproof from the distillery and was thrilled I saw that this one was inside in the calendar of the Rum Club. So bottle opened and app opened. And what can I say. In the smell it reminded me strongly of a blend of Barbados (glue) and Jamaica (ester). In the taste then but dry with typical things like caramel and chocolate with a small touch of Agricole. So the distillery I will definitely keep an eye on really nice things that come out of South Africa
2 April 2022
Quite offensive smell with ester at the beginning. After a while in the glass, the alcohol then fades and more floral and caramel notes shine through. Then the chocolate takes over. Very complex! A mix of Jamaica and Agricole?! Very spicy, sharp and dry in the mouth, with mostly dark bitter chocolate lingering. 65% I find too violent, which is why I add some water. Special rum experience, definitely!
26 October 2022
Tasted with Habitation Velier. I gave the HV although one point more, because the alcohol is better eingwbunden in my opinion and he also comes along a little creamier and fatter. However, these two are really very close to each other and do not give each other much in terms of taste. Noteworthy when you consider that the here was only 2 years in the barrel. For me, the PLV winner but still a close Punlt behind. Both more than worthwhile 😍
13 March 2022
A pure powerful cane juice. The nose joins the mouth without surprise. The esters are well present. A unique rum which is really out of the ordinary. The length is a bit short. A bit young but very nice for the price.
22 June 2022
Rum X Easter 19.4.22: Very challenging the thing. In the nose I find the little appealing. At the beginning very one-dimensional. With time, more but very special scents come to it. Wood, roast, chocolate, soapy, copper, metallic. Later floral notes, discreet hemp🤔 tobacco and cardboardIn the mouth then woody, blackberry, green apple, red fruit, melon, chocolate, spice, tobacco. Finish very dry, kiwi, dirty notes.I have no idea what this profile is. At first I thought it must be something French, since the ABV is relatively low in relation to the power in the mouth and finish.After a little thought I go out on a limb and claim that it is a low-volume and also younger (10/12 years) Caroni 🙃
21 November 2022
Tasted again 2 years later. Uh... Is it really the same rum ??? It's just a ball ! We drink a flamed caramelized tire!
11 February 2022
Really fun! Beautiful esters that go in the direction of Jamaica, but at the same time a fruit basket of an Agricole.
26 March 2021
This Mhoba comes pleasantly fresh to the nose, have as first lemon balm and caution some currant, plus clearly nail polish remover. Behind the lemony also resonates a caramel sweetness paired with soft chestnut. I find something green, herbal, spicy-woody. Interesting on the palate. I do have clear esters at first, followed by herbs and caramel. In fruit, I find date and plum. It follows something covered fruit bread and gingerbread, then again something towards saffron or sesame.In the finish grassy and lovage Really tasty and good!
21 November 2021
And again another flavor profile..a very spicy intense Mhoba, very tasty! If the alcohol would be a little better integrated he would have earned a better rating
18 February 2022
Super rum with a long finish, which warms and is terribly mild for a strength of 65
3 February 2022
26 June 2022
Was für eine Granate, und das nach einjähriger Lagerung. Der macht die Nase frei.😀 Eine Ester/Fruchtbombe und am Gaumen dann die schwere Holzkeule die zu nah am Lagerfeuer lag. Die 65Umdrehungen lassen sich nicht verbergen und hauen voll rein, dafür ein recht kurzer Abgang.
29 September 2022
Au début on a de puissante note de vernis à ongle après l’aération on trouve un rhum pur jus avec une grosse gourmandise. Mon Mhoba préféré.
14 August 2020
Geruch: Frucht-Ester zu Beginn, dann überraschend süßlich und mild mit Sandelholz, grasigen Zuckerrohr sowie Karamell Aromen. Geschmack: Cremig mild im Mund mit einer leichten Süße und fruchtigen Mango Aromen. Wiird dann immer schärfer und alkoholischer. Beim Schlucken sehr würzig und trocken. Dabei holzig mit Karamellnoten. Abgang: Mittellang, trocken, würzig und holzig. Wie zu lange gezogener schwarzer Tee, deshalb auch leicht bitter. Fazit: Lecker! Nach den beiden weissen Rums von Mhoba hatte ich mir aber noch mehr erwartet. Ist mir etwas zu würzig und zu wenig fruchtig.
23 January 2022
À ne pas mettre entre toutes les mains celui-ci. Le côté chocolat est une réussite par contre l'alcool est mal intégré
27 March 2023
Al naso aceto, mais inscatolato, arrostito/tostato, frutta (banana e agrumi), maturati, solvente e un tocco di sakè. Al palato solvente, aglio, mais inscatolato, cicoccolato, frutta e bosco speziato. Finale poco persistente, speziato. con qualche estere e castagne. Purtroppo non è il genere di profilo che mi piace bere in un agricolo, se non ci fosse il sapore dell'aglio avrebbe superato tranquillamente i 75, degustibus
25 December 2022
Nez très interressant,Funky, pas mal d’Esther, de fruits exotiques notamment banane. En bouche on retrouve le côté Funky presque Hampden que j’adore, l’alcool est plutôt bien intégré je trouve même si ça déménage en effet. Dommage simplement que la longueur en bouche soit plutôt courte et pas trop élaboré. Ce qui reflète un peu plus son âge que le nez hyper flatteur par rapport à sa jeunesse.
9 January 2021