Rhum barbancourt estate reserve rum is aged for 15 years in oak. They regard it as their true sipping rum and almost explosive in flavor. They say these rums were first reserved for the family but later released in limited quantities to the public in the 1960s. 43% abv 86 proof tasting notes: nose: the nose is perfumed and complex with candied citrus fruits and roasted tannic flavors. Palate: the palate is powerful with a great aromatic richness. Almost explosive with cooked pear citrus fruits cinnamon and pepper. Finish: the finish is long with a return of citrus fruits and spices.