Limited Edition - HSE 2009 finition port cask
After 5 years of ageing in American oak casks in the purest tradition of HSE rum, this vintage has spent an additional 12 months maturing in 225 and 500 liters Porto casks. This “opus” blends the evocative and subtle notes typical of Porto wine with the characteristic generosity of Martinique old agricultural rum.
The nose opens with delicate aromas of mocha, freshly roasted cocoa and blackberry jam. Swirling reveals lovely notes of cinnamon, date and alcoholic peaches.
The palate offers a smooth and balanced attack. The empyreumatic notes give way to a greedy and honeyed nish where the aromas of gs and black fruits mingle in a long harmony.
AGEING 3 years in Oak barrel + 8 months in port casks.
ALCOHOL CONTENT 45%
About The Producer
ONE OF THE MOST CREATIVE MARTINICAN SIGNATURES
Cultivate the difference....and set off to explore one of the most beautiful brands of Rhums from Martinique. Habitation Saint Etienne produces unique Rhums with an ancestral knowledge 150 years ago. HSE was modelled after “La Maugée”, a sugar refinery covering over 400 hectares from Gros Morne to Saint Joseph in the early 19th century. The architectural structure, including the master’s house, overlooking the distillery and the old workers’ huts, reflect a typical farm in Martinique.
Martinique’s rhum agricole’s is granted a protected designation of origin. (A.O.C.) since 1996, Martinique is the only rum-producing region in the world to have this status. The A.O.C. label certifies the quality, character and authenticity of Martinique’s rums. HSE has built its reputation thanks to its creativity, in particular in terms of aging and finish. The famous signature has the widest variety of barrels, whether in terms of size, the origin of wood or types of heaters.
HSE also has a dozen cellars where more than 6,000 barrels age. It is also distinguished by the very light filtration practiced before bottling: a bias which allows it to preserve all the aromatic profile and the richness of its rums.