J.M is the smallest producer of Rhum Agricole in Martinique because it is the last 100% estate grown sugarcane rhumerie on the island. We have taken this commitment because of how proud we are of the high quality of sugarcane coming from this particular micro-climate, from the face of the volcano Mt. Pelée. Within 1 hour of the sugarcane being harvested, it is pressed to extract its aromatic juice to be crafted into remarkable smooth and full-flavored Rhum Agricole. After some time to mellow in stainless steel, this rum has aged for a minimum of six years in re-charred Bourbon barrels, resulting in a comprehensive aged rum loaded with spice, dried fruit, dark chocolate and a remarkable finish.
Compared to Paolo Conterno's higher priced Barolo from Ginestra, this wine is made with younger vines (that are 25-years-old on average). The 2016 Barolo Riva del Bric is slightly more open-knit and accessible as a result. The approach is versatile, but this lovely wine captures the sharpness and focus of the vintage. The aromas are linear and bright with wild cherry, crushed flower and blood orange. Earthy and ferrous background notes also appear. Winemaking culminates with 36 months in large oak casks. Some 20,000 bottles were produced.Monica Larner - Wine Advocate - 93