Aged 15 years, the Estate Reserve has an unsurpassed finesse. The nose is perfumed and complex with candied citrus fruits and roasted, tannic flavors. The palate is powerful, with a great aromatic richness. Almost explosive with cooked pear, citrus fruits, cinnamon, and pepper. The finish is long, with a return of citrus fruits and spices. A true sipping rum, it is made to be enjoyed neat. Each year a limited quantity is released from the private stock of the Gardere family and made available to connoisseurs. It was originally reserved for the Barbancourt family and their friends. It was offered for public sale for the first time in the middle of the 1960's.