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38 HSE VSOP ratings

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Posted over 3 years ago by MARTIN from Martinique with 67 ratings

Très riche et très fort en bouche. Laissez le précieux liquide quelques minutes dans votre verre avant de commencer la dégustation car il a une très forte odeur d'alcool!

Posted 6 months ago by ElPato from Norway with 23 ratings

Great rhum agricole aged in bourbon casks. Not super complex so it could be a six overall, but given the low price I add two bottles easily. This bottle has also earned medals in the French Concours général agricole.

A sweet scent of aged rum strike you first, with caramel and dried fruits, taken over by charred oak, toast and butter.

On the palate it is a bit astringent as all middle aged agricoles tend to be — a characteristic it shares with modern cognacs bruts. Grass and oak but also abricot and vanilla. Long finish with some bitterness but also abricot, peach and spice — and the unmistakable bourbon flavour framing it in. Very interesting combination because I tend to find bourbon too sweet but this is a dry rum.

HSE Très vieux VSOP offers excellent value for your money. Try it in a ti’punch, or any tiki cocktail with pineapple or enjoy neat unless you are sugarholic. The charred character from the bourbon casks matches pineapple very well if a neat agricole is too much for you.

Posted 11 months ago by Benja M77 from Belgium with 17 ratings

Un nez remarquable, un longueur intense...un rhum qui vous laisse une superbe sensation en bouche, pour ma part c'est une superbe découverte.

Posted over 1 year ago by Andero from Estonia with 63 ratings

Very dry and grassy agricole. Noticeable burn, hints of straw. Hard to choose between xo and vsop but xo is probably slightly better for me. Can be had straight on rocks and a bit of lime. Still very good. 7.4-7.7.

Posted over 1 year ago by Partagas&rum from Norway with 7 ratings

Full of smokey flavour so this reminds me of a cross between wiskey and rum. But quite tasty and drinkable. Ill absolutely reccomend ice in this one.

Posted over 1 year ago by martin jeppesen from Denmark with 228 ratings

Nice amber in the glass with a very grassy and delicate nose. Notes of green apples, unripe peaches, cask and a hint of vanilla rise from the glass.
The taste is very potent with notes of woodchips and tobacco leafs. It’s quite tannic but refined none the less, with a long soothing finish. A nice and manly rum apropriately enjoyed infront of a fire. It stays a big seven for me as the taste cant quite follow the nose.

Posted over 1 year ago by Joola69 from United States with 2555 ratings

Visited the Habitation Saint-Etienne (HSE) Distillery while vacationing in Martinique. Spectacular unlimited full open tasting bar. Distillery is in a different location than the tasting bar. HSE VSOP was EUR 40 at the tasting bar. Bright amber color. Very nice and sturdy bottle with a splendid label design. Oak flavors merged with traditional high end Rhum Agricole like grass and floral notes to the nose and palate. Quite a strong burn at the end being so dry. Rhum Agricole lovers can easily add 2 points to my score.

Posted over 1 year ago by Antisoda from Norway with 10 ratings

This is very a very smooth rum. Slightly too sweet for my tastes, but it can be overlooked. Would buy again.

Posted over 1 year ago by Teodelapio from French Guiana with 4 ratings

It’s a perfect exemple of vert old quality agricole rhum. Complex nose, strong and deep mouth, and you need 2 or 3 tastes un order to describes it ! Very nice fullfill feeling on thongue. Wood, but sweet fruits after, and long finale with pepper and ginger

Posted over 1 year ago by max from Canada with 27 ratings

Origine : Martinique
Nez : vanille, praliné, cannelle, fruit exotique (eggnog), petit côté ciré
Bouche : toasté (note de chêne), bois brûlé, réglisse, pain grillé et un fond de caramel et de cire. Verre finis (notes iodé).

Posted over 2 years ago by Thomas Breuning from Denmark with 180 ratings

(Nedgraderet fra 8 til 7) edit: Jeg tror min første smagning har været en anden udgave af HSE. Denne havde duft af frugt og solbær og de sorte engelske vingummier. Den første smag er røg. Meget røg, men ser bag om den, så kommer frugten, måske lidt græs. Eftersmagen er Ribena solbærsaft. Havde der ikke været så meget røg, havde den været god, men whiskeydrikkere vil elske den (8. December 2018 i MacY)

Oprindeligt: Det er altid en udfordring med agricoles, da de kan være meget tørre og minde meget om cognac. Det er ikke nødvendigvis skidt, men hvis man ville have en cognac, havde man nok valgt det. Denne er dog en positiv en af slagsen. God duft af vanilie og fad. Dejlig smag af vanilie og lidt lakrids. Selvfølgelig en anelse tør, men god dybde i smagen også i eftersmagen.

Posted over 2 years ago by Jonte Json from Sweden with 111 ratings

A really tasty agricole, with depth and fruityness

Posted over 3 years ago by Henrik Hansen from Denmark with 56 ratings

Den er meget sprittet og smager for meget af tobak

Posted over 3 years ago by Anders Skjødt Hansen from Denmark with 65 ratings

Dufter meget krydret, af træ og fad og meget med ekstra meget af Cognac. Ville ikke kunne dufte forskel.
Smager meget sprittet. Den er meget tør og smager mest af alt som cognac ikke en rom jeg ville købe.

Posted over 3 years ago by Remi from France with 39 ratings

Très bon en bouche. Odeur boisé et fruits qui se retrouve au goût.

Posted over 3 years ago by Marc Cardinal from Belgium with 401 ratings

The nose is detected notes of spices with cinnamon, pepper and a wooded side. Red fruits are very present in the mouth with a long woody final. A good rum but no more.

Posted over 3 years ago by Razvan from Denmark with 30 ratings

Dark, fruity, strong on the border of whiskey like taste. A great rum to bridge the transition to whiskey

Posted almost 4 years ago by Anthony C. from France with 12 ratings

Excellent rhum agricole : puissant et très aromatique. Par opposition au rhum de mélasse, il y a très peu de rondeur mais une complexité qui vous transporte. A découvrir et redécouvrir

Posted almost 4 years ago by gips from France with 5 ratings

Après quelques dégustations de rhums plutôt doux, celui là est plus costaud en bouche.
Pour les hommes

Posted almost 4 years ago by Didrik from Norway with 29 ratings

Never tasted anything quite like it before, dry and fruity. Look forward to trying this in cocktails.

Posted almost 4 years ago by Gilles from Luxembourg with 31 ratings

The taste is very good. A bit like a clement. Red fruits , bit sweet and i think a litte taste of banana. But the alcool taste is very strong. Even when u let it breath for 10 minutes. But for 40€ its still a great rum

Posted about 4 years ago by Jakotech from Norway with 43 ratings

This is nice and smooth. The best rum I've tasted from Martinique.

Posted over 4 years ago by SuShY** from France with 9 ratings

Après plusieurs conseils, dans le but de découvrir le Rhum Agricole Ancien, j'ai été séduit par cette bouteille.
Une belle robe avec une très belle saveur en bouche, riche et séduisante le tout avec cette petite puissance qui nous rappelle que les 45°.

Posted over 4 years ago by Rum-Schnacker from Germany with 131 ratings

a good buy. the vsop from habitation saint etienne ist worth every cent. if you like the french style, this is it!