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7.8/10 (30 ratings)
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Posted almost 4 years ago by laurent from France with 42 ratings

Je ne suis pas fan de rhum agricole en général mais celui-là m'a bien plu. Assez boisé au nez comme en bouche, puissance aromatique intéressante malgré ses petits 43°. En plus le prix est correct pour ce type de rhum.
Du coup je serais curieux d'essayer un brut de fût de chez eux...

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Posted over 7 years ago by Jerry Gitany from France with 22 ratings

Nice amber color, very smooth with some notes of tobacco and spices like nutmeg and black pepper.

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Posted 5 months ago by Francois from France with 82 ratings

Well I would have like to give 8,5, and I should probably lower my other aged agricole accordingly for not giving a 9.

Anyway about tasting, the nose is perfect, very balanced between the grass of the rum and the vanilla+smoke from the barrel.

Instead In the mouth I feel the smoke to be overpowering. I think I just prefer white agricole than aged one, cast and grass don’t match for me but that is very personal. And actually I’m at my second tasting and already like it more so I may revise my note later.

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Posted 5 months ago by Sousou85 from France with 37 ratings

Bon rhum avec arome caramel belle longueur en bouche. Assez graz et petite acidité en bouche.

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Posted 6 months ago by Michelud972 from Martinique with 4 ratings

Magnifique xo de chez HSE. Proche du vsop qui est sublime également. Ces rhums sont l'oeuvre d'un magnifique travail. Il est complexe, sans être désagréable à la première gorgée (bouchée). Une valeur sûre avec un bon rapport qualité prix

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Posted about 1 year ago by Qui ntin Vincent from France with 21 ratings

Une belle robe cuivrée, un nez tirant sur le cacao et les épices, avec de légères notes plus florales après aération.
La première partie de bouche est assez ronde pour un rhum agricole. On retrouve les saveurs d'épices et de cacao et la canne a sucre enveloppées d'un léger boisé. L'alcool arrive peu après, mais sans prendre le dessus sur les arômes: le tout reste bien équilibré!
Le boisé reste longtemps en bouche pour une belle finale.
Un excellent rhum agricole!!!

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Posted over 1 year ago by Pirateforlife from United Kingdom with 17 ratings

Get yourself a bottle and don’t mix. Great smooth taste and what a dark colour.
Must be drunk with a cigar....

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Posted over 1 year ago by eulalio torices from Spain with 23 ratings

Exquisito agricola del caribe q tuve el placer de probar en la france

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Posted over 1 year ago by Andero from Estonia with 79 ratings

Very nice smoky aged rhum! Has the usual agricole palate, but the oak makes it tobacco like. Definitely very good with a good Cuban cigar. Pretty sweet smell and the the booze in nose is not disturbing. Torn between the Xo and Vsop. True 8.

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Posted over 1 year ago by Joola69 from United States with 2643 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 XO was EUR 55 at the tasting bar. Bright amber color. Very nice and sturdy bottle with a splendid label design. Oak and aniseed 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.