Thanks so much for submitting a report. It has been emailed to the Rum Captain and will be actioned shortly.
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.
This is a very nice rum, with a lot of flavor not that sweet.
Agressif odeur de dissolvant, en bouche ces Sec, piquant, poivree, un rhum fort a boire qui demande conaissance, dans la pure lignee des rhums martiniquais.
Its taste of oil, wood, spices and "rubber", quite large notes. the taste is also quite oil, some wood, quite dry. the after burn is long, and you need to get a little more in you mouth for some time to start taste the alcohol. an good first try aqricole .