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Tasty, but not quite great
This is where the best rhum agricoles can't compare to the best of the "proper rums"...if you ask me.
I'd still drink it...maybe even buy it some time again :-)
Honiggelbes Bernstein im Glas.
In der Nase ein Bourbon Vanille Eis in frischgepresster Kokosmilch mit tropischen Blüten, Fenchelsamen und Schokoflocken garniert.
Im Gaumen sehr gut ausbalanciert. Aromen wie Vanille, Karamell, Holz, Harz, Gras/Zuckerrohr, Blumen und ein lederner Tabakbeutel halten Händchen und tanzen Ringelreihe. So viele Aromen und keine dominiert, einfach lecker.
Im Abgang am Anfang etwas Holz dazu kommen karamellisierte Blumen die nicht welken wollen.
Ein toller Agricole für Liebhaber und Geniesser. Nicht unbedingt für Süss Rum Lover.
Honey yellow amber in a glass.
In the nose a Bourbon vanilla ice cream in freshly pressed coconut milk garnished with tropical flowers, fennel seeds and chocolate flakes.
Very well balanced on the palate. Aromas of vanilla, caramel, wood, resin, grass/cane, flowers and a leather tobacco pouch hold hands and dance ringlets. So many aromas and none dominant, simply delicious.
In the finish, a little wood at the beginning and caramelised flowers that don't want to wilt.
A great Agricole for lovers and connoisseurs. Not necessarily for sweet rum lovers.
Une douce et agréable sensation envahit le palais. Des notes vanillées viennent enrichir ce rhum qui pourrait avoir été vieilli dans des fûts de bourbon.
N- Sweetened reed with young banana and exotic duku skin that linger alongside the sourish and fragrant oak pine. Pleasing vanilla, toffee, warm oat and chocolate well boxed in an old cardboard. Retaining the precious rhum notes that just lurking on the nutty base. (88/22)
P- Spice up front, some honey sweetness and balanced. Released for mixing but I would also take this good quality up for pleasant sips. (86/20)
F- Medium-long, feel natural, clean and crisp. Toffee, toasted oak and soft tannin lingers for lasting impression. (87/21)
Weighted Rate- 84pt
— at The Rum Bar KL.
Different from most rums I've had. Almost a nutty and creamy flavor compared to others that typically are more sweet. Excellent finish.
This one is among my all-time favorites. Very balanced and easy to drink. A bit of sweetness in the palate makes it an excellent companion with a light-medium bodied cigar like Quai d'Orsay 50 or Hoyo de Monterrey Epicure 2.
So as a first experience with (sippable) agricoles, I head towards Clément in this particular offering.
Nose is engaging, briny, grassy as expected from an agricole, but with noticeable new oak character, clearly reminiscent of bourbon in that particular aspect. Woody, some mild tart fruitiness also present (apples). Just a couple drops of water open up the earthiness, hitherto very residual, building complexity.
In mouth has a fresh "opening" and a very dry woody character. Eucalyptus in finish, the flavour complexity is impressive, it definitely stands out. I wonder what this would be like at higher strength - I can't help but feel the 40% waters down what would have been an amazing sipping rhum. Reminiscent of Highland malts, with that crispness and freshness. For the price range, excellent sipper; again, if only it had been bottled at 45%+, that could have been very very good - I wonder if there are any independent bottlers? I can see many parallels to whiskies in the flavour profile, but the agricole signature is still very much clear. I would therefore say it's a positive feature.
Really good for the price range, good sipper.
Wood and grass on the nose. (The grass is very subdued compared to Clement's blancs.) A bit harsh at first—benefits greatly from >15 minutes breathing. This rhum is VERY dry on the palate. Comparisons with whiskey are easy to make. Still, fruity notes can be detected. It's amazing how much a rum can change with so little time in a barrel. (--update 10/26/17)
An interesting bottle; not too young, not too old. Though only slightly aged, it's a perfectly sippable counterpart to sweeter aged rums, and makes a fantastic Ti' Punch. Still, if you're deciding between this and one of Clement's older offerings (and you can spare the extra cash), I'd swing for the latter (or a blanc).
Overall, an excellent introduction to rhum agricole that won't leave you disappointed.
A decent bang for your buck. Floral and grassy both on the nose and the tongue. Although it’s a tad harsh neat. I use this in cocktails both as a component in a Mai Tai (with Plantation Xaymaca) and it goes great in a 3 Dots and a Dash. The little bit of zing really helps in my opinion.
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