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Quite ok balanced but a bit too spicy for my part. I had wanted more sweetness and round flavors.
I felt the taste profile on this was kind of like a cross between rum and bourbon. I like it. I feel this truly is a bourbon drinkers rum. Good neat and I can see it being good I some mixed drinks.
For better or worse, this rum tastes very similar to a bourbon. I happen not to be a big fan of bourbon, but if you are, you will like this rum. And like a bourbon, its flavor has the potential to overpower drinks.
Nose - light oak
Taste - dry, oaky, slight burn, somewhat grassy, cognac or bourbon taste to it.
Ambra.banana, caramel ,fresh fruity,a Little bit bitter and lapposo.
Not quite an 8 but definitely better than 6. This is a fine candidate for a standard rum to represent at a soirée. It does display agricole trademarks such as pepper and grass though it's far more neutral than an XO offering.
Think Haagen Dazs Rum Raisin. Quintessential rum sugar flavor with a bit of bite. Smooth and creamy bottled at a pedestrian 40%. If your planning an upscale shindig and buying only one rum, consider this. Looking for something substantial, spend a little more, your not far from finer sippers.
Different from most rums I've had. Almost a nutty and creamy flavor compared to others that typically are more sweet. Excellent finish.
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 :-)
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.
Rhum vieux d'entrée de gamme de chez Clément, ce "select barrel" est un assemblage d'eaux de vie vieillies dans des fûts de chêne neufs.
Design : bouteille standard de chez Clément, simple mais efficace, le rhum a une belle couleur vieil or.
Nez : riche, sucré, fruité, vanille...très engageant.
Attaque : vigoureuse, boisé (très présent), vanille puis notes d'alcool.
Finale : boisé, léger goût de canne.
On retrouve un côté "bourbon", ce "select barrel" est le pendant du "black sheriff" de chez HSE (distillé au même endroit).
Très agréable à boire.
I have sampled some of the Clement rums and thus far liked them all. This one, however, is more challenging. It is quite different. It is a blend of single-cane agricole rums then matured for three years in used French oak barrels. It is a rich, deep amber colors with a strong yet pleasant aroma. The flavor pulls no punches. There is an immediate pepperiness with an underlying cane juice sweetness (just a hint) along with definitely oak flavor. It has a real burn to it. This is almost like a young bourbon in a way. It has a dry finish. In some of their other agricole rums a noticeable grassiness is present but in this rum it is barely noticeable until the finish and then you can taste it until it fades away.
Hard to consider this a sipping rum. I would prefer it as a mixer but not certain what sort of drink it would do best in. I would hesitate using it in fruit-based cocktails but I wouldn't turn down one made with this rum.
Overall, a complex rum for advanced palates. This is definitely not a rum for novices.
Fles: 70cl, typische Clement vorm
Aroma: hout, zoethout, tabak.
Smaak: hout, kruiden, zachte karamel en vanille.
Heerlijke agricole voor een zacht prijsje.
Fresh sweetnees in the nose.
Not too woody at all. Hints of roast and raisins.
More an 7.8
Better than expected
Pending tasting notes. Remember it being smooth. Flavors are mellow. Oak and grass are predominant.
Duft af røde bær. Smagen er sød, dog med et hint af fad, som giver en lidt tør smag. Meget kirsebær i finishen, som trækker op i det samlede indtryk. (16. December 2019 i 1423)
Very light on nose with smoke and on taste reminds on whiskey. Nice rum.
Not a bad agricole:
Nose: typical agricole with some oak and hints of hay
Palate: sharp, harsh, but also some interesting vanilla sweetness.
(Cal 2019 day 16)
Hladsi Agricole rum od znamej značky Clement. Mal pekne náznaky ovocnej chuti a zároveň bol mierne ostrejší čo k agricole rumom patrí. Neoslnil,no neurazil
Normal agricole with grassy tone as expected on a pleasant aged rum background.
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.
I'm still learning to appreciate Agricole rhums but this one was a nice introduction. While not quite good enough for a sipper it's definitely nice enough for a mixer or a Ti Punch though a little expensive for that.
Im still not a fan of agricole rums so It is difficult to rate them. I dont like that smell and taste is something between brandy and rum. But this one is very smooth with hints of vanilla and fruit. Agricole lovers can add 1-2 points.
Sehr feiner würziger Agricole Rhum.
Erinnert im Duft an frisches Heu.
Im Mund setzt sich dieser Eindruck fort mit etwas süsser Holznote.
Agricole, ale má obroušené hrany a bude dobrý pro první pokus někoho kdo ještě Agricole neměl.