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Rhum blanc agricole de Martinique. Cannes venant de l'extrême sud de l'île. Titre 43°.
Présentation : très belle bouteille turquoise.
Nez : fruité.
Dégustation : très fruité, avec une pointe minérale (fréquent sur les 3 rivières).
Finale : canne avec une pointe minérale.
Agréable en ti punch mais rien d'extraordinaire non plus.
Nose of golden raisin, the usual agricole grassiness, and some salty sea air coming through. In the mouth you just get a big ol' hit of salted, dried apricot. Finishes with a little more salt, plus that agricole grass-funk. This is a really cool rum. Not the best out there by any stretch, but very much it's own breed! If you want to explore all the reaches of what rum can be, you've got to add this to your list!
Last drink for tonight was a glass of Trois Rivieres Cuvee de l'Ocean Rhum. Very nice high end bottle and definitely a unique design. Color is crystal clear. This is an un-aged rum. Tequila like smell to the nose. Very grassy and salty flavor profile to the palate. Unique rum for sure.
Given the name and visual presentation, I went into this expecting a maritime experience similar to certain whiskies from up North only to be proven completely wrong.
Nose: Tomato juice, vegetal, parmesan, savory notes that are strongly reminiscent of lobster bisque or bouillabaisse, hints of parsley or dried celery. Very unique.
Taste: Not as intense but pretty consistent with what you get on the nose with the addition of a light floral sweetness and some sugar cane. Kinda incohesive as a whole, disharmonic collage of flavors with no typical "funk“ to make up for it.
Finish: Not very long, briney and herbal.
Let me tell you I’m not a huge fan of this so I’ll just keep it around as a sipper for when I’m in a funny mood until the bottle goes empty. I certainly will not be getting another, though.
Due to its tomato notes, I imagine this could make for an interesting Bloody Mary or as an addition to seafood dishes.
Plantation Trois Rivières joined the sugar trade as early as 1660, and although they started making Rhum on a small scale in 1785 it wasn’t until French industrialist Amédée Aubéry bought the estate in 1905 that sugar production seized and efforts were refocused on pure sugar cane rhum. Vive la France!
Trois Rivières saw a big reorganisation and expansion of its range in 2014, and Master distiller Daniel Baudin launched a whole new lineup of blanc and aged agricole rhums, including the first seawater signature product, using only fresh juice from cane raised by the waterfront in the south of Martinique. During high tide the fields are almost completely flooded with seawater, which adds a special maritime element to this distillate. The cane is cut by hand, fermented between 24-36 hours using yeast cultures unique to the island, distilled in a double-column creole still at 65-75% alcohol before being rested for 3 months and subsequently proofed down before bottling. The bright, vegetal & fruity character of a blanc agricole wrestles with a salty minerality to create a truly unique flavor profile. Being a huge fan of Mezcal I can appreciate this rhum neat, but it might be a bit rough for some. Enjoy it in a surprising Daiquiri, an excellent Ti Punch or why not as a substitute for Tequila in a Paloma. Don’t hide the salty notes with sweet juices or sodas, but let them shine with a simple citrus twist!
Nose: Freshly cut grass, Apricot, Lemon Zest, Cultured Butter, Anise
Taste: Canned fruit salad, Salty, Sweet, Minerals, Cane juice
Finish: Rich and oily. Long finish that is both fresh and sweet, yet earthy and spicy.
Overall: This is unlike anything I have tried before. Closer in character to a young mezcal than that of an aged rum. Sweet, fresh and fruity. Salty, earthy and spicy. This rhum is all over the map and full of funky flavor. A beautiful pairing with seafood!
This is about as far as you can get on the opposite end of the spectrum from say, a Doctor Bird, and as such, it's great to keep around. A Ti punch with this will knock your socks off. If you want to introduce your friends and spark their imaginations, pour a taste of this and a taste of the Doctor Bird and tell them to think about how much room there is between those two things. Or, just pour a couple of fingers and add an ice cube and chill out, thinking about life on the ocean.
Interesting experience :-) sugar cane growing 30 cm under sea. Smell and taste is little salty but Ron is not sharp. Don't buy, but try. Interesting agricole.
this is nice. it's got a hint of something on the noise i cant quite place. reminiscent of maybe local tequilas or pulqe or something in mexico? im not sure. if i sort it out, i'll edit my review. anyway i like this well enough but im just not a fan of the style. interestingly day 2 (i didnt finish a wisp) it liked it a lot more. wonder if decanting or maybe home barreling might improve it for me? i might try this again just to learn more about it and my palette.
Actually, I bought this rum because of the silly bottle. And because it is an agricole. In the nose there ist a very strange odour of seeweed and rottening octopusses. But the taste is sweet and agreable. So, in the end, I can only recommend this rum.
Blanc agricole, bottled at 42% this rhum uses sugar cane that has been growed partly in sea water, hence the name.
It should have an oceanic aromas. Lets find out.
Nose: quite mild on the nose since its lower proof, traditional agricole aromas, grass, citrus and fruit but also some brine and corn, hint of olives.
Taste: very mild on the palate, brine, light smokiness, minerals, corn, lemon, olives
Finish: short and smooth.
Overall: Slight disappointment, i was expecting a nice dose of briny and fruity flavours, yes it does have just enough brininess for me but the other flavors feel muted, the flavors are nice and interesting but they dont really pop at you at all.
The result is something that comes of as a mix between standard molasses based white rum and blanc agricole. Higher proof could make this rum more interesting.
Odeur très particulière une chance que ça goûte pas la même chose. Au nez, salé vinaigré. C'est pas un rhum que j'aime. Il est fait pour être mélangé.
Juste le meilleur rhum pour faire du rhum arrangé, vient ensuite le trois rivieres blanc 50 qui est un peu plus raisonnable question prix pour ce genre de preparation. On peut aussi le boire tel quel. J aime.
Trois Rivieres offers a good products for preparing planteurs and ti Punch. This white rhum is enriched by this note of Sea in its taste. It’s produced with cane cultivated close to the beach and this provides a peculiar final note of freshness. It’s excellent for cocktails, I would recommend a Mojito with it: it’s surprising.
Bijzondere witte argricole rhum van Martinique, bijzonder omdat deze wordt gemaakt van het suikerriet wat het dichtst langs de kust groeit ('met de wortels in het water') en dit zorgt voor een maritiem, licht ziltige nasmaak. Voor de rest een prima witte argricole.
This is part of a 24 Rum Advent Calendar given to me. I've never had a white Agrigole before and found it surprisingly tasty. Nice balance of sweetness and alcohol. Odd to not have the nuiances given by Molasses.
Like it a good bit.
Nekem a rum az ízek és aromák felfedezését jelenti..mivel még fehér rumom nincs a gyűjteményben, úgy gondoltam a Trois rivieres jó választás lessz. Azt tudni kell hogy az ültetvény közvetlenül az óceán mellett fekszik ,gyakorlatilag a cukornád az óceánból táplálkozik úgyhogy enyhén sós íze van..legalábbis több helyen ezt írták az olvasói vélemények. "Illatában" inkább a jódos kötszer ugrik be mint a sósság, kissé zavaró, nem hétköznapi. Ízében már ényhén sós , édes( talán vanília ) jegyek jelentkeznek !! Egyedi rum, de baráti társaságban csak úgy nem merném kínálgatni . :) az üveg hátulján koktélrecept is található..
42% ABV. Grassy. Cane, brine, corn. Dry-smelling. Very mild on the palate. Would benefit from a higher proof. Not very dry, not very sweet. Coconut. Very smooth and highly drinkable. Quite good, just not quite great.
I had the opportunity to sample this during the California Rum Fest, at the Tour d'Agricole table. Cuvée de l'Océan will not appeal to all rum drinkers, or even all agricole aficionados, but the taste is refreshingly unique. Salty and grassy, this is a rum that can be enjoyed neat on a hot summer day, or used to create a new version of a cocktail that might otherwise call for tequila. Those who rate this rum poorly have no doubt not spent much time learning about it ahead of time. Sadly, it is not available in the USA, and must be purchased from abroad where the shipping costs exceed the cost of the product.
This one is extraordinary. You dont drink salty rum every day :)
But quite interesting experience and good barman can make great cocktail from it.
Definitely recommend even beside its saltyness its still just white agricole rum.
You must be a lover of agricole (french-style) rums, to have the proper experience. The rum tones are after the sugarcane juice - both in aroma and taste. But there is also the influence of the salty ground, where the cane is grown... you can feel the sea-salt at the tip of your tongue.
Really a nice one to the agricole collection :)
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