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Tasty, but not quite great
Nice agricole rhum with woody, earthy cane flavor with dry notes. Definitely a sipper, just wish it wasn't so expensive. Complexity and smoothness on the palate affords this rum to be part of your rum collection.
I love rums from Martinique. This has smoothness and delicacy... Rhum Agricoles are really something special, with the aged variants developed with precision and beauty. A sipper, or a high-class Ti Punch.
Dabbling into another agricole and I can't lie, this stuff gets better and better the more I try it!
On the nose- Very earthy. Getting grass, orange zest and spice
First sip- Super smooth right off the bat with a big bang of flavor. Somewhat similar to the nose with the grass and orange zest but getting a bit of wood in there as well. Also picking up a bit of coffee and tobacco mixed in. So much flavor it's hard to really put my finger on it but this is an incredible dram. I mean I know the JM VSOP was super good but it's more than a trend at this point. This isn't crazy expensive and is somewhat easy to find. If you are into rum at all or even for the whisky lovers I highly suggest giving this a go as I promise you will not be disappointed. 8.5 out of 10! Enjoy!
Clement has a good range of rums that easily slip into a number of other spirit categories. Clement VSOP is a rum agricole that makes a successful transition into the brandy realm.
Bottle: Lovely, simple and old school.
Color: Rich brown.
Bottle Aroma: A hit of a very well aged bourbon gives in to a brandy sweetness.
Glass Aroma: Less intense with an older oak nose.
Taste: A little heat paired with a heavy oak flavor, the agricole grassy sweetness comes in to lend a brandy familiarity, a strong oak finish.
This isn't my style of rum, but it is impressive with its range and depth. It is a great rum on the shelf to share with friends.
It's different. Like hay or as some had said, grass. It's warm and there is definite heat in the throat. However, the aftertaste of honey and dried fruit makes this rhum sing.
This is a great rum to break into the wild world of Rhum Agricol, and you should!! The grassy, funky flavors are really not like anything else, but this aged Agricol has been polished and smoothed making it very accessible while still bringing the funkiness to the table. Great in spirit forward cocktails, ala rum old fashioned, spirit driven Tiki offerings, or straight up. Bring the Funk!
Rated like a fine cognac. Strong, made from pressed sugar cane instead of molasses. From Martinique. With a splash of water it really opened up.
I usually mix tiki drinks with Rhum Clement VSOP, it is a wonderful aged agricole with a peppery, whiskey profile, but I have been sipping it as well and find it quite enjoyable, it’s not your usual sipper, not too sweet but smooth and almost like a nice Scotch. I also enjoy it with a bit of lime, muddled with sugar syrup and a bit of ice for a Petite Punch in the traditional style of Martinique. I really beg to differ with those lower ratings, this is a quality aged Rhum!
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