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This is an agricole that can compete with low end aged rum. It has a nice scent and flavor of caramel, a peppery spice, cocoa, and sugar.
Un ron fino y sedoso. El dulzor es natural. Acaba como un Bourbón muy turboso.
I really enjoy this one. It has a natural sweetness to it that I enjoy, and the medicinal quality is minimal. Non non-existent, but minimal enough to be ignorable. Adding a splash of water, or pouring i over ice, really dulls the burn and, if it bothers you that much, minimizes the medicinal quality even more.
The cool thing about this one is that it's one of those that can be both a sipper and a mixer. As a sipper, it's smooth and easy. As a mixer, it lends a complex body that many other mixers won't. It's one of the few rums where, in a rum & cola, I'd go heavier on the rum rather than the cola (I usually prefer going heavier on the cola).
Definitely seek this one out. It's worth it.
When I traveled to Paris I've got nice case of Clement rhum. It was the set of six samples from blanc to vieux. I've tried all of them and I liked VSOP version much more. It was the perfect mix of fresh grass and old barrels with addition of sweet fruits. I was fascinated with it and now I want to buy regular bottle.
I’ve tasted a few agricole and have enjoyed them. I picked this bottle up and I’m very pleased with my purchase. It’s very well priced. The aromas are just incredible. It’s nice to sip on something different. Like most agricole it does have a whiskey taste but a really good whiskey.i would happily buy another bottle. I think any serious rum junkie should give an agricole a try.
N- Orange, liquorice, berries, hudson candy. Old Fashioned with extra orange peel, angostura herbs bitter. Smokes, chocolate with oak headiness, buttery, forest pine and natural, turned earth with more chocolate developed. Not very agricole-y, more towards molasses. Feinty notes developed with rubber, resin and more oak. Well made with bold aromas. (88/22)
P- Molasses with citrus sharpness that give it a refreshing lift. Orange, sazerac, rye-ish and fragrant. (87/21)
F- Medium-long, medicinal, waxy, nutty nuance and clean. (87/21)
B/B- 86/20. Balanced and natural on flavour, but wee thin on body.
Weighted Rate- 84pt
— at The Rum Bar KL.
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Nez un peu sur le Whiskey. Sur des arômes d’épice et de caramel. Alcool présent.
The aroma of this rum is very good, but taste is strange.
I could drink only first glass, and gave it bottle to my friend.
My friend give it to next his friend again.....
A nice somewhat unique tasting agricole. I was surprised at how light it was. A tart and grassy nose with a touch of anise. The taste is a bit boozy and some vanilla tones to start but it does round out with slightly more complexity as it goes. Worth letting it sit in the glass for 6-8 minutes. It does start to grow a bit and I got a sense of dates, pomelo and cut grass as it went on. Not a bad rhum, I would say there are better buys at the same price point ($50+).
I would buy this one as a standard aged rum. The price isn’t to high and it has a great taste, good body and balance overall. Drinking straight or with a bit of lime and a spoon of some exotic spice/jam
Again with Clement I found that the ones Saying product/made in France had a more industrial taste like to it compared to the ones bottled in Martinique
I started out last year with the Clement 6 Year Old. It was good, but not great. Then I recently tried it's older brother, the 10 year old, which tasted way too much like bourbon. I then got the theory that rhum agricoles are highly sensitive to excess aging in wood and theorized that this 4 year old VSOP would appeal to me more than their 6 year old. It turns out that I was right. Now, the two youngest ones are rated at a 7, but this is the best ranked one, followed by the 6 year rated as a 7 and then the 10 year rated as a 6. This also saves me money in the future because this VSOP is now a recommended repeat purchase.
So what does it taste like. The aroma from the bottle with a real cork is grassy and floral with no wood. On the palate, the four years of aging tames what started out as an agricole blanc and just enough to be pleasant. No bitterness or burn goes down the pipe. This one is also bottled at 80 proof unlike it's stronger older brothers.
I was really looking forward to this as I am partial to drier rums. Very disappointed by the harsh, weed killer scents and flavors of this rum. On the good side, it went great over a Christmas Stollen where the cake could bury the off flavors.
A little boozy, but has a fruity flavor that only comes from the cane juice. Easily my favorite example of the style.
Au nez, on a quelque chose d’assez fin. Les fruits (raisin et pruneau) ainsi que les fruits à coque (noisette et amande) sont les marqueurs principaux de ce nez. Le caramel est également présent, au second plan.
En bouche on retrouve un peu moins les fruits et c’est sec. Un léger côté poivré fait son apparition et une note salée surprenante se fraiera un passage discret jusqu’à vos papilles.
La finale est longue et sèche. Elle est dominée par les épices et les fruits secs. Après un moment vous retrouverez la note de poivre.
A rather strange, not typical rhum taste. As many Agricoles it is almost a mixture of rhum and whisky. The colour is light, the nose is mild and the taste is certainly not for me!!!!
Es probablemente el mejor agricole que he probado. Muy agradable en nariz, pero bastante suave. En boca, fuerte pero no agresivo. Es un ron muy honesto, pero nada extraordinario.
Nice stronger Ron with Sharper taste like of whiskey. Smell is good after plums and is sweet.
Initial aromas of French oak, orange pulp and some fruity/floral esters. In the glass it leaves very thin legs that quickly, mostly dissipate. In the mouth , it leads off crisp and dry with hints of citrus, white pepper with French oak and floral-earthiness sneeking in. Drinks much like a robust but delicate, fine cognac. However, the French oak hasn’t overpowered the spirit like it often can and brings a little more sweetness along with that great hogo, or funk, and is a example what a nicley balanced Agricole can be.
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!
This is my first taste of a Clement Agricole product. It is very dry (which I like) and I am not familiar with this taste, on this site some refer to it as similar to cognac, which I find OK but not exactly what I was expecting. It is nevertheless not a bad rum.
Had a rum tasting on a sunny Saturday afternoon, because why not. Add 3 points to the score if you like Rhum Agricole's. I don't fancy the Clement VSOP at all since it is way too dry for my taste. It is a very flavorful Rhum Agricole in general terms, but not my cup of tea. There is mild burn at the end, but the flavor profile is quite a mixture of very large bunch of flavors. It's not bad at all, but deserves a score of 4, nothing more.
A good Martinique rum. Made for sipping in a aroma glass
I like this one. Not so familiar with the french type rhums, but this one is my cup of thea.
It makes excellent mai tias. I like making cocktails as authentically to the original as possible. Trader Vic"s Mai Tai used a Martinique rum and this was as close as I could get. The man was a genius. Makes an excellent Mai Tai.
Its not smooth but I think in this case that"s a good thing. Its" sharp and concise. Floral notes, perhaps most comparable to rose water and citrus, I lean towards orange peel, are the notes I get. After a sip, if I press my tongue to the roof of my mouth, I can easily imagine the roof of my mouth being an orange peal being pressed for its oils. The flavour that I can only ever describe as "greeness" that I get from rhum agricoles is positioned along the taste differently than I have come to expect. In most rhum agricoles that I have tried the greeness has been near the end. This still has more finish to come after the greeness which is a pleasant suprise. However, the rum is much too sharp for this to be noticed without looking for it. Overall, I don"t see this being a go to sipping rum of mine but I am happy to have it be a part of my collection.