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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.
Spirit is definite. Works well on the rocks. Good rum.
Too much whisky for my taste. Good looking bottle, looks good on the cabinet.
Un peu sec, alcool présent mais pas envahissant. On retrouve des notes de cacao et de bourbon. Un bon rapport qualité-prix
A little dry, alcohol present but not intrusive. We find hints of cocoa and bourbon. A good value for money
Smooth and well balanced Rhum Agricole.
There certainly are other even better Rhums out there but at it's price point Clement's VSOP is really hard to be beaten.
I found it dry although the nose is quite nice and very flavoured with oak and floral notes. Once you drink it this is a very different story. It is very dry and harsh not sweet and reminds of a whiskey as a lot of people say. Now the finish: that's the part I liked most to be honest as I could feel it for a very long time and the taste became slightly sweeter and more balanced revealing more complexity. Just a shame that you have to go all though this to have a glimpse of hope. To me here is a lack of consistency in this rum from nose to finish. Not that bad but not great a all
Nose: much vanilla (bourbon cask ageing)
Taste: very strong and full-bodied.
Alcohol is very present. Not the best VSOP rum from Martinique, I prefer the HSE one.
Wenn man als Whiskey-Trinker einen Rum versuchen will sollte man den Clement VSOP versuchen...wenn man jedoch einen guten Rum sucht zu anderen Flaschen greifen.
If you are a whiskey fan you should try this. I won't say it was bad, but I won't say it was good either.
So it isnt corked. Boo caps are lame, cork it please. Opening it and smelling it smells exactly and I mean to no exaggeration it smells exactly like Woodford reserve bourbon. Like a granny smith apple with some wood in it. Pouring it is a pain cause it runs down the side of the bottle and gets all over the place. In the glass it smells much the same as the bottle. And drinking it tastes exactly like..... Woodford reserve, like to the point I think it is woodford reserve. It acts the same way in the mouth too, bites in the same points ect. So this is hard to rate. Because its literally a bourbon not a rum. So rum I would give this a 0 for it not being rum but as I bourbon I give it 9. I'm just gonna be one of the sheep and say this is a 7 lol.
I don't usually drink a 4 year old gold r(h)um but when I do I choose Clement. Light oak taste, definitive "heat"(alcohol taste), mild fruit with a hint of spice and low level of "butteriness".
I had the feeling that I was drinking brandy.
This is more a kind of rum for people who also like to drink whiskey
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.
Not the greatest fan of Agricole's but this was well made, with a tarry finish to it. Dry, good length. OK but FAR FAR too expensive for what it is.
1st rhum vieux agricole tasted,
Nice amber colored, the "vieux Clément" is dry, a bit harsh in the mouth, with a strong wood note.
Then tobacco and vanilla taste.
Nice and sweet sugarcane finish.
Not bad dry, better in "ty punch".
This is my first experience with Rhum agricole. The nose is spice citrusy. The color is amber. Medium legs on glass. The taste is more like whiskey; very little sweetness. Mild after burn. I prefer sweeter rums. Maybe a good choice for smokey whiskey drinkers but not on my like list.
Nice one for the collection not to expensive refreshing and well flavored
This is brandy not room. Big disappointment. Never again.
A well balanced rhum agricole, with the typical grassy notes. I love to use it mixed in tiki drinks! and the occasional punch vieux.
Rhum aux arômes intéressant mais manque un peu d'élevage
très bonne bouteille agricole que j'aime dégusté et partagé en digestif avec une rondelle de citron vert.
This one has a liquorish aroma, far from unpleasant, with an edge of whiskey, a slight bitterness in the after taste, smooth without a fire, leaving the mouth with a pleasant lightness and relaxed palate.
Color : Amber
Flavour : Citrus notes blend with spice, honey finish
Palate : Well blended, well balanced
Thanks to the difference in the way they make this rum (directly from pressed sugarcane instead of from molasses) this rum is noticeably different from most. It's difficult to describe... it's not sweeter per say, maybe "brighter". It's absolutely worth a try.