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Color light Ambra, aroma of various fruit, dry fruid, dry medium.
An excellent representation of Rhum Agricole. A really interesting nose, with complex layers of sweet grass, vanilla, pepper, smoke, and fruit. Smooth and dry finish. Definitely a distinct rum for fans of rhum agricole.
Just finished the bottle and I’m still not sure what to think about this rum. I like it, but..a hot finish kind of bites, admittedly it cools down to a enjoyable green apple/ pear finish that leaves you wanting another sweep slap to your taste buds. I’ve got another bottle, perhaps I’ll bump it up, but for now my rating is a 7.5.
It's a below average for the range, but it has a lot of layers.
Really nice and smooth, very little bite from start to finish. Typical grassy notes, but with a hint of honey. Nice slight spice on the front of my tongue. I would guess whisky drinkers would really love this - worth a try for anyone.
I remember reading reviews for rums from "rumdood" many years ago when I was starting my first liquor cabinet. His rum reviews prompted me to buy this as a blind purchase (the most expensive bottle in my collection at the time)
To this date it remains in my top 3 rums.
The nose is all sweet sugar cane juice, cinnamon and light nutmeg and florals.
Coloration is light gold, lighter than you would expect for such deep flavor. Almost like grade A light amber maple syrup.
The taste is incredibly rich and fresh for a rum that features such old casks. Amazing! best agricole I have sampled.
I hope one day to be able to purchase this rum again
Best Agricole ever tasted. It’s not what you expect when you taste an Agricole. This one has a nice nose which is not very common when it comes to Agricole. The taste is not an explosion like many other Agricoles (which I also like), instead it’s very smooth and subtil with a long and nice afterburn.
Picture: My top five shelf & My opened bottle.
Jeg var fornyelig til romsmagning med Mads Heitmann fra romhatten.
Denne var den anden rom vi smagte.
En dejlig Agricole rum med noter af eg - karamel og lakrids.
Great rum. Very smooth. This is a great sipping rum.
Fuity and tough, with lots of personality. One of the best agricoles!
Tried the Clement XO Rhum at the Cuba Casa de Mojito in Ho Chi Minh City and the place was for sure not lacking the ambiance, but the Clement XO Rhum was such a big disappointment. In a blind test this is a Cognac. But I was not in a blind test and man the burn on this rhum is just nasty. It is so dry that the air around you sucks into the glass. If you like Rhum Agricole's in general terms, then add 3 points to the score. If you don't, safely skip this one since it's over priced and over hyped.
The odour isn't that incredible but the flawor. Wow... just wow.
It starts burned and soon you get a long rich taste of dried fruit, licorice and lots of other nice flawors. A taste lasting longer than any other rhum.
Nice Oak and wooden flavours and hints of a sweet tobacco. The alcohol isn't too strong and although is hot isn't overpowering or unpleasant. At the GBP 66 price it's the towards the higher end of my expenditure, it's good but not mind blowing.
Nouveau rhum haut de gamme de chez Clément, assemblage de rhums de 6 ans et +. Titre 42° d'alcool.
Cette référence, Elixir, semble remplacer le XO.
Design : superbe avec un joli écrin et une très belle carafe (celle du XO), le rhum a une couleur dorée.
Nez : tonique, très fruité, vieux fruits et de boisé.
En bouche : attaque assez douce, puis vient une dominante de fruits (orange), d'épices (cannelle) . Le boisé et les tanins sont assez discrets, surprenant pour un rhum vieux.
Finale : longue, canne à sucre avec là encore un petit goût fruité.
Bien mais je préfère le Homère Clément, plus classique.
Like a fine cognac, this sipping rhum is smooth from first sip through the entire glass. Perfect as an after dinner drink, the nose, color, taste and finish are very impressive.
Un vrai coup de coeur. Goût puissant, long avec un rétro surprenant.
Color caramelo y de sabor en boca anaranjado y caneloso en nariz grande en aromas
smooth English style rum with hints of oak and coffee.
My first whiff was of paint. It is nice and dry, a little dusty too. And the taste is nice and long. But for some reason I just don't love sipping it. Don't get me wrong, I wouldn't pour it out... I do like it, but it hasn't changed my life.
I have tried and tried (and tried) to appreciate this rum. And I just can't. I like agricole well enough, but this just doesn't taste good to me at all. Clearly a case of "to each, his own."
Beautiful light golden color with the first nose of fruit notes like apricot and a very light woody.
At the second nose, there are notes of spices and dried fruits with this woody which seems to be present permanently without taking the top. A superb roundness in the mouth with a complex rum with this woody flavor that does not leave you. Vanilla comes on the end. A beautiful length in finesse with this wood that does not finish ...
Now then! If you see a bottle of Rhum Clément X.O., buy it without hesitation, or better still let me know and I will gladly pay you twice the amount you have paid with a smile on my face. Usually this would be too classy for a mere novice but this rum has taken my out of the comfort zone.
Notes of plum, pear, grass, lemon?!, burnt toffee, bonfire night in a glass!
The finish is so elegant, just the correct amount of warmth for my taste and leaves you yearning for that next sip, in fact it is so soothing. I wish I really do wish I could find a bottle somewhere. This is verging on a 9.5 a truly world class rum.