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Recommendable to most
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.
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."
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.
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