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Chamarel VSOP 4-Year rum

Chamarel VSOP 4-Year

Mauritius | Gold

6.7/10
27 ratings
Tasty, but not quite great

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27 Chamarel VSOP 4-Year ratings

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Posted 3 months ago by Malei from France with 81 ratings

Un rhum plutôt rond et doux avec des note de caramel

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Posted 8 months ago by Stefan Persson (TASTING CLUB) from Sweden with 227 ratings

Tasted just a sample, so this is just my first impressions. Don’t think I will dig deeper into it because it wasn’t special enough.
It’s the first rum I have tasted that origins from outside the Caribbean.
It’s an Agricole and they grow their own sugar cane on the island. The rum consists of 10% from a pot still and the rest from a column still. Then it’s aged for 4-6 years individually in ex-American and ex-French oak barrels before blended.
In the nose I can recognize oak, vanilla, butterscotch and herbal notes. These flavors is also notable on the palate and during the quite long finish which is rather dry.
Overall I think it’s to little of everything in this rum to catch me for further digging.
Picture: My emptied sample.

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Posted 4 months ago by Sorgh from Czech Republic with 15 ratings

Dobry rum, ktery je v chuti nekde na pul cesty mezi agricol a klasickym melasovym rumem.

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Posted 4 months ago by RanDanTBC (PREMIUM) from United Kingdom with 11 ratings

Bought a bottle at the distillery in Mauritius and sat in cupboard for a year. Really enjoyed it and would recommend for anyone that likes a sweeter and caramel flavour

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Posted 4 months ago by Nobleman from Latvia with 9 ratings

It's smell like a brandy initially, very rich aroma. Nice smooth taste. Well balanced good rum, recommended!

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Posted 7 months ago by F_a_r_a_b_a_c_k from Sweden with 29 ratings

Ok men inget speciellt. Gillar inte doften men smaken något bättre.

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Posted 1 year ago by Harrie from Netherlands with 89 ratings

The rum opens up quickly with vanilla, dried fruits, oak and a herbal scent. Light but prominent there is also a hint of (too much) sweetness there. On the palate there is definitely some cognac-ish sensation but not out of place. Raisins, orange and a bit of mint follow the initial notes and it has a slightly bitter and peppery finish. The sweetness is not sticky lips but more than I like in a rum, especially in a fruity rum like this. I don't think the oak is overpowering but together with the herbal notes it becomes a bit medicine-like but not in a bad way. Not my style and too sweet for my liking but well balanced and well made rum.

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Posted over 1 year ago by martin jeppesen from Denmark with 249 ratings

To me, this is such an excellent rum and the balance from cross ageing it in both french and american oak works wonders. You get a rum that's agricole-like and elegant and sure it's a tad dry, but still a softer expression compared to the "classic" agricole profile.
The nose is intense with vanilla, peaches, cinnamon and marcipan alongside hints of oak. Real nice, sweet and welcoming. As the production of this rum pretty much resembles agricole, I was expecting the taste to be leaning towards the more tannic side, despite the sweetness of the nose (which is no downside for me)
This is however, in my opinion, not a particular dry rum, despite a few raters claims. Sure it's natural and unsweetened, but hey, this is what real rum taste like, and if you think it's bad or dry, perhaps the reality of it is that you actually like sugar water more than rum? (no offence intented)
The taste is rounded and almost sorta creamy with almonds, cinnamon, caramel and dried fruits. The finish keeps at it, with a well behaved oaky note. The balance is great.

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Posted over 1 year ago by RumBech from Denmark with 14 ratings

Light color, Smooth and and balanced with the taste of Caramel, vanilla and some oak.

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Posted over 1 year ago by Rene Rum from Switzerland with 422 ratings

Goldenes Bernstein im Glas.
In der Nase wie eine fruchtig herbe Briese vom Meer. Papaya, Banane und Ananas werden auf Holz serviert und mit Medizinkräuter garniert.
Im Gaumen weich, warm, süss und mundfüllend. Karamellisierte tropische Früchte und Vanilleeis schmeicheln die Zunge. Rote Beeren mit harzigem Holz bilden einen harmonischen Kontrapunkt.
Im Abgang süsses Karamell und Früchte, die Mauritius typischen Medizin Kräuter bleiben länger.
Ein toller Rum mit einer perfekt ausbalancierter Süsse, für Einsteiger und Fortgeschrittene.

Golden amber in a glass.
In the nose like a fruity tart breeze from the sea. Papaya, banana and pineapple are served on wood and garnished with medicinal herbs.
In the palate soft, warm, sweet and mouth filling. Caramelized tropical fruits and vanilla ice cream flatter the tongue. Red berries with resinous wood form a harmonious counterpoint.
In the finish sweet caramel and fruits, the Mauritius typical medicine herbs remain longer.
A great rum with a perfectly balanced sweetness, for beginners and advanced.