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Saint James Quintessence rum

Saint James Quintessence

Martinique | Aged

8.3/10 (11 ratings)
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Posted 9 months ago by Gilles from Luxembourg with 31 ratings

You taste immediately the saint james quality. Very good not too strong. Expensif but worth every sip.

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Posted over 1 year ago by Joola69 from United States with 2661 ratings

Rum tasting in the Finnish wilderness with my good old friend started with Saint James Quintessence XO. Very nice high end bottle and label design. Light golden color. Awful grassy Rhum Agricole notes followed with plenty of young alcohol to your nose and palate when neat sipped. Nasty and very cheap burn at the end.

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Posted over 2 years ago by Paul Hübscher from Switzerland with 69 ratings

Smooth, a bit smoky in the nose and on the tongue. But also prunes and coffee.Very nice and long aftertaste of toffee. Like every Agricole: not sweet. One of my all-time favourites

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Posted over 3 years ago by Melda from Czech Republic with 60 ratings

Opravdu neuvěřitelně jemný rum. Chuť švestek, datlí.

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Posted over 4 years ago by Tomy from Romania with 422 ratings

A true rhum agricole, excelent aftertaste, elegant and sublime. Fantastic flavour.

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Posted over 4 years ago by Marc Cardinal from Belgium with 401 ratings

The sugar cane is present with hint of vanilla, honey, brown sugar. Wooded side and the typical flavors of agricole rum. A lot of complexity and develop in the mouth several waves coming aromas of fruit and spices while remaining on the plant. Very long aftertaste. Waiting two years to taste it but not disappointed. Rate = 8,5

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Posted over 4 years ago by Chris from Belgium with 100 ratings

I was waiting for this moment since a long time. I'm now reconciliated with agricole rums. I have to say that my first experience was the St James Cuvée 1765. This was clearly not a good idea but now it is a totally other story with the Quintessence. I have really enjoyed tasting this one ! :-)

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Posted over 4 years ago by Laurent Folichon from Belgium with 37 ratings

Ce rhum est dominé par des arômes doux et fruités de figue et de datte séchée. En bouche, les saveurs classiques d'un vieux rhum avec des notes de café torréfié et d'épices. L'usage du terme classique pour évoquer un prix trop élevé à mon goût pour ce mélange de 6 cuvées.

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Posted over 4 years ago by Marc-André from Canada with 29 ratings

D'une élégance et d'une finesse sans pareille dans l'univers des rhum traditionnel ( agricole ), la Quintessence est un petit bijoux.

Une succession de goûts nous éclatent en bouches les uns à la suite des autres.

Cacao en entré, pelure d'orange suivie de noix, et pour finir une descente chaude et longue qui nous laisse un goût de vanille sur tout le palais. ( et la gorge bien chaude )

Une grand parmis les grand.

Top 3 à vie.

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Posted over 4 years ago by Vince from Canada with 57 ratings

To start I'll specifie that I am not a big fan of agricultural rum . My tastes are much more towards the sweeter molasses rum, with flavors of vanilla and smoothness in the mouth. Agricultural rums are much more raw and dry , this one is no exception , but still of high quality . The palate is full-bodied and the sugar cane flavor is shown from beginning to end , the aromas are near the base product, the plant, but it has a complexity that goes from tobacco flavor to cocoa. In the end, it leaves a long and tannic taste. Novices will find agricultural rum '' weird '' compared to industrial rum , very remote in terms of flavor in the mouth (dry , strong, less tasty , less balanced ), but the quintessence of Saint- James is a good starting point to soften the taste gap, even if this one is more complex than others I 've tried.

Pour commencer je vais spécifié que je ne suis pas un grand amateur de rhum agricole. Mes goûts sont beaucoup plus vers la ''sweetness'' de la mélasse, les arômes de vanilles et la douceur en bouche, ils sont plus soyeux. Les rhums agricoles sont beaucoup plus ''raw'' et sec, celui ci ne fait pas exception, mais il reste d'une grande qualité. En bouche, il est corsé et la canne à sucre est en évidence du début à la fin, les arômes sont plus végétales et près du produit de base, mais il a une complexité qui va de l’arôme du tabac jusqu'au cacao. En final, il laisse un goût tannique et long. Les néophytes trouveront les rhums agricoles ''bizarre'' comparé au rhum industriel, très distant en terme d’arôme en bouche (sec, fort, moins goûteux, moins balancé), mais le Quintessence de Saint-James est un bon point de départ pour adoucir cet écart gustatif qui même si présent est plus complexe que d'autres que j'ai essayé.