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Recommendable to most
On the nose: yogurt, mild smokiness, and brine. On the palate: almost peaty, some burnt sugar, celery/fennel, fruit and briny vegetal notes. Long finish.
Grassy. Kind of meaty, savoury vibes. So much flavour for a white rum!
As a millennial the production notes are hitting all the right notes, but unlike the vaval, this one actually tastes good.
Sipping white rum, who knew that was a thing?
I just don’t know what to think about this one. It’s like no other rum I’ve had before. The vegetal notes are very prominent, almost tastes like an alcoholic tomato soup with lots of fresh herbs. It’s nuts.
There's definitely a surplus of heads products, such as ethyl acetate and acetone which gives it a very heady character. It's quite light on the palate, however, with whispers of cane and olive brine. It's somewhat intense and "unrefined", which isn't always a bad thing though I wish the heads was a little more restrained. It's unique and very worth having on the shelf - I'd put it in the same league as Cachaca.
I have a lot of respect for the serious distillers of Haiti as the country is very poor and has been mostly alienated by the rest of the world following the revolution. Its a good rum, and all the knowledge and technique involved in its production likely developed from time and experience on account of the distillers, without access to modern research. I hope most of the profit makes it back to Haiti.
Michel Sajous cultive une petite parcelle (30ha) sur l'île d'Haïti.
Son agriculture est vertueuse puisqu'elle respecte une approche biologique. La canne cultivée, la Cristalline est propre à l'île et doit sa notoriété à sa grande richesse aromatique. Nous sommes donc en présence d'un "rhum bio" monovariétal
C’est à partir du pur jus de canne, (sans filtration), que nous est proposé cet excellent Clairin.
Nez: la canne à sucre explose et laisse ensuite une jolie place aux notes mentholées qui lui donnent son identité et son caractère.
Bouche: généreuse et délicate empreinte d'une grande fraîcheur associant menthol et notes florales puissantes. Finale: les notes florales persistent et laissent une saveur divinement rafraîchissante
Became one of my favorites!
Best agricole I've ever had. In Haiti they want to make this an idividual category rather than "just" agricole rhum.
Such good quality funk. A strong nose of cane, banana, and moss. Palate is not as smooth and a little hot. To me, that’s not a bad thing.
Compared to vaval and rocher, this one is more refined despite being at a higher proof. The aroma is very Jamaican, but the taste is heavy on vegetables, olives, brine, spinach, green pepper, and then finishes with typical Jamaican notes
Honestly I have never experenced a Rum remotely like this. This is part of a 24 Rum tasting present, (small portions, but more than up the job) from my son (good kid).
The nose is driving me crazy. There is a really pungent and really familiar aroma that I can't identify...and it's driving me nuts. Anyhow, a riot of things going on, and the only one I can get is the rotten banana thing. Someone below says grassy, and I can get that.
The mouth is generous, balanced with...Mango (?), certainly citrus, and pepper. It's full and (I think) not unpleasant.
I know this review isn't too helpful, but this is really new territory for me, and I'm having trouble landing on wether I like it or not. That said, without hesitation, I can say whatever it is, it's very well made, beautifully balanced and I would suspect a really winner for those who know what to expect. I think I'm sorry I don't have more...maybe.
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