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Rhum JM VSOP rum

Rhum JM VSOP

Martinique | Aged

6.6/10 (64 ratings)
Tasty, but not quite great

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Posted almost 3 years ago by piratejabez from United States with 314 ratings

This 43% dram is very gentle on the nose. Maple, candy, cherry, hint of solvent. Mouth - I like it! Rather woody, smooth, and complex. I could just sip this one all night.

This is among my very favorite aged agricoles.

8-, 8

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Posted over 3 years ago by Loldelagohelle from France with 157 ratings

Ce rhum est superbe a 22e a la distillerie il est le plus sucre et dur la canne.tres doux beaucoup moins complexe et moins sec que le xo il a pour un 4 ans beaucoup de qualites.si vs aimez les rhums jm et les sucres celui ci est pour vous....note 8.0.

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Posted about 2 years ago by Michael from United States with 12 ratings

Rhum JM VSOP Agricole
Quick review:

For those who don't know.. R'h'um as opposed to 'R'um, is made using raw sugar cain juice squeezed directly from the freshly cropped plant. Rum on the other hand is made using the molasses extracted from the sugar cain. This makes for a much dryer, Earthier taste.
On the nose- a little funky with grass and dried fruit.

First sip- sooo different than other agricoles I've tried. Spicier than others. Sweet but dry with citrus and pepper. Earthy tones but not overwhelming. Very, very well balanced and nice smooth tingle on the finish. I've read other reviews saying this was harsh and tasted like pure alcohol but I think they're crazy. This is so delicious that im mad at myself for not having this in my bar all along. If you see it. Get it. Thank me later.
Na Zdrowie! 🥃🤙😁

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Posted over 3 years ago by YMHC from Netherlands with 160 ratings

Een lekker pittige rhum agricole van Martinique's mooiste distilleerderij Rhum J.M. gelegen aan de voet van de vulkaan Pelée en vlak bij de Atlantische​ oceaan.

Het gekapte suikerriet wordt binnen een uur geperst en het sap in de fermentatie tank gepompt. Na een korte vergistingaperiode wordt er gedistilleerd in dubbele column stills. Een drietal jaar op ex-bourbon vaten later levert een rhum op met die typische 'grassige' agricole smaak maar ook rokerig eikenhout en specerijen als peper, kaneel, noten en fruitige tonen als banaan en grapefruit.

Een lichte en droge rum gebotteld op 43% abv (die merk je op) waar niet mee 'geknoeid' is want dat is tegen de wet op Martinique.

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Posted about 1 month ago by Mark Ogilvie from United States with 16 ratings

What an interesting drink.

The nose of this rum just has a lot going on, and I feel like I get a different collection of smells every time I go for a sniff here. Butterscotch, solvent, vanilla, maybe a bit of cherry, some smoke, maybe cooked apricot or plum, touches of baking spice, it's complicated here. Maybe a bit too much alcohol on the nose, even after letting it breathe a bit.

Immediately on the palate I get toasty warmth, a bit of burn, but not an unpleasant amount, and a really mild, almost imperceptible toffee sweetness that runs right into, like, a banana ester flavor, which itself melts gradually into savory roasting herbs and spices. Toasted clove or allspice, maybe some cinnamon. Imagine a holiday roast. Really quite savory, almost becoming meaty, cut by that alcohol, all with a constant undercurrent of toasty, buttery, peppery, slightly grassy woody-ness. The finish is kind of short and subtle, but, surprisingly, quite fruity! I get almost a nectarine finish. Some kind of stone fruit, for sure.

It's quite dry, overall, and most of the little sweetness there is in the drink runs out pretty early on as its flavors develop.

There's a lot going on, throughout the whole thing. Ultimately, I don't know if its one of my favorite rums, but exploring it has been a really satisfying, and occupying, experience. I really want to rate this a '9,' but there's just something strange about that turn into those roasting spice flavors that doesn't feel as coherent as I'd like.

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Posted 9 months ago by jfmurcia from Jamaica with 55 ratings

This is my first agricole and I found it really interesting. Very different flavors than other rums, I liked that earthy and grassy tastes that are unique from these type of rums. Also liked the smoked and pepper flavors. Definitely worth trying.

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Posted 10 months ago by 69nl43 from France with 14 ratings

Ya quelque chose de particulier dans ce vsop aoc.
Une patte de la maison JM. On y revient avec plaisir malgré le goût surprenant. Bonne cam pour moins de 40.

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Posted 3 months ago by Davetitus from United States with 8 ratings

Received this as a gift. Very smooth very nice would be happy to have it again

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Posted almost 4 years ago by Johannes from Germany with 62 ratings

with a hint of peppermint, soft finish ...........

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Posted over 3 years ago by Rick from United States with 30 ratings

My second aged agricole and so far I'm really liking these. Less sweet than other aged rums and full of character. Would definitely buy this again.