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My first crack at RHUM JM. Very strong smoke taste that grows on you quite quickly. A lot of rooms are close in flavor but this one is distinctly different. Like it or not, you will definitely remember it.
I donot have much experience with agricoles but this is nice. The nose has many wooden oak tones and licorice. This initial taste is grassy and typical agricole, followed by the alcohol burn which i quite like. Then that fades a bit followed by a peppery taste and the long aftertatse is licorice and some undefined spice
Different flavour to anything else ... Damp flavour that's on its own ...
Le design de la bouteille est quelconque.
On retrouve les odeurs sucrées, de miel et de vanille du JM vieux "de base".
Le rhum est assez sec en attaque (alcool), puis des goûts subtils se révèlent, fruits confits, canne
Vient une longue finale de canne, signature des rhums agricoles de Martinique.
Très agréable à boire dans l'absolu, il ne vaut pas le XO qu'on retrouve souvent au même prix, d'où le 7.
Very spicy rum. Dry taste as every single agricole rum I know.
Interessa, anche se mi aspettavo di più. Proverò altri J.M. Staremo a vedere.
If I should select an agricole rhum from the JM collection, this one would stay in my top 3, but the XO tastes better than the VSOP.
Color : Light brown
Flavour : nougaty richness with cinnamon & clove, spiced butter, toffee, vanilla
Palate : smooth and subtle finish
Good entry rum for this distillery that age this 3yrs old in in re-charred Bourbon barrels,finishing it one more year in new American oak barrels.
The first flavour is the powerfull of alcohol. in a second time, we discover the candied agrums, cherry & vanilla. A good rhum after a big meals in family.
Very different than most rums. Lighter and drier. You can taste the wood it was aged with. Also flavors of grass and nutmeg before turning quite spicy and actually just a bit too harsh, for me anyway. Still a solid sipping rum.
I dont really know what to make of this. I had the opportunity to taste the VSOP and wasn't sure what to make of it. It's has strong afterburn and is a little spice (i quess it's the pepper notes). I was my first agricole rhum, but I didn't have the feeling that I was drinking rum, maybe it's because I'm more used to sweeter rums. I did buy the XO so there will be a 2nd try at agricole rhum.
This is a very unique and interesting rum that is unlike any I've tried before.
Smells and tastes of charred oak and spice (pepper, clove, and cinnamon). Maybe a hint of black cherry. Has a nice bite at 43%abv and would pair well with a cigar.
It seems like a pretty good spirit, but I prefer a little more sweetness. This is dry, almost bourbon like.
A decent tasting rum for sure for people who prefer a bit less sweetness in their rum.
A little over priced for this one. the spice islands come to mind with hints of pepper, nutmeg, mace, coriander. Its tasty but dont think I would invest in another bottle. Might be nice in a holiday coctail.
A problem I often face with aged agricoles is that they lose a lot of that grassiness and delicious vegetal profile after barreling, and they tend to mellow out just too much for me. This VSOP from Rhum J.M does that just so, and as much as I like their blanc, this just doesn't excite me the same way.
Rhum agricole fort mais à garder pour des ti punch
It was not my type of rum. But maybe for other it can be.....
Quality rum where alcohol beats other tastes and smells. As i prefer exploring tastes, this rum is not so suitable for me.
After trying the gold version, I was actually hoping for much more from the VSOP.
It started great though, nice dark color, and very very nice sugar cane smell with some notes of Banana (which I think). But then tasting was a complete other story.
The alcohol is quite strong and the burn too present, so you don't really taste the aromas.
Great start but a disappointed end.
Here we go again with yet another Martiniquan rhum agricole that the cane juice too easily picks up on the wooden flavors. Since this one is a fairly young VSOP, it has less of the wood than the 10 Year Clement that I just rated. This one is also way over priced at $58 and I found it at the next liquor store for a whopping $15 cheaper. Even if I had got the cheaper priced one, this rhum is still not a good buy. It almost reminds me of Ezra Brooks 101, which is a dirt cheap Kentucky bourbon. Stick with the cheaper J M Rhums for your first try. In the end, this rhum is nothing more than an expensive mixer.
43 % abv. Nice amber colour in the glass , on the nose , slight honey sweetness , bits of white fruits and a peppery spice note.
Tastes of smokey grass / earthy flavours.. not that pleasant.. very dry , no notable sweetness , could do with more fruit notes. A young rhum as there's quite a burn in the mouth. Long exit but then the worst part of the whole experience.. I feel like I've been chewing wet grass in a damp cellar... !
Veľmi dobrý JM typu agricole. Hrana s konskom,či brandy. Napriek tomu nasladla chuť s príjemným ošetrením dojazdom. Jeden z naj Agricole rumov čo som pil.
Un rhum intéressant avec un très bon bouquet. Très belle couleur jaune thé. Épicé et légèrement amer. Puissant et complexe. Ne vaut pas les vintages de la marque. Du vrai rhum de capitaine... à emmener dans un navire.
Très sucré pour du agricole mais pas si facile à boire à cause de l alcool beaucoup trop agressif pour moi.
Je le trouve plutôt caramélisé