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C'est un de mes rhums favoris: j'adore les notes de fruits secs!
Les bouteilles ne ressemblent plus à celle de la photo; ce sont des bouteilles transparentes semblables au 7 ou 15 ans d'âge.
Tested it together with the 15yo and I think I like this better because the oaky taste is more balanced in this one.
It’s a great Agricole that’s very smooth and well balanced. You can feel grassy and fruity notes.
Picture: My Saint James shelf.
Design : on retrouve la bouteille carrée signature de la marque St James, le rhum a une belle robe acajou.
Nez : riche, épicé boisé.
Goût : assez particulier en attaque, avec un goût prononcé de boisé et de fruits (pruneau), ensuite viennent des arômes plus subtils, cacao, café notamment.
Finale : longue, goût de canne.
Un des rhums haut de gamme de St James, cette bouteille vaut le détour et justifie l'investissement par rapport au rhum vieux.
Having 43% of alcohol the rum stands out of the line for the first time. The rum is light brown, the aroma when nosing being dominated plums and roasted coffee plus for me an unidentified fresh grassy aroma, sending my thoughts somewhere in the sugarcane fields. On the lips is then slightly aggressive, then smooth with a pleasant throat.
After tasting another agricole rums the same day, I came to the understanding that the strange grassy aroma is typical for all agricole rums, and thus these rums found a way into my rum-heart.
Aroma with plums and some tropical fruit reminding plum brandy. There are also hints of baking spices.
Intense flavour of plums with touch of coffee and with oaky and tobacco finish with a far cry of sugar cane.
same rating after retaste..
Beautiful amber color with clingy legs, running slowly down the glass, after a swirl. The nose is very fruity with ripe, black grapes and prunes, a hint of dark chocolate and a slightly rubbery character. Love it. Reminds me a bit of red wine. Sipping it, I pick up grassy notes of grapes, chocolate and a bit of roasted coffee beans and oak. A very fresh and "juicy" taste. The dryness on the finish is gentler then most french rum, and I find this a very good introduction to agricole.
Attacco quasi agrumato, prugna, leggermente balsamico, spezie dolci.
In bocca si conferma. Non dolce (ed è un plus per me).
Finale di mandorla e legno, non particolarmente lungo né così piacevole.
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