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I had this one on a cruise ship way back in 1992 because it was the most affordable rhum agricole from the French West Indies. Little did I know that this was the French equivalent of Bacardi, aka rot gut. When I returned from the cruise, I even bought an entire bottle back at home in the hopes of improving on the bad sample on the cruise ship. It was still crap. The moral of this story is that when one wants to venture into the unique tastes of rhum agricole from the French West Indies, start anywhere else except for St James (and Negrita).
This rum comes with the standart rectangular bottle, nicely done, nothing too fancy yet still very stylish in my opinion. The producer states it is aged up to 24 months and contains 45% vol.
The colour is amber (it is no surprise), not too dark but still quite full, doesn't just leave an impression of coloured water. In a glass, it has very clean structure, when I twirl or tilt the glass, I can see thick legs slooowly running down but leaving a visible trace.
The aroma starts with general sweet grassy and cane feel. I swear I could also smell something reminiscent of a certain flowers, can't say which ones. After that, notes of honey and vanilla appear here and there, burnt sugar and if you try really hard, you can catch a small moment of oaky undertone, really minor in comparison to Saint James 12 y. o.'s which really smells of wood and leather. I really recommend to let this breath in the glass, the aroma spreads and it is very pleasant, unless you literally stick your nose half an inch above the glass and inhale as hard as you can, in which case you smell some alcohol traces, too.
The taste in the mouth starts with quite strong burn followed by spices, vanilla, slightly sweet taste finishing with heavier wooden taste, perhaps even some nuts. This spreads into your nose. The finish and afterburn is quite agressive, quite short and not really too memorable, rather uninteresting and perhaps bit dissapointing, do not like the taste in the throat but I guess it is a debt to be paid for the interesting and enjoyable smell and aroma.
In a cocktail this is an absolute blast, it is good rum to sip too, but not for everyone, and there really are better rums to sip. I would say you cannot go wrong with this, but it isn't the best bottle for really special occasions or nice afternoon with your beloved lady, might be too harsh for her.
The taste of Martinique but not quite the standing
One of these good value for money rums you can buy from supermarkets in France.
Of course this is not for sipping on its own but more for cocktails.
Pretty decent taste for a mass market Rhum Agricole.
Pas vraiment fan de ce type de rhum très sec, pas de saveur particuliaire..moins désagréable en mix certainement...pas fan du Rhum agricole.
Aucun intérêt pour lui-même, éthylique au nez, terrible en bouche. Pour les mix essentiellement, et encore.
It's not smooth and rather punchy. Don't like the flavour
It's a taste of the island, sweet and sugar cane accent.
Cheap rum, harsh and fiery... Closer to an armagnac or a cognac than to the aged/sweet rums I'm used to sip. Never found the "notes florales légèrement épicées et délicatement fruitées" elsewhere than on the label. At that price, could be interesting when mixed but that's not my way of drinking rum...
A very smooth aged agricole, very much more mellow than it's white cousins, worth having on the self.
It's one of my favorites. Sure, I drank it more, than others.
Good taste and good aftertaste.
My all time favorite. Best rum to drink straight up.
45% abv. I did approach this rhum with trepidation as the Reserve wasn't very pleasant but this was a lot worse. Started off ok , nice dark amber colour in the glass with a nose of caramel and slightly fruity notes.. then I swirled the glass and it changed its flavour profile to the smell you get when the tides gone out !
A cross between salt water and rotting seaweed.. it really took me by surprise ! This smell unfortunately transferred into the taste , I just couldn't get past it.. drowned it in cola just to finish.. yuk !
Nuz moj prvy agricole rum, ktory mi pripomenul, ze na mojej rumovej ceste som iba na zaciatku. V chuti alkohol a tráva, lieskove orechy, nič pre začiatočníkov a teda zatiaľ ani pre mňa, staci, ale pridat limetku, trstinovy cukor a ľad a hned to je 6++
Use when an agricole is called for in mai tai, etc. Decent ti punch
Un bon rhum pour les planteurs et autres cocktails.
Has those typical agricole qualities, citrusy, grassiness, acidity, alcoholic kick, this is not as acidic as white acricoles though and has bit too much unpleasant alcoholic taste even if mixed, some oakiness can be found.
Nothing special, works well enough in tiki cocktails like three dots and a dash but im sure there is more mature and complex options available too.
Σαν πολύ αυστηροί δεν είστε εδώ στο rumratings !!!!!!! αναλογικά με τα ρούμια που έχω βαθμολογήσει με 7 ίσως να είναι λιιιιγο πιο κάτω. Ήμουν ανάμεσα στο 6 με το 7 . Σίγουρα δεν έχει διάρκεια και ένταση .... Αλλά .... Λίγο η ιδιαίτερη γεύση του, το όμορφο μαγαζί, οι ωραίες μουσικές που έπαιζε, οι cult καταστάσεις που συνέβαιναν ακριβώς πίσω μας και ..... η Μαγική Νάξος στις Αρχές του Μάρτη ..... Βοήθησαν να πάμε την βαθμολογία προς τα επάνω. 7ρακι λοιπόν για ένα άξιο δοκιμής ρούμι, χωρίς όμως να περιμένετε ..... παπάδες
Definitely good for mixing, but a bit boozy and the result of ageing in wood does not produce the results other rhums have achieved. If you had a bottle laying around to be consumed, you would not say no cause it’s a Martiniquan rhum after all but there are other much better agricoles to be had :) 6.3-6.4. The nose is really boozy.
Non il rum più buono del mondo, ma comunque, visto il prezzo, raggiunge la sufficienza.
Rhum molto secco, in prima battuta spiazza un po' ma sul lungo periodo si fa apprezzare
Ce rhum dégage des notes épicées de cannelle mais assez sec en bouche.
Comme j’aime les rhum plus sucrés, je l’apprécie avec du jus d'ananas
It smells like it tastes, like chalk with washing powder and rotten bread! 2/10 because the taste has something "interesting" fruity hidden in there. But never ever again ...
Heavy, rancid, peanut butter?. Yet, somehow thin. Dark in colour but oak hardly noticeable behind the vegetal notes
I usually enjoy agricole funkiness but this rum relies heavily on less desireable fusel oils.
Its not vile, but its best poured in small doses to add flavour.