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HSE VSOP Reserve Speciale 4-Year rum

HSE VSOP Reserve Speciale 4-Year

Martinique | Agricole | 45% ABV | Column Still (1-4)

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53 HSE VSOP Reserve Speciale 4-Year Ratings

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Yohobro 🇨🇦 | 84 ratings
Posted 13 days ago

Only got a taste of this one but it was delectable. Ripe banana and light grass on the nose. Same on the palette with some boozy zing. Super pleasant. Will be looking for a bottle of this one!

Codogg81 🇺🇸 | 30 ratings
Posted 2 months ago

First Agricole experience and I absolutely love this stuff. Bourbon drinkers can appreciate this style of Rhum. It hits hard neat. Also made a Ti Punch and it was fantastic 👌

miki 🇮🇹 | 17 ratings
Posted 8 months ago

a nice agricole for the price, tasty, good for sipping if you like a whisky-ish rum

HunterRomario 🇨🇿 | 396 ratings
Posted 10 months ago

Alkohol: 45 %
Původ: Martinik
Aroma: Hutná, bohatá vůně. Cedr, broušená kůže, kakao, exotické dřevo, perník, tmavá čokoláda, kadidlo - vánoční františek. (90 b)
Chuť: Sice suchý, ale zároveň bohatý. Propolis, cedr, staré dřevo, pikantní kyselkavost, exotická dřevitost, hřebíček. Dlouhá, vyzrále působící dochuť. (88 b)
Body: 89
Shrnutí: Ochutnán s kamarádem na naší srpnové degustační akci. Tento HSE mi hodně sedl a přemýšlím, kdy jsem naposledy měl tak dobrý agricole.

ripperussr 🇨🇿 | 605 ratings
Posted over 1 year ago

Cocoa, caramel and gentle vanilla touch in aroma, the body is mix of cocoa, barrel, etc (none of them is significant), very decent tail.

jru 🇺🇸 | 114 ratings
Posted over 1 year ago

I get the whisky barrel smell right away.
& then the flavor is also very similar. But it’s smooth and clean. Not too smokey. It’s really nice after sip or two, it gets complex with mint, spice & the flan marshmallow etc

5xo (PREMIUM) 🇸🇰 | 396 ratings
Posted over 1 year ago

Spicy fruity agricole but not blended together well.

bar la moura 🇭🇷 | 176 ratings
Posted over 2 years ago

i compare this to clement vsop, color much darker, i don t feel the alcoholic
burn like clement, natural sweetness, candied fruits, banana is the predominant
fruit i feel , smooth rum, long, warm finsh, more expensive that clement vsop
but justified, also the proof is higher ...
it s incredible how good can be a just 4 years aged rum, it s because of tropical
ageing where 1 year its like 3 years in Europe ?
i rated this 9, tried a lot of rums after and decided to give it a 10 when i look quality/price, best agricole aged just 4 years, it s a must have in my home bar !

IBO 🇸🇰 | 193 ratings
Posted over 2 years ago

Toto HSE ma bavilo. V danej cene vek slušný agricole, znatelna stopa HSE. Ovocie,drevo, jemne vanilka a čokoláda. Stredne dlhý zaver

vomi1011 🇩🇪 | 402 ratings
Posted over 2 years ago

Today I got a sample of a cheap Agricole from HSE. Just 40€ in Germany at 45%.
I don't expect much, but let's see.

Nose: Sugar cane, grassy notes, wood (the cask influence is quite strong). The smell is very intensive and saturated for 45%. Peppery notes with some salty fruits, like star fruit, apples and apricots. Some orange zests. I would guess it's a JM or a more expensive agricole like Neisson/La Mauny. 80 to 100 Euro smell.

Taste: Diluted start with some sweetness, sugar cane, peppery melon, grassy aromas. It tingels in the mouth like sparkling water. In the middle when it became warm I get a lot of dry orange zests, then exotic fruits like star fruit with apricot jam, cask influence (wood with tobacco).
Wohoho, very good, at only 45% and for 40 Euro? I'm impressed, very impressed.
The finish is spicy, grassy aromas, fruits, slightly pepper, orange zests, wood, tobacco, sugar cane.

Conclusion: This was a very unexpected surprice. Holy Moly, what a great quality for the price.
It's complex, intensive, saturated and rich. Yes, the dilution is noticeable in the initial taste.
But at the price of 40 Euro... even if you don't like Agricole, this one is very good.

It earns 90 points. I haven't been so surprised by a cheap rhum in a long time.

Sweetness: 2/5
Fruits: 3.5/5
Spice: 3.5/5
Complexity: 4/5
Value 42 Euro: +5/5

Brand Details

Type: Agricole
Company: HSE
Country: Martinique
ABV: 45%
Name: VSOP Reserve Speciale 4-Year
Years Aged: 4
Raw Material: Cane Juice
Process: Unknown
Distillation: Column Still (1-4)
Women Led: No