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Rhum qui porte bien son nom. Aurait été ainsi qualifié par Bonaparte qui n'était pourtant pas spécialement amateur de rhum. Riche et intense, doux et puissant à la fois.
Just came back from a trip to Martinique, where I’ve got the chance to visit all the distilleries. There’s no rhum like this. The flavour is rich and complex like all the agricole rhum but the taste is surprisingly sweet and delicate. The best rhum in the world.
I was lucky enough to be able to buy two bottles of this from the Boutique at the distillery.
I was fully expecting it to be stupidly expensive, given the unusually high ratings this rum (rhum) has garnered on here, but it was surprisingly cheap at the equivalent of £110 per bottle, once exchange rates are taken into account.
The idea was that I would get two bottle so I could drink one and sell the other on Ebay, but apparently, that's not allowed. I'm half way through the first bottle now and I'm thinking that unless I get a generous offer, I'll just keep it for myself.
I haven't quite figured this rum (rhum) out yet.
Whilst at he distillery, I tasted their young white rum, Coeur de Cann and found it interesting, but not really terribly enjoyable ... I'm in no particular rush to try it again.
La Flibuste , however is possibly the most unusual rum (rhu... you get the point) I have tasted so far.
I'm finding it difficult to describe the notes I get either on the nose or in the mouth ... there's definitely cognac, bourbon and ... bear with me here ... cola nut. The sweetness comes from demerara and treacle. I feel that there is oak there, but it is masked by something I can't quite put a name to.
The single most impressive thing about this rum is the amount of time you taste it for, after swallowing. It goes on for literally hours.
I kinda feel about this rum, the same way I felt about the novels of WIlliam S. Burroughs ... I don't really understand it, but I definitely know I want to explore it further in the vain hope that I will "get" it.
I haven't tried it with a cigar ... it doesn't feel like the right thing to do.
The only thing I know for sure is that once I take the last sip of a glass, I am finding it exceedingly difficult to not pour another.
If you get the chance, you should definitely try this stuff, if for no other reason than you can help me understand it.
Tout simplement parfait il faut absolument le gouter
Best rum i ever tasted !
Nice rum from Martinique
Rhum agricole martiniquais illustrant tout le savoir faire de cette distillerie familiale. Bouteille que tout amateur devrait posseder
Aroma is nice and warm with anise and gingerbread. Taste is warm pleasant wirh same anise, plum and honey and many other tones. You can identify also typical agricole tones, but here are nicely rounded and not annoiyng. Definitely the BEST agricole I have tasted! I was so lucky to get the testing sample - very rare bottle.
No words, yust WOOOOOW! They make only 100 bottles each year.
BUY IT NOW!
I have no words,
I have tasted over 100 rhums, i am speachless, great smell, very long lasting taste of so many elequent flavors.
As a present of my wife for Christmas 2017, I opened it after 12 month of waiting Christmas 2018
What a Great Rum!
It is the best I ever tasted!!!!
Cuvée 1993 ("seulement" 26 ans d'age). Un agricole "doux", une explosions de saveurs, d'odeurs. Une longueur incroyable. Complexe et équilibré. Un travail fabuleux de vieillissement. Du bonheur à l'état pur !
A 1993 one ("only" 26 years old). A soft agricole rhum. With an incredible perfume and flavours explosion. An outstanding long aftertaste. It is complex and perfectly balanced. An amazing and fabulous work of aging. The perfect definition of happiness !!
Tried the 1987 at the Distillery and I'm so thankful I was able to bring home 2 bottles. I'm an avid bourbon drinker and this is still maybe the best old aged liquor I've ever tasted.
Visited the La Favorite distillery while vacationing in Martinique. Open tasting bar. Sturdy box surrounding an old school bottle and label design. It took me a good 20 minutes to crack the wax seal open after buying a bottle from the distillery at EUR 127, and let me tell you, its worth every penny and then some! Super deep mahogany color very rarely seen in Rhum Agricole. Prunes, grapes, liquorice and oak all well balanced with Rhum Agricole grassy notes to the nose and palate. No burn at all. Surprisingly sweet for a Rhum Agricole. Simply spectacular! Additional experience with 1985 edition is even smoother than 1991-1993 editions I have tried before.
Detailed scoring analysis:
10/100 Packaging, bottle and label design 8
10/100 Color of this rum 10
15/100 Nose test 14
20/100 Palate test 19
15/100 Afterburn of this rum 14
15/100 Availability to purchase this rum 3
15/100 Ultimate value for money 15
Total score 83
One of the very best rhums of the world. Great value
Cuvée 1991 pour moi mais j'ai l'impression que c'est pareil pour toutes les versions. Ce que j'ai bu de plus incroyable jusqu'à présent. Fort et doux, intense et subtil, un concentré d’arômes. La boisson des grands soirs.
First of all, I need to post a disclaimer/qualifier that I'm NOT a big fan of agricole rhums. I thought at best I'd rate this rhum a high '8'. But this is truly a fabulous agricole. To me, it's right on the border of a high '9' and a low '10', and since I'm not a fan of agricole, I'll call it a '10'. Date on the cork says 1985 (is it really that old?)
Tastes like an agricole, but sweeter than most. Smells and tastes like it was aged in fine wine (though it says it was aged in cognac, which of course is also grape based). Also has notes of licorice, spice, sugar cane, oak, and prunes. I really enjoy this, and finally found a truly great agricole!
Filled with so many different spices that gather in your Mouth
I've had a lot of rum in my time. I've ambled through the mount gays, Fleur de canas and Appleton's. Once I hit my old age, I needed something more refined. Appleton's Joy is a fine drop, as is the Cubaney 30. However, la Flibuste is in a class of its own. I was able to import some via martinque-Australia-usa. Not easy. Neither were the Aussie duties. One does not merely drink la Flibuste. La Flibuste dances on the tongue, flirts with the senses, and covers you in a warm dark velvet curtain. Close your eyes and this temptress takes you to faraway places in the Carribbean that evoke the virtues and shortcomings of it's namesake times. Addiction is immediate and lifelong. I just wish they produced more than 5k litres a year.
An amazing rhum so well balanced and with so much flavors, plums, cinnamon, almonds. Lovely thick a little oily and buttery but in a good way.
This rare bottle contains some of the sweetest, smoothest Rhum known to man. Amazing mahogany coloring!!Think Diplomatic Ambassador kicked up a notch but less thick and even smoother. It has a unique taste of prunes,apple and mango with a variety of spices a smooth taste combined with an ultra long finish that blows your mouth away. Totally awesome. I’d probably give this an 11 on a scale of 1 to 10.
Crazy charater rhum. So complex, yet punchy at the same time. Figs, vanilla, chocolate, mousse, orange, tiramisu, coco etc.
Have visited the habitation twice - bought a 1991 blend in 2013, and a current one in 2019.
1991 one is sweeter, more calm, while the current blend is more spicy, puncy yet having all the complexity and sweetness the 1991 has. It’s rather difficult to justify buying other vieux rhums when you know that this is available. In fact I’m gonna pour a glass of 1991 now!
I tried this amazing rhum at the famous Rum Bar in the beautiful Whitsunday Isles in North Queensland. Wow , where do I start ? A 1982 bottle according to the cork. Dark stone fruit colour on pouring with the aroma filling the air..
So many things going on in there.. love the cognac taste , soft , fills your mouth with rich fruits , beautiful.. theres no hurry to swallow at all.
No burn , just a velvety exit.
A rare joy to taste.. my first agricole that was amazing.
Brought back from the Caribbean by a friend - enjoyed small glass - best rum I’ve ever tasted
This rum is the best of the best, I have tried several rums but this is wonderful during the smell and in the mouse it gives soft flavor but richer test, it is wonderful.