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I felt the taste profile on this was kind of like a cross between rum and bourbon. I like it. I feel this truly is a bourbon drinkers rum. Good neat and I can see it being good I some mixed drinks.
Fles: 70cl, typische Clement vorm
Aroma: hout, zoethout, tabak.
Smaak: hout, kruiden, zachte karamel en vanille.
Heerlijke agricole voor een zacht prijsje.
This is where the best rhum agricoles can't compare to the best of the "proper rums"...if you ask me.
I'd still drink it...maybe even buy it some time again :-)
Liquorice with just a little bit but required sharpness. Not too sweet and soft aftertaste
Not too young, not too old. Though only slightly aged, it's a perfectly sippable counterpart to sweeter aged rums, and makes a fantastic 'Ti Punch. Still, if you're deciding between this and one of Clement's older offerings (and you can spare the extra cash), I'd swing for the latter.
Overall, an excellent introduction to rhum agricole that won't leave you disappointed.
I had read great reciews about Clement so I was very excited to find this at my local specialty liquor store. After letting it sit for 30 minutes in a snifter, I took a whiff and honestly couldn't tell this was rum. It smelled more like whiskey/bourbon to me. The taste to me was not much better. There was quite a burn and there was an overwhelming taste of mildew that completely dominated the taste profile for me. It was almost like cork taint, but there's no cork. Just wasn't the best for me, especially for $35. I hope the rest of you have better luck with this one.
Ce Clément select barrel est un rhum agricole classique. Entrée de gamme chez Clément. Personnellement, je le trouve trop sec. Bonne dégustation!
Rhum vieux d'entrée de gamme de chez Clément, ce "select barrel" est un assemblage d'eaux de vie vieillies dans des fûts de chêne neufs.
Design : bouteille standard de chez Clément, simple mais efficace, le rhum a une belle couleur vieil or.
Nez : riche, sucré, fruité, vanille...très engageant.
Attaque : vigoureuse, boisé (très présent), vanille puis notes d'alcool.
Finale : boisé, léger goût de canne.
On retrouve un côté "bourbon", ce "select barrel" est le pendant du "black sheriff" de chez HSE (distillé au même endroit).
Très agréable à boire.
I have sampled some of the Clement rums and thus far liked them all. This one, however, is more challenging. It is quite different. It is a blend of single-cane agricole rums then matured for three years in used French oak barrels. It is a rich, deep amber colors with a strong yet pleasant aroma. The flavor pulls no punches. There is an immediate pepperiness with an underlying cane juice sweetness (just a hint) along with definitely oak flavor. It has a real burn to it. This is almost like a young bourbon in a way. It has a dry finish. In some of their other agricole rums a noticeable grassiness is present but in this rum it is barely noticeable until the finish and then you can taste it until it fades away.
Hard to consider this a sipping rum. I would prefer it as a mixer but not certain what sort of drink it would do best in. I would hesitate using it in fruit-based cocktails but I wouldn't turn down one made with this rum.
Overall, a complex rum for advanced palates. This is definitely not a rum for novices.
Une douce et agréable sensation envahit le palais. Des notes vanillées viennent enrichir ce rhum qui pourrait avoir été vieilli dans des fûts de bourbon.