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Doux, légèrement sucré, avec de fines notes toastées
I'm a whiskey guy, so I really dug this rum write a bit. Grassy in flavor, and great slightly chilled. This is one I'd have as a standby at home.
Rum Clément VSOP zrál nejméně čtyři roky, a to v panenských dubových sudech z francouzské oblasti Limousin a ve znovu vypalovaných sudech po bourbonu.
Alkohol: 40 %
Aroma: Jednalo se o můj první ochutnaný zemědělský rum, takže mě první přičichnutí velmi překvapilo, prvotní dojem byl, jako bych měl ve sklence velmi ovocně kořenitou whisky, ovšem postupně se ukazují sladší tóny a pestrá paleta kořenitých vůní. Sušené ovoce, med, kokos a čokoláda. Poměrně složitá, až rafinovaná vůně, je jedním slovem úchvatná. O to hůř se hledají slova k jejímu popisu. Charakterem bych ji opravdu přirovnal spíše k whisky, než k ostatním „nezemědělským“ rumům. (95 b)
Chuť: Ve vůni jsem cítil whisky, v chuti pro změnu koňak :-) Lehce zvláštní chuť, nasládlá, dřevitá, topinková, kořenitá, silná , výrazná, specifická, obzvlášť svou dochutí, zanechává výrazný ocas. Není to špatné, ale určitě alespoň pro mě nezvyklé. (83 b)
Shrnutí: Vůně je pro mě téměř fenomenální, v chuti nejsem zklamán, spíš je to pro mě nezvyk, je opravdu jiná, než na co jsem u karibských rumů zvyklý. Na to, že se jedná o moji první ochutnávku tohoto stylu, je to velmi nadějné a rád budu v tomto směru bádat dál.
Another great Rhum from Clement (much better than JM most of the time.
Strong sugar cane flavor but very smooth at the same time, perfect balance.
Nice one for the collection not to expensive refreshing and well flavored
Smooth and well balanced Rhum Agricole.
There certainly are other even better Rhums out there but at it's price point Clement's VSOP is really hard to be beaten.
I usually mix tiki drinks with Rhum Clement VSOP, it is a wonderful aged agricole with a peppery, whiskey profile, but I have been sipping it as well and find it quite enjoyable, it’s not your usual sipper, not too sweet but smooth and almost like a nice Scotch. I also enjoy it with a bit of lime, muddled with sugar syrup and a bit of ice for a Petite Punch in the traditional style of Martinique. I really beg to differ with those lower ratings, this is a quality aged Rhum!
N- Orange, liquorice, berries, hudson candy. Old Fashioned with extra orange peel, angostura herbs bitter. Smokes, chocolate with oak headiness, buttery, forest pine and natural, turned earth with more chocolate developed. Not very agricole-y, more towards molasses. Feinty notes developed with rubber, resin and more oak. Well made with bold aromas. (88/22)
P- Molasses with citrus sharpness that give it a refreshing lift. Orange, sazerac, rye-ish and fragrant. (87/21)
F- Medium-long, medicinal, waxy, nutty nuance and clean. (87/21)
B/B- 86/20. Balanced and natural on flavour, but wee thin on body.
Weighted Rate- 84pt
— at The Rum Bar KL.
I love rums from Martinique. This has smoothness and delicacy... Rhum Agricoles are really something special, with the aged variants developed with precision and beauty. A sipper, or a high-class Ti Punch.
Smooth with notes of burnt caramel, brown sugar, cinnamon, tobacco, and raisins
smooth. great w/ Coke. no alcohol finish. a tad sweet.
It makes excellent mai tias. I like making cocktails as authentically to the original as possible. Trader Vic"s Mai Tai used a Martinique rum and this was as close as I could get. The man was a genius. Makes an excellent Mai Tai.
Its not smooth but I think in this case that"s a good thing. Its" sharp and concise. Floral notes, perhaps most comparable to rose water and citrus, I lean towards orange peel, are the notes I get. After a sip, if I press my tongue to the roof of my mouth, I can easily imagine the roof of my mouth being an orange peal being pressed for its oils. The flavour that I can only ever describe as "greeness" that I get from rhum agricoles is positioned along the taste differently than I have come to expect. In most rhum agricoles that I have tried the greeness has been near the end. This still has more finish to come after the greeness which is a pleasant suprise. However, the rum is much too sharp for this to be noticed without looking for it. Overall, I don"t see this being a go to sipping rum of mine but I am happy to have it be a part of my collection.
Clement has a good range of rums that easily slip into a number of other spirit categories. Clement VSOP is a rum agricole that makes a successful transition into the brandy realm.
Bottle: Lovely, simple and old school.
Color: Rich brown.
Bottle Aroma: A hit of a very well aged bourbon gives in to a brandy sweetness.
Glass Aroma: Less intense with an older oak nose.
Taste: A little heat paired with a heavy oak flavor, the agricole grassy sweetness comes in to lend a brandy familiarity, a strong oak finish.
This isn't my style of rum, but it is impressive with its range and depth. It is a great rum on the shelf to share with friends.
Nice agricole rhum with woody, earthy cane flavor with dry notes. Definitely a sipper, just wish it wasn't so expensive. Complexity and smoothness on the palate affords this rum to be part of your rum collection.
Nice stronger Ron with Sharper taste like of whiskey. Smell is good after plums and is sweet.
This is a great rum to break into the wild world of Rhum Agricol, and you should!! The grassy, funky flavors are really not like anything else, but this aged Agricol has been polished and smoothed making it very accessible while still bringing the funkiness to the table. Great in spirit forward cocktails, ala rum old fashioned, spirit driven Tiki offerings, or straight up. Bring the Funk!
It's different. Like hay or as some had said, grass. It's warm and there is definite heat in the throat. However, the aftertaste of honey and dried fruit makes this rhum sing.
Rated like a fine cognac. Strong, made from pressed sugar cane instead of molasses. From Martinique. With a splash of water it really opened up.
Dabbling into another agricole and I can't lie, this stuff gets better and better the more I try it!
On the nose- Very earthy. Getting grass, orange zest and spice
First sip- Super smooth right off the bat with a big bang of flavor. Somewhat similar to the nose with the grass and orange zest but getting a bit of wood in there as well. Also picking up a bit of coffee and tobacco mixed in. So much flavor it's hard to really put my finger on it but this is an incredible dram. I mean I know the JM VSOP was super good but it's more than a trend at this point. This isn't crazy expensive and is somewhat easy to find. If you are into rum at all or even for the whisky lovers I highly suggest giving this a go as I promise you will not be disappointed. 8.5 out of 10! Enjoy!
A good choice if you like the "Rhums vieux agricoles" type of drink. Not the greatest i've tasted so far but worth the low price it costs. Good not only neat but also over ice or mixed with coke or orange juice.
Ce Rhum Clément a la particularité d'avoir été vieilli trois ans dans un fût de Bourbon.
Au nez, on peut ressentir certains arômes qu'on retrouve dans le Bourbon. En bouche, il est assez sec et intense pour terminer avec une belle longueur !
A goûter :)
Spirit is definite. Works well on the rocks. Good rum.
I don't usually drink a 4 year old gold r(h)um but when I do I choose Clement. Light oak taste, definitive "heat"(alcohol taste), mild fruit with a hint of spice and low level of "butteriness".