Thanks so much for submitting a report. It has been emailed to the Rum Captain and will be actioned shortly.
As others have noted, there is a distinct peppery note in this agricole, and the oak is very upfront. Behind that lies the grassiness of a traditional agricole. Not as balanced as I was expecting, but I certainly wouldn't turn down a 'ti punch vieux made with this juice.
Velmi silný a hrubý rum. Není vůbec mým šálkem kávy. Proto bohužel hodnotím takto subjektivně. Silná alkoholová chuť.
Pepper overload is what you get from the Rhum J.M. VSOP. It is super dry, like a cognac, but the pepper smell and taste will hit you straight in the face. If you like Rhum Agricole, add 3 points to the score. If you like sweeter rums, go for at least 50 better rums than this one!
The smell of grass, fresh barrel and varnish.
A lot of bitterness. Nothing remarkable, except for a strong barrel.
It reminds a cognac. I spent a lot of money on this, do not repeat for me if you are looking for a good rum.
After trying the gold version, I was actually hoping for much more from the VSOP.
It started great though, nice dark color, and very very nice sugar cane smell with some notes of Banana (which I think). But then tasting was a complete other story.
The alcohol is quite strong and the burn too present, so you don't really taste the aromas.
Great start but a disappointed end.
Ce rhum est superbe a 22e a la distillerie il est le plus sucre et dur la canne.tres doux beaucoup moins complexe et moins sec que le xo il a pour un 4 ans beaucoup de qualites.si vs aimez les rhums jm et les sucres celui ci est pour vous....note 8.0.
I dont really know what to make of this. I had the opportunity to taste the VSOP and wasn't sure what to make of it. It's has strong afterburn and is a little spice (i quess it's the pepper notes). I was my first agricole rhum, but I didn't have the feeling that I was drinking rum, maybe it's because I'm more used to sweeter rums. I did buy the XO so there will be a 2nd try at agricole rhum.
I donot have much experience with agricoles but this is nice. The nose has many wooden oak tones and licorice. This initial taste is grassy and typical agricole, followed by the alcohol burn which i quite like. Then that fades a bit followed by a peppery taste and the long aftertatse is licorice and some undefined spice
My second aged agricole and so far I'm really liking these. Less sweet than other aged rums and full of character. Would definitely buy this again.
A little over priced for this one. the spice islands come to mind with hints of pepper, nutmeg, mace, coriander. Its tasty but dont think I would invest in another bottle. Might be nice in a holiday coctail.
JM a de très bons rhums mais celui-ci est bien fade
with a hint of peppermint, soft finish ...........
Rhum agricole fort mais à garder pour des ti punch
Un rhum intéressant avec un très bon bouquet. Très belle couleur jaune thé. Épicé et légèrement amer. Puissant et complexe. Ne vaut pas les vintages de la marque. Du vrai rhum de capitaine... à emmener dans un navire.
It was not my type of rum.but maybe for other gents it is ok
Interessa, anche se mi aspettavo di più. Proverò altri J.M. Staremo a vedere.
Not great but acceptable, Very strong with lot’s of vegetal aroma’s like most rhum agricole.
Really not the best of it’s kind
Very spicy rum. Dry taste as every single agricole rum I know.
Quality rum where alcohol beats other tastes and smells. As i prefer exploring tastes, this rum is not so suitable for me.
Le design de la bouteille est quelconque.
On retrouve les odeurs sucrées, de miel et de vanille du JM vieux "de base".
Le rhum est assez sec en attaque (alcool), puis des goûts subtils se révèlent, fruits confits, canne
Vient une longue finale de canne, signature des rhums agricoles de Martinique.
Très agréable à boire dans l'absolu, il ne vaut pas le XO qu'on retrouve souvent au même prix, d'où le 7.
Very different than most rums. Lighter and drier. You can taste the wood it was aged with. Also flavors of grass and nutmeg before turning quite spicy and actually just a bit too harsh, for me anyway. Still a solid sipping rum.
The first flavour is the powerfull of alcohol. in a second time, we discover the candied agrums, cherry & vanilla. A good rhum after a big meals in family.
I like Rhum JM and this one is a great sipper, and also for a good punch vieux. Lots of flavor and smooth.
One of the best agricoles I've ever had. Honey, fresh grass, spice and a little heat, finishing slightly dry.
Color : Light brown
Flavour : nougaty richness with cinnamon & clove, spiced butter, toffee, vanilla
Palate : smooth and subtle finish
Good entry rum for this distillery that age this 3yrs old in in re-charred Bourbon barrels,finishing it one more year in new American oak barrels.