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Rhum Clément 10 Year Old Rhum Agricole
     

Rhum Clément
10 Year Old Rhum Agricole

Category: Rhum Agricole Vieux

Date Tasted: 6/11/2013
Country: Martinique
Alcohol: 44%
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95 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$75.99
Deep amber bronze color. Aromas of sandalwood, incense, polished wood, and caramelized nuts with a supple, dryish medium-to-full body and a warming and well meshed finish of peppery and baking spices, whole nuts, straw, cigar wrapper, dried flowers, and minerals. A superbly sophisticated, dry sipping rum that will appeal to single malt Scotch drinkers and will be a revelation to rum drinkers.
Tasting Info
SPIRITS Glass Style: Fruity, Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: sandalwood, incense, polished wood, and caramelized nuts
Taste Flavor: warming and well meshed
Smoothness Smoothness: Peppery
Finish Finish: Normal
Enjoy Enjoy: Enjoy on its own
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A superbly sophisticated, dry sipping rum that will appeal to single malt Scotch drinkers and will be a revelation to rum drinkers.
Rhum Agricole Vieux
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Serve in a Snifter

Rhum Agricole Vieux, like all agricole rhums, are an AOC (Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée) designated and protected spirit produced from fresh squeezed sugar cane juice, instead of molasses, and aged in oak barrels for at least 3 years. These rhums are distilled on the French Caribbean island of Martinique in single column copper pot stills or traditional alembic style pots stills and aged in either used Cognac, brandy or whisky barrels. These rhums are noteworthy for their strength, often bottled at 100 proof, as well as their complexity, which is comparable to fine Armagnacs, and should be enjoyed neat in a snifter and if so inclined, with a cigar.

These are formally differentiated from fresh cane juice based rhums from other French Caribbean islands, like Haiti and Guadeloupe, by the AOC designation, but it is common practice to refer to all fresh cane rums as 'agricole rums'. Different vintages or batches are blended together to insure a continuity of flavor in brands of rhum from year to year. Some rhums agricole vieux brands will give age statements stating the age of the youngest rhum in the blend (e.g., 10-year-old Rum contains a blend of Rums that are at least 10 years old). A small number of Rhum Agricole Vieuxs are vintage dated.

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