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Review: Rhum Clement XO (2022)

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Since we first explored the agricole rums of Rhum Clement manner, manner again in 2008, the Martinique distillery has modified their lineup significantly. The 15-year-old and Cuvee Homere expressions now sit on the high of the road with at least eight other expressions rounding out the portfolio. One refresh that appeared to slide by means of the cracks for us was this bottle, Clement XO. In 2008, XO was the top providing with a barely greater proof and doubtlessly older inventory. The fashionable model resides just under the age-stated choices within the latest lineup and has been matured no less than six years in ex-Bourbon barrels. Let’s test it out.

Going again to Chris’s authentic tasting notes, I’ve to say this looks like a really totally different rum. The alcohol, lowered from that authentic bottling (together with the value), doesn’t current with a lot depth. It’s elegant and ethereal with a grassy sweetness and notes of sunshine brown sugar, dried pineapple, and a little bit cigar field. Whereas flippantly textured, there’s an actual depth and complexity right here. On the palate, issues are surprisingly floral at first with eucalyptus and honey suckle, orange blossom, and even some lavender. On the mid-palate, a refined pipe smoke arrives, together with uncooked honey and orchard fruit notes. It’s candy however not syrupy and, just like the nostril, relatively light-bodied with out being skinny. It actually modifications throughout the palate, a lot in order that I’m unsure I’ve encountered a rum that evolves fairly like this. The end is lengthy with a refined heat and fading notes of rock sweet, black cherry, and lychee nut. A fantastic worth for a sipping rum of this high quality.

84 proof.


Rhum Clement XO (2022)




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