Smooth and Spicy: Discover Clement VSOP Agricultural Rum at an Unbeatable Price
The Rhum Vieux Agricole VSOP from Clement distilleries is an agricultural rum from Martinique famous for its softness and ease of drinking. It’s not a very complex or pyrotechnic rum; it doesn’t want to overdo it, but it succeeds in the difficult task of being balanced and pleasant without ever becoming banal.
It is an agricultural rum that is made from pure sugar cane juice and then aged for 4 years in barrels that were used to make bourbon. A choice that marks the rum with very caramelized, toffee-like, sweet and enveloping hints and a pleasant, not too pungent, smoky note.
This Rhum Vieux Agricole VSOP Clement is a good, honest agricultural rum. It is the basic, entry-level product of the famous distilleries of Martinique, which are a real institution, if not the oldest on the island.
However, that’s alright because the rum is stylized and wood-shaped to be pleasant rather than an agricultural rum that aims to be subtle or natural.
And if it has sacrificed aromatic expressiveness, it is also true that it flows like a pleasure, soft and velvety with spicy hints.
A very fruity nose with notes of fruit in syrup, sweet spices like cinnamon and vanilla, and smoky suggestions
Chocolate, coffee, and cocoa supplied. Everything is done with precision; it doesn’t leave much room for imagination, but it’s well done. It goes on a track but proceeds quickly.
In the mouth, it is warm and soft but has a nice touch; it is not a heavy or complacent rum, but it moves with a certain agility, despite all the spicy apparatus it carries with it. The structure is broad and well designed, with spicy tips that veer toward being mentholated. The finish is caramelized with flavors of dark chocolate. Not very varied, but well done and very persistent.
The bottle is sold for 36–40 euros, an excellent price. We were quite critical in reviewing this agricultural rum, but if you consider the very affordable price, then it becomes one of the best deals you can get in the Martinique agricultural rum landscape.
Spoon desserts, apple pie, cat’s tongues, and of course all manifestations of chocolate, such as chocolate salami.