Clement Rhum Xo Vieux Rhum Agricole
Clement Rhum Xo is a rare blend of very old aged rums including the highly regarded vintages of 1976, 1970 and 1952, which have been recognized to be the finest ever in Martinique. Each vintage brings to the bottle spice, toffee and tobacco flavours. Wonderfully deep, sweet, not overly woody with spicy fruitcake and cassius root and saddle leather. Toffee, honey, mulling spice, vanilla from the oak round out the edges. Finish gets a nit sweeter with notes of demerrera sugar and maple preceding a silky smooth conclusion of dark dried fruit, tarragon and a fair dose of drying oak.
Clementines and pineapples are juicy and bright on the nose, with flambéed bananas and sweet spices in the background. The gently sweet flavors are complemented by hints of sea salt, light vanilla caramel and nutmeg. Roasted banana and cream flavors linger on the palate. In true entrepreneurial style, Clement Rhum Xo imitated the methods of Cognac production, creating rhum agricole, and he is widely reputed to be rhum agricole’s spiritual patriach. The Clément range of rhums agricole uses Cognac grading; there are both VSOP and XO expressions. A high, sweet, smokey nose with a strong pine (resin?) note and a whack of vanilla.
|Alcohol Content||44 Percent by Volume|
|Liquid Volume||700 Millilitres|
- Light brown walnut or a darker amber in colour
- Wonderfully deep, sweet, woody with spicy fruitcake
- A blend of vintage rums from vintages 1952, 1970 and 1976
- A smooth leathery texture with enough sweetness to prolong the flavours