J.M Rhum Agricole Tres Vieux XO 47% 700ml
ORIGIN Blended in re-charred Bourbon barrels for 5 years then finished for one year in barrels of different capacities and temperatures. PARTICULARITY This rum falls under the 6-year-old category. Its complexity gives lends character and sparks an interest in the 10-year, 15-year and older vintages. NOSE This rum has a rich nose of fruity notes: candied fruit (candied orange zest), dried fruit (fig, date and prune), quince conserve and the delicious enticing notes of gingerbread (honey, nutmeg, cinnamon and vanilla). It is irresistibly elegant. PALATE A complex palate with the candied fruit and dried fruit reminiscent of the nose, enhanced with a deliciously sweet note of Tonka bean. Extremely well-rounded and generous.
The distillery, founded by Jean Marie Martin (J.M) is located in the North of Martinique Island (French West Indies) and is renowned to be the most prestigious brand for aged Agricole rums. The AOC Rhum Agricole de la Martinique restricts production to the short, best season for the cane to pack aromas, compels that all and only the fresh juice of the cane be used, contrary to 95% of the world rums using the left-overs (Molasses, stalks) of the sugar refining industry. Agricole Rum belongs to the world of cognac or Armagnac, whenever Traditional Rum (also known as Industrial) is in the grappa / pomace world. Lately, and confidently they have experimented with unusual cask finish, going for casks far more complex than the usuals props for whiskies i.e. sherry, port, madeira, fortified sweet wines. They have gone for Calvados, Cognac, and Armagnac casks and longer maturations. So brilliant were the results that all was sold in few days.
- London Rum Masters, 2017, Master
- Beverage Tasting Institute, 2016, Gold Medal (93 points)
- The Rum Masters, 2016, Gold Medal
- The Rum Masters, 2015, Gold Medal
- International Rum Conference, Double Gold Medal
- Ultimate Spirits Challenge, 2014, 90 points