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Rhum Agricole

Fresh sugar cane juice rhum from the French islands.


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Old 02-17-2013, 12:52 PM   #1
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Hi,

I would buy an agricole. I saw this:

JM XO (6y)
Damoiseau XO (6y)
Belle Vue 10Y

Which of this (or others)?
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Old 02-23-2013, 01:33 PM   #2
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Emh Ok.
What is your favorite agricole???
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Old 02-24-2013, 07:53 AM   #3
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I've been slow warming up to Agricoles, but Neisson's Blanc was recommended to me as a good entry level Agricole that is easy to like. It was good advice. I also like Clement Blanc Premiere Canne. Both make a great Ti Punch.

For an aged Agricole, although not officially recognized as one by the AOC, I like Plantation's Guadeloupe 1998.
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I agree with Seldom Seen, the best way to start with agricoles is a good white, best drunk as Ti'punch.

Then, if you like it, try a rhum vieux (or better an hors d'âge) as sipper. 1998 Guadeloupe of course!

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although not officially recognized as one by the AOC
AOC is a label of origin (Martinique), not of agricole-ness (!). You find excellent agricoles from la Réunion, Guadeloupe, Marie-Galante, Maurice, etc... none is AOC because either they don't need it, or because it is on the (slow) way (Guadeloupe).
It is a common mistake to think agricole = AOC , or the reverse.
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Old 02-25-2013, 07:08 PM   #5
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Hi,

I would buy an agricole. I saw this:

JM XO (6y)
Damoiseau XO (6y)
Belle Vue 10Y

Which of this (or others)?
Hey, if that's the only choice that you have available, I have the Damoiseau and use it in my Mai Tai's along with Appleton 12 and it does the job. Not bad neat either.
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Old 02-26-2013, 07:11 AM   #6
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Barbancourt 5 star is a great agricole
I tasted Barbancourt 15 years. Very Good!!! Thanks!
Now before to buy I'd like to taste some others.

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I agree with Seldom Seen, the best way to start with agricoles is a good white, best drunk as Ti'punch.

Then, if you like it, try a rhum vieux (or better an hors d'âge) as sipper. 1998 Guadeloupe of course!
White is no age, is it right????? I'm used to aged rum.

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Hey, if that's the only choice that you have available, I have the Damoiseau and use it in my Mai Tai's along with Appleton 12 and it does the job. Not bad neat either.
No, these aren't the only choice. If you tell me that these aren't good I'll buy another rum.
I thought JM, Damoiseau and Belle Vue was good agricole.
What do you advise me? Among all.
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Old 02-26-2013, 12:15 PM   #7
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White is no age, is it right?
Right, though a few like Barcelo Gran Platinum are aged, then filtered. But this is not agricole.

In Italy you have one of the best choice of rums in the world!
IMHO Neisson is the best, but JM is also a good choice. Damoiseau is better known for the whites. Bielle is a good non -AOC (Marie-Galante) worth the try, same applies to Rivière du Mât (Réunion- not all are agricoles), different isles, different tastes.
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Old 03-02-2013, 12:21 PM   #8
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Neisson. Ok I'll taste it.

But Neisson Extra Viex is 6 years old. Is it enough to be a great rum???

Barbancourt is 15 years old, at the same price. (Barbancourt €55, Neisson €65)
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Old 03-03-2013, 04:06 PM   #9
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Neisson is a very different rum than Barbancourt and 6 years is the youngest rum in that blend. It starts out aging in French oak barrels for about six months and is then transferred to used American whiskey and bourbon barrels. Then finished in used cognac barrels.

If there is one thing that shouldn't be overlooked when you read this forum it is don't get hung up on the age of your rum. Age and maturity are two very different things.
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Old 03-05-2013, 05:31 AM   #10
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Ok, thanks.
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