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Trois Rivières
Millésime 1999 Grande Reserve 15 Year Old Rhum Vieux Agricole

Category: Rhum Agricole Vieux AOC

Date Tasted:
Country: Martinique
Alcohol: 41%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$169

Trois Rivières
Millésime 1999 Grande Reserve 15 Year Old Rhum Vieux Agricole

Category: Rhum Agricole Vieux AOC

Date Tasted:
Country: Martinique
Alcohol: 41%
Amber color. Aromas and flavors of pickle brine, caramelized cherries and stone fruits, butter toasted rye nut bread, and wet latex paint on cedar with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, interesting, long finish that exhibits overtones of roasted citrus and coconut, cedar, pistachio brittle, and cola. A dry, solid wood-forward Agricole Rum for sipping or cocktails.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Herbal & Rich
Aroma Aroma: pickle brine, caramelized cherries and stone fruits, butter toasted rye nut bread, and wet latex paint on cedar
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with overtones of roasted citrus and coconut, cedar, pistachio brittle, and cola
Smoothness Smoothness: Smooth
Enjoy Enjoy: Enjoy in cocktails
Cocktail Cocktails: Cuba Libre, Daiquiri Natural, Dark & Stormy
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A dry, solid wood-forward Agricole Rum for sipping or cocktails.

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Rhum Agricole Vieux AOC

Rhum Agricole Vieux, like all agricole rhums, are an AOC (Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée) designated and protected spirit produced from fresh squeezed sugar cane juice, instead of molasses, and aged in oak barrels for at least 3 years. These rhums are distilled on the French Caribbean island of Martinique in single column copper pot stills or traditional alembic style pots stills and aged in either used Cognac, brandy or whisky barrels. These rhums are noteworthy for their strength, often bottled at 100 proof, as well as their complexity, which is comparable to fine Armagnacs, and should be enjoyed neat in a snifter and if so inclined, with a cigar.

These are formally differentiated from fresh cane juice based rhums from other French Caribbean islands, like Haiti and Guadeloupe, by the AOC designation, but it is common practice to refer to all fresh cane rums as 'agricole rums'. Different vintages or batches are blended together to insure a continuity of flavor in brands of rhum from year to year. Some rhums agricole vieux brands will give age statements stating the age of the youngest rhum in the blend (e.g., 10-year-old Rum contains a blend of Rums that are at least 10 years old). A small number of Rhum Agricole Vieuxs are vintage dated.