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Velier Saint James Sélection exclusive Velier 1998 20yr 47%

RX13240 Very good Rhum Agricole AOC Under 250€
“Elegant, complex rum with balance of fruit, wood, and caramel.”

Introducing the Sélection exclusive Velier, a distinguished rum hailing from Martinique's renowned Saint James distillery. Distilled in 1998 using sugar cane juice through a Creole Column, this 20-year-old spirit boasts a 47% ABV. With enticing aromas of caramel, woody, lemon, and fruity notes, the rum is elegant on the nose. Upon tasting, its profile reveals a delicate blend of woody, lemon, roasted, vanilla, and hay flavors. Highly praised by the RumX community, this rum has been consistently lauded for its complexity, creaminess, and perfect alcohol strength. Enrich your rum collection with this exquisite piece, offering an amazing balance of flavors and a satisfying, long finish.

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How does this rum taste?

Aged 20 years, this Martinique rum delights with a harmonious blend of caramel, nuts, and dried fruits, subtly spiced and elegantly woody. The 47% ABV is perfectly balanced, ensuring a smooth, complex sip with a satisfyingly long finish.

Most frequently mentioned flavors

Aroma

Caramel Woody Fruity Licorice Nougat Hay

Taste

Woody Roasted Caramel Vanilla Dried fruit Honey

Finish

Woody Spice Fruits Sugarcane Hay Citrus

Community reviews

8.2/1045 ratings
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8.8/10

“Compared to the 2002 this one is far lighter overall and it's my number two of these 10 releases. A light fruity profile with fruits ans some cinnamon and light wood. An elegant and well rounded old rum.”

Aroma

Caramel Banana Nutty Vegetal Light

Taste

Woody Honey Papaya Lemon Cinnamon
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8.3/10

“In the nose wonderful melting of nougat, vanilla and caramel, plus oak and cocoa and green notes of hay and citrus. An aromatically coherent profile on the palate as well, but lacking the final balance, as the alcohol is a bit too present for me given the reduced strength. Nevertheless, my favorite of the series.”

Aroma

Caramel Nougat Cocoa Hay Oak

Taste

Oak Roasted Coffee Nougat Caramel
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8.6/10

“Karamell, nussig, getrocknete Früchte. Ein sehr schöne, runde Nase. Sehr gut ausbalanciert. Tolles Mundgefühl. Nun holzig und prickelnde Zitrusfrüchte. Süffig. Langer Abgang. Der Prototyp eines reifen Saint James und einer der Besseren der Serie. Fazit: Die jüngeren Vintages der Velier Serie taugen nicht viel. Die seifigen Noten, welche ich ansonst von keinem Saint James kenne, kippen das Profil. Die älteren Jahrgänge sind dann sehr gut, aber diese Qualität ist bei Agricoles mittlerweile Standard. Sehr gut ist die Trinkstärke gewählt. Ein großer Wurf ist diese Serie am Ende nicht, sie wird in den Regalen von Sammlern und Investoren verschwinden.”

Aroma

Caramel Almond Roasted Chocolate Licorice

Taste

Woody Chocolate Mocha Crisp Fresh

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What are the key facts about this rum?

Country
Distillery
Bottler
RumX ID
RX13240
ABV
47%
Category
Rhum Agricole AOC
Vintage
1998
Made from
Sugar cane juice
Distillation
Creole Column
Age
20 years
Bottle volume
70cl
Price range
Under 250€
Type of spirit
Rum

What is the price trend for this rum?

142 €
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About the Saint James distillery

The Saint James distillery is located in Martinique. Rums from Saint James have been reviewed 3,125 times with an average of 8.1/10.


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