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Saint James Les Ephémères - N°7 (RX13392)

Indulge in Les Ephémères N°7: Elegant, Complex Mastery

Introducing the exceptional Les Ephémères - N°7, a sought-after rum hailing from the prestigious Saint James distillery in Martinique. Distilled in 2007 from sugar cane juice using a Creole Column and aged for a remarkable 15 years, this limited release of just 2720 bottles offers an exquisite tasting experience for rum enthusiasts. With a cask strength of 54.3% ABV, expect a beautifully balanced blend of flavors and aromas. In this sophisticated rum, indulge in a delightful symphony that brings together woody, fruity, and spicy notes highlighted by vanilla and dried fruit. On the palate, savor the harmony of woody, spice, dried fruit, and leather flavors that make this rum truly stand out. Many RumX users have praised its elegant profile and well-integrated alcohol, noting that the rum offers a complex, delicate, and high-quality experience. Perfect for collectors and lovers of fine rum, the Les Ephémères - N°7 stands as a testament to the outstanding craftsmanship of the Saint James distillery. Discover this remarkable rum for yourself and succumb to its enchanting allure.

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What does this rum taste like?

The flavor profile of Les Ephémères - N°7 is based on 72 user reviews. We have compiled and summarized the community's tasting notes for you, to give you an impression of the aroma and taste of the rum:

The "Les Ephémères - N°7" offers a well-rounded, balanced profile with rich notes of wood, fruit, spices, and caramel. Though slightly less exuberant than its predecessor, it retains a charming elegance. A beautifully crafted rum perfect for aficionados and collectors alike.

Reasons to buy

  • Complex and harmonious flavors
  • Well-integrated alcohol
  • Delicate and elegant profile

Nosing impressions

Woody Vanilla Fruity Spice Dried fruit Nutty Flowery Caramel Sugarcane Soft

Taste impressions

Woody Spice Dried fruit Nutty Dry Leather Vanilla Licorice Fruity Anise


Woody Vanilla Coffee Nutty Fruity Dried fruit Dry Roasted Spice Caramel

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How does the community rate this rum?

8.6 /1072 ratings

Community Rating

Already 72 registered users have rated and tested this rum, leaving an average rating of 8.6 out of 10. A total of 6 users have marked this rum as their favorite (9+ points).

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„Clearly rounder and more pleasing than the 2001 release of the Les Ephémeres series. More vanilla sweetness, toffee and discreet nougat; in addition, light citrus notes, the spice and wood notes are less concise compared to the 2001 release. A great complement to the first release; the Les Ephémeres series skillfully plays with the different flavor aspects Saint James has to offer. Coherent selection, a very pleasing rum that is fun without being boring.“


Vanilla Dark chocolate Oak Toffee Citrus


Vanilla Oak Nougat Allspice Nutmeg
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„A good Agricole... its predecessor is m. E. but better!This is not quite as elegant and balanced! Only its fruit content is more pleasing“


Fruity Woody Vanilla Dried fruit Flowery


Woody Spice Dried fruit Leather Licorice
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„today a comparison I've been looking forward to for a while: the No. 7 against the No. 1 in a 'direct duel'. What strikes me first is that the markers on the nose, which I like so much in the No. 1 (esp. dried fig, nougat, freshness, barrel) are also clearly present in the No. 7. The No. 1 still waits with a little more nougat sweetness, and seems overall also a touch more intense, but that may well be due to the slightly higher ABV; just as on the palate, both similar, with nutmeg, sandalwood and caramel, the No. 1 a touch longer in the finish, Conclusion: even if the No. 1 is perhaps a touch better, so the No. 7 is definitely close!“


Dried figs Nougat Vanilla Woody Fresh


Nutmeg Sandalwood Caramel Dried fruit
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„Not too bad a release but I did like the first one better.Still a pretty good rum and I like the balance of the wood, because it's not too dominant but completes the profile with fruit and spices.Lightly dry on the palate.“


Woody Vanilla Sugarcane Dried fruit Floral


Woody Vanilla Anise Leather Dried fruit
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„Very good Agricole, a bit young looking, lacking a bit of depth.“

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„Ce Saint James Éphémère numéro 7 est concentré sur un profil sombre et boisé, qu’on retrouve au nez avec des notes de fruits secs, du caramel et des notes torréfiées de café et de noix. Une fraîcheur florale est également perceptible. Au palais, on retrouve une trame très épicée et toastée, qui déroule les arômes avec beaucoup de douceur. Sec, rond et élégant, ce Saint James est légèrement plus chaud et unidimensionnel en finale, légèrement en deçà par rapport aux attentes sur ce type de profil. Plus discret et moins exubérant que le premier Éphémère, ce Saint James reste toutefois élégant, délicat et de très haute qualité, avec un prix défiant toute concurrence.“


Woody Spice Vanilla Fruity Nutty


Woody Spice Vanilla Flowery Anise
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„Very disappointing for me. Mainly woody, sour, bitter and somewhat resinous and musty. Especially this sour note is quite a turn off for me.... Sorry.“


Dried fruit Sour Vanilla Flowery Coffee


Sharpness Sour Unknown Anise Flowery
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„A very good but not quite great Grand Cru agricole tropically aged 15 years. Tested side by side with the no.1 and it is a lot softer and much faster to dissipate in comparison. I even got a whiff of some classic rum caramel tones in this one. In a second tasting I notice that the standout agreeable note is honey (!) Overall a very good bottle but if you can get your hands on the no.1 without paying a fortune it is the better choice. Can’t wait for the 6 and the 5! Btw if confused by the naming it’s because it spells out 1765, the year Saint James was born 🙂.“

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„I could imagine that those who have tasted the No. 1 are quite disappointed by this No. 7. I certainly was. This rhum just has nothing special, no sparkle, no elegance. But maybe the expectations were just too high after the No. 1. It is noticeable that the alcohol is quite poorly integrated for my liking.Conclusion: At best what for collectors of the complete series 1-7-6-5, where the bottle remains closed.Too bad. 🥴The also just released, much younger Clément (RX13504) easily outranks the Saint James.“

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„Boisé. Agricole. Sec. Pas désagréable du tout. Mais je ne comprends pas le hype autour de cette bouteille. Édit : même sensation à la 2e dégustation.“


Woody Vanilla Fruity Caramel


Woody Nutty Dry Vanilla Leather
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„The second in the bunch seems a bit lighter. The nose is floral, fruity, nutty, herbal, spicy and earthy. The taste here is also very complex and determined by fruit, spices, flowers, licorice, leather and some caramel. The finish is long here as well. A bit more pleasing on the palate, determined by spices, caramel, fruit, pepper and some sweetness. This rhum is also very complex and a great bottling. This bottling has, for me, slightly ahead, since he has a little less vol. Alcohol has, less time in the barrel was allowed to spend and comes along with a little more sweetness. But there are only slight nuances in which these rhums differ.“


Fruity Dried fruit Flowery Spice Vanilla


Caramel Sharpness Fruity Nutty Spice
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„En dessous de l’éphémère 1. Moins de gourmandise. Degusté a la soirée Rhum Club Paris (Hôtel Maison Mère)“


Woody Vanilla Flowery Spice Caramel


Woody Spice Bitter
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„I still have to try in direct comparison to No1. Currently, I feel the No7 not a bit worse, unlike many tasters before me.“


Woody Fruity Spice Dried fruit Sugarcane


Woody Spice Fruity Dried fruit Grass
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„Incroyable ! Déroutant mais sans être écœurant“


Solvents Woody Dried dates Nutty


Woody Spice Dried fruit Nutty Dry
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„Too spicy for me. Especially in the finale... The #1 is way above... For me.“

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What are the key data of the rum?

Made from
Sugar cane juice
Creole Column
15 years
No. of bottles
Bottle volume
Price range
Under 250€

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About the Saint James distillery

The distillery Saint James is located in Martinique. Rums from Saint James have been reviewed 2,256 times with an average of 8.2/10.

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