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Cuvée L‘Essentiel

Saint James

82 /10018 ratings

Facts about the rum

Saint James
Cuvée L‘Essentiel
Made from
Sugar cane juice
Column Still
12 years

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The Cuvée L‘Essentiel was produced in Martinique at the Saint James distillery. It was distilled from Sugar cane juice with a Column Still and then aged for 12 years. The rum has an ABV of 43%.

18 community members rated this rum with an average of 82/100. The rum smells like Woody, Cherry and Mocha, and on the palate there is Dark chocolate, Woody and Cinnamon.


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82 /10018 ratings

What does this rum taste like?

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Nosing associations

Woody Cherry Mocha Dried fruit Fruity Toasted Nutty

Taste associations

Dark chocolate Woody Cinnamon Nutmeg Peppery Balanced Complex

Finish associations

Woody Cocoa Nutty Toasted Dried fruit Vanilla Leather

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Community comments

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This is an exceptional Rhum from Saint James. It’s a blend of the vintages of 1998, 2000 and 2003 all of them aged for over 12 years in small bourbon casks. I can really recommend it, even though the average price is a little high at around €180.

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I also sampled this rum at the Rum Regatta in Flensburg and a bottle ended up in my shopping bag. I really like the rums from Saint James, so I wasn't surprised by the quality of this one. The nose is fruity and woody with spices, chocolate and light coffee. The palate is well balanced and complex with wood, lots of fruits, spices and chocolate. I can't decide if its warm or peppery. The finish is medium long with roasted wood, spices and dried fruit. Try to leave the empty glass for a few hours and then whif it. F

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Très bon mais manque un peu de peps.

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Typischer Agricole Rum, am Gaumen und Nachklang mehr auf der holzigen Seite.

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Sehr nussiger Agricole mit ausgewogenen Holznoten. Ein interessanter Blend aus 3x 12YO ex-Bourbon Vintages.

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Gut, aber für meinen Geschmack etwas dünn.

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excellent nosing and tasting. a beautiful mix of dried fruits and wood. still, it's a bit overpriced compared to the St. James 15 which is half the price and also very good.

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About the distillery

The distillery Saint James is located in Martinique. Rums from Saint James have been rated 940 times with an average of 82/100.

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