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Cuvée L‘Essentiel

Saint James

82 /10022 reviews
COMMUNITY RATING

160 EUR

AVERAGE VALUE

Facts about the rum

Country
Distillery
ID
RX1703
ABV
43%
Made from
Sugar cane juice
Distillation
Column Still
Age
12 years
Bottle volume
70cl
Price range
Under 250€
Category
Rum

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Summary

The Saint James Cuvée L‘Essentiel is a 12 year old rum from Martinique, distilled from sugar cane juice and aged in small bourbon casks. It has an excellent nose and taste with dried fruits, wood, spices, chocolate and light coffee. The palate is well balanced and complex with wood, lots of fruits, spices and chocolate. It has a medium long finish with roasted wood, spices and dried fruit. Generally it is well-liked but some find it too thin or lacking peps.

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82 /10022 reviews
COMMUNITY RATING

What does this rum taste like?

The flavor profile of Cuvée L‘Essentiel is based on 22 user reviews. The RumX community has discovered the following associations:

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

Already 22 users have rated this rum, leaving an average rating of 82 points. A total of 1 users have marked this rum as their favorite (90+ points).

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93/100

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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88/100

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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83/100

Très bon mais manque un peu de peps.

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77/100

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

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86/100

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

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81/100

Gut, aber für meinen Geschmack etwas dünn.

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85/100

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 reviewed 1,697 times with an average of 82/100.

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