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HSE VSOP - Port Cask Finish

Distillerie du Simon

80 /10051 reviews
COMMUNITY RATING

55 EUR

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Facts about the rum

Country
Brand
HSE
ID
RX7545
ABV
45%
Made from
Sugar cane juice
Distillation
Creole Column
Age
4 years 2mo
Bottle volume
70cl
Price range
Under 100€
Category
Rum

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Summary

The HSE VSOP - Port Cask Finish is a highly rated agricole rum from Martinique, aged for 4 years 2mo in Creole Columns and finished in port casks. It has an ABV of 45%, with users rating it between 70-88/100. It has a woody taste with notes of blackberry and peach, and is complex but not outstanding. The price is good for the quality.

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What does this rum taste like?

The flavor profile of HSE VSOP - Port Cask Finish is based on 51 user reviews. The RumX community has discovered the following associations:

Nosing associations

Fruity Port Woody Blackberry Candied Wine Cocoa

Taste associations

Port Woody Red fruits Caramelized Fruity Agricole Currants

Finish associations

Woody Fruity Spice Red fruits Port Nutmeg Cocoa

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Community comments

Already 51 users have rated this rum, leaving an average rating of 80 points. A total of users have marked this rum as their favorite (90+ points).

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88/100

Bought this bottle for over a year ago from Catawiki. Rhum HSE is produced at the Le Simon distillery in Martinique. It’s distilled in a Creole column and then aged for more than 3 years in American oak barrels whereafter it’s aged for more than 8 months in casks previously used for Port wine. Overall one of the best port cask finished rums I’ve tasted.

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85/100

Boah, schon wieder eine tolle Entdeckung! Sehr angenehme Agricole-Portwein-Symbiose, sehr süffig und rund. Endlich mal ein R(h)um, bei dem das Finish das Grundprodukt noch einmal aufwertet. Das Sample ist ausgetrunken, ich befürchte, ich muss mir jetzt eine ganze Flasche zulegen. 😳🤣 Bin beeindruckt und kann diesen HSE nur empfehlen!

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81/100

Der Portwein-Einfluß ist spürbar.

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84/100

Mega PLV

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82/100

Guter und süffiger Agricole, mit top PLV. Für meinen Geschmack leider etwas zu dünn, ein paar Prozente mehr hätten ihm wohl gut getan. Für mich ein Easy-Sipper, und ein guter Einstiegs-Agricole, wenn auch durch das Port-Finish alles andere als typisch.

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80/100

Oha... sehr positiv überrascht. Die Agricole Basis noch klar erkennbar mit viel Holz und einer guten Portion Port- Frucht Einfluss. Der kann was, ohne das er besonders fordert. A real easy sipper. Die 45% sind ok. Der Alkohol ist nicht perfekt eingebunden aber für 4 Jahre kommt hier echt viel. Würde ich mit dem Finish älter schätzen. Die tropische Lagerung knallt hier voll rein. P/L TOP.

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68/100

Unverkennbar ein Rum agricole. Vielschichtig aber nicht überragend. Für meinen Geschmack ist der Alkohol recht dominant.

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85/100

Un très bon rhum de découverte. Le finish n'est pas écœurant et le prix est top !

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80/100

Sehr angenehme Holzigkeit. Portwein aus dem Finish sehr präsent. Viel Brombeere und Pfirsich. Mit Antons Liebe (Käse) zusammen verkostet.

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84/100

Ce nouveau VSOP Porto finish est vraiment une belle réussite à mon avis. Je dois dire au départ que je n’étais pas un fan du 2009 porto finish, pas qu’il n’était pas bien, mais, à mon goût il était trop rond et manquait de fraîcheur(hey ho c’est mon opinion perso ok!?). Dans la gamme des finitions du monde, c’est un peu celui qui venait moins me chercher, j’avais l’impression que la finition prenait trop de place par rapport au côté agricole. Je sais par contre que c’est peut-être pour les mêmes raisons que certains l’adoraient et qu’ils vont le préférer au nouveau VSOP.

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75/100

I find the cask finish HSE rums a big step up from their other offerings. Good balance here across the mouth with rich fruit and delicate sugar notes. Nose is inviting with some wood but more fruit and currant with candied Christmas fruit. The mouth really brings the port notes to the front making this a very approachable and drinkable rum, more Christmas candies fruits and some balanced sweetness. The finish is slightly dry and medium length with more barrel and woody notes. A solid port cask rum

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80/100

Dégustation 16.07.22.

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The distillery Distillerie du Simon is located in Martinique. Rums from Distillerie du Simon have been reviewed 2,222 times with an average of 80/100.

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