Clément Cuvée Homere Rhum Agricole
Rhum Agricole Vieux
Rhum Clément // Martinique
Cuvée Homère represents the top marque in Clément's Cellar Master’s Selection Series. While it does not carry an age statement, it is a blend of the Cellar Master's favorite rhums from the previous fifteen years. The blend includes rhums aged in both French Limousin barriques and re-charred Bourbon barrels.
Rhum Agricole VieuxRhum distilled from fresh sugarcane juice that has been aged in oak in barrels not to exceed 650 liters. In Martinique, aging requirements are at least 3 years for a VO designation, 4 years for VSOP, 6 for XO, and at least 6 for vintage rhums. Hors d'age is aged between 8-12 years.
"The initial nosing yields virtually no astringency. There is a leather note along with a bit of smoke and tobacco. A grassy sweetness is suggested, as is dried fruit and spices including black pepper, anise and allspice. As the rum enters your palate it is coated with oak as the spices move to mid-palate. There is a bit of cane syrup along with orange marmalade, dried figs, dried apricots and dates here now. In contrast to the sweet imagery, however, the rhum is ultimately very dry. Digging deeper, the smoke and tobacco notes pervade. The finish is dominated by a symphony of licorice/anise/fennel notes."