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Rum Nook: Evaluate 93 – Trois Rivières Triple Millésime 1998-2000-2007

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An excellent induction into the agricole world.


My first go at a rhum from one of many legendary distilleries
on Martinique.

The Trois Rivières property has been round since 1660, however
solely been producing rhum from sugar cane juice since 1940.

That is the Triple Millésime composed of a mix of three of
one of the best classic in latest historical past, the 1998, the 2000 and the 2007.
So, as I mentioned, that is typical rhum agricole made out of sugar
cane juice, which has been fermented for twenty-four hours earlier than being distilled on a
small column nonetheless.
The uncooked distillate has then been aged for no less than 7
years in a mixture of french and american oak casks, earlier than being bottled
at 42% ABV and equipped with a AOC Martinique.
As of late I’m not that a lot into lengthy intros with mountains
of kind of related particulars.
So, I can’t be going deeply into the distillerys historical past
or something like that.
Nevertheless if the historical past of the property tickles your geeky
nerves, hurry by the official Trois Rivieres website, and polish of your excessive
faculty french.
The web site is definitely one of many higher ones, and it
delivers numerous helpful data.

Full disclosure: My third of a bottle was given to me by
none apart from Mr. Benoit Bail of The Agricole World Tour after spending a number of
hours at his sales space at a latest rum present, hogging his sidekick Jessica, who smiling and gently took
us by way of approach too many rhums in approach too little time.

Thick darkish gray cardboard tube with turquoise writing (I
didn’t get that together with my bottle).
Considerably typical bar room bottle, with embossed tekst close to
the underside.

Fake metallic necklace with the quantity 1660 engraved, referring
to the time when the plantation was based.

Turquoise wax seal on the highest, which harbours a pure cork
with a plastic stopper.
The label comprises all the suitable particulars, together with a
brief gross sales pitch on the again. However nothing to make your toes curl.
Once you pull the cork and undergo the ever so satisfying
”pop”, and pour your self a dram, you’re handled with a golden amber liquid.
Within the glass it leaves good heavy curtains subsequently spawning
thousands and thousands of legs.


As with most different agricoles I’ve tried, I’m as soon as once more
struck by the light and chic nature of it. First impressions have been fairly
funky although. Virtually reminding me of a child Hampden.
However because the preliminary funk cleared, one thing equally acquainted
Luscious cane juice, with these typical notes og moist, grassy
forest flooring.
Then got here the fruits. Plums, bitter apples and massive, juicy
lemons straight from the tree.
On the very again, gentle oaks, nice baking spices and simply
a bit treacle.
That is lovely and tremendous elegant. I hope it transfers
appropriately on to the palate.
At first it exhibits a number of the similar funk, as was evident on
the nostril.
Heavy fruitiness with a number of juicy inexperienced apples, plums and
lichees, blended with some cane juice and numerous tannins,
There’s not a lot wooden or every other apparent proof of the
ageing, which I’ve discovered to be slightly apparent in different youthful agricoles.
It’s mild, it’s tasty and its elegant. However it’s missing
depth, a bit stability and surprises.
It’s nevertheless very approachable and simple going.
Not that lengthy for many elements of it.

Essentially the most intense flavours fade quick, with little or no fuzz.

After a number of seconds it flares out simply barely, earlier than
remodeling into a really lengthy and really refined mixture of inexperienced apples and
recent cane juice, with sufficient tannins to go away a dry and properly cleaned outdo.

Not unhealthy in any respect. I may have wished for extra flavours and a
slower preliminary fade, however the entire profile of the rhum would by no means permit it.
It’s simply not that type of rhum.

Score and ultimate
It’s rhum alright, and on the similar time fairly straightforward to
overlook, due to the absence of any actual edge or surprises.
In a earlier overview I expressed an curiosity in attempting extra
agricoles, and I’ve tried to observe that when ever the possibility arose. And so
far I’m glad I did.
There isn’t a denying that agricoles brings a completely new
dimension to the rum world, and you’ll’t very properly declare to be an fanatic
with out bringing out the rhums.
The Trois Rivieres Triple Millesime is one other nice instance
of what you will get from an agricole.

A semi funky fruit bomb, with typical agricole

Regardless that it has a number of brief comings, you must attempt it if
you get an opportunity.
Often discovered for Round €50, it’s completely bonkers worth
for cash.
I’ve a tough time discovering an acceptable competitor for it in
the identical worth vary. I’ve tried rums and rhums twice the value, which
couldn’t even hope to check with the Triple Millesime.
Some say that agricoles are an acquired style, however I name
that utter bull crap.
As with molasses based mostly rum, you simply have to start out out
Should you’re new to agricoles, and thought of give it a go,
I might suggest this one as an amazing entry level.

It’s nice, tasty and simple to method. It exhibits off
typical agricole flavours with out going haywire with it. It’s bottled at a
manageable energy, which ensures that your tonsils survive the experiment. 

And on the worth you could possibly simply cut up it with a buddy, and be accomplished with it
if the profile doesn’t swimsuit you.

Personally, I believe it hits the spot fairly properly and all
brief comings apart, it lands a…



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