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Rhum Agricole

Fresh sugar cane juice rhum from the French islands.


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Old 01-16-2008, 06:14 AM   #1
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There are 2 La Favorite I can find, that is the Ambre and the Vieux Cuvee 1993. How are they,anyone know? and compared to the white?
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Old 01-16-2008, 08:18 AM   #2
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Hello Tiare,
This is one of my favorite rhum agricoles. I have the amber, and in comparison to the white, it has a nuttier flavor, and the grassy flavors are not as pronounced. I believe it is aged about 18 months. I also have the rhum vieux, which I love also, on it's own or in a Punch Vieux. I believe the age on the vieux is 3 years plus. The amber is A great rhum, and a great choice for our beloved Ti Punch. I have not tasted or seen the 1993. This is the first I have heard of a vintage year from La Favorite. I think Ed could help you more here. I do know this; if the price was fair I would probably purchase it. La Favorite makes consistently excellent products.
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Thanks Hank,

The 1993 looks like this:

http://cgi.ebay.it/RHUM-RUM-RON-LA-F...QQcmdZViewItem
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What a great looking older bottle. The price would seem about right for a vintage at 45, but if it's 12, it's a steal, but once again, It would be nice to know the age of the rum. I wish I could read Italian. I could not tell if the price was 12 or 45 Euro.
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The price is 45 and the shipping is 12.

I want to buy this one definetily.
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Keep it quiet - you might get outbid!
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Luckily its not an auction Paul, its a Ebay shop, and I think they have a good selection of agricoles and also other rums, take a look. If I had the money I would buy their La Favorite Vieux Agricole la Flibuste, sells for 148 euros.
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I'd find it hard to justify paying very high prices for aged agricole. One of the most expensive bottles on our bar is the Clement XO and while good, it just isn't really to my taste.

I imagine I'll grow into it if I keep forcing it down
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That bottle of La Favorite Vieux was aged more than three years with the bulk of the rhum aged 5 -6 years. 1993 was the last year that label was used. It has changed twice since then.

I agree with Paul, that rhum agricole doesn't always justify the price. But not all agricole rhums are created equally.

Hank's observations of the Ambre are right on.
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One of the things that makes rums so amazing is that price is nearly always a direct reflection of cost of production (luxury category aside) - unlike brandies which are status priced.

Agricoles are of course priced on rarity - vintages - which, I remember discussing with you in Floridita Ed, means pound for pound they never seem to stack up. My personal feelings on agricoles are secondary
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