Trois Rivieres Cuvee de L'Ocean Agricole Rhum
This rhum is a trip. Agricole already can go off in a briny/savory direction, but when you use only cane grown in ocean water soaked fields like Trois Rivieres does here, it really takes you there. Uniquely delicious even in the already unique field of agricoles.
Trois Rivieres Cuvee de L'Ocean has aromas of grass, sea spray and coal-like bitterness. Sweet notes of fruit develop, with a buttery backbone and licorice hints. Soft spice and lemon zest provide support. The palate is light, sweet and very green – freshly chopped sugar cane, mown grass and stacked straw. Earthy and woody notes appear, with seaside pebbles sat alongside freshly stripped twigs. Rich, warm and sweet notes of dark sugar slowly develop underneath. On the palate, a wave of sugar syrup is followed by phenolic notes, brine and hints of smoke. Green and grassy notes develop, with stony minerality and a touch of earthy spice. Spice lingers.