Five "Spanish style" aged rums
| 28 Jun 2009 |
I've finally managed to taste all the new aged rums I bought on a trip a while back.
They are all "Spanish style" rums in the 20-25 Euro range. They are:
Bermudez from the Dominican Republic, Botran from Guatemala, Diplomático
from Venezuela and Malecon from Panama. My tasting notes:
Bermudez Aniversario 12 y.o.:
Nice, fragrant nose with notes of caramelized sugar, gingerbread and tropical fruits.
The palate is mild, sweet and a little spicy.
Botran Añejo 8 y.o.:
Quiet yet nice nose with notes of custard and citrus fruits, also a little prickly.
On the palate it's light, sweet and fresh with notes of citrus, also fairly spicy yet nicely balanced.
Botran Añejo 12 y.o.:
Quiet yet rather nice nose with fruity and herbal notes, also a little earthy.
The palate is mild, sweet and slightly spicy. All in all balanced and very nice.
Diplomático Reserva 8 y.o.:
Very nice nose with crème brûlée and a note of coffee.
Mild, sweet, smooth, very nice palate with toffee and vanilla. Very nice!
Impressive considering it's only 8 years old - I can't wait to try the 12...
Malecon 12 y.o.:
Rather nice nose with vanilla, oak, toffee and crème brûlée.
There's also a herbal note and a hint of wild berries. The palate is mild, light and
fairly dry with oak and a note of raspberry candy. An unusual spectrum of flavours
but all in all it's quite nice.
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