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Malteco - Ron de Guatemala

 17 Jul 2012  

Malteco 10 y.o.:
Fragrant, fruity nose with notes of orange marmalade, vanilla, lemon and black tea. Light, fresh, very nice palate with tropical fruits. It's at first sweet, then drying and de­velops oak. Oak, mint and cinnamon on the finish. All in all very nice and very drinkable. Great value! (88 p)

Malteco 15 y.o.:
The nose is a little quiet yet complex and very nice, with notes of dark chocolate, black tea, vanilla and mint. Smooth, yummy palate with dried fruits - at first sweet then drying, de­velops oak, cocoa and a little heat. Notes of mint and dark chocolate (after eight) on the finish. Oaky and spicy at the end. All in all complex but also easy-going. Nicely bal­anced. (90 p)

Malteco 20 y.o.:
Very nice nose with notes of cocoa, oak, brown sugar and mint. Rich, sweet palate, also oaky and spicy with notes of brown sugar, mint and arrack. Balanced and yummy. Oak, spices and dark chocolate on the finish. All in all suberbly smooth, subtle and bal­anced. (91 p)

Each ex­pres­sion is brilliant, in its own way. The 10 y.o. is light, fresh and very drinkable, the 20 y.o. is rich, complex and contemplative and the 15 y.o. is somewhere in between, sort of a combination of the other two. The traits they have in common are smoothness, bal­ance and good value for money!

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