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Zafra Master Reserve 21 is a premium rum distilled in Panama, at Las Cabras Distillery, by master blender Francisco "Don Pancho" Fernandez. The rum is made from molasses and aged in American bourbon barrels for at least 21 years.
Sehr netter Rum vom Meister Fernandez.
Schönes goldenes Bernstein im Glas.
In der Nase trocken Früchte, Karamell, etwas herbe Kräuter und ein wenig Holz.
Im Gaumen auf einem rauchigen Holzbrett geschnittene reife tropische Früchte mit Vanillepudding und Karamell-Sauce.
Im Abgang schön geschmeidig und langanhaltend, eine dezente Süsse wie bei einer zartbitter Schokolade.
Ein durchaus süffiger Rum auch für Einsteiger.
Ich finde in dieser Preisklasse den Don Pancho 18yo bedeutend besser. Hat einen voluminöseren Körper
und ist deutlich komplexer.
Very nice rum from the master Fernandez.
Beautiful golden amber in the glass.
In the nose dry fruit, caramel, some tart herbs and a little wood.
In the palate, on a smoky wooden board cut ripe tropical fruits with vanilla pudding and caramel sauce.
In the finish, beautifully supple and long-lasting, a subtle sweetness like a dark chocolate.
A very tasty rum also for beginners.
I find the Don Pancho 18yo much better in this price class. Has a more voluminous body and is much more complex.
Cocoa and wood, a sign of good barrel maturation. Not harsh at all.
Caramel and coffee on the nose. A full mouth feel with a lot of flavor, coffee, oak, caramel, and just a bit of sweetness and a medium finish. Pairs well with a cigar or a good steak.
This is a great rum. Since it's not as expensive as some of the premium rums, it is a great bargain. It has a subtle sweetness but is very oaky - perhaps the closest match I can think of is Santa Teresa, but this is oakier.
Very smooth sipping rum, rivals most bourbons. A bit pricey but worth the investment for a quality Panama rum.
This has become my go to rum drink of choice. It is extremely smooth and flavorful. It makes me wonder what the 30 year on my shelf would taste like.
Overall this rum has a lot going for it. It is smooth and has good flavor. Not overly powerful up front, has very little lingering taste, and not very sweet. Good clean sipping rum and a good example of what an aged rum should be. it does however lack just a little depth and character to bring it to the next level. The bottle is too tall to fit in my liquor cabinet but I won't hold that against it. :)
Got in to Rum because of a Keto diet, and it's been a pain finding well-reviewed rum with LOW ADDED SUGAR! Most of the junk out there has tons of added sugar, so it's closer to drinking syrup than spirits.
This isn't. It's great. There's likely a hint of added sugar for flavor.. but each sip you get that age, the bourbon barrel. Excellent. Favorite rum yet.
Not as smooth as my favorite rums with burn of my favorite bourbons. If I wanted bourbon I wouldn't be drinking rum!
I tried this rum and it seemed very good, the presentation is not the best in my opinion for the quality of the content; it's a dark amber rum, with good smell and something complex, you can identify sweet, fruity, vanilla, some spices and slightly wood (oak) aromas; The taste is pleasant with sweet, citrus and spicy notes. Undoubtedly a very well made rum that is worth having.
Probé este ron y me pareció muy bueno, la presentación no es de lo mejor a mi parecer para la calidad del contenido; es un ron de color ámbar oscuro, con buen aroma y algo complejo, se puede identificar aromas dulces, frutados, vainilla, algunas especias y ligeramente madera (roble); el sabor es agradable con notas dulces, cítricas y especiadas. Sin dudas un ron muy bien hecho que vale la pena tenerlo.
As most rum lovers I’ve started my rum journey among the Spanish styled ron. Nowadays there are not more than around 15 left in my cabinet. The ones that still stand out are especially two brands from Panama, Zafra and Malecon. Can maybe depend on that “Don Pancho” has been involved in both. So Zafra 21 is still one of my favourites to a reasonable price. It’s complex, not extremely sweet, smooth, has rich flavours and a very nice afterburn. If it wasn’t for the Zafra 30 I should have given it a 10, but now I stop with a 9 till I have tasted my Zafra 30.
This is arguebly the best tasting rum on the planet.
This rum has a strong and distinctive taste. It conjures images of barrels or rum on the high seas of the Caribbean with a sharp aftertaste. A must have for rum collectors
Very smooth with a single ice cube. Picked up in Florida and will definitely be one of my favourites
Kanske hade önskat mer eftersmak. Lite tunn men god att sippa
One of the best rum tried. Very smooth to the palate. Sweet notes not as much as Zacapa 23. One of my favorites for sure and with affordable price for the quality.
Truly very Google to try. Surprisingly good taste and complexity. One of the must-to-try.
Smager dejligt. Lidt til den søde side. Duft er fin, alt i alt en god rom
Got this locally on sale. Figured it to be worthy for the price ($47 from $61). Well, it's definitely decent. But, after allowing it to breath it flattened right out. So, it's a FAST rum. Enjoyable at a party cause it's good but kicking back makes it lack! Letting this breath a little, it's refinement tool starts to dull. It's simply a premium rum that can go the distance but there's heavy traffic when it's a marathon. It does reminds me of the good old days when Panama Red had it's run! Same, Same! & that ain't all that bad. That's why I downgraded this.
Smooth, sweet, full flavor, great sipper, enjoy this one...
Great recommendation from this site. This is my new favourite hands down. As usual I think letting it sit in a glass for a few hours dramatically improves the flavor. I get a lot of molasses/brown sugar/maple syrup flavor after it's been breathing, sometimes 10-24 hours. A bit of heat comes at the end but not unwelcome or unpleasant.
I want to start out by congratulating Zafra Rum co. for being way ahead of the game. I feel like every new product that I am seeing coming out is Bourbon aged something (wines, Scotches, ect.) and Zafra has been ahead of the game for almost a decade. The flavors on this rum are the perfect combination of bourbon light vanillas and char mixed with the sweet sugars that we all love in rum. Leaving you with a wonderful taste that lingers in your mouth long after you finish your sip. I coworker of mine loves his bourbons, but this is by far his favorite spirit he has ever had and has opened the world of rum up to him. I would probably place this somewhere in my top 10 favorite rums ever.
Lovely harmony, perfect balance between sweetness and wood.
Smooth and rich sipping rum go great with medium body cigar
like sweet rums. but this is a mellow sweet rum. you can taste this rum for a minute or to after you drink it. if you want to try a nice mellow rum. this is it. I dont give out too many 9's