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El Dorado 1998 Diamond SVW 20-Year rum

El Dorado 1998 Diamond SVW 20-Year

Guyana | Aged | 54.9% ABV

10.0/10
1 rating
Absolute taste perfection

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Posted 4 days ago by vomi1011 from Germany with 387 ratings

Nose: Incredibly flowery, aromatic. The rum literally jumps out of the glass.
Flowers, lipstick and dried fruits. Wood flavors with caramel follow. A very beautiful smell. Some leather, orange zest and a few aromas of milk chocolate. I don't have to go into too much detail here, as the smell is incredibly good and you can certainly still discover many fine aromas. It goes strongly in the direction of Velier Diamond SVW 1996, but Velier was even more complex and intense.

Taste: Flowery start with grapes, lipstick and red dried fruits. Some bitter substances develop and you get the impression of biting a grape seed. The mouthfeel is also somewhat astringent (dried). Orange zest with wood emerge towards the middle, the grapes are still present. Orange zest literally explode as the spice increases.
The finish is slightly spicy, with lots of dried fruits, grapes and floral aromas.

Aftertaste: flowery aromas, lipstick, dried fruits, some wood

Conclusion: a great rum and a typical SVW. It is very aromatic, but does not quite reach the Velier SVW, which is even more complex. Therefore 94 points.

Overall rating: 94 points

Sweetness: 2/5
Fruit: 3/5
Spice: 3/5
Complexity: 3.5 / 5
Value (300 Eur): 4/5