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Recommendable to most
This rum is so smooth. Made by Carlos Esquivel and master blender Don Pancho himself. Most people will prefer this over his 30 year old rum, which for me personally is just as good or maybe even better. I am not going to bore you with the taste and smells etc, that you will have to find out for yourself! Trust me, go out and get one!
So still being new to sipping rums I'm giving this one all the kudos I can muster. Fantastic straight away. Smooth as can be. Nice mix of vanilla with a woody finish. Pure elegance IMHO.
Eine sehr spezielle Flasche im Art déco Stil für diesen aussergewöhnlichen Rum.
Ein richtiges Meisterwerk vom Meister Don Pancho Fernandez persönlich !
Die Farbe im Glas, ein Übergang vom Bernstein zu Mahagoni, eine Augenweide.
In der Nase schwere Holznoten gepaart mit tropische Früchten etwas Gewürze und heller Tabak.
Im Gaumen exzellent ausbalanciert, am Anfang ein sehr starker Auftritt der die Geschmacksknospen aufweckt, danach entfalten sich wundervolle Aromen von Vanillegebäck, gebranntes Karamell, Trockenfrüchte, dunkles Holz, dunkle Schokolade, Toffee Noten ....
Im Abgang macht sich eine schwere Süsse breit die nochmals Holz und Leder aufleben lässt.
Ein wundervoller Rum auf höchstem Niveau, für spezielle Tage.
A very special bottle of art déco style for this extraordinary rum.
A real masterpiece by the master Don Pancho Fernandez personally!
The color in the glass, a transition from amber to mahogany, a feast for the eyes.
In the nose heavy wood notes paired with tropical fruits some spices and light tobacco.
The palate is well balanced, in the beginning a very strong appearance of the taste buds, afterwards, wonderful aromas of vanilla pastry, burnt caramel, dried fruits, dark wood, dark chocolate, toffee notes ...
In the finish is a heavy sweetness which once again wood and leather revived.
A wonderful rum at the highest level, for special days.
This rum is magnificent, it is balanced and extremely smooth. In the mouth you just need to add one ice cube to bring this drink alive. When you do this you're met with a cake like flavour with figs and dates. This is a rum you reward yourself. It's a full body rum that has a nice finish, minimum burn that marries together everything you lool for in a sipper. This is special, it is not overly sweet like zacapa. This is sophistication in a glass made by master Don Pancho.
A little on the expensive side for an 18 year old rum, but you quickly realize what you have and forget about the price. The aroma after opening the cork is waoo !!! The youngest rum in the blend has been aged for 18 years, so what you have is the real deal. Go ahead, dont hesitate and buy it
YES!!! This was recommended by my local store manager who only got in 3 and held one for me because he knows I am a huge Rum aficionado! I was skeptical on the price because there are many other well renowned sipping Rums at this price point! And I have tried many of them. I keep going back to my old faithful: Plantation XO and El Pasador and Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva. HOWEVER... That being said, this rum right there: Don Pancho 18, is the most complex tasting in my bar/stable! It is also smooth and very tasty! The flavor profile is long: nuts, apricot, caramel, leather, spice. Everything a discerning palate can ever want in a sipper! Adding a cube or two opens up the nose to a tropical delight and reminds me of a sun setting over the ocean with a sea breeze and soft percussion instruments playing in the background... You must try it once! I'd like to see it priced @ $20 less to give it a perfect 10! ;-)
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