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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.
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!
Great rum from Don Pancho. Great aroma and taste. Try also de 30 year.
Sehr voll, wuchtig, aromatisch, süß, Bitterschokolade. Langer Nachhall, komplex. Echte 18 Jahre, kein Solera.
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.
This is first rum out of 24 box, which is really excellent. Very very long and rounded finnish.
Not so intense on nose, however rich on aromas such as dry apricot, herbs, bit of smoke. Flavour is mainly fruity, withmedium sweetness, very intergrated alcohol. Lots of elegance.
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.
Ikke for sød og ikke for sprittet. Dufter virkelig kompleks, der er mange nuancer. God eftersmag
Love the long rich flavor with just the right amount of wood coming through.
I was curious about the hype about Don Pancho rums and had high expectations. but it is really a great but easy to drink rum. Sweety but not too much, you feel the time spent to create it by probably the best and most experienced rum master himself
Very good rum with vanilla flavour with figs and dates, pastry cake aroma. Spicy flavour like cinnamon or gingerbread. Complex rum with a certain elegance. Hope to taste the 30th Year.
Don Pancho Origenes 18-Year Reserva Especial Rum er en kraftfuld og kompleks rom med en tilpas sødme. Mange smags noter.
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! ;-)
I really enjoy that bottle is like a cuban rum. Great full flavor, very smooth, just at right level of sweetness. So easy to sip that I finished bottle sooner than I would like :)
Excellent for sipping. The sweetness does not overwhelm the complexity of the flavors.
Received as a Christmas gift. Very nice complex nose. First taste is rather complex, very pleasant. Quite smooth with a medium, not heavy finish. Very tasty.
Fruit notes, soft aged taste. It is very well balanced. It is not too sweet, it is not too spicy.
Cunoscând-ul pe Master Blender în persoană am descoperit un rom extraordinar. Recomand oricând cu încredere.
Rich, sweetish, oaky, leathery with a hint of overripe dry fruit. Very well balanced and complex. Superb.
Har prøvesmagt denne rom og bestemt en der kommer på min indkøbsliste næste gang der skal handles. Dejlig duft og sødme
Nice Rum, but a Little top much Alkohol for my Sense.
This is indeed a very fine rum that appears to rather dry with hints of sweetness. The aroma is subtle in the bottle and the flavor is rather intense with what I consider a "bite" similar to how wasabi or horseradish hits (not implying at all that this rum tastes like wasabi or horesradish). Although dry I taste some vanilla essense. I have to agree with several others in that even though this is a very good rum it is not worthy of the price. There are many rums equally as good if not better that costs half as much as this. I suggest seeking those out and pass on this one. But if you must purchase a high-end rum, this one is not a bad one to get.
An authentic carribean rum with sweetness and strength. Beautifully round. Just missing a liitle touch of madness to be perfect
...said the friend who gave it to me. Not a bad description.
Stylish tall art deco-ish bottle
Colour: dark amber
Nose: restrained wood and tobacco notes, understating what is to come
Mouth: a luscious - almost oily - feel with a slowly developing big aroma of dried fruits and figs turning over into gentle woody notes with very subtle vanilla
Sweetness 4/5 but underpins the flavours well without being to cloying, but could be too much for the RL Seale fans.
Burn: kicks in gently, makes itself known and fades slowly
Summary: a great full-on sipper, treading the sugar line carefully