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Well over 1,000 aged dark rums enjoyed and Presidente Marti 23 year from Oliver & Oliver is on my Top 10 list after 15 years of rum tastings. It is superb, so smooth you can't imagine, no burn at all and contains plenty of exciting flavors. If you haven't tried yet this Dominican Republic produced but Cuban inspired 23 year Rum, I will guarantee it will set a brand new benchmark for your personal rum list.
Detailed scoring analysis:
10/100 Packaging, bottle and label design 9
10/100 Color of this rum 10
15/100 Nose test 13
20/100 Palate test 19
15/100 Afterburn of this rum 15
15/100 Availability to purchase this rum 11
15/100 Ultimate value for money 15
Total score 92
In my opinion the best rum of the Dominican Republic. It complies with all the standards of true Caribbean rum. Well balanced taste, beautiful colour and what I like most about its appearance is the viscosity - I love watching the rum as it trickles on the wall of my glass. Definitely a must-try rum. 95%
If Diplomatico Reserva exclusiva was worth of the money it costs, it would taste like this.
Presidente 23yo is very good. It is not too sweet, it is not too dry. This is how well balanced rum taste like. It is very smooth, but still pretty sweet. But here comes the thing - Presidente does not use sugar to cover its weaknesses (like Zacapa or Diplomatico does), it just use it to complete its taste.
The only reason I am not giving 10 points is that I dont like this type of rum. I like more whiskey style or some specific taste mixes. But if you are looking for high-quality rum, you cant go wrong with this one.
After trying the 15 and 19 year it was time for the 23! Just a little better everytime you go more old. All three are very nice and not too much difference price-wise. You can't go wrong with either one. Allthough the 23 is the smoothest. Produced by Oliver&Oliver so prepare for a sweeter rum.
Perfect balance between rich body and dim fresh fruity notes
Je to fajn rum, ale pro mou hudu je moc nakouřený. Cítil jsem to takové nauzené jako z udírny a nešlo mi to moc do krku. Jak říkám, rum je to dobrý,ale raději sáhnu po 19Y.
I wasn't expecting to like this as much as I did given its score of only 7.9 (as of this review). I generally rate rums about a point below their consensus rating. But I think this is better than its consensus rating!
It's a little on the sweeter side, but that's one reason I like it. Somewhat simple rather than complex, and a bit syrupy, but very tasty. Smells and tastes of molasses, caramel, marzipan, honey, and oak. Easy to drink straight. A solid "9" in my opinion.
I thought I would try this rumas it was on offer, and decided to read the reviews. A nice rum to either drink neat or over ice, that is fairly sweet when sipping. A slightly oaky aroma. Smooth as it goes down without too much burn. I would recommend this and buy it again.
First I thought that it would be some imitation of Diplomatico :)
I didn’t have confidence in this rum, but opposite is true.
Very nice aroma…honey, coffee, wood, little bit fruity.. very nice taste
Perfect rum for sipping, also for rum beginners
hezká jemná vůně, dřevo, lehce ovoce, vanilka, dobrej
Smell: vanilla, caramel, dried fruit (raisins), oak barrel (sherry).
Taste: Sweetness, caramel, burned suggar, wood, slight bitterness, spice.
It's sweet and a little bit spicy.
Sweetness: 3 / 5
Spice: 3 / 5
Fruit: 2.5 / 5
Mildness: 3 / 5
Very nice rum with mors of flavour as vanilj, dryed fruit, a bit of choclate, orange and farin.
I was surprised by its sweetness and very well balanced flavor.
Didn't feel like a president after sip, but it's quite good rum for its price
Parádní Oliver, voňavý, jemný, nasládlý. Za mne mne nejpříjemnější Presidente 19, ve 23 je více cítit staření, samozřejmě i tak je parádní
chocolate, vanilla, coffee... all the good things on tongue, quite sweet but I like that, some aftertaste of barrel, smells good - no alcohol, some vanilla and caramel, well balanced but on a sweeter side though, I like it a lot, 15yo is great, 19yo greater and 23yo the greatest for me, although many claim 19yo is better balanced than 23yo - not for me, anyway all 3 are my good friends sippers :)
Again very well balanced and smooth rum. Flavours of oak, spice, vanilla and honey. End is long with taste of oak and smoke. Very nice one but I personally prefer his 19y brother. I would rate this one like 8,5.
The nose is sweet - vanilla, caramel, brown sugar. The taste is sweet and dark and has fruit, oak and smoke in it. There's a tingle on the tongue - not a burn. There's a fairly long aftertaste with a very slight hint of cod-liver oil. It's a good rum, but it is £55 or so a bottle - so it should be!
Color: 2/5. Nose: 6:15. Taste: 15/20 A bit smokey'er than Zacapa 23. .
Very nice one after cherry barrel and experiences with younger siblings. Sweet character but not much sweet. Honey, vanilla, dark caramel. Worth one.
A very good rhum very sweet.if you like lillonario xo ,opthimus 21 or 25 you will like this.8.8/10 for le.caramel note and vanilla.very easy to drink.
I reading several good comments, I bought this bottle, cheap less than 40€.
The color is dark amber,the first flavor on the nose is cherry and plum, no sweet and no alcohol.... milded one.
The density is normal, no mark on the glass.
First zip in the mouth is more whisky than rum, the alcohol growing and hurting, burning in the tonge without clear taste.
I m really disappointed about this rum .... fake rum better!