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Ron Esclavo 15-Year rum

Ron Esclavo 15-Year

Dominican Republic | Aged

7.3/10 (50 ratings)
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Posted almost 3 years ago by Joola69 from United States with 2643 ratings

I had the luxury of tasting Ron Esclavo XO, 15 and 12 year old rums back-to-back and what a nice treat it was on a sunny Saturday evening. Ron Esclavo rums come from the Oliver & Oliver group, so it does not surprise me a bit that they are all amazing since most of their rums are simply stunning. The Ron Esclavo XO has a very deep color, whereas the 15-year old Ron Esclavo is much lighter in color. Coffee, chocolate and toffee have an amazing balance and when you move downwards from XO, which is super smooth, to 15 which is very nice to 12 which has a gradually larger amount of burn at the end. Surprisingly but the 12 year old is much darker in color than the 15 year old. The Ron Esclavo XO is much better than the Dictador XO Insolent which has a similar flavor profile, but it's nowhere close this good, whereas the Ron Esclavo 15 and 12 are much closer to the Dictador XO Insolent flavor profile.

Detailed scoring analysis:
10/100 Packaging, bottle and label design 9
10/100 Color of this rum 9
15/100 Nose test 12
20/100 Palate test 16
15/100 Afterburn of this rum 13
15/100 Availability to purchase this rum 11
15/100 Ultimate value for money 15
Total score 85

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Posted 16 days ago by Richard from Sweden with 57 ratings

Sweet and lots of almonds, a bit bitter. Not as smooth as you would like

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Posted 7 months ago by Isegal from Germany with 81 ratings

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Posted 10 months ago by Vicke from Sweden with 68 ratings

If you like the spanish school of rum you will not be dissapointed. Sweet and smooth, but not as rich and balanced as the XO, but a good and cheaper alternative.

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Posted 11 months ago by DejviSs from Czech Republic with 52 ratings

Very nice rum with smooth and sweet taste, not mistake if you buy.

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Posted over 1 year ago by Cyruz from Denmark with 21 ratings

Bedre end lillebroren men stadig intet jeg vil løbe ud at købe igen.

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Posted over 1 year ago by MartinK from Slovakia with 45 ratings

Vonou aj chutou velmi podobny mladsiemu 12 bratovi. V 15 rocnej verzii je trochu viac citit drevo v chuti. Inac velky rozdiel nevidim. V cene okolo 40€ je z 15 rocnych rumov ovela lepsou volbou El Dorado 15y.

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Posted over 1 year ago by Boris Mehak from Germany with 9 ratings

As a first taste, a hint of sour.
That disapears very fast after a few sips.
In nose, karamel and vanila are dominant.
Maybe a little too sweet, but tolerable.
Not among my first choices, but you will not make a mistake if you buy it.

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Posted almost 2 years ago by Örjan from Sweden with 60 ratings

Vanilla, honey, syrup, very sweet and caramel, a little too sweet for my taste but ok

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Posted almost 2 years ago by Lilius.P from Denmark with 23 ratings

Great notes of caramel and vanilla, I would buy it again, no doubt.