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Dos Maderas PX 5 + 5 rum is made from a combination of rums from Barbados and Guyana. It is unique becuase of its triple ageding process where for 5 initial years the rum is aged in the Carribean in oak casks. Next PX 5 + 5 is aged in Spain for 5 years in sherry casks, and lastly for 2 more years in even older sherry casks.
The Dos Maderas family of rums are produced by Bodegas Williams & Humbert, which is a well known Spanish winery founded by Sir Alexander Williams in the late 1800s. The region of Spain where the winery is located has a climate perfectly suited for wine and is known as Europe's wine cellar.
Recommendable to most
Ako rumár začiatočník si dávam pri výbere rumu pozor. Na tento kúsok bolo mnoho dobrých recenzií tak som ho skúsil. Neľutujem, je to skutočne dobrý rum a neje to žiadny cumlík. 5 rokov bolo v sudoch od cherry a to tomu rumu dalo brutálnu chuť. Podľa mňa najlepší rum aký som ja osobne pil.
Rather sweet but not the bad way in my opinion. A lot of fruity flavours in it thanks to the PX cask maturation and its perfectly combined with nutty elements. Very smooth and velvety on the palate, no hard alcoholic notes.
Don't expect the classical molasses type rum experience.
I can recommend it for a cozy winter night.
Got the Dos Maderas gift pack as a gift from the RumRatings club team.
The content is a full bottle of 5+5 and four samples, one each of the rum base, the Dos Cortados Sherry, the 5+3 and the Don Guido Pedro Ximenez(PX) Sherry.
I started the tasting with the base which is a blend of 5yo rum from Guyana(DDL) and 5yo rum from Barbados (a little unclear if it comes from WIRD or Foursquare, seen both data) imported to Jerez in Spain, it’s quite good and I can clearly recognize Demerara. There’s probably a decent part Port Mourant in it.
Thereafter I went on with the Dos Cortados Sherry, which is very dry.
Then time for the 5+3, there the 5 stands for the aging of the base in the Caribbean and the 3 for 3 years of Solera aging in used Dos Cortados barrels in Jerez. These 3 years gives a clear footprint to the base and makes it drier. See further review below the 5+3.
The fourth sample is the super sweet and very dark red PX Sherry. A dessert wine.
Finally the tasting of the 5+5 which is the 5+3 finished for two more Solera years in used PX Sherry barrels. Have also read that they add a little PX Sherry to it. It’s very dark and quite sweet even if I had expected it even more sweet. These two last years and the eventual added flavors really gives it an significant flavor.
From nose to the medium long finish I recognize the sweet PX Sherry, raisins, vanilla, fruits and quite many other notes.
A peculiarity with this rum is that it start as English styled rum and finish up as a Latin styled rum in my opinion. Maybe it's because the two brothers-in-law, Williams & Humbert, who started the company, had a British background and therefore used English styled rum in the base.
This rum is too sweet and has to much taste of the PX Sherry in my opinion, but it has been very enjoyable to follow the development of this rum from the base via 5 + 3 to 5 + 5 and see how this aging (and eventually some added flavors) have changed taste and appearance.
Pictures: The content of the gift pack & My opened bottle of the 5+5.
My the first from cherry cask. Not for me, little more leather, smoked wood and oil in taste and with negative typical "medical/chemical" aroma -> means max 5 rating ... It is not sweet at all.
Sweetness -> 3/10
Strength -> 6.5/10
This rum comes with a nice bottle in an elegant box. The color is dark brown. The nose is sweet and fruity. You can smell the sherry notes of the barrel it ages in for the second period of 5 years. No disturbing alcohol burn. Very pleasant in the mouth, with notes of caramel, vanilla, banana and of course Sherry. Price 37€.
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