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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
This is a spicy and sweet rum. The taste is very intensiv because of this combination.
Since I have Presindete Marti 23 and Esclavo XO, this one is not very special for me (but the cocoa is still interesting).
I don't like strong sweetness with spice. The spice intensifies the sweetness. There is a strong disbalance in the taste because of that. Flavors are dark with cocoa, burned sugar, dried fruits, mandarine. There is also a younger rum in the taste (champignon aroma).
Smell: cocoa, dried fruit, spice, burnt sugar, nutmeg, sweetness, wood, fruits (mandarine)
Taste initial: burnt caramel, mandarine, cocoa
Middle: spice, light sherry note, oak, sweetness, milk chocolate, champignon
Finish: middle long, sweet, burnt suggar
Aftertaste of burned caramel and then sherry, after 2min.
Sweetness: 4 / 5
Fruit: 3 / 5
Mildness: 3.5 / 5
Value (35€): 3/5
Similar rum: Esclavo XO, more balanced, more wood, more mandarine in the taste and smell.
Presidente Marti 23 - less mandarine, no cocoa aroma
This has gained its place in my top 3 after one glass... VERY smooth and sweet, that's how i like them! Don't bother adding ice.
Highly recommended for Diplomatico-fans!
Starts with a nice sweet aroma followed by a slight nostril burn. Smells like molasses with some fruit on the tail end. First (and second) taste holds an alcohol burn. Once the burn fades you can taste the sherry. In a nutshell, it's a burning molasses flavor followed by a faint bitterness. Thought I would like it more after reading the reviews. Definitely a quality rum but something just doesn't work for me. Would drink it if offered to me but probably won't buy it again.
This taste nothing like rum to me. I'm not a wine fan and this tastes like a Merlot to me.
Dont get me wrong; I like variance in my rums but this one is just not one for my tastebud.
I had to reach for my 1919 just to get that taste out of my mouth.
Intense dark colour. Brown caramely (darker than the panama 21 years)
Strong vapeurs of alcoohol right after opening the bottle. But evolves very nicely.
After 10-15 min, Sweeter nose caramel and toffee. Hints of oxydized aromas (walnut) - from the Sherry and Jerez I guess. Some fruit aromas like lime, dried apricot, fig and citrus fruit.
Super sweet candied dark fruit attack. Sirupy medium-long finish dominated by fig flavors. No alcool feeling at all ... Reminds me of Fortified wines (Porto / Madere)
I love rum. I thought buying this expensive bottle, I was treating myself with some godly nectar. Unfortunately this doesn't smell or taste anything like rum. Unless you can try before you buy, I would avoid purchasing this... whatever it is.
(70.75 CAD in Dec 2016)
At first this comes of very bourbony and harsh, with added suger. This really needs to breathe, a lot! After 30 minutes in the glass almost all the whiskey/bourbon taste is gone, and the sherry flavour is fruiter than sweet. Nice tones of dried fruit and sherry, and a lovely colour.
The way it's created gives it some extra credit, I'm a sucker for a creative way of getting a complex taste together.
Duften er sød og rund. Man fornemmer hurtigt lagringen på sherryfadene. Duften er lidt anderledes, men helt igennem lækker.
Smagen lever fuldt ud op til duften. En sød og meget blød rom, der smager af mere.
En rigtig lækker rom.
En stor anbefaling herfra.
Eneste fejl var at jeg ikke fik købt den noget før...
The first time I tried this rum,I was somehow confused. The taste is nothing like classic rum. You can definitely taste the sweetness of sherry as well as smell the dried fruit aromas. I enjoy this rum a lot.
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