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Delicate flavour lovely chocolate taste afterwards amazingly sweet on the rocks to mix with any mixer would be sacrilege. THis is a genuine favourite.
This is my favorite rum. And the best thing is his price :)
Als Einsteiger für mich bisher der beste Rum den ich probiert habe, unglaublich mild. Faszinierender Geschmack nach Toffee, oder auch dunkler Schokolade.
It is one of those rums that you definitly want to go back and drink it again. I bought this botlle and I am sure I will repeat this purchace someday. Great rich taste, fruits and some wodden flavour, one of better rums I have tasted, as for flaws it is litlle bit too sweet in my opninion.
Final verdict: Maybe some day I will give it another shot
Very good classic taste. Chocolate and vanilla, but smokey. Probably the best for this price.
Honig, Vanille, Weich, warm, süß, Mandel/Karamell, Trop. Früchte, Schoko, orange
Hey this is what rum is supposed to taste like. Tremendous flavor all the richness you would expect. Buy this, drink this. One of my favs.
Tried the Botucal Reserva Exclusiva while vacationing in Caracas last year and it is very close to my favorite Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva, but the taste and flavor are a bit stronger on the Botucal. Maybe the local taste requires a bit stronger flavor profile than the import version. Very strong 9 rating nevertheless.
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 17
15/100 Afterburn of this rum 13
15/100 Availability to purchase this rum 3
15/100 Ultimate value for money 15
Total score 78
Here's my top 30 list:
1. Ron Tres Loco de Vinos from Vinoble Skanderborg
2. Ron Esclavo XO Cask Strength
3. Legendario Gran Reserva 15y
4. Cubaney Centenario 25-30y
5. Companero Panama
6. Ron Esclavo XO
7. Ron Millonario XO and 15y
8. Plantation Barbados XO 20th Anniversary
9. El Dorado 25y
10. Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva and Single Vintage
11. Presidente Marti 23y and 19y
12. Cubaney 18y
13. Pusser's 15y
14. Black Tot
15. El Pasador de Oro XO
16. Bavaro Black Ultra Premium
17. Punta Cana Esplendido
18. Edmundo Dantes 15y
19. Pampero Aniversario
20. Bacoo 12y
21. Ron Esclavo 15y and 12y
22. El Pasador de Oro Gran Reserva
23. Brugal Leyenda
24. Exquisito 1990 and 1995
25. Koloa Kaua'i Coconut
26. Plantation Gran Anejo Guatemala & Belize
27. Unhiq XO
28. Ron Hero 21y Solera
29. Punta Cana XOX
30. Ron Cartavio XO
Smooth and aromatic without the alcohol bite or astringency.
So far my favorite rum. great straight or on ice.
This rum was an instant favorite for me. With notes of chocolate and toasted caramel the flavor was pleasant but not too sweet. There is almost no bite to it from the alcohol, making it an easy rum to drink and great for introducing friends to rum!
Quite sweet one. With strong notes of vanilla, chocolate and molasses.
Buon rum commerciale venezuelano, dolce, vanigliato. Tra i 12 anni uno dei migliori, con un finale leggero ma abbastanza presente.
A perfect aged rum from one of my favorite distilleries. Viva Venezuela!
Neat: nose is molasses/vanilla. No burn. Aromatic taste as weird as that sounds. Definite chocolate notes. Vanilla. Definitely grows on you. Worth having in your collection.
It's a dark and quite sweet rum made to please the palates of beginners and rum lovers alike. I can imagine that this ron may serve as a good introduction for those, who are used to drink Cuba libre and want to try a sipping rum for their first time. But also for the seasoned rum drinker it can serve as a pleasant change if you're in the mood for a sweeter rum, that isn't spiced but still has a nice full aroma and color of an aged molasses rum. However, for some it may be a bit too sweet and maybe not too complex in aroma.
Altogether Botucal Reserva Exclusiva it's a nice dark ron with sweet taste and pleasant aroma, nice and easy to drink neat.
Preis Leistung passt. Etwas für beginner. Leicht und süss
This was a birthday gift and it really changed my perception of rum. A was an occasional rum and coke kind of guy but taught me how to sip.
It's smooth and rich and taste of caramel and vanilla, and hardly any noticeable alcohol.
Very nice sweet flavours. Wood, vanilla and plum are in focus. Just easy to drink
Delikatność destylatu, ale nie mam tutaj na myśli różnorodności smaków, a brak odczucia smaku czystego alkoholu, co przy założeniu, że rum jest starzony do 12 lat świadczy o tym, że dołożono wiele starań na etapie destylacji, by stworzyć rum bardzo dobry jakościowo.
On the nose, it was welcoming, but upon first taste, as the cold liquid surrounded my pallet, I sensed a slightly medicinal flavor. Another sip. Then another. Each time getting better. It took me a glass, but it grew on me. It tastes authentic and I don’t have any qualification to say that, but it tastes like original recipe rum. To this day I find that the value and the flavor profile makes this a very strong performer.
I found this rum to be very flavorful but not overbearing or over the top.
A very balanced rum with strong hints of cocoa, vanilla and caramel with a hint of smoke. A nice sipper and mixer this one of the better affordable rums today.