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Now this is some good stuff
All that Enmore...Raisins, dried fruits, coffee, dark molasses...Whoa! A good one. FINALLY no added sugar (I can scoop it in myself if I want to, thanks - much harder to get rid of the crap). The El Dorado boys finally allow their spirits to shine, after Velier showed them how. Amen.
Lovely nose with light caramel, oak, sweet tropical fruits and something mineralised and slightly spicy and chalk like. As the rum enters my mouth, again I pick up a mineralised character, light caramel and wood, but also subtle notes of cherries and ripe plums. It’s very, very good if a little light bodied, which is surprising, considering 21 years of ageing. The finish lingers for a good while with a warming sensation of the fruity notes mentioned above. Given the 56,5% vol. it’s very refined, but overall I still find it a little overpriced.
Great rum, so full of flavor, just like the other two in the same series. This is how El Dorado should be, without added sugar and high strength punch!
I like all the standard rum from El Dorado (12, 15 & 21) and of course the 25yo which is fantastic.
Tested this one during Birka’s rumcruise 2018 and didn’t like at all, but to maybe excuse myself I think it’s quite difficult to test that many different rums during a rather short time.
Purchased a sample of this rum for around £13 from Master of Malt the bottle usually retails fot £175. This rare expression from el dorado is divine. A definite finishing rum for the end of the night as it's easy to get drunk quickly with its hidden 56.6% abv.
It's a fine example of guyanese demerara rum a wonderful one at that. It reminds me of the el dorado 21 but much more powerful. It does not feel at all the strength and is so easy to drink. It's simply a wonderful expression!
With a nice amber color, this rum has notes of candied fruits like prune and apricot. There are also woody notes and after a long aeration, the exotic fruits that arrive. In the mouth, the woody takes the top with always the fruits that disappear slowly. The end is very long always on the wooded with light notes of tobacco. Great rum but expensive.
Today I got my hands on a legendary Enmore style rum. I was looking forward to taste it.
Let's see if it can meet my expectations. My bottle is fresh btw. I'm going to do a tasting again in some weeks. This rum needs at least 45min in the glas. When you get the flowers in the nose, it's ready.
The nose is deep, woody, dark with sweet notes and dry fruits like raisins and figs. From the wood profile you can say that it's from the woody EHP still. It's like a walnut tree with iodine from the smell.
As the rum gets warmer I get more honey and orange.
A good nose, also complex.
The taste starts sweet with a lot of dry fruits (raisins, oranges), followed by tannins and wood. It gets warm very fast in the mouth. I can't hold it back to enjoy the start for a longer time. The rum is viscous and warm in the mouth.
In the middle it get's more heavy with molasses and bitter notes of tannins, raisins are still there. The finish is spicy and dry with heavy notes, dry fruits and wood, iodine again. The aftertaste is dark with molasses, burned sugar, some mint and raisins. It reminds me again of ElDorado12 aftertaste.
Conclusion: This rum is old and complex. But the wood influence is too high. Maybe the 22 years of aging is too much. Therefore 88 points rating is appropriate.
Nose: grasy notes, raisins, molasses, caramel, dry fruits (plums), burned sugar and some honey, mushrooms, wood, iodine and earth
Taste: dry fruits (raisins, plum, orange), tannins, wood, honey, caramel
Middle: burned sugar, wood with tannins, spice, raisins, molasses
Finish: spice, molasses, dry mouth feel, wood with tannins, burned sugar, wood
Aftertaste: caramel, raisins, some ripe banana
Value (156€): 2.5/5
I was impressed with how smooth this one is considering it is almost 60% and with no burn on the throat. It has a nice sweet and natural taste. When you first have it in your mouth, the flavour is incredible and this would easily be a higher rating if it had a more interesting finish. Even still though, this is a very nice rum overall and i would consider getting a bottle but it is very expensive.
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