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Truly fantastic rum..this one is one of the best i have tasted so far
Last one of the finish collection I have tasted.
In glass, it looks sugary and leave streaks but once you taste it, it is more dry ( not too much ) as expected on the noze specially if you have tasted the Olorosso and/or the Tawny Finish before.
Again, like the 2 other ones from the collection, the Abuelo Napoleon is fruity and the kind of finish is easy to find. The aftertaste is quite short but well .. nothing is perferct , right ?
Good job from Abuelo.
Cognac and oak are very present with some fruits notes like peach. Very sweet in mouth with floral aroma on final. Short aftertaste. A good rum to discovery special finish. Plantation will always be my favorite for this kind of work but a good job from Abuelo.
Ron Abuelo XV Cognac Cask Bottling Note
An interesting expression from Panamanian Rum range Ron Abuelo - a well-aged expression which has been given a finishing period in casks that previously contained Napoleon Cognac!
Ought to be a fascinating tipple...
caramel, chocolate, apple, vanilla, berries, cognac cask....
Awesome rum, sweet, aromatic, rich flavor,
one of my favorites.
This is my least favorite of the Abuelo XV's. My favorite is the Tawny, then the Oloroso, then this. But it's good, and to me it beats the Abuelo 12, though none of the Abuelo XV's match the Abuelo Centuria, imho.
Smells and tastes of cognac, spice, leather, oak, and cacao.
Again, a pretty good rum, but if you only try one Abuelo XV, I recommend their Tawny.
Not the easiest one to drink but ohh my this one is good!
A dry and well balanced strong taste, the cognac casks finish it!
Fantastic spirit, it takes craftsmanship, knowledge and years of experience to produce such a fine rum. Not sweet, over the dryer side but incredibly smooth a very pleasant to drink, the cognac cask finish is what makes it stand out from the rest of the other abuelos. A must have in your rum collection.
Fantastic and complex. So close to a 9 but just lacking a minuscule amount of depth and finesse on the finish. Same as the port finish: so close to being great (but just edges it). Decent value, grab a bottle.
From nose to finish this rum does not disapoint. Full bodied and just the right sweetness. Dark fruits with a hint of Sherry.
Sweet nose, with caramel vanilla tones. Sweet, and dry in the mouth and a long taste.
Nice rich flavor. Carmel bias on vanilla with a slight spicy note.
First cognas tones you can find in aroma. Taste is complex with nice hint of Naplleon, not covering the basic Abuelo rum character. Long aftertaste.
One of the best rums i've ever tasted. Drink at room temperature slowly
Smell is good.
Taste is ok.
Aftertaste is ok.
Purchased a sample from Master of Malt for £6.61 tasting in comparison with the tawny port and oloroso sherry finish.
This one is much richer, a little less sweet fantastic flavour can taste the cognac coming through with a touch of smoky oak.
En mi opinión este ABUELO XV es el mejor de los 3, es súper equilibrado, de aromas y sabor sumamente agradable (algo parecido al Zacapa xo).
Cela rada je vyborna. Specialne Abuelo, ktere zraje v sudech po konaku je lahudka.
Enjoyed a glass of Ron Abuelo XV Napoleon Cognac Cask edition while vacationing in Amsterdam. I'm surprised Ron Abuelo team did not choose a slightly different bottle design from their regular rums. At least the label design is a bit updated from the usual. Color is deep brown. You get a strong banana flavor to both nose and palate. It is very close to the Plantation 20th Anniversary rum both in nose and palate tests. Hardly any burn due to large sugar contents. My ranking for Special Edition Abuelo Rums is Napoleon (8), Tawny (7), Oloroso (5).
Une belle couleur, un nez et une attaque douce et ronde, un finish franc et fort. Un rhum très complet.
Presentación premium, sabor y olor sumamente impregnado de las características del Cognac, definitivamente una compra inteligente.
Masser af duft, masser af smag og en ganske fin eftersmag.
Fin og blød i smagen. Ret anderledes end XOen men stadig en rigtig dejlig rom
za tie peniaze to je podla mna samozrejme slabota. ak XV tak Tawny, ktore je po portskom. cakal som viac od konaku, trochu sladkosti, ale...ziaden zazrak za tu cenu 7/10. cisto chut 7,5/10
Un rhum vraiment très bon et très abouti. Il a un petit côté salin très intéressant!
It's been finished of in cognac barrels and you can tell. For me this is a golden shot from abuelo to put their rum in this price range because before the distance between 12y and centuria was huge. I was fortunate enough to try this rum on a festival. From the first snif and sip this rum puts a big smile on my face. It's complex, still smooth, nice burn and colour and it just taste f....... good. One of the best of the day, will buy one in the near future!