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Cihuatan Reserva Especial 12-Year rum

Cihuatan Reserva Especial 12-Year

El Salvador | Aged

7.7/10 (32 ratings)
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Posted almost 4 years ago by Tomy from Romania with 419 ratings

Subtle notes of wood, a hint of vanilla and cacao, soft undertones of coffee and a dash of brilliance that resembles the sweetness of fresh sugarcane juice.

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Posted 3 months ago by Harrie from Netherlands with 49 ratings

Beats me. Right after opening there is little to no nose except for a scent I can only describe as wet cardboard. After 10 minutes that is mostly gone and apart from vanilla and oaky notes I get something that reminds me of a sweet perfume rather than a drink. Not bad but I have to push myself start sipping this. It tastes better than it smells and though way too smooth for my taste at least the Cihuatan has enough character to stay upright. The taste remains more perfume than specific fruits or flowers, the alcohol 'bite' is just enough to help not noticing the sugar too much.

At the end I get, like another reviewer also mentioned, vague notes of (slightly scorched) PVC. All in all too sweet and otherwise not my style of rum. They go here for €45-50 and I see nothing to justify that.

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Posted 6 months ago by Mo McGurk from United States with 174 ratings

For me to decide between a 7 and a 7.5 on my scale. .Straight up sweet with minimal after-burn. A waste to mix it.

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Posted almost 2 years ago by Joola69 from United States with 2643 ratings

Enjoyed a bottle of Cihuatan 12y with my buddies while in Germany. Plain standard bottle wrapped in a flimsy cardboard box. Golden color. Since its all sugarcane method plus added vanilla flavors, its really not my cup of tea. In general terms its not bad, but why waste time when you have SO MANY better rums out there...

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Posted almost 4 years ago by Mihai from Romania with 210 ratings

Diferențe clare față de mai tânărul "frate". Gust mai bogat și aftertaste remarcabil

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Posted 2 months ago by filovo from Czech Republic with 174 ratings

barva: světle zlata
vuně: vanilka, karamel
chut:silnější palení, burbon, karamel, lehce koření
doporucit: ne

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Posted 4 months ago by Taster from Switzerland with 108 ratings

from El Salvador
Nose: very nice, spicy and fruity
Palate: very untypical but still pleasant, reminds a little bit on maple syrup, but is not too sweet. Unfortunately, it was only a sample, would like to taste some more...
(Cal 19 day23)

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Posted 4 months ago by Kasper Meijer from Panama with 30 ratings

Both these rums are such a good deal. Very tasty and so cheap. Could definitely sell for lot more. Bought them in El Salvador as a package.

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Posted 5 months ago by Rasmus from Denmark with 137 ratings

I have previously reviewed the 8-year from Cihuatan, which have plenty of good reviews, but didn´t quite fit my tastebuds. Sadly the exact same thing can be said about this one.

Nose: Clove, caramel, nutmeg, brown sugar and a small hint of banana
Taste: Caramel, coconut, oak, banana and vanilla with a very short watery aftertaste
Overall: I can see from the reviews on this side, that Cihuatan is a popular sipper and more power to you, but this is just to simple and boring for my taste.

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Posted 6 months ago by Buchi from Germany with 23 ratings

It Starts really sweet and after the sweetness i had strange plastic notes.
Has a really different taste but not my favourite