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Tasty, but not quite great
Enjoyed a bottle of Pacto Navio with my buddies while vacationing in Germany. Very nice sturdy bottle and old fashioned label design. Reddish color. Strong smell from the French Sauternes Casks. Very nice flavor profile. Mild burn at the end.
Vandaag 2 rums op de tafel, voor bij de spelletjes met vriendjes J en M. De andere is Matusalem. Deze ruikt wat sterker, de andere zoeter: ze blijken allebei lekker te smaken en mogen allebei in de herhaling.
This rum was decent but not particularly exciting. Watery in the glass, light colour with little red. Not too alcoholic in the nose, sweet aroma with hints of leather, red fruits, wine and nail polish remover. First taste expression was brown sugar like from the bottom of an unstirred lemonade. It was, however not awfully sweet. After adding a drop of water the wine taste got more pronounced, as well as the wood is the barrel itself. Somehow the flavor profile reminds me abuelo 12 rum. Leathery finish with practically no alcohol burn. Overall the rum seems flat, just like zacapa 12. Its basic and constitute a firm basis for evaluation of more extravagant rums.
This rum was instantly appealing to me, because of its bottle. The label looks great and just below the neck, there is a compass design molded into the glass bottle itself, which looks awesome. The cork also has a wooden top, which adds style for sure.
Now to the actual rum; it is unlike anything that I've tasted. It is very woody. The smell is really pleasant and natural. The taste is quite smooth and has a lot of natural tastes that come together well. The colour is a nice dark brown, which adds to the overall wooden character of the rum.
In conclusion, this is for sure a rum that I will drink again.
Geruch nach Karamell, Zucker, Vanille.
Geschmacklich findet man die Geruchsnoten wieder, mit ein wenig Süße und ein klein wenig Holz.
Im Abgang am Ende kommt noch der Alkohol dazu.
Fazit: ein guter süffiger, nicht zu süßer, nicht sehr komplexer, im Geschmack eher leichter, Rum. Für jeden Tag gut geeignet.
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