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I really liked the 15 but this one is not really close to it. Light colour , quite dry and sweetish , was okay to sip , bit of a burn , but like many middle of the road rums i thought it would make a good mixer... But not for me ! Don't know why but it just didn't gel for me , maybe it was my taste buds ? Will give it a second chance tonight...
Матусалем 10 классико -
Несколько приятней, чем матусалем 7.
Он жгуч, весьма, но и у него весьма выраженный вкус. В сравнении с матусалем 7 , у которого вкус менее выражен, но все так же жгуч, как и десятка.
За весь вечер дегустации не сумел уловить ничего особенного в этом напитке, говоря об это вкусе.
К слову запах, точно так же: несколько приятней чем матусалем 7, но все же при глубоком вдохе не очень приятно...
этот ром не для того что бы им наслаждаться и по истине смаковать его.
Я ставлю ему твёрдую 6, но не более.
Matusalem 7 : 5+
Matusalem 10 Classico : 6
Matusalem 15 : 7
Truly a high end drink for a discriminating rum connoisseur. A little high on the sweetness scale for me but it is a quality rum.
Alkohol: 40 %
Původ: Dominikánská republika
Aroma: Dominující složkou je kůže, pak trocha vanilky a laku. Vůně je dost výrazná, to se mi líbí. (84 b)
Chuť: Příjemně nasládlý rum, vanilkový. Mísí se v něm jak jemnost, tak ostrost, která je znát zejména v dochuti. (82 b)
Shrnutí: V přímém souboji s kostarickým Centenario 9y Conmemorativo u mě vyhrál Matusalém díky lepší a výraznější vůni, v chuti byly oba rumy srovnatelné, s podobným chuťovým profilem.
Both their 10 and 15 year rums are very good, but I give the edge to the 10 year. Both are medium color and have vanilla and wood notes, but the 15 was a bit more acidic and the 10 was a bit more vanilla.
Very nice smell and taste that is quite balanced. Would recommend.
A bit too sweet for me, we enjoy Matusalem with cuban friends who look for it when we invite them to our home. It reminds them of the good old days in Miramar and Jacks in Havana 1950s
Best rum for rum and coke! I enjoy with a lime wedge with this one
Classic dark, smooth rum. Best enjoyed neat or on the rocks.
This 10 Year Solera rum from Matusalem is only $21 US, which is about $12 cheaper than their 15 Year Soloera Reserva. I have been a fan of that older brother for years and before I started writing reviews on here, I considered that 15 Year Reserva as a luxury rum. I still love it, but have found quite a few that I like even better.
This one is a very good dry rum distilled from the original Cuban formula. Like it's older brother, it can be sipped neat, on the rocks, or used as a fantastic mixer. There is absolutely nothing offensive about it and this one just makes me wanting to sip it neat because it is so pure.
Update April 14, 2019: I have had this one in my collection for almost 4 months and it still tastes the same because of no added sugar. That is the good news. The bad news is that this rum is so boring that I have no desire to go back to it even to be used as a mixer. I now drop my rating from a 7 to a 5, which means that I will never buy this one again, especially since their much better 15 year and 18 year are more easily available. No amount of mixer can tame this rum.
I'm not fan of cuban-slyle rum but this one I like. It have not so much vanilla and caramel like Extra Anejo so it quite tasty. Right proof and a little bit oak. It is easy to drink neat so it's good rum.
Hard to rate...room temperature to much of alcohol in taste...even cold....even on the rocks...still to strong alcohol fragrance...But on the end you can feel nice, sweet caramel.
A well rounded,well blended,smooth rum,as close to the Cuban style rums that you can buy in the U.S.A. without having to cross the border. Very drinkable on it's own.Has a slightly sweet taste with a light barrel char.I actually like it better than their 15 or 18 year expressions which are less sweet.
Nice color. Nice nice nice nice nice nice some text for 50 char
This rum has a light yellow/golden colour to it along with a pleasant caramel smell. Sipping it is too harsh for my liking, although I do like the mild syrupy sweet aftertaste on my lips. Having just picked up a book on Rum (written by a whiskey guy), I went with his suggestion for drinking (some) Spanish Caribbean rums and tried it with a little clementine juice - wow - pretty good combo. I would rate this rum a 6.5, or higher if it had less of an alcohol smell and burn...
It starts off strong. There are some nice caramel aromas. The thing that gets me about this rum is the finish. Perhaps I am a novice rum drinker, but there is something harsh about the finish, which I don't like.I'll usually make a cocktail with this rum and avoid it for months only to question my earlier impression and try again. I'll have to try the 15
Rather sweet and floral perhaps a little sickly some similarity to a younger Pampero. Not impressive for its price point and if the youngest rum is 10 years old pigs have wings. Spirit of Cuba... no Dominican Republic, more false impressions. If you are after a light sweet floral rum this is good as a mixer. After 2 glasses I switched to something else after a couple it is sickly
Tried the Ron Matusalem 23y, 10y and 7y back-to-back. The 23y is much darker in color, semi dark, but the 10y and 7y are very light. Surprisingly light for aged rums. Both the 10y and the 7y have the same smell and flavor profile as the older sibling, but obviously both younger ones are much less matured and developed in the flavor department.
It's drinkable. Not really interesting as a sipper.
A little harsh, but not too bad. Lots of spice, some toffee notes.
Its a good rum for the Cubas Libres, the people love it in the parties.
I like it. A little bit of sweet and very fruity. I prefer more young rums because the rum flavor. The older they are they smell more like burbon because the storage in burbon casks....
After drinking 15yo, I wanted to try the cheaper version, but it is much worse. Maybe for mixing, but if you want it neat, go for 15yo.
It just goes to show you how important it is for rum to age and length of time as well. Definitely get a better rum the longer it ages and the Matusalem is no exception to the rule. The 15 and 18 old siblings from Matusalem are far better products than their 10.
Having said this however, this rum is nice for mixing. The taste is not overly complex and their is a slight burn and sweetness to this rum. The price is not that bad for a pretty good Dominican rum.