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Now this is some good stuff
Aroma is sweet. Taste is molasses and honey tones. Could be a bit stronger tohave bigger an fuller body. Aftertaste is average with sweeter tones including maple syrup.
Very smooth with a great sweet aroma and some nice varied flavours. Can't believe Bundaberg made something this good! But, I'd expect more for $180. Finish not long or complex enough for a 9.
I'd like to give this a 6.5 to be nice, but don't have option. This is the best rum to come out of Bundaberg but given the the availability of exceptional rums from other places, it just doesn't hit the mark. I've chosen to rate this the same as Diplomatico Exclusiva Reserva and Angostura 1919. I'd pay $100 AUS for this just because it's Australian but no more considering other runs available in that price range. It needs more time on the wood to mellow. Quite honestly, I'm a unfortunately little disappointed.
While I wouldn't agree with the numerous, howling 10/10 ratings listed, Bundaberg has absolutely placed a winner here.
A beautiful golden/amber colour (almost identical to Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva), the scent is sweet, with vanilla and caramel standing out and some smokey notes. The taste is fairly sweet, but not sickly, and there's a nice heat on the way down.
If, like me, Bundaberg rums are typically something you'd drown in mixers or hide in cocktails, you can rest assured that Solera is a worthwhile investment for sipping.
Certainly worth trying alongside Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva - which says a lot!
As good as any sipping rum I have tried and cheaper than many. Right now it is my number 1 drop. Smoooth. Honey, maybe vanilla. A soothing warmth. Deserves to be alongside any other top shelf rum. Distinctive square bottle without being ostentatious.
All is forgiven! This is a truly outstanding rum. I went on a mission to find the best rums on the planet and who would have thought that a rum of this calibre was in Australia. Deserves the title of 2017 worlds best rum.
Normally, I wouldn't go anywhere near a Bundaberg rum as their 'every day' rums taste like turpentine to me. I took a gamble at duty free after reading the reviews and purchased a bottle of the solera Master distillers collection and am happy to say I am not disappointed, now why can't they make anything else that tastes like this!
I'll be picking up another bottle next time I fly even though it was $170 tax free. On par with my all time favourite 21yr old El dorado
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