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Matusalem Gran Reserva 15-year rum is produced using a combination of rums aged on average 15 years and distilled from molasses using the solera process.
The Matusalem company was established in 1872 originally in Santiago de Cuba. The company fled the country following the Cuban Revolution in 1959 and the Gran Reserva rum is now produced in the Dominican Republic.
It's not overwhelmingly sweet. I see what others are talking about with the ethanol taste but it is not overwhelming, either. It has a unique aftertaste - vanilla? - but it's long after the booze leaves your tongue. Would buy if it was on sale, probably wouldn't pay full price for a bottle.
Per un 15 anni di invecchiamento mi aspettavo di più. Buono ma non riesco a trovare una nota decisa. Non troppo dolce, alla fine piacevole ma non sento nessuna nota persistente in bocca. Non è troppo costoso ma a questo prezzo si trova anche di meglio. Buono accompagnato da cioccolato.
A quality rum but too much vanilla aroma and taste... Smells vanilla, Tastes vanilla... which overtake every other sensation... But a good choice if you like that type of drink, for a reasonnable price.
Poprvé jsem tento rum ochutnal před několika lety v jedné restauraci, kdy mi docela chutnal, dnes v jiné na zkoušku znovu. Ostřejší, pronikavější vůně po alkoholu bez náznaků čehokoliv idenitifikovatelného. Chuť příjemná, stejně jako vůně ostřejší, ale těžko spojitelná s něčím známým. Za mně cena neodpovídá kvalitě, respektivě cena je vyšší než chuťová kvalita.
Taste is straight up very ethanolly and thin. Tried adding a few drops of water which cut down the ethanol but made the drink overwhelmingly sweet. Sadly no other tastes to be enjoyed of. Maybe as a mixer but seems as a waste if used so.
MATUSALEM GRAN RESERVA 15Y... tõesti on tunda et seda rummi on hoitud liiga pikalt tammevaadis ja liigne viskiņe maitse on võtnud võimust... aga jäägu igale maitsejale oma arvamus. Hind oli vist 30 euro alla
The saying goes "don't judge a book by its cover". I shouldn't judge a rum by its bottle. It is a cool label and the bottle is nice but the rum is simply average and has a rather unpleasant "bite" to it when sipping it straight. It does work well in Coke Zero and I expect it works well as a mixer, too. That's why I didn't give it a lower score. If it's the only one available then it wouldn't hurt getting it but there are so much better rums out there.
Given the score this thing has my expectations were quite low however I didn't think it to be to bad especially for the price point. Don't get me wrong I wouldn't buy a bottle of it or even think about trying it's 23 year brother on the back of this one however compared to Santa Teresa 1796 or Pampero Aniversario which people rate a fair bit higher I'm struggling to see why people love them more than this
Je m'attendais à plus fin et goûteux pour un 15 ans, ce n'est pas un mauvais ron, mais on en attend un peu plus tout de même pour le siroter seul. Très classique et basique. Devrait faire des merveilles en cocktails.
Der Rum hat einen starken Alkohol-Geschmack und ist sobald man ihn auf der Zunge hat auch schon schon wieder weg. Sehr dünn und ohne Charakter.
Qui il Matusalem inizia a prendere corpo.
Fratello maggiore del Matusalem 7 Year, si presenta più maturo e complesso.
Dolce ma, non troppo.
Sapore di caramello.
Legno invecchiato nel finale.
Con una bella ossigenazione, si esalta il caramello e compaiono sapori fruttati tropicali.
Particolare, molto buono da abbinare a cioccolato al latte.
Rum da assaporare durante le giornate di pioggia e freddo per coccolarsi.
I would like to taste him one more time. But when I tried him, I didnt like it. Maybe I will get hand on it sometimes later and change my opinion.
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