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Tasty, but not quite great
Just like the 5yo and 7yo this is a very elegant expression with a lot of fruit on the nose, mostly orange. It is a dry rum but the fudge and sweet fruits are all over. This rum is probably the opposite of the Appleton Estate's rare bland 12yo I reviewed a couple of days ago. No punch in your face but a very gentle and inviting rum that has a lot of flavours but it needs time and attention to pick them all up.
On the palate there is a bit of walnut at first, quickly followed by orange peel, a bit of pineapple and fudge, all surrounded by light oaky tannines. The finish reveals stronger peppery notes and lingers on quite a bit.
Reading the other reviews I see some disappointment here and there and my guess is that this is due to the style; if you don't give the rum the time and attention it needs you might miss it all and it would go down unnoticed. But really, this is a very beautiful and harmonious rum worth your time and money.
Enjoyed a glass of Conde de Cuba 11y while vacationing in St Julian's Bay Malta. Very nice and high end bottle and label design. Golden color. No added sugar so very dry. To me not a neat sipper, but it would be great for dry rum fan boys. Strong burn at the end. For whisky lovers, add 2 points.
One of my first rums. Sharper than I thought, not too sweet, smells like wallnuts and has a bit of a whiskish taste.
Definitely not bad. I will maybe change the rating to 8 once I mature to the less sweet rums.
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