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A refined and elegant rum, inspired by true character. After 12 years of aging in selected barrels, it boasts luxurious and exceptional. Its well-rounded flavours are only achieved by time and artistry. Drink it by itself, paired with dark chocolate or along with mature tobacco cigars. Character behind every sip.
Recommendable to most
Not as sweet as some others, but very smooth. I was fortunate enough to have had this in a nice tequila bar. I didn't get a chance to fully delve into the complexities, but it seemed like a good, straight Rum and what I'd describe simply as refined.
I thought the Abuelo Centuria was a little pricey, but this surprised me at only $36.99 (Beltramo's 2015 price). Tastes more like sugar cane than molasses; also includes brown sugar, tobacco, toffee, allspice, cinnamon, oak, bourbon, and vanilla. A surprisingly good rum; especially for the price!
But it's a really good rum!
Ron Abuelo Gran Reserva is made from molasses - but with little added sugar cane juice . And it is perhaps this that has helped to lift the Gran Reserva to a higher level !
The aroma have lots of fruity sweetness, yet with good balance with clear hints of caramel and cherry - and a little coconut ! The flavor is moderately intense with great sweetness! This will return the candy and the cherries from the aroma , along with exotic fruits !
I would rate this excellent rum at a much higher price in a blind test I am sure. My first bottle is soon empty and I will definitely go for a renewal.
This is a keeper! A really nice Spanish style rum that delivers a good mix of sweetness and fruity and spicy flavours. Maybe not as good as Zacapa, but I would put it on equal footing with say Reserva Diplomatico Exclusiva, which has a similar taste profile.
"By Warren Bobrow via Foodista"
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