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Ron Centenario 20-Year rum is produced from Costa Rican sugar cane which is turned into molasses before aging in American white oak barrels up to 20 years using the solera aging system.
The company producing Ron Centenario 20-Year rum used to be named Seagram de Costa Rica, but in 2002 changed its name to Centenario Internacional. The rum wasn't sold outside of Costa Rica until 2007.
The color of this rum is a rich mahogany by way of deep dark amber. Delightful aroma revealing a sweetness to it.
Tasting it reveals it to be sweet. Very sweet. I haven't tested it scientifically but it tastes as if there has been sugar or some sweetening agent added to this rum. And that's a shame. It just seems a tad too sweet and thus I deduct a point. Otherwise this would have been a solid 8...perhaps a 9. However this does not make it a BAD rum. Just a little too sweet for my personal tastes. Take it for what it's worth. It does qualify as a sipping rum HOWEVER I would consider it one to have as an after-dinner treat. A dessert rum if you will.
NOTE: I rated the Ron Centenario 25-year a "9" and still am of the opinion that it is a great rum but the 20-year seems sweeter to me. I realize that sometimes rums will vary from batch to batch and perhaps my 20 came from a batch that was sweeter than intended.
On an aside, this might be a good rum to use in rum balls. I haven't tried it but it seems to be well suited for such a purpose.
The sweetness seems to be aimed at the American consumer. If sugar or some sweetening agent were indeed added, I wonder what it would have tasted like without it.
Dieser rum ähnelt sehr dem plantation 20th. Der Geruch ist würziger
Very smooth a light finish, I feel citrus and tropical fruite.. Sweet, but well balanced.
Very enjoyable rum. On the rocks was the way to go for me. My rum drinking friends enjoyed this one as well.
Ce rhum est un de mes preferes.il est puissant et sucre,sur une dominante en bouche de caramel avec un subtil gout boise.un de ceux dont on sent la sualite.equilibre sa couleur foncee est magnifique.la longueur en bouche est correcte.le nez est sur la vanille et la banane surmurie pour moi.note 9.0.un bon rapport qualite prix quand on en trouve ce qui est dur.je le conseille.dans mon top 3 derriere le plantation xo et millonario xo.
Bottle: Under-average, no bottle distinction between 20/25 yo
Nose: Weak,light alcohol odor
Body: Too sweet,light fruity,raisins?, caramel
Tail: short, ordinary, nothing special
If you like sweet rums, still you have better options...
Sehr sanfter und süßer rum. perfekt in Kombination mit dünner Schokolade
Sweet, very smooth, just delicious. I prefer this over Zacapa 23 in that it has a hint of honey and seems a tad fuller and creamier. Is it as good as Zacapa XO? No, but it's also 50% less expensive.
En lækker sød duft af karamel.
Smager af vanilie og karamel.
Has it all: vanilla, chocolate, cocos, cinnamon, fruit with orange. Nice sweetness and no hard alkohol taste. Nose flavour is a treat itself. Perfect colour too. So far my Favorit. Stright only, handwarm.
Très beau rhum typé Amérique du Sud, note de vanille, bois, caramel...très belle découverte. Un indispensable à posséder en cave
Better than most. For a bit more $ you can taste the finest
Reminds me on the A.H.Riise series. very very sweet but not the one i prefer (like Ron millonario)-sweet.It tastes and smell like orange marmelade. A tasty aperitif but i wouldn't buy it again
Enjoy this rum, very good stuff and not too expansive. Sweet rum with notes of chocolate, vanilla, fruits and à little bit spiced.
Lecker und kaum Geschmack des Alkohols. Ich bin gespannt auf die anderen Centenarios.
En fin sød rom, som også er lidt krydret. Hel klart et genkøb
I really enjoyed this one. Superb taste and a real keeper. Nice with rocks. No cola for this one!
Rhum très doux, relativement puissant avec une bonne tenue, je recommande !
Excellent rhum parfumé et sucré.idéale pour les novices
A very light, sweet rum with a noticeable ethanol taste.
I REALLY like the Centenario 25 and 30, and so I tried this side by side with them. It was VERY close. This is a bit sweeter, much like the El Dorado 15 is sweeter than the El Dorado 21. I like the extra aging on the 25 and 30, but I also like the sweetness of the 20. I'm torn between the three. It's very close, but this is the winner for me. An exceptional rum that is very underrated in my opinion.
Detta är en av mina favoriter. I bland tycker jag till och med den är bättre än sin storebror på 25år
I bought this for $40 and then I saw it for $27 on sale. Came home and tried some more. At that point I wished I had bought more at the sale price. I like it in a Cuba Libre