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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 taste of wood is normally not something you find in solera-rums, but somehow it hits the back of the palate in this 20-year solera.
Nose: Very sweet and smooth with hints of tropical fruit and raw molasses
Taste: Sweet, but balanced dominated by caramel, tropical fruits and with a hint of wood
Overall: A little sweet, but one of the better 40abv soleras around.
This sweet and smooth rum is very good - I highly recommend it
Excellent rum, beautiful color and bottle. The flavor is excellent, hints of cherry, vanilla a touch of oak and just the right amount of sweetness. People who don't like sweeter rums may not like it heck they probably shouldn't be drinking rum in the first place. But this is a very tasty beverage on the rocks or neat depending on your mood. Smooth long enjoyable finish. Just buy a bottle.
Ich würde diesen Rum mit dem Zacapa 23 vergleichen. Ich finde beide sind von der Qualität gleich auf, auch etwas ähnlich... Der Negra hält im Abgang aber noch länger an.
Bought this rum out of curiousity. No regrets, it just tastes and smells different than any other rum i've tried. Really smooth,little spicey and sweet, therefore a great sipping rum.
Delicious! Won't give it a 9 because I haven't tried his older brother, the 25,,,,,,,,,yet!!
Edit april 7 2017 ::: finished another bottle and willing to give it a solid 9!!! A great rum everytime!!
P.s. the leather version some say is better and hard to find,,, Well,, I've got one and intent to keep it un-attached as long as I can resist opening it!
You guys will be the first to know.
When you pay for the bottle you accordingly assign expectations.... they are all met. I would not say it is unique, but it will absolutely not disapoint, and by that and don't mean mediocre... quite the opposite, it is a better than good one. It has a lot of competition, it is sweet and similar to the products of similarly priced brands like Plantation, Angostura, El Dorado, etc. If you know these, this one is very similar; again, very enjoyable, but not unique.
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
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