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Santa Teresa 1796 rum is produced in Venezuela and aged using the solera system that blends rums aged between 4 and 35 years. Before bottling, the rum is aged for a further year in large French oak casks to marry the blends.
This rum was first created in 1996 to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the establishment of the distillery, the Santa Teresa Hacienda.
I liked it from the first sip. Very balanced rum. Great nose. Smoothness. The finish is a bit short maybe with a spice, maybe clove.
Nice complex and aromatic and sweet nose.
Caramel and orange peel aromas. Spicy hints (nutmeg and cinnamon)
Sweet soft attack but very long peppery, smoky earthy finish (tourbe)
Power and elegance compared to its entry level black label
This rum is outstanding as both a sipper or mixed. It's pleasant, accommodating, flexible and delicious. Perhaps more of a generalist in it's applicability, if I had to settle on having only one rum, this would be it.
This rum has everything that a good rum sipper should have. It starts with some stone fruits and caramel notes but finishing dry and long. The solera gives it some extra depth in character and you can easily compare it with a great cognac or brandy de Jerez. Great value and for the more advanced palate.
Santa teresa 1796 is unusual. Full front of the tongue taste and punch you in the mouth flavor. Everything tastes fresh. Freshly cut fruit, fresh cut flowers, fresh sugar....weird but brilliantly vibrant. Its unique, and that's unusual. Well worth the buy and after you wrap your head around it possibly higher rated than this.
Along with the Diplomatico Reserva Exclusivo, dominates the 8 rating for me. Both are very smooth, great flavor, sweet but not over the top. Even people who aren't rum fans really enjoy this. Of course the price is amazing.
On the nose is smells of raisin, and plum, while in the glass I get swirls of pepper and molasses with an abrupt finish. Very intriguing but not my style, though I have had several guests throughly enjoy it.
Dégusté à une journée d'intervale avec le pampero anniversario extra anejo, moins boisé, c'est un rhum plutôt doux, qui éxhale peu l'alcool avec une finale longue. Delicious.
Not for mixing, but a rum for meditation, better to drink with a chocolate over 70% cocoa
I must admit, I only hat a few sips at a rum tasting with some friends of mine. But I was really disappointed. This rum is very flat, with no body and no soul. (Of course, I do not know, how my friend has treated his bottle - maybe, if I bought one of these myself, I would judge this rum differently. I like the bottle, anyway.
This rum as other rums benefits usually from stay in the glas for some minutes to deliver right taste. It is not so sweet! recommended to the price around 45 euro!
Pleasant aroma. Sipping some proved to be interesting. Definitely a complex series of flavors and I don't claim to be anywhere near an expert but there is a distinct sweetness and some fruitiness to it. Gives a good burn but it not harsh nor overpowering. This would be excellent as a mixer as long as the ingredients used are not overpowering. This rum needs complimentary flavors that are subtle.
This is one smooth rum without any cloying sweetness or added flavorings. It's a perfect straight-up sipping rum, one of the best in the $50 US category. Excellent.
A rum with great reviews all around that disappointed me a bit at first. After a couple of tries, I like this one more and more. Good rum
I love this rum...!! one of the best you will ever get...!!
A fine solera rum, not too sweet which allows you to really appreciate the depth of flavours on the palate , in particular a fairly distinct taste of dark chocolate.
It was a long time since I wanted to try it and I finally tasted today. I must say, it is really an excellent rum and above all value for incredibly reasonable price. You will be satisfied immediately, first sip! I'm sure in the future I will take another bottle. I love it! Highly recommended
A nice sipping rum, with Oaky and smokey taste. You can taste the Carmel a the rum goes down. A slight burning sensation ait goes down. I have added a small bit of water, which helps brings out the flavours of caramel and the spices. Well priced as well.
Je m'attendais à mieux puisque beaucoup le compare au Diplomatico. Au final, un rhum un peut trop "alcoolisé" à mon gout qui gâche un peu les saveurs. Il reste tout de même un bon rhum mais pour le prix je préfère nettement le Diplomatico.
Bit disappointed with this one. Starts off well but to much of a rougher ethanol burn overpowers what flavor initially comes through. If Zacapa xo is a nine, El Dorado 15 and Plantation 20 year are an 8 I can't give this more than a 6. The sealed cork was covered in mould as well. First time I've ever seen that
Nice, dry, non-sweet. Not as good as the rum named in the heading IMO
Cool bottle,nice price and a spicy rum. This is a very good buy in the middle class together with Diplomatico Reserva etc..
Was really interested in this one with it's aging using the solera method. Really like this rum as is not too sweet and has some nice spice notes and lingering finish. A drop of water opens it up.
This is a sweet rum--and a solera, too--in the vein of Ron Zacapa 23. It's very smooth and mildly complex. I think it's a great place for people to start if they don't really like sipping spirits straight. However, I can see myself already tiring of this style.
Santa Teresa 1796 rum review by The Ultimate Rum Guide