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Matusalem Gran Reserva 23-Year rum

Matusalem Gran Reserva 23-Year

Dominican Republic | Aged | 40% ABV

Matusalem Gran Reserva 23-year rum is the premium version of the Matusalem company's rum, aged an average of 23 years and distilled from molasses using the traditional solera process.

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222 Matusalem Gran Reserva 23-Year Ratings

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mistercoughy 🇺🇸 | 239 ratings
Posted 8 years ago

First of all, the "23" is misleading. Years? I doubt it. For a rum that's supposedly been baking in wood in the tropics for a couple of decades, this rum lacks oakiness. Actually, it's not very complex at all. Nothing offensive, but nothing memorable, either. I can't imagine ever needing to buy another bottle of this, when there are so many really compelling rums out there already.

martin jeppesen 🇩🇰 | 256 ratings
Posted over 8 years ago

Given my "so so" expirence with the 15 year old little brother, I was surprised with this one. The nose is round with toffee, vanilla, orange, fudge and cherry's. The palette is sweet with butterscotch, vanilla, a bit of chocolate, marcipan, orange peel and some nuttiness. Though it's sweet, I don't find it too cloying as the lengthy finish is slightly earthy and tingling, upholding some order.

Ronny 🇸🇪 | 2 ratings
Posted almost 2 years ago

Works great in drinks, it has a mild and balanced flavor. Good to sip straight also

Peter 🇸🇪 | 94 ratings
Posted 2 years ago

En god rom med mycket smak. Lagom söt och ingen spritsmak.

Cowboy Neal 🇺🇸 | 31 ratings
Posted over 3 years ago

It's fine as a mixer, although overpriced for that purpose. Not the best for sipping.

Vinoj S 🇩🇰 | 8 ratings
Posted over 1 year ago

Taste is fine, but i prefer the 15 years over this. Tastewise..

23 year old is heavy on the taste, yet smooth very smooth.
Aroma is overall okay and palate very good

Jipla 🇧🇪 | 102 ratings
Posted almost 3 years ago

Nice but sweet tasting rum for a reasonable price. Not so sure about the 23 tho

cogliatem 🇮🇹 | 10 ratings
Posted over 3 years ago

Tasted alone is better. I tasted it with a top ruhm so I was influenced.
Many of us very satisfied by the room
Personally I give a 7

Mr. Rumantic 🇩🇪 | 296 ratings
Posted over 3 years ago

The Matusalem 23 years Solera is a molasses rum that comes from the Dominican Republic. I don't know how high the proportion of the oldest rum is. As always with Solera, it's a miracle bag. The rum is probably unsweetened. It was diluted and bottled to the classic drinking strength of 40%.

The Matusalem is a mixture of spice and sharpness after opening. When the sharpness evaporates, sweet notes are added. When drinking, the rum shows a pleasant sweetness with caramel, vanilla and a lot of spice. Unfortunately, alcohol is not well integrated. But it tastes more full-bodied than expected. The finish is disturbed by sharpness and bitter substances that overshadow wood and barrel notes a little. Sadly it doesn't taste like 23 years.

The Matusalem 23 Solera is not a bad rum and it can be drunk pure. But in terms of price, it's just too expensive for what it offers. Then I would rather buy the Santa Teresa 1796. Here the spice is missing, but it is especially pleasant in the finish and aftertaste and the price is reasonable. The Matusalem 23 Solera is just too expensive.

Der Matusalem 23 Jahre Solera ist ein Melasse Rum welcher aus der Dominikanischen Republik kommt. Wie hoch der Anteil des ältesten Rums
ist, weiß ich nicht. Wie immer bei Solera ist es eine Wundertüte. Der Rum ist wahrscheinlich ungesüßt. Er wurde auf die klassische Trinkstärke von 40% verdünnt und abgefüllt.

Der Matusalem ist nach dem Öffnen erst ein mal eine Mischung aus Würze und Schärfe. Wenn die Schärfe verfliegt kommen süße Noten dazu. Beim Trinken zeigt der Rum eine durchaus angenehme Süße mit Karamel, Vanille und viel Würze. Leider ist der Alkohol nicht gut eingebunden. Er schmeckt aber vollmundiger als erwartet. Der Abgang wird von Schärfe gestört und Bitterstoffe welche Holz und Fassnoten etwas überschatten. Nach 23 Jahre schmeckt das leider nicht.

Der Matusalem 23 Solera ist kein schlechter Rum und er lässt sich pur trinken. Preislich ist er aber einfach zu teuer für das was er bietet. Dann würde ich doch lieber den Santa Teresa 1796 kaufen. Hier fehlt zwar die Würze, dafür ist er besonders im Abgang und Nachklang angenehmer und hier ist der Preis angemessen. Den Matusalem 23 Solera empfinde ich etwas zu teuer.

Neman3 (PREMIUM) 🇨🇦 | 287 ratings
Posted 4 years ago

Solid havy bottle, gives me impression the content will last forever ).
Nice deep amber color.
Right from the bottle bites with alcohol on nose, but became not bad and attractive after standing for a while.
Thick and smooth, without hint of alcohol on palate.
WoW effect at the first sip. Hint of sweetness, something authentic.
Long lasting after taste.
Highly recommended (specially during quarantine period) )

Brand Details

Type: Aged
Company: Matusalem
Country: Dominican Republic
Name: Gran Reserva 23-Year
ABV: 40%
Years Aged: 23
Raw Material: Unknown
Process: Unknown
Distillation: Unknown
Women Led: No