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A very nice looking bottle that comes in a cheap paper box (picture). I really think that this luxury rum deserves a better package. In this pricerange you can expect more.
In the glass you first smell some alcohol but after a while you get sweet aromas from toffee, vanilla and almonds. You also sense som oak and maybe a hint of whisky. I really recommend that you let this rum rest in the glass for atleast 10 minutes.
In the mouth you get a lot of spice. You also get sweet flavours of caramel, vanilla and fruits. In the throat you get some spice and sweet flavours. This rum is very smooth with a very long spicy aftertaste.
This is one of the rums that can make any "rumhater" to change their minds. With its 25-30 year blend this rum deserves a lot of respect when you drink it. Cheers to Oliver & Oliver and thank you for a great experience.
Vynikající rum, sušší, dřevitý, jemný, vyvážený, spíše pro zkušenější milovníky rumu. Nádherná ovocná až povidlová vůně. Luxusní balení. Rum pro výjimečné příležitosti.
Ive tried this one just after getting a bottle of Millonario XO and I must admit this one is slightly better. It has not so strong nose (Millonario XO is maybe just too much on nose), but the taste.....that is really it!
There is not alcohol body, only tones of vanilla, oak,caramel....yummy!
It has one of the best tails: long, complex and slowly releasing.
Bottle is a copy of Millonario XO (or vice versa), anyway a masterpiece.
Only bad thing about this Rum is the price tag....
This rum taste great, no doubt about it .A wonderful nose, Sweet and spicy, yet complex taste. A very long and wonderful aftertaste. It is indeed a luxury rum.
The thing is though, you can find rum that are as good as this, but considerably cheaper. And thats why this rum doesn't get a 10 from me.
I'm surprised. I've not generally been a fan of rums from the D.R., but this one has my attention. It's delicate - nothing overpowers. As a result, it's a touch light compared to other rums of this age group. Only 42% ABV, so that could account for it based on what my palette is used to. Nose is caramel, coffee, vanilla. It's a touch sweet, making me wonder about added sugar. A touch of all the things in the nose, plus something a little fruity. Overall, a lovely sipper.
All I can say is wow! Finally managed to get my hands to Cubaney Centenario while in Dominican Republic and its worth every single penny of its $115 price tag at any local grocery stores. Bottle looks very nice and high end. Very flimsy cardboard box looks silly. Super deep dark color. Notes of coffee and toffee to the nose. More coffee and toffee to the palate with very mild spices and almonds. Nice and long finish. Simply amazing rum. Second best rum from Oliver & Oliver right after Esclavo XO which was not available anywhere in DR.
Here's my top 30 list:
1. Ron Tres Loco de Vinos from Vinoble Skanderborg
2. Ron Esclavo XO Cask Strength
3. Legendario Gran Reserva 15y
4. Cubaney Centenario 25-30y
5. Companero Panama
6. Ron Esclavo XO
7. Ron Millonario XO and 15y
8. Plantation Barbados XO 20th Anniversary
9. El Dorado 25y
10. Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva and Single Vintage
11. Presidente Marti 23y and 19y
12. Cubaney 18y
13. Pusser's 15y
14. Black Tot
15. El Pasador de Oro XO
16. Bavaro Black Ultra Premium
17. Punta Cana Esplendido
18. Edmundo Dantes 15y
19. Pampero Aniversario
20. Bacoo 12y
21. Ron Esclavo 15y and 12y
22. El Pasador de Oro Gran Reserva
23. Brugal Leyenda
24. Exquisito 1990 and 1995
25. Koloa Kaua'i Coconut
26. Plantation Gran Anejo Guatemala & Belize
27. Unhiq XO
28. Ron Hero 21y Solera
29. Punta Cana XOX
30. Ron Cartavio XO
Centenario je pro mne velmi skvělý rum od Olivera&Olivera z Dominikány. Neřeším příběh a původní suroviny,ale pouze chuť. Je to hvězda večírků a mám ho opravdu rád. Lehká nasládlost a jemnost mi prostě imponuje.
Celebrated yesterday by opening this bottle which I heard would be the best from Oliver & Oliver.
I’ve read that it would be powerful, but I don’t think so at all, instead I think it’s the softest and smoothest rum I’ve ever tasted.
Because of that, I find it difficult to discern all the aromas and flavors. I think the predominant ones are vanilla and cream caramel, but it’s also possible to distinguish sweet tobacco, spices and hazelnuts.
These aromas and flavors are there from the start and linger until the rather long end.
It’s of course relatively sweet, it’s an Oliver & Oliver, but not too sweet.
Pictures: My Dom. Rep. shelf & My opened bottle.
je to sice oliver a oliver, ich rumy nesu urcite podobne znaky ale musim povedat ze tento im vysiel asi najlepsie. dlho som nemal moznost ochutnat, lebo mi to okolnosti nedovolovali a nechcel som si dalsieho "podobneho" olivera kupovat domov, mam ich uz dost, ale oslovil ma natolko ze je to dalsia flasa ktora pribudne do mojej zbierky. toto je presne co mam rad, trafili mi chut na 90%, uplna parada. ako uz zname u OaO je to sladsi rum, ale chutovo vyrazny... no proste parada. 9,1/10
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