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So lets taste the darker brother of the standard Zacapa 23.
Nose : a little alcoholically and some orange peels. Pleasant
Palate : honey, caramel, plum, mild fruit notes like peach, pear or mirabelle. And similar to it's brother. Not so dark as expected. Toffee and vanilla in the back.
Good like the brother, but nothing special.
Finish : short to middle, mild sweetness, light notes from honey. All in all pleasant.
Conclusion : Nice bottle with his banderole. All in all just a 7, because of too much sugar and less alcohol than labeled. In my opinion the significantly higher price regarding the standard Zacapa is not justified.
It’s much like the “23”, very smooth as the “23”, but much more wood and not as nearly as sweet as the “23”. So I will choose this one 10 times out of 10 if I had to choose between them.
This rum tastes like a lot like the Ron Zacapa 23 Solera rum, but with liquid smoke added (and it's 43%abv rather than 40%).
I definitely prefer the regular Zacapa 23. The smokiness is interesting, but to me it doesn't enhance this rum.
Although most Zacapas are somehow special, this one is really special. I like the full flavour, dark oak, strong taste, all together matching and very good combined to a powerful dark rum. This is not for the romantic evening, this is for inspiring discussions and gatherings with humor and sense.
The taste has more oak to it than the original 23 years Zacapa.
It has a deeper/dark taste and not so sweet as the original 23y.
Defently a rebuy for my Rum Cabinet.
But it could do better. If you compare it to the XO version, I would advise you to pay a little more and be more satisfied. Although I can’t deny that every rum of Zacapa delivers, but this rum was not as smooth as it successors would suggest. Stil, compared to other distillers they might be just the best in the world and you can taste this in every bottle. Also in this one.
Good and streng flavour. Nice smell. I love the color.
The flavour is powerful with smoke and almost burnt fruits.
This is a great rum, a typical Zacapa, but so smooth...
In my book it´s a tie between this rum and the Zacapa XO !
Nice aroma.with wood and chocolate tones. Taste has its own character - chocolate, coffee and many layers. A bit less sweet than 23y but this is advantage! You can better feel the tones and layers not covered by sugar. Long aftertaste with wood finish. One of my favorite Zacapa.
Schönes Mahagoni im Glas.
In der Nase schon sehr süss, lecker nach Sahne-Karamell Bonbon das an einem Holzfass klebt. Etwas Rauch, Vanille und Blumen schwingen auch noch mit.
Im Gaumen auch sehr süss fast etwas zuckerig im Aroma, überreife Früchte, Vanille, gebranntes Karamell und ein wenig Holz. Durchaus süffig aber leider auch ohne Ecken und Kanten.
Schade habe gegenüber dem "normalen" RZ 23 Solera etwas mehr Komplexität erwartet.
Im Abgang dominiert leider diese zuckrige Süsse immer noch langanhaltend. Auch die Rauch und Holz Noten sind noch präsent.
Ein sehr süsser und teurer Rum der sicher auch seine Freunde findet.
Hatte zum "Glück" nur eine Probe, ist im Moment nicht der Rum den ich bevorzuge.
Beautiful mahogany in the glass.
In the nose already very sweet, smells delicious like a cream-caramel candy sticking to a wooden barrel. Some smoke, vanilla and flowers also resonate even with.
In the palate also very sweet almost too sugary in the aroma, overripe fruits, vanilla, burnt caramel and a little wood. Very tasty but unfortunately also without corners and edges.
A pity has expected somewhat more complexity compared to the "normal" RZ 23 Solera.
In the finish, unfortunately, this sugary sweetness still dominates for a long time. The smoke and wood notes are still present.
A very sweet and expensive rum that surely finds his friends.
Had the "luck" just have a sample, is not the rum I prefer at the moment.
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