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I was very surprised by how smooth and rich in flavor this was. Warm on the tongue and so smooth going down. Nice balanced sweetness. A little vanilla note and possibly chocolate, but perhaps it was just the subtle sweetness. It is almost buttery in my mouth. A real treat for sure.
Delicate flavour lovely chocolate taste afterwards amazingly sweet on the rocks to mix with any mixer would be sacrilege. Very sweet dessert rum that's clearly dosed
Tried the Botucal Reserva Exclusiva while vacationing in Caracas last year and it is very close to my favorite Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva, but the Botucal is better. Maybe the local taste requires a bit stronger flavor profile than the import version. One thing is for sure, the Botucal is not that sweet as the import version is. Very strong 10 rating in my books.
Detailed scoring analysis:
10/100 Packaging, bottle and label design 9
10/100 Color of this rum 9
15/100 Nose test 13
20/100 Palate test 18
15/100 Afterburn of this rum 14
15/100 Availability to purchase this rum 3
15/100 Ultimate value for money 15
Total score 81
The nose is cream pie and cinnamon (a bit liquerish). It enters swift with a creamy nuance and ends with a touch of milk choccolate. Sacher cake. Whiskey soft feeling.
Easy to drink. Warm and not to much alcohol in your mouth.
But this did not make me a fanboy either. It is smooth with caramel taste. But to sweet even for me who likes sweeter rums. Pricewise it is 30-35 EUR. I'd not deny sipping it at a party but won't buy this again for my cabinet.
Hey this is what rum is supposed to taste like. Tremendous flavor all the richness you would expect. Buy this, drink this. One of my favs.
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