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Recommendable to most
This rum is one of my recent favorites, got my first bottles about 7 months ago. It's my go to Latin American rum at the moment, therefore fitting for my first review.
20yo true age statment. Tested for sugar content: 15g/l
Nose: (roasted) nuts, wood, red fruits, tobacco
Taste: tobacco, coffee, raw Cocoa, vanilla, oak, dry with some sweetness
Holds up well against a good balanced cigar.
I'm giving it a 9 based on price quality, being around 50€ where I am.
I'm running out of rums to rate with what's available at my local stores. This one might be the last good one. Very smooth yet you still get a light alcohol burn. Moderate flavor, I didn't pick up any particular taste, pretty well blended
Auténtico Nativo 20 Years. Offered @ ~$90 CAD.
This is one of the best rum Vs. price you can buy at the moment in Canada.
It's also a true aged rum, 20 years are the youngest rums in the blend but there are older rum barrels included in it. The rum aging in barrels is blended from a variety of different proof levels, allowing the wood barrels to provide different flavors to the rum distillate.
While I love sweeter rums; my go-to is the Centenario 20y and 25y @ 40+ GPL of sugar, this one being just under 20 GPL but it managed to edge out both Costa Rican Centenario's. The only rums that I find better are the 4-5x + $$$ El Dorado 25, Diplomatico Ambassador & the like.
The robe is a beautiful dark amber mahogany, clean legs/tears forming post swirling. 9/10
The nose: A bit of ethanol at first (the bottle is new) but after a 20-30 min of breathing Wow! I'm sure that with time it will get even better. Dark roasted nuts, toasted toffee & caramel peaches, buttery bananas with a hint of cherry and citrus in the background. 19/20
The palate is Oh so smooth, oak , toasted caramel, molasses, toffee, toasted whole nuts, a tad of earthy minerals, cedar & dark fruits. Definitely taste the various white American oak Bourbon casks it was finished in for 20+ years, beautifully crafted. 39/40
The afterburn is extremely smooth , oak, molasses and toasted whole nuts still present in the throat, gentle minerals, toasted cedar and dark fruits still present in the back of the mouth. 28/30
Total score combined 95/100 Yes, it's that good!!
Robe & Colour out of 10/100: 9
Nose & Aromas out of 20/100: 19
Palate & Mouthfeel out of 40/100: 39
Afterburn & Finish out of 30/100: 28
Robe foncée, sans excès de sucre. Pour le reste je dirai comme Josephcharles (que je cite):
Le nez est bien équilibré avec du caramel, de la vanille et des fruits noirs.
La bouche offre une complexité de caramel, de mélasse, de vanille et de tabac.
La finale est d'une persistance moyenne.
Dark color, not too sweet, for the rest I will say like Josephcharles (whom I quote):
The nose is well balanced with caramel, vanilla and black fruits.
The palate offers a complexity of caramel, molasses, vanilla and tobacco.
The finish is of medium persistence.
Really enjoy this rum as a weeknight supper. Enough flavors to really savor but not so rich and exotic it’s for special occasions. It has a deep rich mahogany color in the glass. On ice you pick up a lot more of the woody flavors; neat you get more caramel and rich tones. The mouth feel is smooth and lucious, but it isn’t from an overly sweet drink.
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