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Surprisingly, this one is less aromatic than the 12 YO.
Nose: very „barrique“, woody
Palate: a lot of wood, too. Slightly oily. No sharpness, not very aromatic besides the wood.
Too expensive compared to the 12YO.
V chuti aj vo voni cítim najviac vlašské orechy. Chuti sladko aj ked nie je dosladzovaný. Je ostrejší ako XO Insolent. Odporúčam ochutnať!
I rather like this rum. I do have a soft spot for sweeter rums, and this one seems to favour vanilla with some hints of toffee and caramel. I also caught a bit of oakiness but it didn't overwhelm the sweetness. One of my previous tasting notes compared the taste to a butter pecan tart, but I didn't seem to get that this time.
There has been a change in Dictator recently, their basic range rums, i.e., 12 and 20 yo started to be bottles in a version aged without Solera system. The 20yo is now called "distillery icon reserve". I liked very much the old, opaque bottle design so I'm lucky to have the non-Solera version but still in the classical design.
The aroma is warm, typical to Dictador rums: marzipan, coffee, cocoa powder, salted caramel, a dessert notes in general. Further sniffing brings secondary scents, nail polish remover and dried fruits: raisins and apples. The intensity of the aromas is quite strong, considering this rum is only 40%.
Despite its dessert flavor pattern, in the mouth the rum is dry. I like the interplay of chocolate and woody notes, accompanied with coffee and almonds. Copper and sour fruits are present in the background but the finish covers it all again with taste of coffee, dry wood and chocolate.
Dictator 20 is a fantastic basic range rum: not too complex but nice and coherent flavor profile, widely available, not sweetened (to my knowledge), and matured in ex-coffee barrels, which is unique. It would be interesting to try the high-abv version, if they issue it one day.
Alright, let’s get down to it. This is an amazing rum. Granted it my first experience with Dictador, I am very thrilled. Beautiful amber coloring. The nose has very distinct notes of caramel, vanilla, cinnamon, and sherry. Very smooth on the tongue with chocolate, nutmeg, and vanilla. Smooth and dry finish with little to no burn on the finish
The first thing that I found when shopping this fine rum was how rich and sweet it is, it reminded me of Courvoisier XO. The same vanilla walnuts combined with raisins taste. It is a wonderful sipping rum, not at all dry. It is far better than the lesser dictadors.
Very Good taste and color, this was my 3th dictador and made me buy the perpetual because I realy loved the 10-12-20ys
... řekl bych, že je to rum pro námořníky. Je opravdový, ale nevím vlastně po čem chutná. lehce je cítit sud, ale jen lehce. je spíš jak whisky. Nevýrazný. To je to slovo.
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