Centenario 20-Year rum

Centenario 20-Year

Costa Rica | Aged

Ron Centenario 20-Year rum is produced from Costa Rican sugar cane which is turned into molasses before aging in American white oak barrels up to 20 years using the solera aging system.

The company producing Ron Centenario 20-Year rum used to be named Seagram de Costa Rica, but in 2002 changed its name to Centenario Internacional. The rum wasn't sold outside of Costa Rica until 2007.

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Troy 🇺🇸 | 29 ratings
Posted 5 years ago

This rum reminds me of Kaniche but perhaps a little more expensive and aged. The taste is less than a bottle of Eldorado 21. It is also good with coke and lime. I would buy it again.

Hector 🇺🇸 | 63 ratings
Posted 5 years ago

Great for a solera rum, smooth, similar to Centenario 25 but not as good, a bit simple in my opinion compared to other rums in the same price range, like Plantation 20 XO!

Rene Rum (PREMIUM) 🇨🇭 | 527 ratings
Posted 6 years ago

Mahagoni Farben im Glas, einer der farblich schönsten Rum.
Noch delikater Seine Nase, warme Holznoten, dunkle Schokolade, Trockenfrüchte.....
Im Gaumen kommt dies noch viel intensiver mit einer angenehmen Süsse, Tabak, Toffee...
Der Abgang wunderbar laaang !
Ein Rum für Geniesser und solche die es werden wollen.

Mahogany colors in the glass, one of the most colorful rum.
Even more delicate His nose, warm wood notes, dark chocolate, dry fruits .....
The taste, this is much more intense with a pleasant sweetness, tobacco, toffee ...
The finish wonderfully loooong!
A rum for connoisseurs and those who want to be.

jsanca 🇺🇸 | 57 ratings
Posted almost 8 years ago

Dark, mahogany. Moderate tear in the cup

Nose 1:
Not too much alcohol perceived, definitely sugar cane notes, honey, do not smell much wood but if there is a memory of it. Very similar to the Zacapa 23, but thinner, less alcoholic punch in the nose.

Taste #1 pure:
Something creamy, slightly burning but decreases rapidly as soon as you hold in your mouth, it does not burn in the throat and has a bitterness in the end, however has a memory of tasty honeys sugar and bitter cocoa would say.

Then nose a little water:
Water fades a little bit the perceived earlier, a slight odor memory of sugar honeys.

Taste #2 with little mineral water.
By lowering the alcohol, not any burning present in your mouth, completely smoothness.
Still tastes of chocolate, the memory of the concentration of honeys have lost some

Recommendation: to take straight in the glass or add a solid big ice cube, lowering a little alcohol if you prefer, but mostly pure is better choice.

The product is rich, smooth, however the complexity is higher in products such as "Dos maderas" from Spain or "flor de caña 18" from Nicaragua.

As it is a rum to enjoy and share, in the market there are similar profiles such as Cartavio 12 years from Peru (slightly less smooth) and Ron Zacapa 23 from Guatemala.

Rudy 🇳🇱 | 6 ratings
Posted almost 2 years ago

This rum is so smooth. It has a sweetness, but that is what i likebin rums. Great sipping rum, nice flavors, no burn. Just fantastic!

Flauda 🇫🇷 | 18 ratings
Posted 2 years ago

A well balanced rhum, sweet on tongue and palate, a little too much for my taste, I would have prefere less addictive, but nice moment drinking it.

carl 🇺🇸 | 61 ratings
Posted over 2 years ago

I’m really torn between the Centenario 20 year at $55 per bottle, and the 25 year at $65 per bottle. Both are excellent choices. This one has a similar profile to the 25 with a bit of complexity and also some sweetness. Great over ice or as a neat sipper. Don’t bother with the 12 year, start with the 20 year.

Mr. Rumantic 🇩🇪 | 242 ratings
Posted over 2 years ago

The Centenario Solera 20 comes from Costa Rica and it is a Solera Blend, which simply means that the oldest processed rum was allowed to store for 20 years. It does not mention the actual proportion of older rums. The red brownish rum is in a chic bottle and everything looks high quality and should represent premium quality. Negatively, about 40-50g of sugar per litre have been added to the rum. Of course, this has little to do with real premium.

In the nose, the rum has very sweet notes that are recognizable. Caramel and toffee. Some fruity or woody notes are perceptible. In the mouth it is mainly sweet. Vanilla and caramel mix with an indefinable sweetness that probably comes from sugar. The rum is still surprisingly sharp. And this despite the fact that a lot of sugar was added. The finish remains sweet with light alcohol touch. You can hardly taste the barrel and that's a pity when a 20 is on the label. Overall, it is not a bad rum and you can drink it on a convivial evening. If the bottle is empty, it is at least no loss.

I admit I was a fan of the Centenario as a newcomer too and he fascinated me and i started drinking more rum. I thought the heavy sweetness makes him high quality. Over time, I've learned that the Centenario is a classic pretender. Lots of added sugar and a Solera 20 are meant to convey premium character. It seems to work fine for that company since I start finding the Centenario 20 in the local supermarket.

The Centenario Solera 20 kommt aus Costa Rica und ist ein Solera Blend, was einfach ausgedrückt bedeutet, das der älteste verarbeitete Rum 20 Jahre lagern durfte. Wie hoch der Anteil der älteren Rums tatsächlich ist, wird dabei nicht erwähnt. Der rot bräunliche Rum ist in einer schicken Flasche und alles wirkt hochwertig und soll Premium Qualität darstellen. Negativ zu erwähnen ist das dem Rum ca. 40-50g Zucker pro Liter zugefügt wurden. Das hat natürlich wenig mit Premium zu tun.

In der Nase ist der Rum kaum scharf. Es sind sehr süße Noten erkennbar. Karamel und Toffee. Fruchtige und holzige Noten sind kaum wahrnehmbar. Wirkt aber alles angenehm leicht. Im Mund ist er vor allem süß. Vanille und Karamell vermischen sich mit einer undefinierbaren Süße die wohl vom Zucker stammt. Der Rum ist noch überraschend scharf. Und das obwohl viel Zucker mit beigefügt wurde. Der Abgang bleibt süß mit leichter Alkohol Note. Das Fass kommt irgendwie kaum bis gar nicht zur Geltung was Schade ist wenn eine 20 drauf steht. Insgesamt ist es kein schlechter Rum und man kann ihn an einem geselligen Abend trinken. Ist die Flasche leer ist es zumindestens kein Verlust.

Ich gebe zu auch ich war als Neuling ein Fan vom Centenario und er hat mich für das Rum trinken fasziniert. Auch ich dachte die viele Süße macht ihn hochwertig. Mit der Zeit habe ich gelernt das der Centenario ein klassischer Blender ist. Viel Zucker und eine Solera 20 sollen Premium Charakter vermitteln. Es scheint zu funktionieren da ich den Centenario 20 mittlerweile auch im örtlichen Supermarkt finde.

Zoltan Redbeard 🇨🇭 | 17 ratings
Posted almost 3 years ago

Il Centenario Fundación 20 Años è un ottimo rum del Costa Rica, il suo sapore, grazie anche al Sistema Solera, è particolarmente dolce e morbido sia al naso che al palato.
A farci caso, si nota un tono leggerissimamente fruttato e con una vaga punta di cannella e caffè, ma, in ogni caso, rimane un gran rum, specialmente se se ne gradisce la marcata dolcezza.

lamalarek 🇵🇱 | 2 ratings
Posted almost 3 years ago

Semidark in color. In nose caramel and chocolate with a hint of vanilla and some spiciness. In mouth rather sweet and round, not very complex though. For 8 it lacks some memorable finish. Anyway, it's a quite good staff.

Halsey 🇺🇸 | 34 ratings
Posted almost 4 years ago

Amazingly balanced, not overly complex, but “I could drink this all night long” is a major option. Really, really tasty.