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Centenario Reserva de la Familia 18-Year rum

Centenario Reserva de la Familia 18-Year

Costa Rica | Aged | 40% ABV

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25 Centenario Reserva de la Familia 18-Year Ratings

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vomi1011 🇩🇪 | 402 ratings
Posted over 4 years ago

This is the least sweetened Centenario rum.

The smell is rich and dark. It need some time in the glas to develop the aromas.
The nose starts with burned sugar, dry fruit and mandarine. It reminds me of Esclavo XO. I get also caramel, oak and wet barrel with earth. Good nose if you love solera rums.

The taste starts also with burned sugar, dry fruits, peach, mandarine and some white oak, vanilla and tannins. The sweetness is not dominant but I think >10g/L is there. The middle is spicy with wood, mandarine peels, dry fruits like plum and burned sugar again. Reminds me also of Pampero Anniversario.
The finish is also spicy with burned sugar, mandarine peels and peach ice tea with dry fruits.

If you love the other Centenarios this one is difficult to understand. But this is the most natural one.
It's not mild like the others and also not that sweet.
Not a bad rum overall, the taste is typical for a solera rum. I think you can get the most authentic Centenario here. Therefore 76 points.

Watch out it's quite spicy and strong. I like especially the orange in the taste.
Centenario 25th ist smooth, but too sweet for me. I think this one is better if you are not just a sweet rum lover. If you want an easy sipper go for 25th.

Smell: burned sugar **, dry fruits**, mandarine **, caramel**, oak**, vanilla, herbs, oak,
barrel/earth **, peach ice tea
Taste initial: burned sugar, mandarine, peach ice tea, vanilla, wood, some tannins
Taste middle: some spice, wood/cask, mandarine peels, dry fruits, burned sugar
Finish: middle long, spicy, burned sugar, mandarine peels, dry fruit, peach

Sweetness: 3/5
Spice: 3.5/5
Fruit: 3/5
Mildness: 3.5/5
Value (34€): 2.5/5

Border Rum Guy 🇺🇸 | 69 ratings
Posted over 4 years ago

I've had the 30-Year Centenario and its one of the best, the 18 is nice all the caramel, smoke flavors and smooth but you might as well go for the oldies but goodies.

xCorporalx 🇩🇪 | 98 ratings
Posted over 4 years ago

...was worth a try, but dissapointing in direct comparison to the just two year older Centenario 20, which by the way I really do like...a lot.


Schmid 🇨🇭 | 52 ratings
Posted almost 5 years ago

kann jedoch mit seinen grossen Brüdern nicht mithalten.

DucksFan16 🇺🇸 | 52 ratings
Posted over 5 years ago

Enjoyed this much more than Centenario 20 yr. Very close to 25 yr.

Brand Details

Type: Aged
Company: Centenario
Country: Costa Rica
Name: Reserva de la Familia 18-Year
ABV: 40%
Years Aged: 18
Raw Material: Unknown
Process: Unknown
Distillation: Unknown
Women Led: Yes