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Aficionado | Greece
Close to perfection but unfortunately couldn't find the 2000 edition...
Those who find Reserva Exclusiva to be a little bit sweeter than it should be, will definitely love this one.... for three times the price!!! Deep and
XO 20th Anniversary
Oh my goodness!!!
Sweet and perfectly balanced, so full of aromas, such smoothness! Would have easily rate it with 10 but then it wouldn't have a meaning anymore to con
Zacapa quality when it has to be ... tough !
Afterhour, laid back, enjoying Zacapa XO with good company. The bartender takes the initiative and offers two drinks. We are thinking: "What could he
Have been into tasting this particular rum for quite too long and I got originally excited to finally get my hands on the bottle (and the liquid in my
Reserva Especial 15
The kind of rum you can easily LOVE!
Perfectly balanced sweet and smooth. Probably on top of the list of rums in terms of best value for money! An absolute must have in every rum lover's
Smoothly balanced complexity!
Everything one expects from a premium shipper. Rich aromas, smooth taste, complex character, full body, after - burn and taste. Enjoy with good compa
Since it needs to be distinguished by it's"older" brother, the 15 years old which IMO doesn't make it so high, so I will reserve the 7 rate for it ...
Complex and well balanced.
On the edge of the sweet side but feels like ... never really crossing the line! Now that's what makes this particular Rum an exceptional one! Oak, d
+ can be easily added next to 8...
Once bottle is opened, soon you find inside exactly what you expected! Quite complex, though well balanced character (leaning a little bit towards sw
Even my wife loves this one!
Sweet - sweeter - reserva exclusiva! Treat a person who never tasted Rum before and simply lay back and watch the expression on her/his face... You
Remarkable, even exceptional one might say, yet there is a BUT....
Warm dark color, alcohol sort of "hits" you in the nose when freshly poured in the glass, complex but well defined aromas emerge from the glass after
One of the best for novice rum tasters
Many probably got into exploring rum after testing this one. Dark gold color, sweet but not too much, both in the nose and throat, complex aromas emer
A perfect Dominican species....
OK, actually a 8(-) for me having in mind its' younger brother (15yo) and the difference in the price between them.... The spirit itself is definitel
Ron de Jeremy
Thumbs up for Mr Jeremy!
Difficult to imagine this particular one could get anyone disappointed. A decent, moderately sweet type (half a step below the widely known Diplomati
Quite Good, doesn't reach "Fine", not even close to "Ecxeptional"
To be honest I must admit, in the first place it was the affection for the bottle that motivated me to buy it. Maybe the thing about this particular r
Having already tasted the xo edition, which ranks on top of my list, it's really hard to settle for anything less, especially when the word "plantatio
It's confirmed, diplomatico has its own way...
Very interesting. Was wondering how exclusiva would taste if only you could somehow remove the extra sweetness... Now I know and I can confirm it's
Looking good, feels good too!
An eye catcher in the bottle for sure. Thankfully, it doesn't disappoint you once poured in the glass. A simple smooth swirl of the glass is all it ta
Still under consideration...
Got quite excited after tasting it's younger brother (the 12 Y.O.), so I obviously expected too much before sipping this one. I don't mention that as
Another sweet easy sipper.
Eye catching vibrant color, vanilla fruity nose, mild sweet taste, smooth and rounded. Definitely not on the exceptional side of Rums, yet the discret
Another one of that MUST TRY Rums
... but only after you have tasted it's younger brother, the 12 year old, so you can return to it afterwards! Much different, harder in the taste, do
Demonstrates quite some character...
Impressed me with it's rich dark red-brown colour in the first place. Then it was the taste and aromas that totally surprised me! Burned caramel, oa
Fair spirit, majority of rum lovers won't be disappointed.
Medium sweet, citrus, citrus, citrus... Some may feel a small kick on the back of the throat if sipped straight but soon you won't notice anymore! Q
Rating the 12 YO Zaya Gran Reserva (not the "12 aged rums")
As stated in the title, to avoid any misunderstanding, and be specific about the "version" being reviewed, current rating reffers exclusively to Zaya
Ηalf a step above indifference...
Nothing really special about this fellow. Had it not been for the good company and great mood when tasting it, would probably have forgotten all about
Difference lies in the details!
Smooth, rich in flavors, quite similar to the more recognizable Exclusiva edition - but a little bit more harsh, thus one must rate it slightly lower.
Elixir de Cuba
Sugar, honey honey... !
First think I thought of as soon as I tried this rum was that song... then kept going round my mind on every sip! Lollipop of Rums! Sweet Cuban smoot
Quite impressive, given the fact it is labeled "Bacardi"...
Surprisingly balanced and almost smooth. Smokey, but not too heavy. Remember drinking it after Zacapa XO, as a treat, and still got possitively impres
Be patient and you will be rewarded!
Dark caramel color and very promising aroma. Dominant oak over a spiced background. Get ready for a strong rum kick as soon as you pick up the glass!
Classic, but that's all!
This rum needs no introduction. Compared to the Anejo edition, this one definitely offers more. On the other hand, introduce the price factor in the e
OK, I tested it ... so what?
Don't mean to judge it unfairly, it's quite OK if you run out of alternatives but fails to be the kind of Rum you will look for next time you want to
Interesting, especially if paired with a cigar ... I suppose!
Not to be misunderstood, I'm not a smoker so I might as well be wrong, but this is my interpretation of the feeling this rum gave me! Solid character
Too distant from excitement...
My first impression of this rum was that it fitted more closely to the whiskey like type, since I found that bourbon scent sense in the background to
Selección de Maestros
In three words: Dry, oak and tobacco
Any reasonable rum fan, expects much more for that price. The title says it all for me. Such a pity...
Nothing to miss, nothing to regret....
Gave me quite a neutral feeling. Didn't really have great expectations before testing it, neither wanted to miss the chance when occurred to me. Can't
A really descend one!
Well, the title says it all for me! Clearly on the spiced side of Rums though manages to do so in a very descrete way. Good value for money, a fair a
Flor de Cana
Not what I expected
Once poured in the glass, alcohol "hits" back surprisingly hard, for my taste, in the first place. Even after allowing it to "breath" for a while pre
A friend carried it in his luggage all the way back from Margarita island, never really got into understanding why, guess it must have to do with some
Good for mixing with cola
Decent alternative mixer to add some character in your favourite rum cocktail. In that case I even dare adding a plus next to 5...(+) Sipping it stra
For sentimental reasons....
Maybe I'm exaggerating about it and I might as well be underestimating this one at the same time... I can recall a period (in the not so far past) wh
Superb... For mixing with cola
OK, let's be serious, if you have to choose between Bacardi and this one, don't even think about it. Other than that.... None!
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