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Matusalem Gran Reserva 23-year rum is the premium version of the Matusalem company's rum, aged an average of 23 years and distilled from molasses using the traditional solera process.
Given my "so so" expirence with the 15 year old little brother, I was very positively surprised with this one. The nose is round with toffee, vanilla, orange, fudge and cherry's. The palette is sweet with butterscotch, vanilla, a bit of chocolate, marcipan, orange peel and some nuttiness. Though it's sweet, I don't find it cloying as the lengthy finish is slightly earthy and tingling, upholding the order. (8,5)
First of all, the "23" is misleading. Years? I doubt it. For a rum that's supposedly been baking in wood in the tropics for a couple of decades, this rum lacks oakiness. Actually, it's not very complex at all. Nothing offensive, but nothing memorable, either. I can't imagine ever needing to buy another bottle of this, when there are so many really compelling rums out there already.
I had high expectations for this rum due to the good reviews. There is too much alcohol smell/burn than I expected for a rum in this price class. Even the taste failed, no long aftertaste and standard taste. Even after a half hour of breathing the alcohol taste was not gone. In 1 word: disappointed!
I was a little bit disapointed by this Matusalem 23. It is not complex and no so different from its youger brother.
If I look at the price, I'll go for the 15 year for sure.
Can you drink it without coke? Yes. Is it a GOOD rum? No. Not the best I've tasted, not the worst. Would l buy it again? Properly not.
Není špatný, ale za tu cenu jsou chuťově lepší rumy.
Nu este un rom fin pentru categoria de pret din care face parte. Poate din 2 rele ai putea merge pe acesta. Alcoolul se simte prea tare iar aromele sunt subtile.
It is an OK rum but for my taste... My aspects ware high about the quality about this rum!
Gus desavarsit, se simte vechimea dar nu impresioneaza cu aromele. Trebuie lasat sa se linisteasca. Se simte prea tare alcoolul din el. Are nuante suave de caramel, lemn si citrice. Din punctul meu de vedere este prea dur si prea scump.
I expected a lot of this 23 years but I am very disappointed. The nose is round with caramel , brown sugar, vanilla, and for 23 years the oak is not very present. The palate is strong without complexity and does not have much length. Snif !
Ein solider Kandidat
Nichts überwältigendes aber gutes Mittelmaß
Nice ron,interesting taste of little cherry and cask. Good for drink with guys.
Just emptied my bottle. need absolutely A new one!
Au Nez il est complexe avec des notes de bois. En bouche on perçois aussi des notes boisées accompagnées de noisette et d’amandes grillées. La finale est longue, ce rhum est superbe. Semblable au zacapa 23 ans mais le zacapa est mieux. Tres bon, je le conseille.
Strong flavor yet subtle complexity. Dominican but originally from Cuba I think. Blend of old and new vintages.
Dry but not too much. Weak body and short aftertaste but still much better than Matusalem 15y
Excelente presentación, intenso color, olor y textura.
De sabor amaderado que nos permite disfrutar de sus 23 años de añejamirnto.
I did really like this rhum. Not too sweet on to my taste. Dryied fruits, creamy butterscotch and marchmallow.
Really good rhum after a good dinner. Good for pairing a dark sigar!
It's a nice rum with a balanced taste. It's smooth, sweet but not too sweet, no afterburn. All good, but not worth the price of almost 60 euro. You can get some better and more complex rums for that price or less.
Kan varmt anbefales. Smag af vanilje og karamel. Ikke så sprittet som 15 års.
Duft af vanilje og karamel. Lidt "varm" i smagen til at starte med, men vaniljen finder vej sammen med lidt smag af fad. En dejlig rom, som heldigvis ikke er for sød, og ikke så sprittet som sin lillebror på 15. En pris på 400 kan måske diskuteres.