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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 !
Very surprising taste and finish. Definitely recommend to friends
Udemærket rom, men synes ikke der er noget specielt ift hvad man ellers kam få for samme penge
This is a rum that I usually don't offer to ladies. Strong oak flavor, a bit stronger nose. My brother who loves whiskey loves this one!
Tried the Ron Matusalem 23y, 10y and 7y back-to-back. The 23y has a very nice looking bottle, a bit tacky label, but still nice. Color is semi dark, smell is a tad strong but also very much artificial butterscotch. Not bad taste, but far from great. Struggles to earn a 6.
Jeg havde forventer mig mere af denne rom. Den er meget middelmådig både mht. smag og duft.
Til prisen (på tilbud) er den ok. Men der findes mange bedre og billigere rom.
Its an excellent product, you can drink it in the rocks and enjoy it!
Len och lätt att dricka vill dock ha lite kraftigare smakupplevelse.
Za tu cenu jsem teda čekal lepší zábavu. Preferuji radši Gran Reservu 15.
Nice sweet rum.... very drinkeble... NOT the last boytle ill buy
Solera 23 är betydligt bättre än den 15-åriga jämliken. Men man tycker ju att ett flaggskepp ska leverera lite mer!
beau rhum vif et gourmand
nez caramel sucre vanille
liquoreux agréable sur les fruit confi assez vif mais gourmand comme le zacapa sans le moindre boiser
longeur moins sur le sucre que dur l alcool mais tout en douceur avec beaucou de subtil saveur qui se développe , avocat toute a la fin