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The nose is very full and sweet with thick caramel, fudge and vanilla. Nice but not a lot happening. I get the same notes in the taste, perhaps supplemented by dried dates. It's very sweet and smooth. The finish even things a bit with a long, rounded barrel note, but to me, it's not quite enough to counter the massive sweetness. A shame that Oliver & Oliver went overboard with the added molasses, as I think it slightly ruins what seems like a nice rum.
Wife told me to buy this one!
- But dont tthink we are going to open it.
To expensive, so it's for collection only.
Si le paradis des rhums existe le mien est en république dominicaine chez OLIVER I Oliver, j'apprécie énormément leurs rhums et celui ci tout particulièrement.
Lovely rum, sweet, complex, lot of taste, no alcohol feel - and do miss that a little bit.
This is allways a Nice treat, sweet and lightly roasted caramel. Yummy
molasses. sweet rum.
i smell smoke and chocolate.
i taste wood. more than in the xo. some smoke. orangepeel in the back. cinnamon. chocholat. raisins and grape. some prune.
no more than 7 out of 10 points. for me its much too sweet. but if you like it, this is for you!
C'est un excellent Rhum de Rep Dom.
Préférez le moment de la fin du repas pour l'apprécier comme il se dois.
Vous allez vous régaler.
God og dejlig sød og mild rom, men den mangler lige...
Lots of banana leaves, subtle sweetness of exotic fruits and a really high class drink!
Edit: Smelled the glass 2 days later. Still smells wonderful. Bumping this to a 9!
I love everything about it. From the nice botlle. To the sweetness balance, the afterburn, the caramel, vanille, sherry taste, the price, everything !
It was the 2th best bottle of the group of four people after 20 rums. Two of us bought a botlle. 25y for 80€. At that price it's the best rum i know. When i want to convince friends to try rum this is the bottle i use. Solid 9,5 ! Right under embassador and riise ultra.
nice and smooth with a pleasant sweetness.
But it's not quite good enough to give it a 9.
Taste very well. I love it.Very soft and so smooth.
opthimus xo es el que tengo
color caoba oscura en nariz aroma de madera, frutas y especias,vainilla y algo de presencia de nuez moscada.
boca ligero dulzón tabaco,cuero,nuez muy persistente en una palabra increible
Uno de los mas ricos rones que haya bebido. Redondo en todos los sentidos.
Excellent rum, one of our favorites. Top 5
We have tasted 30 different rums since Jan/1/16.
This party is winding down. we may try another 30 rums, but it will probably take years to do it, not 6 months.
Top five for our group of friends. Based on perceived value, personal taste, and how much rum was gone at the end of the night in each bottle when we held a tasting. Just because the most expensive bottle did not make the top 5, don't mean it wasn't great rum, just cost more than we want to pay - I can think of 10 others we tried that I would not hesitate to purchase again, but these seem to be the top picks.
Opthimus 25 year
El Dorado 15 year
Ron Centenario 25 year
Kirk & Sweeney 23 year
Vizcaya VXOP cask 21 Cuban Formula
That's a wrap - Salute! Cheers!
Presentation of this rum is wery nice. Bottles shape and the dark mahogany colour , wery neat rum honey caramel vanilla what hits first. Nice rum
Excellent rhum. Rapport qualité/prix exceptionnel.
Un cran en dessous de l'ambassador ou de l'abuelo centuria mais pas au même prix non plus.
Excellent rhum aux notes de caramel, cafe leger noix et une finale mielee et chocolatee.ce rhum est plus complexxe que le 21 que je note 9.2.ce rhum a obtenue la meilleure note en 2016 au rhum xp 2016 de miami des rhums de plus de 18 ans.il est moins boise que le 21 qui reste unique et que certains peuvent preferer.j ai donne un plus au 25 car plus complexe mais je crois que je prefere cette note boisee du 21.les 2 dont excellents.des vrais rhums de qualite.un seul mini bemol pour certains ,il manquera un peu l alcool.un rhum plus feminin....
Dette er indbegrebet af en rigtig god ROM . Den sidder lige i skabet for mit ved kommende og er helt perfekt til en stærk ost.
Fyldig smag hvor både ost og rommen komplimentere hinanden.
More complex than 21 & 18, the vanilla is still present, the oak wood take the lead with figs and prunes. Very long aftertaste with coffe and chocolate aroma but you have to wait and allow oxygen to do his work.
En rigtig fin rom, som er fyldig, cremet og sød. Næsten for voldsom i sødmen og mangler kant og skarphed. Er egentlig mere til nogle af dens yngre brødre, da denne næsten kan blive for kvalm.
Når det er sagt er det stadig en overordentlig dejlig rom.
Oliver y Oliver don’t distil their own rum but, according to them, acquire selected ultra fine alcohol from the best distilleries in Panama, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Dominican Republic, Trinidad and Tobago and other distilleries from the French and Caribbean islands. They age, blend the different rums to be matured in Tempanillo and Bourbon barrels using the traditional Solera Method.
I was surprised to learn that they have a considerable product range. This includes the brands of Quorhum, Cubaney, Presedencial. The Opthimus range is apparently their higher quality rum.
The Opthimus range comes in a wide variety of solera ages (12, 15, 18, ,21 and 25) and also two additional finishes for the 25 year old (malt Whisky & oPorto)
I picked up the standard 25 year old. The rum comes in an unassuming chunky bottle with a written bottling series number and year which is a nice touch. Suprised to see that it isbottled at only 38% abv.
A dark mahogany brown color. Sweet smells of caramel, dark fruit, vanilla. The taste is again very sweet and similar to the nose but not lots of complexity. Good long finish with a bit of dry oak. Very morish though.
A bit pricey for an under proofed solera rum. However it does make for a very tasty and easy drinking solera rum
Dejlig duft og fyldig smag og ikke mindst eftersmag