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Opening this bottle was an experience.
Nose: lots of fruit and spices - keep smelling and new things appear.
In the glass: beautiful brown deep color and looks thick.
Taste: Vanilla, brown sugar, caramel, raisins and more. Very long aftertaste.
My rating is based on the experience. It would have been lower if I had to take the price into considerations.
Honestly flavours cannot comprehend how good of a rum this is ... El Dorado stands for liquid gold and this is the holy grail ... I would own a 1000 bottles if I could
As close to cognac as a rum can come. Worth the money if you can find it. Caramel notes with fruity undertones.
Expensive as this is, I only tasted a sample. So didn't have the option for 2nd or 3rd test.
Nose: Caramel, Vanilla, Burnt Sugar, and spices.. There are so many others you wouldn't believe it.. It just changes and varies all the time.
In the glass: Its extremely 'caramelly', beautiful color and fat body.
Taste: Sweet opening that gracefully leads you into, notes of caramel, port?, vanilla, raisins and a long long long aftertaste of dried fruits and maybe even some tobacco? Slight aftertaste of oak and some dryness to round it of.
A very nice experience, and overall very very easy drinkable, but with many different aspects. Not a rum that does well for sample-tasting. I will look forward to my next meeting with this where im sure I will find new impressions. Again and again and again..
The price tag makes me remove 1 rating.
Expensive, golden spirit. The nose is teaming with liquorice, molasse, cloves, nutmeg, vanilla and oaky barrel notes. The fat demerara palette is wonderfull. It offers enormous complexity and unrivaled smoothness, and just makes you go wow. I find notes of sweet burnt banana, dates, toffee, tobaco and oak. As with some other primium rums, I have a slightly hard time isolating all the notes, but the balance is beatifull. It's one of those rums, that possess great complexity, but is still extremely drinkable. The aftertaste goes on forever, and actually builds up over a few minuts, with lovely warm, sweet, tingling baking spices, but also added sugar. There's no doubt that it's tasty, but also no doubt the the rum is overpriced. Equally great expiriences can be had for less money, and less or no added sugar would be very welcome here. But if you are into rum big time, you should still try this once.
Bought this for my 30 years at work present, had many a rum from £50-200 but wanted to try this one,
and what a great buy managed to get it for under £400 so tasted even better.
If you like rum you will love this.
Købte 5cl for 300,-kr
For sprittet til mig.
Well over 400 aged dark rums enjoyed and El Dorado 25 year is easily on my Top 5 list. It is sublime, super smooth, like molten chocolate, no burn at all and contains plenty of amazing flavors. I tried this amazing rum the first time at the Marriott hotel in Georgetown Guyana and have been lucky enough to try it twice afterwards.
Here's my top 20 list:
1. Legendario 15y
2. Plantation Barbados XO 20th Anniversary
3. Ron Esclavo XO
4. Millonario XO and 15y
5. El Dorado 25y
6. Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva / SVG / Ambassador
7. Presidente Marti 23y and 19y
8. Pusser's 15y
9. Cubaney 18y
10. Black Tot
11. El Pasador de Oro XO and Gran Reserva
12. Edmundo Dantes 15y
13. Pampero Aniversario
14. Bacoo 12y
15. Ron Esclavo 15y and 12y
16. Punta Cana XOX
17. Exquisito 1985
18. Cubaney 15y
19. Punta Cana 15y Tesoro
20. Unhiq XO
Opened my bottle tonight for National Rum Day. This rum so silky smooth and so full of flavors and wonderful aromas it will take me some time to get my head around everything it is offering.
By far the best rum i'v tastet.
Smooth, and all the flavers Come to life. Love it
This is by far, the smoothest rum I have ever tasted. It has an amazingly long aftertaste, a nicely balanced sweetness, and a great depth of flavor. It is however, crazy expensive.
Im direkten Vergleich zum 1980er deutlich schlechter,weniger Farbe und Konsistenz ,schwächere Nase,
Im Moment noch recht problemlos um 400 Euro zu bekommern.aber für mich ganz klar das Geld nicht wert,
Da kaufe ich mir lieber einen besseren alten Zacapa zwische 200-300 Euro oder für viel weniger Geld den 21 jährigen Ei Dorado der auch wirklich gut ist.
Sip straight up, it would be a sin to mix this rum.
Nice caramel-golden colour in the glass.
Nose: Raising and fruit, a hint of vainilla
Flavour: Very smooth and balanced but not timid, long pleasant aftertaste. As it smells, hints of raising and fruit, vanilla and tobacco, maybe even a little molasses...
It is very nice, I got a bottle from my lovely wife as a gift....must have done something right!
Very mature, caramelised brown sugar.
Ginger taste and lots of depth but not better than the 21 yr old in my book so can't justify the cost.
The bottle is really cool and if you need a centrepiece to your shelf then in might be easier to justify.
Complex drink; spice on the entry along with oak and tons of brown sugar also hints of fig and dates but not overly sweet.
The finish is dry and fruity.
Great rum but for almost $400 bones i don't think it is quite worth that.
El Dorado 25-Year 1986 Vintage rum review by The Floating Rum Shack