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Ron Centenario 20-Year rum is produced from Costa Rican sugar cane which is turned into molasses before aging in American white oak barrels up to 20 years using the solera aging system.
The company producing Ron Centenario 20-Year rum used to be named Seagram de Costa Rica, but in 2002 changed its name to Centenario Internacional. The rum wasn't sold outside of Costa Rica until 2007.
The taste of wood is normally not something you find in solera-rums, but somehow it hits the back of the palate in this 20-year solera.
Nose: Very sweet and smooth with hints of tropical fruit and raw molasses
Taste: Sweet, but balanced dominated by caramel, tropical fruits and with a hint of wood
Overall: A little sweet, but one of the better 40abv soleras around.
a well balanced rhum not too sweet, an interesting one I taste for the 1st time
Color: 3/5, too dark. Nose: 7/10, little vanilla but also chockolad. Taste: 15/20.
Very good starter rum, easy to drink. A lot better than Zacapa 23.
I find so much to like about this rum. For the first part, upon opening the bottle, the aroma wafted to me long before I poured it. I smelled blackberries, raspberries, molasses, caramel and a hint of sherry. Certainly all of those things are present in the taste, as is a plum and damson-like sweetness on the tongue. There is maybe a quality of cake to it - not fruit cake, strangely, but maybe more a soft sponge with vanilla , chocolate or strawberry jam. All of this makes it sound VERY sweet, but here's the thing - it is sweet, yes, but not very sweet. I do imagine that some sugar has been added to this. I've not seen figures for it, but I've tasted other rums that did and this has some of the hallmarks. I have to say that it holds it rather well - perhaps becuase of the rich fruitiness.
The aftertaste is of rumminess, fruit, cinnamon and brown sugar. The taste lingers well, but not as long as some rums.
I'll see how I get on with it with future sips - will it go up or down a point?
The price is good, so, that's a plus too.
klebrig süss caramel schokolade mild. liebe alle rums dieser reihe 20, 25, 30. bester in dieser preisklasse. sehr empfehlenswert!
Great tasting rum. It’s like a mix of the best qualities from Plantation XO, Diplomatico and Zacapa packed into one bottle.
And very nice it is ! Yes its sweet but not cloyingly so.. Nice deep amber colour with long legs in the glass. Aromas of honey , caramel and chocolate. Easy , easy sipping , no ice required. Tastes like it smells , sort of a Nicaraguan rum but sweetened.. spices are present plus a little bit of white oak. No burn at all , very easy to drink and very hard to find here in Oz..
I tasted this one last year, having requested to try the 25yo, but the shopkeeper told me he preferred the 20yo and so he poured me a glass of both. I certainly did not dislike the 25yo, but damn, am I happy I tried the 20yo too! What a great rum... I will say the aroma doesn't blow me away, but everything that follows is really nice. A smooth and warm sensation with a touch of sweet, just right.
Why did I even wait so long to buy a bottle of it?!
A recent trip to Costa Rica allowed a taste of Centenario 20 for the first time. The best rum I have ever tasted. Smooth with body, nice but gentle nose, flavour of caramel and a touch of vanilla but not overwhelming. At the airport picked up a 2 pack of 20 and 25 for a very reasonable price and will spend some time now deciding which is better.
At first, the bottle design looks verg good. Red and gold logo suits dark color of rhis rum.
Of course, taste is good too.
Very smooth and sweetness like shine.
In comparison to the 30 year Centenario, this one comes very close in terms of quality. The price tag of this being almost a third of the 30 yr makes this an amazing buy.
Сладкий, десертный, с цветочными коньячными оттенками. Отлично, на одну полку к Закапе и Ботукалу. 9/10
Uno de los mejores rones que he tenido la oportunidad de probar. Dulce, suave, fresco y genial para degustar lento y pausado. Lógicamente puro!
Enjoyable, perhaps not quite as smooth as Pampero Aniversario Reserva exclusiva but still very good.
i prefer the el dorado 15 years, but centenario is considerably better then zacapa ....
Sur la cerise à l'eau de vie, un solera bien fait mais un rapport qualité/prix pas super. on trouvera mieux pour le mm prix.
Skvělý, slaďoučký, skvělá konzistence, chuťově paráda. Bohužel nemohu porovnat 20 přímo s 25, která do mě zahučela v minulosti velmi rychle, tak jen asi odhaduji a myslim si že 20 je možná o fous sladší (?) a zkrátka baví mě moc :) Nyní, kdy píši toto mé hodnocení, mám stanovené nejoblíbenější rumové trio: Millonario XO + 15 a tenhle vysokej dvacetiletej hubeňour!
Between 18 yr, and 25 yr, this was the least favorite.
In the name of research, I’ve gotten a little tipsy, in order get these notes together.
Color - tea tree / Tabaco brown
Smell - hard to discribe; it has a slight 5 spice smell with Toasted Demerara sugar followed by a subtle tabaco smell and some spicy back notes to close.
Taste - round, subtle flavors starting with golden toffee taste (like you get at a school fete). A warm spice soon covers all regions of the mouth including your lips to give a glow. A minute later this subsides. So you try again in order to check the exact sequence.
A rum with a nice slightly sweet taste of what I would like to call a “traditional rum flavour”.
One of my favorites.
...as the 25 years, but almost. Honestly you cannot do anything wrong with the whole Centenario rum family!
A good addition to any rum cabinet. Not to sweet with subtle hints of flavor.
smooth , slightly alcoholic finishish
I tasted this one at Sugarcane in LV based on advice from the bartender. Color is medium amber, with caramel and cinnamon on the nose. Vanilla arrived first on the tongue, followed by coffee on the throat. I cannot buy this locally, but am looking for a mail-order source!