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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.
One of my first sipping rums - this one and the zcapa 23 opened "pandoras box" ;-)
The Centenario XX is the big brother of this one... which was the one that opened my eyes to the world of rum... and since then, I've been looking for perfection...
This one is great... if you can't find the XX ;)
This well crafted solera will please most rum fans. It just doesn't really have anything to make it stand out from the pack. Slightly overpriced imo.
Tested together with Zacapa XO. Centenario is in my opinion in same legau or even better, depending of what you prefer. Centenario is a little bit sweeter but also thicker. i will buy again!👍🏻👍🏻
Really nice rum with nice aroma. Great sipper. Loved it
Not too strong. Just smooth enough to be pleasant but not too sweet as to be weak or lame. Very good value for the money. Best enjoyed on the rocks with good company in the sun on any beach in Costa Rica.
Il faut toujours avoir une bouteille de centenario 20 dans sa cave, à défaut du 25.
Il plaira aux novices ainsi qu'aux confirmés ce qui prouve son talent.
Rond, pas trop sucré, des notes de caramel, café, chéne...
I sin prisklasse er den toppen af poppen. En alle vil kunne drikke med det største velbehag
Once again, not a fan of overly sweet rum but centenario is an exception. Drinking straight up is a must.
Non sans rappeler le Diplomatica Reserva. Doux, vanillé, il reste subtil et très intéressant. Il donne envie de gouter au 30 ans !
assez doux et vanillé, je l'ai très apprécié pour ma part
Aromatic, sweet, smooth....simply another from premium family.
Tæt på det bedste, fantastisk eftersmag, der bare varer ved.
A good, but too sweet rum.
Dont take the 20 as "real years" - it only says "20 years solera system" which means, that this is a "blend" of differently aged rums in which the "oldest" is 20 years, not the youngest.
Sugar: 40 gpl. This is a sweet but very smooth rum. The port and sherry is quite evident in the color, smell, and taste. Very similar to the Papa's Pilar Dark and the Dos Maderas PX 5+5. Almost no after burn. Great rum to serve to Port or Sherry drinker. I would purchase this again.
Updated April 2018. After sampling the 30 year old version I decided to move this down to an 8. Still a very good rum, but the 25 year old is much better and is just a bit more per bottle.
Mature, oily, complex...just a bit too sweet but a lovely velvety truly special tipple
Really good but 25 year is better. Go for the 25.
A bit too sweet for me to grant it with eight bottles but it is still undeniable a good rum.
This one I like a lot. Sweet and tasty with a lot of flavor. Doesn't burn in the mouth. The low cost is certainly also very appealing This is a re-buy even before its empty.
Yes, it's probably sweetened. No I don't care since its taste has blown me away.
Ron Centenario was the rum that got me hooked on Rated Sipping Rums.... Definitely a must have. In our blind tastings, this rum is usually a crowd favorite.
Sweet and easy on the palate, excellent after taste.
This rum is on the market to take the place after the zacapa 23 years and it's doing a fine job, good quality in the mouth.
Nose: vanilla, oak, orange, spices
Mouth: sweet vanilla, a bit of power, oak, oily
Aftertaste: long and sweet, oak
Alkohol: 40 %
Aroma: Hřejivá vůně, med a koření, kandované ovoce, jemně kůže. (86 b)
Chuť: Nádherná jemnost, vyzrálost a medová sladkost, učiněné pohlazení po jazyku. Delikátně jemná, ale v dochuti přidá na intenzitě, objeví se koření a příjemný vliv dřeva. Dozvuk je krásný, táhlý. Po odvětrání se ve sklence objeví vůně dřevěné dýhy, až do cedru. (93 b)
Shrnutí: Za luxusní chuť a výborný dozvuk zaokrouhluju hodnocení směrem nahoru. Dělají se dvě verze, jedna v kůži, kterou jsem sehnal, a druhá klasická s papírovou ozdobnou krabicí.