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Rum Nook: Assessment R2 – El Dorado 25 12 months previous (1980)

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Watery sirup, with a Demerara aftertaste.


The concerning legendary El Dorado, that is the head of their creations: The 25 12 months previous.
This one from the category of 1980.

Whereas different El Dorado rums are consistant merchandise all the time accessible, the 25 12 months previous is barely made on occasion. I consider there was one made within the 70s, after which the 1980 got here alongside, earlier than the newest, the 1986, was born.

Enormous molasses and juicy, fruity scents proper off the bat.
Prunes, dates, rum soaked raisins and marmelades of blackberries and apricots.
Then roasted almonds and smoky oak.

Studying by means of my notes, it ought to really feel like fairly the expertise, however for some cause it feels constrained or muted. Somekind of blur refuses to let all the nice scents out correctly.
However I am certain there may be correct Demerara greatness in there.

I am unable to consider what occurred subsequent. I do not suppose I’ve ever been so disenchanted with a rum earlier than.
Thoughts you, this can be a 25+ 12 months previous Demerara. A sure recipe for greatness.

And the very first thing that rolls over my palate is skinny syrup of some type.

It does convey some acquainted Demerara flavours like fats, juice, wine soaked oak, the dried fruits and marmelades from the nostril.

However every little thing that might have been nice, has been smothered on this skinny, watery syrup.

The oaky flavours maintain on for fairly some variety, together with a sticky, cloying mouthfeel of goddamn sugary water. Boring. Detached. Disappointing.

What ticks me off essentially the most is, that beneath all of the sugar, there may be truly quite a lot of the issues I like about previous Demeraras. And the extra time that handed, the extra of those flavours truly emerge when the sugary tastes fade.

Score and last ideas
It may have been one of many best, however it’s nearer to the opposite excessive of the dimensions.
I do know I’ll piss anyone off with the next sentence: That is my least favorite El Dorado rum thus far – and by far.

The great nostril, which promised a lot, that the palate could not ship on.
The frustration of such a doubtlessly nice rum.
The sugary horror. That is only a plain, horrible rum.

I am not even going to speak in regards to the worth of it, as a result of you are going to suppose that I am insane or added a zero an excessive amount of.




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