El Dorado Special Reserve 15 Year Old
Finest Demerara Rum | 750 ml. | 80 proof
- SP Wine Spectator
- WE Wine Enthusiast
- VN Vinous
- RP Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate
- ST Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar
- OT Other Review Service
- Gold Premier Gold - Best Value*
- Plat Premier Platinum - Our Highest Recommendation
- * as rated by our staff
90–95 pts.Wine Enthusiast: July, 2003
Opening nosing pass shows deft touches of caramel, honey and molasses. Palate entry is dry to off-dry and mildly honeyed; the midpalate is stately, medium-bodied and tastes of tar, tobacco, old oak and molasses. Aftertaste is long, bittersweet, brandy-like and tastes of dark caramel.
90–95 pts.Wine Enthusiast: August, 2007
A medium-complex bouquet that demands focus and time; offers scents of grass, textile, peanut, beeswax with an underlying honeyed sweetness. The palate is mellow and marshmallow sweet, then features luscious and delicate flavors of honey, cola nut and cream. Elegant, poised and succulent.
Saveur: September 1, 2011
Sweet but not cloying, this Guyanese rum plays a symphony of notes: cedar, cigar, praline, fig, caramel, cinnamon. (Choose it over El Dorado 21-year, whose woodiness overtakes other flavors).
F. Paul Pacult’s Spirit Journal: March 1, 2003
Exceptionally pretty topaz/bronze hue — impeccable purity; the opening noising pass is regal and shows deft touches of light caramel, light honey and molasses — six more minutes of air contact releases lovely, exotic scents of tea leaves, tobacco and old oak — a complex, multilayered and exquisite aged rum bouquet; the palate entry is dry to off-dry, focused and mildly honeyed — the midpalate point is stately, medium-bodied and tastes of tar, tobacco, old oak and molasses; the aftertaste is a long, bittersweet, brandy-like and tastes of dark caramel; a true, bittersweet sipping rum that deserves a place in every serious spirits collection. EXCELLENT VALUE.