Zacapa 23 Solera

Spirit Name:
Spirit Type:
Ron Zacapa 23 Solera 
Rum
Score:
88/100 

ABV:
40%
Region:
Guatemala  
Body:
Medium-full 
Intensity:
Medium 
Texture:
Rich
Balance:
Superb
Best served:
Cask:
Age:
Neat
Bourbon and sherry casks
6-23 years

Theme(s):
Molasses, dried fruit, coffee crystals, brown sugar, chocolate, herbs, hazelnuts, toasted almonds, barley sugar  
Tasting notes:
Zacapa 23 easily catches the eye with its bottle design, and for the savvy spirits drinker who knows their stuff it also has a bit of prestige – after all, it is celebrated by many as one the world’s finest rums. It is not 23 years old in the English sense, but instead it uses the number 23 on its bottle to show that it is comprised of rum aged 6-23 years using the solera system. 

Nose: Immediately, the nose is met with candied fruit and brown sugar as the molasses takes hold with coffee sugar crystals. You know the kind, the sugar used for coffee that has the faint aroma of coffee.  It is also slightly nutty, like hazelnuts. 

Taste: Sweet, the big and bold molasses is energetic and thin at first. The thin layer of sweetness that intensifies as the sugars develop into dried fruit including dates and the inside of dried figs. The slightest hint of chocolate also develops with herbaceous notes of tobacco as the nuts become toasted and fume up with barley sugar.

Finish: The thick rich sugars linger with some cocoa and the twang of tea leaves.  
Price:
$90 (Aus), $35 (US)
This entry was posted in RUM. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s