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Hearts Collection - 2003

Velier • Appleton Estate

88 /10081 reviews
COMMUNITY RATING

235 EUR

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Facts about the rum

Country
Distillery
Bottler
ID
RX11399
ABV
63%
Vintage
2003
Cask number
#420930-420950
Made from
Molasses
Distillation
Pot Still
Age
18 years
No. of bottles
5000
Bottle volume
70cl
Price range
Under 250€
Category
Rum

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Summary

The Hearts Collection - 2003 is a limited release Jamaican rum produced at the Appleton Estate distillery. It is aged for 18 years and bottled at cask strength with an ABV of 63%. It has a woody, licorice, vanilla, caramel and spice aroma. On the palate it has notes of black olives, wood, licorice, red fruits, tobacco, mint and tropical fruits. Most reviews are positive noting its complexity and balance but some found it too bitter or herbal for their liking.

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What does this rum taste like?

The flavor profile of Hearts Collection - 2003 is based on 81 user reviews. The RumX community has discovered the following associations:

Nosing associations

Woody Vanilla Banana Caramel Tropical fruit Ester Complex

Taste associations

Woody Vanilla Caramel Licorice Spice Tobacco Roasted

Finish associations

Woody Roasted Vanilla Dried fruit Bitter Leather Tropical fruit

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Community comments

Already 81 users have rated this rum, leaving an average rating of 88 points. A total of 17 users have marked this rum as their favorite (90+ points).

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83/100

Sehr stimmiger Low-Ester-Jamaikaner. Würzig, erdig und genau die richtige Menge Fruchtigkeit.

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84/100

Nose is quite nice with some spicy and earthy notes, some fruits and pastries. Mouth is quite similar. Everything is fine but not my kind of favorite profile 🤷

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85/100

Eine sehr schöne, ausgewogene Nase. Es dominieren getrocknete Früchte, angesichts des Alters zurückhaltende Fassreife. Anders als die anderen Hearts keine Lösungsmittel. Alkohol perfekt integriert. Im Mund sehr kräftig, voll warm. Nun sehr würzig und schwarze Oliven. Komplex. Ein toller Appleton. Hohe Handwerkskunst. Am Ende vielleicht etwas zu brav. Vom Geschmacksprofil am nächsten dem Rare Blend.

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93/100

Ein Traum für Single Malt Enthusiasten wie mich.

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91/100

Kiba (Saft mit Kirsche und Banane). Ananas und Orange im Mund. Hinten raus wird es holziger und bitterer, aber sehr angenehm. Alkohol extrem gut eingebunden.

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87/100

Nase und Gaumen sind sehr stimmig, eine gute Balance aus tropischen- und getrockneten Früchten, Karamell, Gewürzen, Cappuccino und dezentem Funk. Am Gaumen kommen noch etwas mehr die röstigen Noten durch, die mit Kakao und einer leichten - gar nicht unangenehmen - Bitternote ausklingen. Auf dem Niveau des 94ers!

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88/100

Ein wunderbarer Rum… sehr elegant, angenehm und komplex! Einfach betörend!

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88/100

Very nice one. From memory at a level with the 94 - ahead of 95 and 99 Hearts.

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88/100

In comparison to the 1984, this one carries its weight far better when it comes to price vs quality. A nice complex nose with fruit, wood and some spice. A very fresh nose with earthiness to it. The palate is only lightly bitter with wood, light fruit, caramel and nuts in the foreground. The finish is medium to long with wood and dried fruit. Price to quality is OK.

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86/100

Das ist mein erster Appleton Rum und ich muss sagen: Schande über mich, dass ich nicht schon früher einen Rum aus dieser Brennerei probiert habe. Die Nase ist schon sehr einladend und wunderbar ausgewogen. Der Alkohol ist nur dezent wahrzunehmen. Am Gaumen ist der Alkohol sehr wohl da und leitet eine außergewöhnliche Aromenexplosion ein. Damit ist es schlagartig vorbei mit den sanften Eindrücken der Nase und die Wucht von Fass, Gewürzen und rostige Noten übernimmt. Dahinter weiterhin tropische und Trockenfrüchte. Der mittellange Nachklang hat den Schwerpunkt auf das und Würze, eine leichte nicht störende Bitterkeit kommt dazu. Ein sehr guter Rum, der mich veranlasst weitere Abfüllungen von Appleton zu versuchen.

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89/100

Un Appleton intense et très savoureux, qui nécessite un peu de temps à l’ouverture. Le nez est très varié, entre des notes terreuses de tabac, les fruits tropicaux, la colle et l’ester, le boisé vanillé, le café et le caramel. La bouche poursuit cette trame avec des notes épicées et rôties, avec du chocolat noir et de la réglisse qui donnent une pointe d’amertume en bouche. La finale, longue et fidèle au profil gustatif, apporte une touche minérale et mentholée. Un rhum complexe, intense, charpenté mais très savoureux.

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83/100

Guter Rum, ähnliche DNA, aber etwas frischer als die Vertreter aus den 90ern. Stimmige Erweiterung der Hearts-Serie.

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About the distillery

The distillery Appleton Estate is located in Jamaica. Rums from Appleton Estate have been reviewed 1,270 times with an average of 80/100.

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