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El Dorado Rare Collection VSG

Versailles

80 /10038 reviews
COMMUNITY RATING

130 EUR

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Facts about the rum

Country
Distillery
Brand
El Dorado
ID
RX125
ABV
63%
Vintage
2002
Mark
VSG
Made from
Molasses
Distillation
Single Wooden Pot Still
Age
13 years
No. of bottles
3000
Bottle volume
70cl
Price range
Under 250€
Category
Rum

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Summary

The El Dorado Rare Collection VSG is a limited release rum from Guyana's Versailles distillery. It has an ABV of 63% and was aged for 13 years. It has been highly rated by users, with scores ranging from 81/100 to 92/100. It is described as having a nice complexity and mix of dried fruits, with notes of hampden, licorice, dried plums, wood and brown sugar. Some users found it too strong on the alcohol content but others praised its balance and depth.

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80 /10038 reviews
COMMUNITY RATING

What does this rum taste like?

The flavor profile of El Dorado Rare Collection VSG is based on 38 user reviews. The RumX community has discovered the following associations:

Nosing associations

Licorice Woody Orange Prunes Barrel Raisin Caramel

Taste associations

Prunes Barrel Tannins Caramel Licorice Oak Grass

Finish associations

Woody Tannins Prunes Dry Licorice Espresso Citrus

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Community comments

Already 38 users have rated this rum, leaving an average rating of 80 points. A total of 1 users have marked this rum as their favorite (90+ points).

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85/100

Nose and finish come with intense citrus notes. Palate dominated by dried fruits. Not very heavy on „classic“ Versialles notes you would expect from a VSG ie somewhat of a weird animal. Nevertheless a nice expression. Oxidation changes the profile quite noticabley. Less citrus and more dried fruits as well as Versailles notes on the nose. Also nice in it’s „evolved“ form.

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86/100

Ein weiterer aus der Rare Collection, die mir insgesamt sehr gut gefällt. Eigentlich verrückt, dass diese sehr guten Tropfen noch immer verfügbar sind; steht halt der falsche Name drauf 😉 Nase: wenn der Alkohol erst verflogen ist, eine sehr angenehme und leckere würzig-holzig-röstige Angelegenheit. Weiche, süße Lakritz mit dunklem Ahornsirup und Mokka-Schokolade. Dazu eine feine fruchtige Note von Blutorange, getrocknete Dattel und weicher Dörrpflaume. Etwas frisches und säuerliches von schwarzer Johannisbeere kommt noch, dazu etwas Pfeffer. Am Gaumen auch wieder holzig-würzig mit der weichen Lakritz vorne und etwas Schokolade dahinter. Getrocknete Dattel und Dörrpflaume konsequent auch hier. Etwas mehr Karamell und fast Toffee. Verdammt gut eingebundener Alkohol. Sehr zugänglich + gut

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92/100

Un rhum décrié par la communauté RumX et encensé par Serge Valentin. Il fallait donc l’acheter et le goûter. Assez déçu à l’ouverture de la bouteille, mais je connais le phénomène… Un nez de vieux cuir, de banane flambée, de sucre brun de thé avec une belle concentration. Une bouche légèrement tourbée avec du gras et du sucre brun. La finale est abrupte, mais du miel et du fût réapparaissent après quelques temps. Le verre vide est splendide d’arômes cachés jusque là. A part à l’ouverture de la bouteille où ce rhum est trop vif, je ne lui trouve que des qualités. Il est parfaitement équilibré et profond. Il pourrait avoir une palette aromatique un peu plus large, mais alors il ferait partie des tout grands Demerara. A acheter avant qu’il ne disparaisse des rayons.

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86/100

Der Alkohol ist nicht gänzlich perfekt integriert, aber als Liebhaber des Versailles-Profils kommt man hier auf seine Kosten.

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87/100

Mein erster Rum aus der El Dorado rare collection und ich bin positiv überrascht wie geil der am schwächsten bewertete der Reihe ist. Meiner Meinung nach klar unterbewertet. Nase entwickelt sich schön und am Gaumen einfach lecker nach Lakritz, Trockenfrückten, Dörrpflaume, Holz und braunem Zucker.

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86/100

a subtile complexity on nose and palate, very balanced but the alcohol is a bit too present. while dried fruits and mango and apricots dominate the nose, on the palate it is the chocolate and wood that rules. Not quite as bodied and heavy as other special releases of DDL

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81/100

I tried this in a lovely place in genova. Very good rum with a nice complexity and mix of dried fruits. The alcohol could be integrated better, otherwise this could have a 85+ rating The nose reminds me of a hampden 🤔

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80/100

EastIndia Company⚓️Hat mich in der durch die Nase in einen feuchten, holzigen Schiffsrumpf versetzt, der Gewürze transportiert. Durchaus angenehm. Schöne Komplexität.

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75/100

Gefällig aber mit einer Note von zu lang gezogenen Grüntee.

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87/100

I have the entire series in more than one copy and I really like them because the releases are good in general. Love the citrus note from nose to finish and the wood and tannins with other fruits in the mix. Lightly dry on the palate. The flavours are still in the glass the day after 😊

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76/100

Huge molassa taste

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88/100

Etwas schärfer als der ED EHP 1996, aber mit einem fruchtigeren und für mich interessanteren Profil, daher sehe ich ihn insgesamt leicht vorne.

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About the distillery

The distillery Versailles is located in Guyana. Rums from Versailles have been reviewed 195 times with an average of 84/100.

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