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The Whisky Jury T.D.L The Manu face of rums Trinidad Rum 2003 20yr 62,3%

RX16316 Very good Single Cask 257 bottles Above 250€
“Intensely fruity, floral, well-integrated, complex, powerful, and exceptionally balanced.”

Discover the "The Manu face of rums Trinidad Rum," a masterful creation from the T.D.L distillery, selected and bottled by The Whisky Jury. Distilled in 2003 and aged for 20 years, this 62.3% ABV limited release offers an intense bouquet of peaches, minty freshness, woody notes, and honey. On the palate, experience a vibrant medley of mint, passion fruit, lychee, and peaches, complemented by a hint of rubber. Rave reviews celebrate its complex, fruity, and floral profile, superb alcohol integration, and remarkable balance. With only 257 bottles available, this exquisite Trinidad rum promises a rich, creamy texture and a powerful, long finish, perfect for connoisseurs seeking a refined and unique tasting journey.

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How does this rum taste?

The Manu face of rums Trinidad Rum offers intense tropical fruits, menthol, and a touch of rubber. Its powerful 62.3% ABV is well-integrated, presenting a complex, balanced profile with a woody, floral finish. A top-notch, elegant TDL expression.

Most frequently mentioned flavors

Aroma

Peaches Minty Woody Honey BicycleTube Fresh

Taste

Minty Intense Peaches Passion fruit Litschi Currants

Finish

Litschi Rubber Woody Floral Peaches Passion fruit

Community reviews

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9.0/10

“A benchmark for TDL 2003, this rum takes us on an extraordinary olfactory journey. Menthol and flowers (rose in particular) intoxicate us with their freshness, while fruit (blackcurrant, blackberry, tropical fruit, lychee, peach) exhilarates the nostrils. There's a dirty tire and rubber quality reminiscent of Caroni. Wood and spice are also well balanced in the background. A complete, intense and delicious olfactory profile. The attack on the palate is one of the most intense floral displays, fresh and almost medicinal with notes of menthol and eucalyptus. Fruit is legion, with tropical fruit (lychee, mango, passion fruit), yellow fruit (peach), black fruit (blackcurrant, blackberry) and dried fruit. The rubber combines well with the spicy oak, which doesn't take on too much. The alcohol is superbly well integrated. An infinitely round, complex, elegant profile that makes you want to return to it instantly. The finish is close to infinite, floral, fresh, fruity as it should be on the same markers with a little dirty and rubbery touch, caramel and a light woodiness. All of which leaves an indelible impression on the palate. An absolutely magnificent bottling that allows The Whisky Jury to play in the big league, and TDL to assert itself as the revival of Trinidad.”

Aroma

Minty Herbal Fresh Floral Flowery

Taste

Tropical fruit Peaches Yellow fruits Unknown Blackberry
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9.1/10

“Tasted at Liquid Leuven ‘23, so my review remains rather concise. On the nose we get fruity and fresh aromas combined with dark sugars and pine trees. It’s of course very cool and herbal, as befits TDL ‘03, but a peachy note elevates its raw power into a slightly more accessible experience. In the mouth an absolute flavour bomb combining all possible markers. Opens sweet, fresh and lightly dirty with molasses, eucalyptus, mint, citrus oils and a bit of diesel. Then waves of peaches and passionfruit. And eventually finishes exceptionally nutty. The backlash remains extremely long. It’s cool, dirty yet sweet and rich in oils and resin. It’s obviously very similar to the other TWJ ‘03, but it’s a little less herbal. Less ‘woodland’. Less harsh. Instead it’s more playful, sweeter and fruitier. Incredible quality.”

Aroma

Peaches Dried fruit Molasses Oak Resin

Taste

Peaches Passion fruit Dried fruit OrangePeal Molasses
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8.1/10

“Nose of summer fruit, peach, wood and menthol. Vanilla and sweetness. Engaging. The palate is initially intense. Alcohol is very present. Menthol very present, woody. Not the best TDL I've tasted, but interesting.”

Aroma

Peaches Minty Honey Woody

Taste

Minty Peaches Intense Oak

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What are the key facts about this rum?

Country
Distillery
Bottler
RumX ID
RX16316
ABV
62,3%
Vintage
2003
Cask number
#13
Made from
Molasses
Age
20 years
No. of bottles
257
Bottle volume
70cl
Price range
Above 250€
Type of spirit
Rum

What is the price trend for this rum?

507 €
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About the T.D.L distillery

The T.D.L distillery is located in Trinidad. Rums from T.D.L have been reviewed 3,900 times with an average of 8.3/10.


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