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Velier Papalin Réunion 2023 10yr 50%

Papalin Réunion, selected and bottled by Velier, is an intriguing 10-year-old molasses-based rum from Reunion with an ABV of 50%. It opens with a fruity and sweet aroma, featuring honey, strawberry, and caramel notes. On the palate, it offers a balanced mix of fruity, woody, herbal, and honey flavors, with noticeable strawberry hints. Users appreciate its well-integrated alcohol, complexity, and pleasant grand arôme character. The finish is long, with cedar, dry herbs, and a touch of bitterness. Fans of Savanna rums will find this rum a delightful and affordable option, perfect for sipping or mixing. Ideal for those looking for a unique and aromatic rum with a harmonious blend of fruit and spice.

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Highlights

  • Well-integrated alcohol creates a smooth experience
  • Complex, harmonious blend of fruit and spice
  • Long finish with cedar and dry herbs

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How does this rum taste?

Most frequently mentioned flavors

Aroma

Fruity Honey Strawberry Caramel Oak Sweet

Taste

Fruity Woody Herbal Honey Strawberry Spicy

Finish

Strawberry Tannins Barrel Honey Hay Yellow fruits

Community reviews

8.2/1051 ratings
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8.7/10

“I wasn't a fan of the Papalin range until now. But La Velier has come up with a very good Reunionese at a nice price. It's a perfect representation of the rhums trad found there, with the fruity side of the grand aroma, present but not overpowering. It drinks well, is pleasant, vegetal, floral, woody and fruity. A great success. In the end, it's what I expected from savanna's Le Must, which doesn't emphasize the fruitiness of the grand arôme enough. This is the case here.”

Aroma

Fruity Strawberry Fresh Floral Oak

Taste

Herbal Fruity Woody Honey
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7.9/10

“For the price, another nice Papalin. However, this one is more on the woody and spicy side. It lacks a little fruitiness, which is unfortunately too much in the background. You can drink it once in a while, but I wouldn't need a bottle of it right now.”

Aroma

Fruity Oak Sweet Glue Fresh

Taste

Fruity Woody Toasted Vanilla Herbal
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8.6/10

“A complex nose, not really typical of agricultural rums. With paprika, young wood, dried herbs and gooseberry. The palate is soft and dry herbal aromas develop with cedar wood and hard-to-define fruit. The finish is long on cedar and dried herbs. A darker side when the glass is empty, with light tar and old wood. A very fine rum, complex and evolving!”

Aroma

Pepperoni Herbal Young wood Unknown

Taste

Cedar Fruity Herbal Pepperoni

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What are the key facts about this rum?

Country
Bottler
RumX ID
RX17322
ABV
50%
Bottled
2023
Made from
Molasses
Age
10 years
Bottle volume
70cl
Price range
Under 100€
Type of spirit
Rum

What is the price trend for this rum?

72 €
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