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Bacardi Gran Reserva Especial 2003 16yr 40%

RX3853 Good Column Still Rum Under 100€

Discover the Gran Reserva Especial, crafted in 2003 at Puerto Rico's Bacardi distillery. This 16-year-aged rum captivates with a delicate yet mature profile. The aroma offers enticing notes of vanilla, oak, caramel, and honey. On the palate, experience a balanced blend of woody tones, sweet caramel, and mango, with a surprisingly fresh finish. Despite its light and approachable character, subtle hints of cinnamon and a touch of peat add complexity, making it enjoyable on its own. Perfect for both seasoned rum enthusiasts and newcomers, this Bacardi rum balances tradition with a modern twist. Ideal for sipping, the Gran Reserva Especial is a refined addition to any collection.

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How does this rum taste?

Most frequently mentioned flavors

Aroma

Vanilla Oak Caramel Honey Light Coconut

Taste

Woody Mango Sweet Caramel Balanced Oak

Finish

Warm Sweet Diluted Thin Whiskey Peat

Community reviews

7.5/1016 ratings
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7.1/10

“I got this one from a friend because he wanted to tease me, but he failed because though I don't like Bacardi I was nicely surprised. The nose is light and a bit sweet. Vanilla is very obvious with oak without overpowering the caramel, coconut and honey. The palate is sweet fruity with cinnamon, peat and oak. A nice surprise and definitely one you can enjoy without mixing. The finish is medium long, warm and sweet.”

Aroma

Honey Vanilla Oak Caramel Light

Taste

Mango Oak Peat Sweet Warm
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5.8/10

“Would have expected a little more here, even if I'm not a Bacardi fan anyway. Seems extremely thin and watered down and strangely smoky like Scotch whisky... Unfortunately quite a disappointment.”

Aroma

Honey Tobacco Roasted Oak Coconut

Taste

Woody Diluted Smoky Peat Tobacco
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6.0/10

“lépe voní než chutná. chuť lihová plochá, nijaká, možná trochu tabáku”

Aroma

Oak Caramel Vanilla

Taste

Woody Mango Caramel Sweet Tobacco

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What are the key facts about this rum?

Country
Distillery
RumX ID
RX3853
ABV
40%
Category
Column Still Rum
Vintage
2003
Made from
Molasses
Distillation
Column Still
Age
16 years
Bottle volume
100cl
Price range
Under 100€
Type of spirit
Rum

What is the price trend for this rum?

73 €
Ø Market value

Community purchase statistics

The RumX community has already added 36 bottles to their collections:

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3

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1

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11%

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About the Bacardi distillery

The Bacardi distillery is located in Puerto Rico. Rums from Bacardi have been reviewed 1,126 times with an average of 6.0/10.


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