Full Review

Malecon

Malecon
Seleccion Esplendida 1979

Category: Aged Rum

Date Tasted:
Country: Panama
Alcohol: 40%
97 Points
Platinum Medal
Superlative
$299.99
2018 Best Aged Rum

Malecon
Seleccion Esplendida 1979

Category: Aged Rum

Date Tasted:
Country: Panama
Alcohol: 40%
Amber color. Toasty, sweet aromas of mocha latte, amarena cherry, mahogany, leather, and caramel-coated nuts with a round, crisp, fruity sweet medium-to-full body and a tingling, interesting, medium-long fresh grated cinnamon, black peppercorns, and molasses cookies finish. A decadent and roasty aged rum in the most serious class; sip respectfully.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Rich
Aroma Aroma: mocha latte, amarena cherry, mahogany, leather, and caramel-coated nuts
Taste Flavor: fresh grated cinnamon, black peppercorns, and molasses cookies
Smoothness Smoothness: Tingling
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails, neat and on the rocks
Cocktail Cocktails: Dark & Stormy, Daiquiri Natural, Dark & Stormy
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A decadent and roasty aged rum in the most serious class; sip respectfully.

The Producer

Savio s.r.l.

The Producer
Rue de la Gare, 47
Chatillon, AO 11024
Italy
39 016-560311

Their Portfolio

85 Génépi Savio Nature Liqueur 40% (Italy) $26.00.
95 Malecon Selección Esplendida 1985 40% (Panama) $90.00.
93 Malecon 10 Year Old Rum 40% (Panama) $19.99.
84 Malecon Licor de Ron 35% (Panama) $29.00.
93 Malecon Rare Proof 20 Year Old Rum 48.4% (Panama) $99.00.
91 Malecon Seleccion Esplendida 1987 Rum 40% (Panama) $150.00.
93 Malecon Rare Proof 13 Year Old Rum 50.5% (Panama) $52.00.
97 Malecon Seleccion Esplendida 1979 40% (Panama) $299.99.
89 Malteco 10 Years Anejo Suave 40.5% (Panama) $24.99.
91 Malteco Selección "1987" 28 Year Old Rum 40% (Panama) $149.00.
93 Malteco Reserva del Fundadore 20 Year Old Rum 41% (Guatemala) $58.00.

Aged Rum

Spirits Glass Copita Copper.jpg
Serve in a Copita
Añejo and Age-Dated Rums are aged Rums from different vintages or batches that are mixed together to insure a continuity of flavor in brands of Rum from year to year. Some aged Rums will give age statements stating the youngest Rum in the blend (e.g., 10-year-old Rum contains a blend of Rums that are at least 10 years old). A small number of French island Rums are Vintage Dated.