Matusalem 15 Year Old Gran Reserva Rum 0.7l in gift pack
Aroma of woody tannins, dry citrus and rich caramel. Notes of oak, bananas, papaya and raisins on the palate. Rich finish with touches of chocolate, caramel and citrus. Matusalem 15 Year Old Gran Reserva Rum is made from Caribbean molasses, which is harvested and distilled before being solera-aged for an average of 15 years.
Solera aging is a system for aging in general cogniacs, ports, sherries and other fortified wines, in which younger wines in upper rows of casks are used to top up casks of older wines stored below in order to produce a consistently aged blend.
In the case of Matusalem 15 yo Gran Reserva, rum from the oldest cask is emptied and bottled, the cask is re-filled with an equivalent amount of rum from the second-oldest cask in the solera. This cascading effect continues until the youngest cask in the solera is filled with new rum. As a result, no cask in the solera is ever fully emptied. In addition, as the younger rum cascades through the solera, its average age and complexity gradually increase over time.