Once you understand how Dos Maderas P.X. 5+5 is aged, you’ll have a full appreciations of it’s deep mahogany color, a reddish brown hue like brilliant sapphire. The heavier caramel rum aromas are lifted by sweet traces of sherry, and subsequently reveal nuts (pecan) and vanilla, charred wood, dried fruit (raisins, figs, dates, plums and black cherries), then comes slightly earthy, musty and tannic scents where sugar cane meets grape, and old leather. The initial taste wows from the complexity of fine rum blended with sherry depth, delivering herbaceous and sweet flavors without being cloying, fruity and substantial, and some spice (nutmeg, allspice) to enhance the flavors. A medium-heavy weight body sets up a a finely balanced, long duration finish that enables you to savor more lightly charred oak, hints of tobacco, more than a little sherry, and very mild anise.