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Otro buen ron de la Casa Cartavio, excelente precio para la calidad del mismo (13 dolares en el Duty Free Aeropuerto Jorge Chavez), aun con mucho alcohol para tomarlo solo, excelente para hacer mixes. Muy recomendable
It's a smooth rum. Aroma is nice, if a bit subdued. Dry and oaky flavor. Makes a good rum n coke, not great. Good for price
Figured Peru had rum, but what a surprise it turned out to be.
For a $30 bottle it is a good choice for a decent rum. Not quite to the level of a bottle of Ron Cartavio XO, but not bad. The aroma is inviting, the taste is a little spicy and sweet with just a little lingering aftertaste.
Good price and nice aroma and taste without too spicy.
This is standard rum for me.
Ron Cartavio 12 year is always in my cabinet.
Sweet, not too spicy. A nice rum for the rum rookie
Es un ron perfecto para un buen Cuba Libre. A mi modo de vista mucho alcohol para tomarlo puro, pero a la vez mucho cuerpo y personalidad. Otro buen ron de la casa Cartavio.
This is a great full bodied rum. It's great to mix or just sip on the rocks. Excellent price for what you're getting. It's a staple in my home.
Sweet, with light burn in the middle, bit of banana taste (over ripe banana). On the other side of my taste (as whiskey enthusiast I like the complex taste).
It is flavorful, full bodied, with just the right amount of sweetness. It is similar to brugal 1888. Maybe a slight bit more sweet and less fruity but close. I paid $30 and considered that a steal for the quality. I can't wait the try the xo version.
taste and finish are both dominated by notes of tabac, coffee and caramel, coming by in a nice and balanced manner, mild and not complex. Overall this rum has a very sweet taste. Finish is not very long unfortunately.
Una muestra de los.excelentes rones que produce Cartavio, este en particular esta al nivel del Barcelo Imperial, si lo mezclas que sea con poca Coca Cola para que disfrutes su sabor
I ran across this one this morning and remembered that this distiller got quite a number of reviews here. I also thought that it was from Columbia as I now seem to be gravitating to rum from there. A 12 Year Old Solera Rum for $33 sounded like a good deal......until I opened it up when I got home and found out that it was not a true Caribbean rum, being from Peru. Sorry, but the flavors just cannot match any rum from the Caribbean.
The first taste was after letting it breathe for only about 10 minutes, so it initially got an unfair rating of 5. One needs to let this one breathe in the snifter for at least an hour. Then the harsh alcohol taste finally fades to let the rich flavors come out with only 8 gpl of added sugar. The flavors are still no match for the finest of Caribbean rums since this one is in a class all by itself. It just takes getting used to. Be patient with this lady and you may come to love her.
February 8, 2020: Update almost two years later when I finally got my hands on two more bottles. One reason that I write these reviews is so that I can refer back to them after not having some of these rums for a very long time. This really helped in this case. My very first sip on this one rated as a lousy 5 due to excessive ethanol. After a whole hour of letting it breathe in the snifter, it jumped up to an 8. No other rum has done such a thing.
So this time, I took a tiny sip after the first pour and was not impressed. Thirty minutes later was better. After one hour, my own initial advice really paid off. One of my college professors had told us to always keep our notes and we all quietly laughed at him. It turns out that he was right. On another note, stay clear of Cartavio XO because it is overly sugared and the flavors will only last for about a month. Sweet sugar is downright evil!
Ron suave, dulce (no demasiado) e ideal para beberlo sólo o acompañado de refresco de cola.
Consta de un aroma frutal y un cuerpo sólido que nos dará una buena experiencia de sabores, en cuanto al alcohol es perceptible pero pasará inmediatamente.
Este ron es nuestro engreído, bueno, rico y barato. Probablemente el que más tomo.
Ikke en dårlig rom, men den mangler lidt mere smag, for at slå rigtig igennem!!!
This rum is only 1/2 the price of the Cartavio XO, and is quite good. Sweet, smooth, caramel flavors, soft burn, good finish!
Un ron que le hace el pare a cualquiera.
Sorprende su calidad y finura en todos los sentidos!
Muy Bien Cartavio!
Un ron con gran carácter. Tiene la base del XO. Al probarlo es del dulce ideal y no quema tanto al pasarlo. Se deja tomar solo y con hielo mejor aún.
I can definitely dig this one, not too sweet, not to strong. Def nice to sip.
Den er okay, men den er ikke nogen stor rom oplevelse. Lidt tør i smage, mangler lidt sødme. Den er god sammen med cola.
Es un buen ron para mezclar con Cocacola, debido a que es un ron fuerte, de muy buen sabor y un ligero toque de dulzura.
What a massive difference between the relatively smooth Ron Cartavio XO and the nasty 12 year old. I bought a bottle of this vile stuff at the Lima airport and had a hard time consuming the bottle with my colleague having a bottle of Coke to go with it. The 12 year old is not a neat sipper at all and even with Coke there is a nasty burn which you can taste through the Coke.
Very good packaging. A very smooth rum with a hint of alcohol that is masked a bit too much by the sweetness on the mid pallet, but with a dryness taking over on the finish. Good length. Easy to drink but lacks complexity. Too expensive as plenty of other rums out there that are more interesting and cheaper.