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I found this rum on a recent trip to Jacksonville and decided to mark one off my wish list.
Now I wish I hadn't bothered.
Apparently my opinion will be going against the grain here but this rum would be great if they hadn't sugared it so much.
Am I drinking rum or molasses with alcohol added?
This could almost be pancake syrup.
The syrupy sweetness is so overwhelming that it hides some elements and flavor profiles that would have made for a great rum.
But someone decided to ruin what could've been a great rum.
Paid way too much for this. Sad. My fault.
I forced myself to try to take extra sips and finally found some vanilla and toffee undertones to it along with some oak tannin. Even a hint of banana.
Beyond that, there's not much.
I read so many praises for this rum. Makes me wonder if I got a counterfeit because what I got sure ain't what others describe. Don't get me wrong...there are some sugared rums that I actually like but this one goes overboard. I cannot recommend it as a sipping rum unless you're into drinking syrup. I could see this being effectively used in drinks with an antithesis of sweetness such as coffee drinks or drinks using more bitters than the average. Any other suggestions? I cannot see this used in fruit-based drinks. The sugariness would be completely off the charts. And not in a good way.
My recommendation? Not worth the $65-70 price. Many better rums for half that.
Dolcezza, morbidezza e delicatezza in un unico prodotto. Non da bere in grandi quantità ma godersi il momento.
Nose: soft and sweet
Pallet: sweet and creamy with a medium burn.
Sweet, smooth, easy... boring...
...i like the complex pot still types more, so a 7/10 is what i'll strech it to.
Dybde og kant og efter et kort stykke tid bliver endnu bedre. En top Ron.
Den er bare så dejlig masser af fylde og smag bestemt på ønske listen
Ich traue mich nicht an die Höchstnote ran, aber ich kann nicht beschreiben was diesen Rum noch toppen sollte.
This is a very smooth and round sipping rum, with a spicy aftertaste.
I had expected something very sweet, judging from the caramel colour, but not so. It's a little sweet, and mostly spicy.
Not much bite, so it's very easy to just sip and enjoy.
Fantastischer Rum. Er ist mild, süss und ausgewogen. Keinerlei Ecken und Kanten. Könnte man auch als typischer Frauen-Rum bezeichnen.
Sugar: 26 GPL.
The 2 year search for this one was worth it. Cartavio XO has a taste profile that is similar to another Peruvian rum (Millonario XO), however I give the slight edge to Cartavio XO on the basis that it is not as sweet.
Banana, raisins, toffee, walnuts, nutmeg, and oak are all present and boldly accounted for in taste and aroma. Wonderful aroma, nice balance of flavours and a very smooth rum with a lasting finish on your palate.
A real sipping rum.
Taste : vanila, caramel and spices
The finish could be longer.
If i could give it an 8.5 i would.
Quite good and nice rum. But to expensive compared to taste/quality. But don't get me wrong still a good glass :-)
it was also a present from my friends Conny and Alex from Switzerland, i like it! It`s a great rum!
I Can understand why this won the title of Best rum In 2016
Pro mě celkem zajímavý rum, dost odlišný od všeho co jsem zatím měl (zas tolik jsem toho neměl). Měl jsem ovšem lepší rumy, tento v chuti připomíná vanilku, banány, sušené ovoce a ještě vícero příchutí, ale ty neumím pojmenovat. Rum jsem si užil ale čekal jsem daleko víc.
Quite interesting rum for me. Different from all the others I´ve had already (I´ve had just few bottles in my rum career). I tasted better rums that this but that is always personal. In flavor there is vanilla, bananas, dry fruit and more but I cannot identify that. I enjoyed this rum but my personal expectation was higher.
Wooow the bottles shape the colour of this rum woow what an presentation and it doesn't stop there. The nose the taste so sweet honey vanilla neat fruity doesn't overpower in any whays. Its an very beautiful Rum whit the presentation ant taste all in all 10 p
Very good rum, fancy bottle if that is important to you. We all enjoyed this rum but thought it was over priced.
Testé une fois j'ai bcp apprécié
Sucré à souhait
Delicately sweet, very smooth, tones of caramel, vanilla and cinnamon. Nice bottle, premium experience.
This rum is incredibly smooth. I picked up a bottle at the duty free store and it was fantastic!!
Smooth as all get out, definitely vanillas and caramel. This sits next to the El Dorado 21 and the Angostura Batch #2.
I have somewhat of a sweettooth and mostly like the sweet stuff.. When i saw the color my hopes where getting up.. When i felt the scent It was a bit to much ethanol but hey.. It will fade when in the tumbler for a while.. In th mouth there where some things happening.. The taste is thick.. Like sipping syrup.. It has a bit of a kick in it.. The taste i a bit high in the tennines for me.. But the complexit balances it out.. This is some real good shit for a leight evening..
Spice and nut notes with oak, pepper and walnut notes.
This is good but you would be better wiser pick up plantation XO