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Ron Zacapa Centenario XO Solera Gran Reserva Especial rum

Ron Zacapa Centenario XO Solera Gran Reserva Especial

Guatemala | Aged | 40% ABV

8.1/10
61 ratings
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Simson 🇨🇿 | 133 ratings
Posted over 2 years ago

A blend of rums aged up to 25 years from Guatemala, ABV 40%. The rums were aged in bourbon, sherry and finally cognac casks.

Bottle: Luxurious drop shaped with gold cap, comes in a nice box.

Colour: Dark amber

Nose: Smooth and pleasant with no pungent alcoholic odour. The aroma of caramel, honey, ripe cherries, dark chocolate, raisins, wood and smoke was identified.

Flavour: At first sharper, then mellower and sweeter. There were a lot of cognac, mon cherry, caramel and honey on the palate.

Finish: Medium-long, turning bittersweet.

Conclusion: The Zacapa XO is slightly woodier and less sweet than the Solera 23, but is overall more complex. Personally, I would reach for a bottle of XO.

Overall rating: 9/10

Mr. Rumantic 🇩🇪 | 296 ratings
Posted almost 2 years ago

The Ron Zacapa Centenario XO is a solera rum from Guatemala, which was blended from different rums between 10-25 years. The rum made in Column Style is made from sugar cane honey, which means nothing else than a sugar cane syrup is used. The rum is bottled in a pretty bottle with 40% alcohol and contains caramel coloring, approx. 20g/l sugar and glycerin.

The rum is very thick and sweet on the nose. Lots of caramel and burnt sugar, vanilla, toffee and caramelized fruit. There is also a light barrel and wood influence. The Nose is ok. On the palate, the rum is mainly very sweet with caramel, vanilla and burnt brown sugar. There is also some wood and a very slight bitter note from the barrel. The rum is creamy while drinking, but the body is thin and evaporates quickly at the same time (Sugar and Glycerin at it's finest). Not much is left and the rum wants to be drunk quickly so you don't start thinking about it.

The Zacapa XO is rather disappointing for me, without having any real expectations. The influence of sugar and glycerin is clearly visible. The profile one-dimensional and boring. For 100 euros, the quality is not sufficient and the taste is clearly intended for the mass market. A super easy sipper, which you could use for getting drunk and for harmless drinking if it weren't so expensive. Please buy three bottles of Botucal (Diplomatico) because it has the same quality and has the same purpose. Fast easy drinking.

Der Ron Zacapa Centenario XO ist ein Solera Rum aus Guatemala, welcher aus verschiedenen Rums zwischen 10-25 Jahren geblendet wurde. Der Rum im Column Style hergestellte Rum wird aus dem Zuckerrohr Honig hergestellt, was nichts anderes bedeutet, als das ein Zuckerrohr Sirup genutzt wird. Der Rum wird in einer hübschen Flasche mit 40% Alkohol abgefüllt und enthält den Farbstoff Zuckerkulör, ca. 20g/l Zucker und Glycerin.

Der Rum ist in der Nase sehr dick und süß. Viel Karamel und gebrannter Zucker, Vanille, Toffee und karamelisierte Früchte. Dazu kommt ein leichter Fass und Holz Einfluss. Am Gaumen ist der Rum vor allem Süß mit Karamell, Vanille und gebranntem braunen Zucker. Dazu kommt Holz und eine ganz leichte Bitternote vom Fass. Der Rum wirkt beim tirnken cremig, der Körper ist aber dünn und verfliegt schnell. Viel bleibt nicht über und der RUm möchte schnell getrunken werden.

Der Zacapa XO ist für mich eher enttäuschend, ohne das ich eine echte Erwartungshaltung hatte. Der Einfluss von Zucker und Glycerin ist klar erkennbar. Das Profil eindimensional und langweilig. Für 100Euro ist die Qualität nicht ausreichend und geschmacklich deutlich für den Massenmarkt bestimmt. Ein super Easy Sipper, welchen man zum betrinken und zum scharmlosen saufen nutzen könnte, wenn er nicht so teuer wäre.

Holst_n 🇩🇰 | 15 ratings
Posted 2 years ago

Very nice rum but i Think that you can buy rums just as good for half the price.

Morten Graenge 🇩🇰 | 343 ratings
Posted over 2 years ago

Et rigtigt godt glas rom. Den mangler dog en del i at hive sig op på et 9 tal.

LiborN7 🇨🇿 | 2 ratings
Posted almost 2 years ago

For solemn days … taste of chocolate, cherry and vanilla

eugeniabaes 🇺🇸 | 3 ratings
Posted almost 2 years ago

The best rum in the whole world, amazing taste, color and aroma, recommended 100%.

Peter 🇸🇪 | 94 ratings
Posted over 2 years ago

Fin flaska med det bästa innehållet. Mycket god,inte för söt och väldigt len i smaken. En klar favorit för mig som tycker om lite sötare rom.

emidio74 🇮🇹 | 22 ratings
Posted over 2 years ago

Per me il miglior mai assaggiato. nettare puro. Da provare almeno una volta.

Sheldon 🇧🇪 | 7 ratings
Posted over 2 years ago

Comes in a nice travel box.
I like the shape of the botle which makes it look a bit exclusive.

One of the beter rums I have in my possesion.

Sweet taste, with not much afterburn in the end. Very balanced blend!

Looshtun 🇯🇴 | 21 ratings
Posted over 2 years ago

My latest addition to the top shelf. I mean, it's all sugar, but I'm not even a little mad about it. Top marks.




Brand Details

Type: Aged
Company: Ron Zacapa
Country: Guatemala
ABV: 40%
Name: Centenario XO Solera Gran Reserva Especial
Raw Material: Cane Syrup
Process: Unknown
Distillation: Unknown
Women Led: No
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