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Recommendable to most
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
Not much to it. Lacks flavor profile. Nothing that really sticks out as special. For an over $100 per bottle, would go another route every time. Not a good look for Zacapa.
Received as a gift. Looked good in the box, nice bottle with a dark colour rum. On opening the bottle there is a sherry scent. Taste is a little spicy and fruity but without any punch or length of flavour. Not a rum I will buy again.
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