Exquisito means ”exquisite,” referring to the exquisite
rums held inside.
The embodiment of the culture, music and fashion of
Havana’s heyday, the bottle celebrates the vivaciousness
of this golden era.
Sublimely smooth and effortlessly drinkable, Exquisito
gains its suave, sociable character from a handpicked,
premier blend of rums ranging in age from seven to 23
years old. But what characterizes this rum and sets it
apart from the others is the final step – Exquisito is
allowed to rest in sherry casks for no less than a month,
lending the rum an incomparably mellow profile.
|AROMA: Definitive yet delicately balanced, with nuances of
vanilla, walnut and sweet sherry notes on a toasted oak base
PALATE: A rich, mellow character with robust notes of vanilla,
dried raisins and apricots, and a hint of butterscotch
COLOR: Light cherrywood
FINISH: A long, full and toasty mellow oak finish
| Wine Enthusiast 94 points (Aug 2014)
This bottling is made with a “blend of rare and exquisite rums aged from 7 to 23 years.” The flavor shows brown sugar and caramel sweetness at first but dries pleasingly on the finish, conveying dark chocolate, espresso, and spice cake. Consider as a dessert pairing or post-prandial sipper. Part of Bacardi’s special-edition rum line. - K.N.
Ultimate Beverage Challenge 92 points (Apr 2014)
Deep, almost brooding, with smoked meats, old leather, toffee, caramel and preserved apricots rushing form the glass. Decidedly opulent with honey-toned fruit dancing with deeper almond and herbal qualities. The finish seems to be unyielding and semisweet, reminiscent of fine brandy.