GSN Review: Facundo Exquisito Rum

0012848_400Last autumn I had the opportunity to review the two youngest of the rums in the Facundo portfolio, NEO and Eximo.  I recently received a bottle of the third rum, Exquisito for review.  Exquisito is a blend of 7, 9 and 23-year-old rums finished in ex-Sherry barrels for four weeks. The bottle is a beautiful expression of the art deco era in Cuba.

Facundo Exquisito (80 proof)
Visual: Light golden brown.
Nose: Seductive, with a hefty dose of dark vanilla infused molasses.  A lot of mellow wood and light spice play well together.
Taste: Almost meaty, reminding me of country baked poultry.  A lot of caramelization with a thick, viscous mouthfeel.  This is a rum that demands contemplation and introspection.  It’s almost as if there are several layers that unfold with repeating intensity.
Finish: Medium long with a pleasant toffee-like afterglow.
Overall: A truly special rum that unfortunately will be calling to you more often than you can afford.  Killer.
GSN Rating: A+

For more information go to: Facundo Rum

One thought on “GSN Review: Facundo Exquisito Rum

  1. Pingback: GSN Review: Facundo Paraiso Rum | Good Spirits News

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