Last 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