The aroma offers succulent dried fruit and nut surface notes plus deeper scents of oak, black raisins, cinnamon, prunes, vanilla bean and honey. Palate entry is stately and semisweet; by midpalate, lip-smacking flavors of nougat, almond butter, molasses and Sherry abound. Finishes as elegantly and fully as it started.
90-95 points, Wine Enthusiast (May 2004)
Beautifully rich copper penny color. Aromas of caramelized nuts, tobacco, banana bunch, brown butter, and leather follow through on a satiny, supple entry to a dry medium-full body with great elegant depth and balance. Finsihes with a long, smooth oak and mineral flourish that practically opens the cigar box for you. A great sipping and smoking rum.
93 points, Beverage Testing Institute (Jun 2010)