The bouquet offers appealing fragrances of oak, medium-sweet cane, escarole, pine cone and new leather. The palate entry is long and medium-sweet; at midpalate finely layered tastes of cocoa butter, palm oil, oaky vanilla, light honey and almond paste enthrall the taste buds. Concludes silky smooth, mildly sweet and honey-like.
90-95 points, Wine Enthusiast (Nov 2006)
Deep amber color. Aromas of cacao nib, tobacco leaf, toasty caramelized Brazil and macadamia nuts, and fig follow through on a round, silky entry to a dryish medium-to-full body with elegant depth and balance. Finishes with a long, polished dissolve of pepper spice, earthy minerality, vanilla custard, and gingerbread wafer. A very reserved and stylish sipping rum.
94 points, Beverage Testing Institute (Jun 2010)