700ML // 40% ABV
Containing a blend of rums from 6 to 25 years old, with an extra ageing stage in French oak barrels that previously held cognac.
Keynote: A perfectly balanced combination of sweetness, spice, fruit and spirit, a connoisseur’s delight and the ultimate expression of the Master Blender’s art.
Appearance: Mahogany with intense red hints of long barrel ageing at the rim and long, slow legs.
Nose: A very open nose with a wealth of aromas that seem to evolve each time you nose the glass; a great balance of mature toasted oak, burnt caramel, dry-roasted nuts, marzipan and orange peel; a delicate floral note of honeysuckle in the background.
Palate: A wonderfully complex and satisfying balance of sweetness, fruit, spice and spirit, all tempered by the extra ageing stage in ex-cognac French oak barrels; long, smooth and sweet with a weight of dark cherry chocolate and flavours of intense dried fruits like sultana, date and prune; sweet oak spices of clove, vanilla and cinnamon, and lighter notes of dried mango and raspberry, with a subtle hint of ginger to finish. A connoisseur’s delight and the ultimate expression of the Master Blender’s art.
Serving suggestion: Pour the rum into the signature Zacapa XO Riedel glass. Drink neat. Note: 50ml of Zacapa XO contains 15.8 grams of alcohol.