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It's smooth enough, but still a little heat. It's a good rum, but it's forgettable. My bottle will be brought out when I want to make someone feel special who doesn't know all that much about rum. At this price point, I can't really recommend it, but I don't want to trash it either.
Out of all the rums i have purchased, this is the smoothest by far. On the nose it is light and not overpowering. Dry fruits, hint of vanilla. On the tongue it is very Balanced, no burn whatso ever, the least i would expect. Bottle 330/2000. Great looking bottle, my biggest disappointment would be the finish which is my favorite part of rum tasting and that is the finish dies off very shortly after the swallow with very little linger which to be honest is a bit disappointing. Is it worth the money..... Nah if I had it to do again I would have to pass.
This was a Christmas gift from my wife (do I have a great wife or what?!?) I was super excited to try this, as I really enjoyed the Facundo Exquisito, this is my 100th RumRatings review, and I am the first reviewer of this! This didn't let me down.
Bottle 820 of 2000. Has notes of caramel, sherry, sugar cookie, marzipan, oak, and a wonderful spice. This is absolutely smooth as silk. Hints of sweetness, but not too sweet.
I generally like sweeter rums such as the Diplomatico 2000 (which I slightly prefer to this). But this is a fabulous rum. Right at the top of the '9' scale!
Facundo Paraiso XA comes in a gorgeous bottle, worth 10 points. Paraiso to the nose has a surprisingly strong alcohol smell to it, but the taste test is very smooth with hardly any afterburn. Paraiso XA is easily the smoothest Facundo line rum, but way overpriced in my opinion to earn anything greater than 8.
I'm not going to pretend that I can articulate what makes this rum so good, it just is. I received this as a birthday gift and lucky me. It's flavorful, smooth, sweet and only a hint of spice. As soon as I started sharing it with friends it went fast. Good stuff. Bottle 684/2000
Being a "beverage nerd," a wannabe "rum aficionado" and a huge Bacardi fan (because of their history), I purchased all four of the Bacardi Facundo releases (Neo, Eximo, Exquisito & Paraiso). I mean, who knows rum like the Bacardi Family? When I read the story behind this release, I saved up the "dough" and purchased online. This rum is exceptional, the "best of the best" in my amateur opinion. I shared my Paraiso with a neighbor for a celebratory toast and everyone was VERY pleased. I give it a "9.9"...