Wine Enthusiast 95 points - 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. - P.P. (Nov 2006)
Wine Enthusiast 92 points - This nut-brown rum is scented with sweet vanilla and baking spices, though it shows a hit of booziness on the nose. Soft feel, bitter chocolate, toffee and tropical fruit notes, with a long caramel finish. A fine choice for sipping, but with its pastry-like profile, consider soaking some into a rum cake. - K.N. (Dec 2011)
This stunning amber rum is full-bodied, with a rich complexity of flavors and a smooth finish that stays with you, long after the swallow. The 18 year Centenario Gold is almost two decades in the making, and you can taste the craftsmanship and tradition in every drop. Palate: A rich entry leads to a viscous, dryish, full-bodied palate with dark chocolate, caramel, roasted nuts, and brown spice flavors. Finishes with a long, charred oak, vanilla, and burnt nut fade.