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This is hogo with class - I want this rum neat in almost all situations. Its luscious, sexy, very well balanced, and with a lingering, spicy finish. The hogo doesn't hit you over the head, rather it invites you in, like the sounds of George Clinton from within some high-class bar. Recommended.
Som en whisky nyder, er denne rom guf. Den er ikke sød, men giver et riv i næsen. Saft og kraft hele vejen igen. Top 5 af rom i min samling
Forse per alcuni può essere un pò dolce ma grazie al suo profumo e sapore superbo va bene anche un po di zucchero.. Da non confondere con Jamaica 2000 che è una schifezza vergognosa in confronto, è facile sbagliare perchè la bottiglia è identica.
I can now officially say that C. Ferrand's Plantation rum is one of my favorite brands (along with Diplomatico, El Dorado, Siesta Key, Clement, Kirk & Sweeney, and Vizcaya). This one is difficult to adequately describe. Definitely complex. The aroma is pungent and somewhat earthy. The alcohol is definitely present. Upon tasting it I am bombarded with several flavors well blended to create something unique. No specific flavor really jumps out at you. It is a bit sweet but counterbalanced well with an oakiness. It is extremely smooth with not a burn but an enveloping warmth that lingers for a bit with a tingle on the tongue then fading into....okay this is probably going to sound weird...a sort of cotton candy aftertaste. Not a strong cotton candy like at the county fair but a subtle version. I like it. This would make a wonderful sipping rum after a good meal at a top-of-the-line seafood restaurant (I'm biased...I live near the Gulf Coast in Florida) or any good restaurant equipped with a full bar (sadly most bars I encounter do not have premium rums).
Smell: Honey and light oak? The smell has something I can't figure out, but I like it.
Taste: Going easy and slow with this and it changes on me. More honey and orange fruits with a finish that is foreign to me but delightful...possibly a vegetal or mint/basil note that stays only for a moment on the finish...is that the oak???? Well done.
Not on the sweet side either! Any spice that could be detected is going to be something like a coriander.
A truly great rum, that has managed to make me forget that it was aged in oak. I've been mixing other more expensive and extensively aged rums together to balance out problems with sweetness, over-oaking, and too much spice, but every drop of this rum will be enjoyed as it is in the bottle!
Pleasing gold color, good rum scent, and the flavor...mmmmm! Very strong notes of pineapple (and I love pineapple) along with banana, brown sugar and a touch of molasses. Super-smooth, not harsh at all, no alcohol burn. Body is a touch on the light side for a rum. Sweetness is perfect for me. Just sweet enough to be a treat, but not cloying or syrupy. Aftertaste is a sustain of the original flavor, which is a good thing. Great sipper.
The boutique retailer I bought it from described it as a bit funky. I thought so too at first, which I attributed to the touch of molasses flavor. Halfway through the bottle, I don't really notice it so much, to be honest. Anyway, funky or not, this one's a winner in my book. At its price point, it won't be an everyday rum for me, but more of an occasional special bottle.
In fact, I think I'm gonna pour myself an extra splash right now...
Sympa, assez fort en bouche. Pas mal avec un bon cigare
This rum is a little dry, semi-oaky, and very drinkable.
If you're looking for an alternative to the sweet rum, but you're not quite ready for the high-ester, heavy jamaican pot still stuff, this is your ticket.
If you're a sugarpirate, the oaky, estery jamaican rum takes some getting used to. This bottle is your gateway to some fantastic pirate rum experiences.
This is a Rum that people who likes good Cognac would like a lot, but even I like it even do I normally like more round dark Rums. Must have for every collector.
Ce rhum est simplement magnifique...
Premières impressions, un nez très aromatique passant de la banane à l'ananas. En bouche, on retrouve la banane, il est puissant, plein de caractère et a une belle longueur.
Je le conseille vivement :)
This is a lovely Jamaican rum, full of flavor, just a touch of funk. Very recommendable.
oak and Hugo on the nose! palate is fruity but not to sweet a lot of Hugo in Jamaican tradition. light oak with lottle to no burn going down
Très bon rhum. Plutôt "léger". J'ai été surpris par les notes assez "bananes". Il se boit assez facilement, mais reste intéressant, et pas trop sucré.
A little less on the nose than le reunion but doesn’t disappoint. The sweetness hits the tongue and is very smooth. Similar characteristics of reunion to me but a little dull in comparison but definitely great. A little fruit and minimal heat combined with those candy flavors comes together well
My sweetheart from plantation collection. Long balanced taste of oak and spices.
This rum, while touting it's Jamaican origin, is much more sophisticated than anything I've tasted from Appleton.
You'll get a good note of molasses with an almost pineapple like tang. Let this one out sit out in w glass for a few minutes for a really mind blowing sip.
Forte nota di tabacco, ottimo col cioccolato fondente. Notevole
Al naso, sentori di legno, frutti rossi, salamoia e una sensazione dolciastra di marshmallow strana per un jamaicano. Il gusto in bocca legno e banana con un finale non molto lungo.
Ikke smagt. .
Drinking it this christmas and i'll get another bottle for sure! Really nice drink!
One more time, i'm well pleased to taste a rum Plantation. This rum is well balanced, in mouth the alcohol is well present but not too much allowing you to enjoy fruity taste specially banana. The aftertaste is really pleasant and remember to your papillas what the pineapple taste like. Again a good one !
Yet another success with this vintage 2001 Plantation Jamaica. Vegetable and floral notes on the nose with oak that harmonizes the whole. A nice complexity which demonstrates the quality of the Master Blender . A very sweet rum with fruity notes of banana and pineapple with a very long final .
Une attaque franche mais dôtée bonne longueur en bouche, une couleur miel clair et un panel fantastique d'arômes notamment fruités.