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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 !
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.
Fruitée et épicée, c'est un Rhum avec beaucoup de caractère.
It’s a lot of fruit in the taste. A bit strong in the first zip for me
Purchased for $34.99 at Total Wine. I have always liked Plantation rums, and consider their 20th Anniversary version as my all time favorite. So i decided to try this 2001 edition Jamaica rum. The nose is a bit different, can't put my finger on it - similar to their Original Dark - I think they call it a "funk". Not my most favorite rum, but a decent one. Adding a splash of water helps soften the finish. Would I buy it again? Probably not.
N- Full. lifted moisture of ripe tropical fruits, peach, plum, raisin and prunes. Also toffee, dark caramel, liquorice and whiff of leather, soft charred notes. Elegantly spicy, soothing mint and chocolate. Some grass develop with off tune musky brine lurking. (20/25)
P- Solid mouthfeel, medium to full body with tard pomerol peels, sweet coats of syrupy sugar with strong mineral at the tails. Get salty overtimes, which in opinion it make the taste gone a wee weird. (18/25)
F- Medium, much fruit driven with cinnamon, nutmeg and sweet spices, which is all fine, but the underlay touch of brine doesn't seems to gel with the sweetness. (18/25)
Balanced:- The disturbing touch of musky brine amplify the sweetness, and make the finishing a wee cloying (17/25)
Weighted Rate:- 73pt
The Rum Bar KL
Big fan of the aged Plantation line in general, this one is definitely fun to sip on but was really expecting it to wow me a bit more. Still a great price for a rum of this quality so can't complain too much.
Lots of hay and grassiness to this one. Sugary fruits come through to even things out a bit but this one is really all about the funk.
Il est bien intéressant. Équilibé, épices-sucres. Alccol assez présent sans être dérangeant.
Lidt sprittet i starten men bliver hurtigt rund. Lidt skarp smag men lidt speciel.
Sa couleur acajou séduit au premier regard. Au nez, ce millésime 2001 exprime des effluves exotiques (ananas, mangue) et épicées (clou de girofle, muscade...). La dégustation révèle un rhum d'une belle rondeur, magnifié par la fraîcheur des notes de canne à sucre. Un rhum puissant qui exprime avec vigueur un caractère pleinement enraciné dans son île natale, la Jamaïque.
Meget fin rom. Som er et godt bud på Rom med lidt sukker
très bon rapport qualité prix pour ce rhum qui a une longueur en bouche assez bonne.
Essayé, et adopté...
Not bad though, but it's the first time I've been let down by the "Plantation family". I was expecting something sweet along the lines of the "Barbados 5 Years" but this one is harsher. Reminds me of the Zacapa 15 years... Not a disaster, but not really for me.
This rum is sweet and has a strong taste of dried banana.
Surprising, but still very good and well balanced.
Belle intensité fruitée et épicée. Rhum puissant avec beaucoup de caractère.
Oh, nice surprise ! I really don't know how to describe the complexity of the taste of this rum. Not with too much power, not with too much sugar, there is balance between few flavor that make this bottle unique ! maybe try to understand...
Une bonne surprise pour ce Jamaïcain.
Sans ajout de sucre, mais sans être alcooleux, c'est un bel équilibre entre puissance et arômes. Ce sont des notes épicées qui se détachent.
Bon rapport qualité-prix.
I had a chance to try out the Plantation Jamaica 2000 and 2001 back-to-back and they both have a very weird rubber smell to them. Maybe it's the Jamaica Glue which other reviews are referring to. It is offputting to start with and the taste test does not convince me either. There is surprisingly strong burn at the end, which the Plantation Jamaica 2001 did not have at all. Jamaica 2000 deserves a 5, and it's only marginally worse than the Jamaica 2001 which scores a low 6.
Smell is ok.
Taste is good.
Aftertaste is ok.
A lot of spice, brown sugar, oak?
I have to admit I'm not familiar with the other Jamaican distilleries besides Appletons but to me, this is flagrant. Wheres the funk?
I feel that the distinctive syrupiness of many Plantation rums are becoming signature for me.
It's flavorfull nonetheless and maybe I have to keep trying more spirits but the impression I have is that this rum feels tainted.
Right off the bat, I have to say this is different then the few other Planation selections I have tried.
On the nose it almost reminds me of Pussers 15 year old.
The taste is fruity and a bit oily.
The finish is oaky and dry; maybe a bit too dry.
All and all not bad; I would give this a 6 maybe a 6.5.
this is a complete 180 from the Trinidad, this has been fermented longer and it was made in a pot still wich gives this rum Some kick taste wise. Fruity aroma's with a hint of nutmeg. Tast gives you fresh sugar cane notes with plenty of length. Rum with character