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Complexity of aged rum, perfect balance of tastes plus coconut flavor. Especially coconut is the taste that makes this rum so different. For me nr. 1.
I've sampled rums from £3 to £150 and this is the best I've had to drink straight. Beautiful sweet coconut, zero burn, leaves you wanting more.
Haven't tried mixing it, I would imagine it is too sweet but why would you want to anyway? Superb.
Nose of coffee, caramel and coconut, very smooth pallet, not too sweet
noch immer fester Bestandteil meiner Sammlung.
Ein sehr komplexer Tropfen, welcher bei jedem weiteren Genuss neue Facetten aufzeigt und ein wirklicher Genuss ist. Der Rum ist ein Blend und beinhaltet immer Rum mit einem Mindestalter von 12 Jahren. Nur bereits für diese Tatsache ist dieser Preis unschlagbar! Nun zum Tasting:
Schon beim Öffnen steigen einem Gerüche in die Nase, welche Begeisterung beim Kenner auslösen. Man schmeckt stark die Banane, Kokosnuss und Vanille heraus, welche wunderbar zu einem edlen Getränk vereint wurden.
Ein Muss in jeder Hausbar, ihr werdet begeistert sein!
Great nose, but surprising taste. A real masterpiece!
Beautiful flavor leaving the mouth feeling sweet. Smooth and sharp at the same time, with hints of tropical fruits accenting the almost dessert-like taste.
I love Plantation Rums. And this one is by far the best one. It's smooth and sweet and it's so tasty. I could have one right now. I tried more expensive Rums, but they weren't as good as the XO.
Super dejlig rom.
Afrundet og tilpas sød.
Bestemt vær at prøve
Wow, this is a10.
Sweet but not to sweet. Nice colour. Extremly nice bottle.
This is one of the loveliest rooms I've ever had the pleasure of sitting it's about twice the price of my favourite El Dorado 12-year-old. But it's just a touch smoother and nicer
This rum really nails it for me.
Nice & sweet, but not too much
Complex rummy flavour
Fruity coconut hints
You really get a taste of the Caribbean here, simply fantastic.
This one is silky smooth from start to finish - there is no unpleasant burn, just gentle velvety ending, just the way I like it. It is also quite sweet, I can feel vanilla, caramel and perhaps even coconut accents. This rum convinced me to go and give rums a chance.
This rum is enjoyable by everyone. So many different flavors and smooth like silk. LOVE LOVE LOVE it!
An amazing and smooth rum with only a pleasant aftertaste, this rum combines everything that’s great about rum perfectly. It’s hard to imagine any rum beating it - a bargain at even double the price
Simplesmente fantástico, seco ou só com uma pedra de gelo.
Coconuts and sweet, smooth liquid gold! Simply beautiful.....
Dieser Rum ist einfach perfekt. Er schmeckt mild und verwöhnt einfach den Geschmacksinn.
Perfekt! Der ganze Geruch und Geschmack der Karibik in einem Glas Rum!
I have tried quite some rums, I have done several bigger rum tastings, I do compare rums just for fun during evenings, if the atmosphere is right and still this one never let me down. It is so full of aromas, nosing is extremely pleasant, taste is smooth, there is such a nice feeling in the throat and the the warmth... its the best Plantation for me and the best rum overall!
Note: I did not want to rate 10, but it serves me as a fixed standard to rate other rums... and I look forward to the moment, when I will find a new standard or at least a brother for the 10 rating.
This rum is just perfect for me, its is smooth, sweet, with almost no burn. It beats appleton estate, wich is much more expensive. Really good sipping rum!!
Once you start very hard to stop, the coconut and banana essence makes it a very affordable yet fancy drink . A must keep on the shelf when a rhum drinker
This is nice to drink neat, even if u never has do so. The wood of this one is special, the first finish add complexity the second, the French oak, a pleassant white pepper like finish, wich is not as powerful as American oak. That combination makes this rum a smooth flavorful journey including coconut, nutmeg and some sweet taste !
Well over 700 aged dark rums enjoyed and Plantation XO 20th Anniversary is easily on my Top 5 list after 15 years. It is sublime, super smooth, no burn at all and contains plenty of amazing flavors. If you haven't tried yet Plantation XO 20th Anniversary, go quickly and get a bottle since it will set a brand new benchmark for your personal rum list.
Nose: Hints of spicy oak on the nose with guava, plenty of coconut and dried banana.
Palate: Spiced, creamy palate entry, with sweet vanilla notes and a lot of caramel.
Finish: Caramel. Toasted oak. Caramel.
Here's my top 30 list:
1. Ron Tres Loco de Vinos from Vinoble Skanderborg
2. Ron Esclavo XO Cask Strength
3. Legendario Gran Reserva 15y
4. Cubaney Centenario 25-30y
5. Companero Panama
6. Ron Esclavo XO
7. Ron Millonario XO and 15y
8. Plantation Barbados XO 20th Anniversary
9. El Dorado 25y
10. Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva and Single Vintage
11. Presidente Marti 23y and 19y
12. Cubaney 18y
13. Pusser's 15y
14. Black Tot
15. El Pasador de Oro XO
16. Bavaro Black Ultra Premium
17. Punta Cana Esplendido
18. Edmundo Dantes 15y
19. Pampero Aniversario
20. Bacoo 12y
21. Ron Esclavo 15y and 12y
22. El Pasador de Oro Gran Reserva
23. Brugal Leyenda
24. Exquisito 1990 and 1995
25. Koloa Kaua'i Coconut
26. Plantation Gran Anejo Guatemala & Belize
27. Unhiq XO
28. Ron Hero 21y Solera
29. Punta Cana XOX
30. Ron Cartavio XO
My good friend Mark had me over for a rum tasting last night, this was the first I sampled, thoroughly sublime with a slight butterscotch or caramel hint, also a bit of fruit notes. Not overly sweet though, well balanced and smooth, top notch sipper! This, Diplimatico, Papa’s Pilar and El Dorado are my current favorites. Thanks Mark!