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Beautiful aroma, very smooth taste, not burning. Vanilla is very present with almond
Continuing the tradition of Cognac Ferrand, this is one of the best choices in rum. Very fine and rich taste, long finish and beautiful flavors.
This rum was not expensive at around £35, which I think is pretty good value for money.
The aroma and initial taste is cognac and oak, which makes sense given the way it is made.
It is pretty smooth, with no more alcohol burn than many rums with a larger pricetag.
There are lovely light caramel notes which segue nicely into a very subtle organic, almost earthy finish, but it doesn't last long.
There is sweetness to this rum ... not as much as Diplomatico (is anything? LOL!) but more than an aged Appleton's. For me, the sweetness is perfect for something you can drink a few glasses of.
I think I will be looking to get some more of the Plantaion label.
Superbe RQP! Boisé, toasté, épicé, fruité, presque floral...
Berries and freshness on the nose. Smooth, strong and nice.
Found a bottle with only 1.5 ounces remaining; added 1/4 ounce of water, no ice and surprise, surprise, it was delicious; one of the most enjoyable rums I've tasted. This brand "Plantation" is going to be very confusing as they produce rum from so many Islands in the Caribbean.
This rum is way to whisky-esque in my opinion. Having been mostly a whisky-drinker, I just recently got into rum. I think the fun thing about the rum world is that there is absolut confusion and differing opinions about what makes a good rum. My impression is that a lot of rum makers in an attempt to establish rum as a 'serious' drink go 'the whiskey route', hence dry, whisky-esque rums (this one has a very spicy & alcoholic finish).
This rum is one of those. I would spend 10 bucks more and get the XO 20th anniversary which has a lot more to offer in my opinion.
Zu wenig definiert, etwas scharf. OK, aber kein Highlight.
good, xaymaca is better if I compare them, but this one still good.
Pas mauvais du tout avec des notes d'amandes. Pas mal équilibré
Color : gold
Wood, soft spices, round taste.
Good quality for a good price
J'en garde un bon souvenir, toujours un cran en dessous d'un Zafra 21 ou du Plantation 20th Anniversary, mais on est dans une gamme de prix beaucoup plus modeste.
Good rum with fine taste for the very good price. Not the best but certainly not the worst
Good and enjoyable rum. Smooth in it's own way. The one you open on that not so special day.
Stronger from the start with nice aroma, candied fruit touch, cognac oak barrel trace, vanilla bit, ok.
Tasted on my vacation in London. Rough alcoholic aroma, quick alcoholic bitter start then going to gentle smoouthness.
One of the stronger pices with significant burn during the entire experience. I can not describe the smell as my nose is always getting burnt by the alcohol.
This is a light and sweet rum not overly sweet for me but noticeable. This is a watching Sci-fi on Netflix sipper not a blockbuster sipper. There are fruit and spice notes but overwhelmingly more toffee, caramel and toasty variations thereof.
Don’t mind if I do...
I’ve found a few Plantation Rums have a similar smell (including this one). Light, sweet and something along the lines citrus & pineapple.
Light on the pallet to start. Then the spices kick-in and linger for some time.
A découvrir, gout vraiment bon, mais l'alcool est trop present, pas cher alors a essayer
Brown sugar is in the nose as well as in the body. Further, the aroma of some caramel, vanilla and banana. After a while, some salt appeared, especially on the lips after drinking. Nice one!
Well purely in the name of research I have opened the signature blend.
Having read some reviews I let this breath and warm up in the glass before trying. Initial aroma on opening was strong rum scents with smokey oak notes, not unpleasant at all, totally different from the natural rum sweetness found with El dorado.
First taste you know it's rum but with burbon/sherry/port notes coming through. Some say it's not dry but I found the oaky finish just right with a dry note at the end. Not much burn as its young and I normally drink 12 to 21yr old rums found the intensity of the finish to not last too long but even after 3 minutes the sweet rum tobacco notes are still there. Sometimes you read a label and think what were they smoking, but this one does what says on the tin.
Is it a classic? No, is a keeper, Yes. Need to try it out in a Freddie G and report back. Would I buy it again, Yes and it's nice to have something different on the shelf in 'me Rum shap'
Good price and value.
Plantation tend to add a good dose of sugar to their rums, and while I do like this rum, I do prefer them to be drier. But it is easy to drink with a gently burn from the alcohol that cuts through the sweetness of the mid palate to give a slightly drier medium length finish. However, the purity of the rum is a little lost. Still it is quite complex and has a nice amount of oak.
What I do find a little interesting from the tasting notes on the back of the bottle. It states that it is double aged in Bourbon and then shipped to Ch Ferrand to be aged in "small Ferrand barrels" - presumably cognac, which gives them their trade mark flavours. However the tasting note states that on the nose there are "beautiful sherry notes" and that on the palate there are "old port notes". Interesting given that the rum has been aged in Bourbon and Cognac casks!!!
This is more a 6½ than a 7, but as the bottle is new and yet to open up, I have rounded up.
Schönes sattes Bernstein im Glas.
In der Nase, leichte Düfte von getoastetem Holz und weisen Früchten, ein wenig wie Grappa. Der Geruch ist kaum wahrnehmbar und verliert sich mit der zeit, sehr speziell.
Im Gaumen kommt dann dennoch Freude auf, da treffen die sperrigen Bélice Aromen von Harz, Holz, Rauch und weisse Trauben auf das liebliche, süsse Karamell, Toffee und Vanille aus Guatemala. Eine spannende Entdeckungsreise für die Zunge.
Im Abgang zuerst richtig feurig, gebrannte Creme, Holz, Karamell, Kakau, Calvados, sehr elegant.
Ein spannender Plantation Rum für Agricole Entdecker und Geniesser mit Zeit. Vielleicht eher ein Sommer Rum. 7+
Beautiful full amber in the glass.
On the nose, light scents of toasted wood and white fruits, a little like grappa. The smell is barely perceptible and gets lost over time, very special.
On the palate, however, then comes joy, as meet the bulky Bélice aromas of resin, wood, smoke and white grapes on the sweet, sweet caramel, toffee and vanilla from Guatemala. An exciting journey of discovery for the tongue.
On the finish first really fiery, burnt cream, wood, caramel, chocolate, calvados, very elegant.
An exciting plantation rum for Agricole explorers and connoisseurs with time. Maybe more of a summer rum. 7+