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Now this is some good stuff
This one for my tastes (so far) nicely stays in that real rum but smoothed out and just sweet enough to a great sipper. Warmed just slightly in the water of the hot tub releases even more aromas that hint of leather, sugary spices and a bit of fruit note. The mouth feel is smooth and flows over the tongue without harshness and lingers without burn. I really enjoy this rum!
Really nice for the price!!!! Tried side be side with plantation xo. Like plantation a teeny bit better, but this definitely held its own. A bit lighter than plantation. Still loads of flavors. Hard to beat for under $40!!!
If I hadn't detected notes of added sugar this rum would be closer to a nine. Excellent balance for a medium priced and affordable rum.
Good flavor profile, not too sweet. Has a little bit of a burn to it. I did a blind taste test with this rum against the Kaniche XO... The XO came across as being sweeter and had some additional flavors that made me a little suspicious, but overall I preferred the XO to this one (Perfeccion). YMMV, and rum purists will likely prefer the Perfeccion over the XO.
I am still confused, however, as to the provenance of the Perfeccion rum. Many websites describe this as being from Barbados, but the bottle says Panama. Even stranger, the Maison Ferrand web site does not even acknowledge this entry in their lineup. They list the "Reserve", "11 Years" and "XO" but not the "Perfeccion". Conspiracy maybe? I'll need to get to the bottom of this... the bottle, that is.
Ok this is an odd one for sure. The nose is almost non-existent except for a strong alcohol and pine scent. I was worried this was going to be a major disappointment despite the glowing reviews as the nose is just non-existent....then I took my first sip...and wow oh wow! An explosion of flavors hit my palate with the force of hurricane: candy, gingerbread, vanilla, butterscotch, toffee, nutmeg and more - all at gale force. I am still trying to decipher it. It is both powerful and delightful and absolutely not what I expected given the total lack of fragrance/nose on this rum. Actually this may need a little watering down because the flavors are almost too intense, so grab some ice cubes and let it mellow. Still...man...that flavor explosion is like no other rum I have sipped. I like just a touch more subtlety to my rums and that is the only thing keeping this from a 9. Still it is a solid 8 experience at least.
This one is a highlight of my collection. The Rum itself is dry, but very smooth. Not to sweet, some wood-flavour with it. I enjoy every zip of it. Its the kind of Rum you want to drink after a beautiful day in the sunset to just enjoy life.This is nothing to bind down or to mix. This is a top-quality end-of-the-line Premium Rum. Price is ok, for what you get. Very comparable to the Plantation 20 XO.
Absolutely brilliant presentation with a red wooden box.
I mean no disrespect to the folks at Kaniche. To create something like this, the dedication, the time. Few will understand, but we all have a chance to appreciate. Super well done!
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