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Plantation XO 20th Anniversary rum is a combination of pot-stilled and column-stilled Barbadian rums that are initially aged in the Caribbean in ex-bourbon casks for 12-20 years. They are then transported to France for a second 12-18 months aging in small French oak casks.
The first bottle of Plantation XO 20th Anniversary was created for the head of Cognac Ferrand Estate Alexandre Gabriel to honor his 20th year running the company. This special gift has resulted in the bottling we see today.
There was alot of hype around this rum so picked it up and it was OK. There are alot of rums out there that are better for this price point.
Lika spännande som flaskans utformning. En helt okej rom med lagom styrka och sötma.
Color, aroma, taste, sweetness. It all works very well. The new bottle is cool, not as cool as the old one... But I'm nostalgic. Bought another one already!
Definitely fruity... spicy and sweet... little bit to fruity for me but still really good. You can definitely taste vanilla, banana, coconut.... cinnamon....and other good flavors.
Внушительная бутылка толстого стекла с помпезной пробкой. Дёшево выглядящая соломенная оплётка не сочетается с золотыми буквами и логотипом. Аромат французы умеют делать: изысканные духи, кожа, лак, мёд, дубовая бочка. Во вкусе сладость, даже приторность, маслянистость, горечь, терпкость и много чего ещё. Восторг вызывает, но усиленный кислотами и замаскированный сахарами алкоголь непременно обжигает нёбо и тяжело заходит в желудок. Гастрономически может сочетаться с чем угодно, это плюс. Такой праздничный, карнавальный ром, не элитный.
Grossartiger Duft in der Nase.
Feine Aromenvielfalt leider schon etwas zu süss.
Epic, tasty, spicy, amazing, juicy, flavorful and most importantly very well priced. Definitely a strong 10.
Great rum, very smooth fruity start, longer burn in the aftertaste. Sweet smelling in the glass; after sitting for a while smells floral and almost of a sweet carrot cake.
To me this is a true sipping rum. Soft, sweet aroma of graham crackers and cinammon. Hints of vanilla and caramel. Complex yet very soft aroma. It's full medium sweet upfront and warming. Graham cracker carries through in the flavor as do the hints of vanilla. Oak is apparent but smooth. Warming but not at all hot. Nice finish, drying and warm. A really great sipping rum! Purists may not like this one but judge it for what it is. It's good! I'll be keeping a spare bottle of this at all times!
This is my favorite rum.
Vanilla and coconut flavors are make me relax.
Very good balance of sweetness and richness.
Mijn eerste rum waar ik meer als 50 euro voor heb uitgegeven. Het is ook de beste die ik tot nu toe heb gedronken. Zeer lekker!
The smell is absolute perfect and keeps you busy exploring all te different aroma's.
výborná chuť, top vůně, u mne základ rumového baru
First. Found for $42. Neat : Aromatherapy in a bottle. toasted coconut followed by maple,vanilla. Mellow burn. A 9 on my book.
En suveränt god och riktigt prisvärd rom. Det är svårt att ta bara lite av den här.
I'm just putting together this review in order to add some balance to the current rate of this rum, which is absolutely misleading in my opinion.
Such a pompous, heavy bottle. It's all about presentation here, and while the wrapping can be important, any excessive effort in this matter should be taken as a warning. In this case, the quality of the content, of the the rum itself, is the price to be paid for all those unnecessary but costly presentation elements.
Besides the high rates and appreciation for Plantation XO 20th Anniversary rum around here, I would never expect such a low grade product in this price range. At first taste, a disgusting mix of artificial flavours and sweeteners kicks in, fading to a harsh experience that makes one wonder about the real age of the rums involved in the blend. As they say, the proof is in the pudding, and the almost complete absence of smell in the glass once the drink is finished seems like a clear telltale sign in this sense.
Absolutely my favorite rum. Smooth flavor with that hint of sweetness that you look for in a good rum. I didn't give it a 10 simply because I want to give myself room for rating when I can afford to buy 3 figure bottles of rum.
schmeckt süss mild mit einer zimt note.klasiker der einfach nicht in der hausbar fehlen darf! spielt in der liga von diplomatico, don papa...
der abgang ist leider ein wenig flach..
I’m a fan. Smooth without the heat. Maybe a little sweet but I like that.
Plantation have quickly become one of my favourite rum makers, from Stiggins Fancy, to their Aged dark rum, their expertise really shines. When I saw this in a shop in London, I couldn't resist to try it out, and WOW, it's hard to imagine rum being better than this. Super smooth with mix of flavours.
Unfortunately The most expensive Rum I have personally tasted only costs around £90, but I can certainly imagine that the Plantation XO 20th Anniversary is punching well above its price tag. Would certainly be interested in being proven wrong, but for now, this will be my go to special occcasion Rum.
Nice and smooth. Definetely would recommend this one.
This one is one of my favorites! Great sipping rum that has a very complex and nicely balanced taste.
Very pleasant to the nose with sweet vanilla, caramel and a nice balace of alcohol.
Tastes very lean and pleasant. Sweet but with a dark taste in the bottom.
Great oak/caramel aftertaste.
You'd think this was a $100 plus bottle of rum with it's incredible smoothness and taste. Great flavor with a hint of vanilla and apricot. Excellent on the rocks or neat. Don't waste it with mix.