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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.
Now this is some good stuff
Damn near perfect. One of the finest rums I've ever had the pleasure of enjoying, fantastic sipper. A wonderfully balanced rum with just the right amount of sweetness and thick caramel finish.
On est sur un rhum très typé du fait d'une forte présence de notes de coco. Au nez c'est divin, l'alcool ne se fait pas du tout sentir et on est sur de belles notes caramélisés de banane, de café et évidemment de coco. En bouche c'est très très gourmand, suave, un poil trop sucré à mon goût. Il me laisse aussi une petite note astringente à l'arrière de la langue, pas vraiment agréable mais qui n'enlève en rien la qualité de ce rhum. Je n'en prends qu'un verre en digestif car il peut vite saturer le palet mais c'est un vrai plaisir.
Wow, coconut and vanilla smell just got me. It smells so sweet and fancy, you dont know you are smelling rum. The taste on the opposite is well balanced, not that sweet, yet very complexed. Like it sooo much.
Bought this one based on the reviews on this site, have to say it is really really good. It has a complex flavor profile without being too much in any area. Very smooth sipper with a rewarding aftertaste.
It seems commercial impression of rum is sweet and smooth or spiced. That usually mean's added flavours and sugar.
It's drinkable and could be said it's good, but it's less rum.
I've got the old bottle, not this new shape one, but I bet it's likely the same.
To me there are two groups of rum fan's, one for sweets and another for pure rums. And those are not comparable in any ways.
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