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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.
Sweet and perfectly balanced, so full of aromas, such smoothness! Would have easily rate it with 10 but then it wouldn't have a meaning anymore to continue exploring the wonderful world of rums....
This one has gone through cognac barrels and therefor has some spice. But it has also sweet scents of vanilla caramell and cocos. This is a good one form the start to the finish.
This is truly a great rum. The bottle and colour is lovely and when first opened it has a lovely sweet floral nose. After is sits for a bit you will get more vanilla, cocoa and a bit of cinnamon in the nose and body. Great balance with tremendous smoothness and a lovely finish from being aged cognac barrels.
If you see this bottle and you enjoy the good things in life....buy the bottle.
I had some expectations from this one and it lived up to that. The bottle looks great with the very big cap on top of it. Very classy!
The nose is smooth. Not too sweet. I'm not very good at smelling or tasting all kinds of different ingredients, but there's a certain smell that I noticed in the Grande Reserva too. I think it's raisins. Very nice.
The taste is about the same as the smell. Nice and smooth. Leave it in the glass for a few minutes to get the full aroma. For about 55 euro quite expensive, but worth it.
The smell is instantly cask. Strong wood smell. Earthy at its finest. Having it straight for the first drink with it. Seconds in, i tske my first drink, strong. You csn feel the alcohol instantly following is that cask taste. With s dry feeling left in the mouth. Clearly a sipping rum. I hsve no ice currently and have yet to drink it mixed. Little to no burn however. Odd sense you tatse the alcohol in it so fast but yet it doesnt burn. Rather plain actually. Fairly disappointed in this one given ots my most expensive rum. However the bottle presentation is flawless. I must have a few more drinks of this to give it a fair rating. So I'll be updating after this glass and it airs out.
an absolute delight!! a true sipper... excellent presentation, and liquid gold on the inside! pairs great with a rafael Gonzales petit corona!! enjoy
Love everything about this rum, won't break the bank, nice colour, seems to be very balanced with the taste, the usual vanilla and caramel. This is my second most opened bottle of 2016, and I just got another bottle today! It comes in a nice looking bottle to help make it a great experience, very easy to drink, very little burn, look forward to finding more of the Plantation range, just wish I knew where to find some of the more rare ones!
And what a treat, as a reasonably new person to quality rum (this is the 6 decent bottle I've tried), this has pretty much shot to the top of my list. It's low burn, and deep flavour is tremendous.
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.
Very much the older, wiser brother of 5 year old plantation, much of the same characteristics but the quality is easily noticed in the 20th anniversary. A nice, easy sipping rum that will warm you up from the inside.
Da jeg hældte denne rom i glasset og tog et hurtigt snus. Tænkte jeg oh no. Sprit tør og tjene. Men efter den fik lov at stå et enkelt minut åbnede den sig til den mest behagelige søde duft af vanilje og kokos og et snert af chokolade. Der er stortset ikke alkohol at opfatte i næsen. En af de rom man kan sidde med næsen i hele aftenen.
Smagen er som duften. Dog synes jeg at chokoladen har overtaget. Den har en dejlig smag af fad. Og er slet ikke så sød som jeg havde frygtet. En dejlig rom med karakter.
nose -- creamy, vanilla, leathery, dry fruit, not overly sweet.
palate -- smooth, sweetness is just right, again creamy and savory.
excellent sipping rum especially at its price point.
Einer meiner liebsten. Rundum lecker und zu keinem Zeitpunkt zu scharf. Nicht zu süß, genau der richtige Anteil an Vanille. Ich finde auch ein wenig holzig im Nachhall. Habe immer eine Flasche davon vorrätig!
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