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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.
Poured neat, it's very light on the nose with just a hint of buttery toffee and caramel. The first sip has a heavy mouthfeel with a warm flavor that travels from the middle of the tongue to the back of the throat. It leaves behind just a little heat, and flavors of rum and caramel apple. I like it best with just one ice cube with brings out a bit more of that caramel apple flavor that I could drink all night. This is a great sipper!
Gifted a friend with this bottle and he was more than happy. Very balanced enjoyable flavor profile with absolutely no burn on the way down.
A hint of coconut at the start. And then its smooth sailing till the end. Doesn't get much better than this
Wonderful nose, can smell the cognac as well as a hint in the taste!!!
This is the best sipping rum I have had yet. A friend and I finished a bottle in one night. We couldn't put it down.
Om ja ska vara ärlig så gillar ja inte denna...
Very nice to drink straight up,Lot's of Coco's and vanilla flavours.
Very wel made: Smooth and tastefull
A nice sipping rum at $48 in NJ. I got hints of vanilla. Smooth but a bit less than Zacapa XO.
Comme tjs la marque plantation nous offre tout son savoir faire, le tout au top de la marque dans ce produit.un gout vanille au debut puis vite sur l orange.puis il se finit sur une tres longue fin de bouche sur la coco grillee legere.magnifique.....
Note 9.6 car je laisse une possibilite de mettre plus par la suite.A essayer absolument!!!!
The presentation, both for your eyes and nose is perfect. The alcohol is balanced and there is a nice complexity in both the taste and smell. I've only just started the bottle, but have tried and enjoyed it various ways (straight, mixed, w/ water, w/ice) via various tiny to large glasses. My preferred method of imbibe is from a stemless wine glass with a single ice cube.
Delicious rum. Strong in spirit. Good for any occasion.
PLANTATION 20 ANNIVERSARY....jällegi on minu baarikappi sattunud meeldiv jook mis kannab rummi nime auga välja. Kunagi hea sõbra Nuiamäega mekkisime esmalt seda pudelit ja järgi koge pitsi bacardid.... Palun ärge Teie küll seda kodus järgi proovige.... Hind 40 euro kanti
one of the best in the sweet line. half dry, not too much sugar. drink it handwarm and with time.
some typical barbados taste mixed with sweet tones an fruity elements. let this rum breathe.
This is the custom fit tuxedo with a generational rolex driving a maserati gran turismo. Full mouth flavor perfection. Not the most beautiful bottle but not second rate either. Elegant in its maturity. Exceptionally smooth edges with a long and wonderful finish.
lighter on the molasses, nice hint of coconut. only gave it a 9 because you cannot beat Clement XO.
One of my favorite sipping rums with flavors of cinnamon, vanilla, banana, and nuts all taking part in this delicacy.
A great rum, very soft and delicious. But maybe too sweet.
Incredible high end rum without the high end $
I prefer this with a small ice cube, allowing it chill for 5 minutes.
Your senses are greeted with vanilla a hint of banana, sugar cane and coconut. The flavor remains like an old friend with no burn.
Für mich gibt es (bisher) keinen besseren Rum. Einfach lecker und süß.
A lot of coconut on the nose, followed by sweet vanilla oak. Very smooth, complexity amped up in the mouth. It turns a little bit after a few sips but is still great neat. A first class sipping rum with a nice dose of coconut and vanilla.
My favorite rum so far. Great taste. Slightly sweet with a nice nuttiness.
I was hesitant to give a 9/10 rating, but since there are only full points here I could not have done otherwise. This rum is truly wonderful. Tastes heavenly, goes down smoothly and the biggest problem is the limited capacity of the bottle.
I have tasted vanilla, cocoa, oak and maybe a hint of coconut. Once the cup is emptied it smells of cloves.
This rum truly is a fantastic choice.
Probably best rum I ever had, with nice bottle and pack.
After I opened the bottle, which is really nice, I poured some 4cl into my glas and let it breath for some minutes. It has a dark amber color. I smelled it and was surprised. No alcohol, just vanilla and creamy caramel. Wow. Now the first sip. Light sweetness with cocos, vanilla and chocolate. There is chocolate all over the place. Maybe some orange, but I am not sure. It runs very smooth and leaves you with a slightly bitter dark chocolate and oak taste. Fantastic.
At first it comes across very sweet and with a strong rum taste. It just lacks the smoothness and complexity to get rated higher. But for a price around 40 Euros there is hardly a better one.