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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.
Plantation has easily the most consciousness marketing department that existed. All the way from the box to the bottle no corners were cut. I could write a mile long summary on that alone but that's not why we are here. Opening the bottle and sniffing it gives you a bunch of wonderful hints, first the cask then some coconut, spices (maybe cinnamon) and a very nice sugar smell. In the glass its a very dark amber, tasting it neat is a very warming rum, extremely well balanced. The coconut is a unique surprise that i'm not used to in aged rums and it makes a very nice addition to the collection. Noting its balanced you get hints of chocolate (probably dark chocolate), oak cask, alcohol,the coconut and vanilla. The coconut after taste lingers for a long time. In cola its good but not as good as straight up. Since its balanced the cola kills some of its unique hints, still very good however. I can see this bottle being a mega hit at a holiday party.
8.5 on rum and .5 bonus points on packaging/bottle.
Bin etwas enttäuscht. Die Kokosnuss note ist sehr stark ausgeprägt im Abgang. Ansonsten angenehm sanft.
Dieser Rum weiss wirklich zu überzeugen, er ist sehr leicht und mild, schon durch die Nase kann sehr viel Aroma wahrgenommen werden. Für mich ist er einer der besten in dieser Preisklasse, er schmeckt sehr erfrischend, fruchtig und angenehm süss. Gehört auf jedefall in jede anständige Rumbar.
Elsker flaskens udseende og indholdet lever op til forklædningen. Sød pg dejlig duft med en god ballance i smagen og lige tilpas med spark. Lige i min smag!
Grande,grandissimo rum. Nulla da aggiungere bisogna solo provarlo.
Jolie couleur ambrée, nez parfumé, banane, orange, caramel, très légèrement vanille et caramélisé... Assez doux en bouche.
Great stuff for a reasonable price. It's usually around 45 Euro on amazon.de or 50Euro for the gift pack which includes 2 glasses
One of the best. The wooden head on the stopper is a pleasant bonus.
Not my favorite but still a good sipper. Maybe a little to sweet for my taste.
A very nice sweet rhum! Not Incredible When you smel it but really tasty! I enjoyed it! A must have!
Très rond avec de belles notes de vanille et de coco.
Enjoyed this. One of the better sipping rums I've had.
After reading several reviews, i purchased the rum and tried it immediately(not while I was working, much after). The taste of vanilla and caramel, with subtle sweetness was remarkable. I got no harshness or sour notes. I tried the first neat, and the second with ginger ale, my preference, and loved them. I would give it a 10 but I am going on the belief that there may always be one better out there, and enjoying the search! And the price was unbelievable for the quality, $55 Canadian, can't go wrong.
Was just browsing the site when i stumbled upon this bottle, read a bunch of reviews and decided to get it as a christmas present for myself. Its delicious !
Excellent rhum une des meilleurs Plantation. Un achat sur.
Fin rom, til pengene. Har en god eftersmag uden at blive for sød.
Zatim nejlepsi rum co jsem mel moznost ochutnat. Krasna barva, jemna maslova chut s tony kokosu a duboveho dreva. Velice jemny a vlascny. V teto cenove kategorii nejlepsi piti
Im Vergleich mit einem Zacapa 23 oder Centenario 15 kann er leider nicht ganz mithalten
I've just cracked open my bottle of this and had my first dram and wow this is seriously good rum. Its even better than my current favorite which is El Dorado 12.
Its a very complex rum with a creamy feel with notes of oak, coconut, spices, toffee and chocolate. Everything is perfectly balanced from the sweetness to the smooth taste which all builds up to a fiery finish from the alcohol giving you a strong warmth as you swallow. The taste also lingers in your throat for a good while after. Its also not as dark and heavy as some rums and has a lighter feel to it on the taste front.
I can't see how rum can get much better than this. Wow!
Très doux, mais avec quand même une profondeur prêt une longueur tout à fait respectables ainsi qu'un léger côté boisé très intéressant.
Fantastisk rom til kun 499.-
Min favorit af Plantation rommene.
Dejlig rund smag, med lidt karamel og vanilje til sidst.
Very long lasting after taste Aroma: Very rich Unbelievable.
The body is fluid and smooth, it has a mild dark color. The overall pallet will have flavors of oak and vanilla. I was extremely and pleasantly suprised with this rum. For the price and availability it deserves a high rating, the overall flavor and taste sits very high up there with many fine cognacs that are 3x-4x the price. After having my first glass chilled and then making a simple rum and coke with a dash of vanilla extract I knew this was something special. I ordered an entire case. You cannot beat the price point for the quality!!
This rum is an very good rum that has great taste an has not an strong sprit taste, its milde an good in flavor. I Can recomend This rum