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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.
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
Har en lidt skarpere smag end jeg normalt ville vælge.
Ok sødme, vanille duften skinner godt igennem.
Rigtig flot flaske
YESSS!! With this rum I feel like playing in the higher league. A beautiful scent to the nose, some cocos/banana/vanille. Taste great and you can enjoy a long deep aftertaste in your mouth. Try it,you will like it!!! Almost a 9.
Tried it again yesterday, changed it into a 9 cause it's really good!!! The bottle deserves a rating by itself,,a 10 out of 10!!
Edit:::in the mean time bought and finished another bottle and enjoyed it as much as the first one!
Nothing to dislike about this rum nose is great and sophisticated mouth feel warm and full and the finish has almost no burn with great taste. Also love the bottle. Touch pricey for how much I consume it but well worth it!
Wundervoller Rum mit breiter Geschmackspalette, mild, samtig und einfach lecker. Definitiv immer eine Sünde wert!
I am fairly new to rum, but tried this one on a trip in germany and had to pick a bottle up.
Do not miss out on this one!
This rum has a full body, with Carmel and banana notes. A very nice sipper.
Gisteren een fles gekocht en van vandaag ervan genoten gewoon weg super meer kan ik niet zeggen je zult er geen spijt van hebben topper
Very unbalanced taste considering age - sweet first with strong, young rums-like tones following.
It s one of the best i tried. I have to give a 9 because i forgot to smoke a good cigarre with it ;)
Bit spicey on the tongue, good warm by swallowing it and a bit of sweet vanilla tasting. I like it a lot
Voilà une excellente et belle bouteille, elle est certaine de plaire dans plus de 90% à qui la gouttera. Le top en ce moment c'est qu'il y a une promotion chez Nicolas.com aux prix de 43€.
Un très bon mélance des années, bref un très bon Rum.
Une bouteille obligatoirement présente dans son bar !