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PLANTATION RUM BARBADOS ONE TIME EDITION
The orange zest is quite dominant in this rum. It's a bit in the direction of Jamaica and it reminds me a bit of the One Time Edition from Jamaica.
Smell: A start with orange zest, some wood, vanilla, slightly bright fruit aromas like ripe melon. Not overly intense but good. The smell could go a bit in the direction of Mount Gay, but MG has less orange zest and mostly a lot more wood.
Taste: Not very intensive start but the 51% work fine. Same as in the nose, orange zest, some wood, vanilla, slightly bright fruit aromas like melon. The rum seems slightly diluted to me. That's not bad, but Jamaica Edition feels more intense with a little less abv.
The finish is not very spicy, I get also the orange zests here with slightly wood and Vanilla.
A good rum for a good price. It's behind the Jamaica one time edition. It's also younger of course and lacks complexity. The taste is nice and natural. Would rate that one with 81 points.
Value 45€: 4/5
The excellent rum was produced in Barbados by the West Indies Rum Distillery, and was distilled back in 2011. After four and a half years of maturation in Barbados in bourbon casks, the rum took a long trip to Cognac in France for another four and a half years of rest in Ferrand casks. Following that, it was bottled up as part of the Plantation range.
This one has some punch right from the first sip. I can imagine the Vintage in the name, since it is quite different than my other 10 Plantations. Spices and alcohol hits at the start and it mellows in to quite nice fruity and oaky aftertaste with some sweetness, but not too much.
Nice package and graphics.
Thank You so much Rhum Attitude for providing a proper rum tasting during the 16th month of global lockdown. Tasting continued onwards with Plantation Barbados 2011. Usual high end bottle and label design. Light hay color. Strong oakiness mixed with mild banana and mild vanilla to your nose and palate when neat sipped. Very short ending.
4.5 years in tropical climate (Barbados) and 4.5 years in continental climate (France -Javrezac near Cognac)
Even if it has 51.1 ABV, you can barely feel them, it doesn't burn you at all
It's like a journey, gentle at first and very fruity on raisins and walnut, it then becomes stronger and dryer with tons of chocolate, caramel, vanilla and nutmeg with some dried flowers and cooked fruits and citrus peel building up sip after sip.
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