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Opened the bottle 15-20 min before tasting
Light intense gold-copper yellow with a big water edge
Medium intense, but very complex in the nose. Aroma's of vanilla, baking dough, bourbon, orange peel, sherry oloroso and some brown sugar.
A soft start on the palate, immediately followed by a burning hint of the alcohol.
Alcohol softens up after a while and the rum became more accessible.
Aroma's of brown sugar, smoke, vanilla, slight banana hint and bourbon.
The aging in bourbon casks is noticeable in it's flavours, but is not too dominant.
This is a very good and nicely balanced rum.
This was the first rum I purchased out of the USA to bring home. I have always been fond of Plantation offerings and was looking for something that would be difficult to find in the US while in Paris last spring. This is what I settled on and I was not disappointed.
With all of that being said, do note bias may play heavily in this review. I had fun finding this and bringing it home and I'm sure that affects my state of mind when tasting.
Most of my rums have been centered around my tiki hobby. This was the second rum I purchased with the intent of drinking neat (my first was Privateer Queen's Share). I find this to be an easy sipper with some nice barrel character, but not too much. From what I can tell it's hard to ever find a bottle in the US for sale, so my recommendation is snatch it if you can find it. Especially if you like Plantation rums.
Excelentní rum za velmi příznivou cenu. Je z něj cítit dubové dřevo, tabák, vanilka a tropické ovoce. Velmi komplexní rum, kdy při každém dalším napití ucítíte další a další chuť. Je lehce nasládlý i když dle mého žádný přidaný cukr neobsahuje. Výborná volba pro rumové nadšence. Dle mého předčí levou zadní i své mnohem dražší sourozence ze stáje Plantation. 9/10
Encore un bon rhum Plantation, ces rhums sont toujours de belles découvertes à différent niveaux.
Celui-ci est assez appréciable même si l'ajout de sucre, modifie un peu son vrai caractère.
Really enjoyable in both nose and taste. Nose is fresh with notes of raisins and sweet dates. Taste is really a pleaser for your sweet tooth with hints of spices, liqourice and vanille. It gives some gentle sticks on the tongue in a really pleasant way. Like having a sweet rum desert but not too sweet.
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