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I can now officially say that C. Ferrand's Plantation rum is one of my favorite brands (along with Diplomatico, El Dorado, Siesta Key, Clement, Kirk & Sweeney, and Vizcaya). This one is difficult to adequately describe. Definitely complex. The aroma is pungent and somewhat earthy. The alcohol is definitely present. Upon tasting it I am bombarded with several flavors well blended to create something unique. No specific flavor really jumps out at you. It is a bit sweet but counterbalanced well with an oakiness. It is extremely smooth with not a burn but an enveloping warmth that lingers for a bit with a tingle on the tongue then fading into....okay this is probably going to sound weird...a sort of cotton candy aftertaste. Not a strong cotton candy like at the county fair but a subtle version. I like it. This would make a wonderful sipping rum after a good meal at a top-of-the-line seafood restaurant (I'm biased...I live near the Gulf Coast in Florida) or any good restaurant equipped with a full bar (sadly most bars I encounter do not have premium rums).
Sa couleur acajou séduit au premier regard. Au nez, ce millésime 2001 exprime des effluves exotiques (ananas, mangue) et épicées (clou de girofle, muscade...). La dégustation révèle un rhum d'une belle rondeur, magnifié par la fraîcheur des notes de canne à sucre. Un rhum puissant qui exprime avec vigueur un caractère pleinement enraciné dans son île natale, la Jamaïque.
Smell: Honey and light oak? The smell has something I can't figure out, but I like it.
Taste: Going easy and slow with this and it changes on me. More honey and orange fruits with a finish that is foreign to me but delightful...possibly a vegetal or mint/basil note that stays only for a moment on the finish...is that the oak???? Well done.
Not on the sweet side either! Any spice that could be detected is going to be something like a coriander.
A truly great rum, that has managed to make me forget that it was aged in oak. I've been mixing other more expensive and extensively aged rums together to balance out problems with sweetness, over-oaking, and too much spice, but every drop of this rum will be enjoyed as it is in the bottle!
Yet another success with this vintage 2001 Plantation Jamaica. Vegetable and floral notes on the nose with oak that harmonizes the whole. A nice complexity which demonstrates the quality of the Master Blender . A very sweet rum with fruity notes of banana and pineapple with a very long final .
This rum, while touting it's Jamaican origin, is much more sophisticated than anything I've tasted from Appleton.
You'll get a good note of molasses with an almost pineapple like tang. Let this one out sit out in w glass for a few minutes for a really mind blowing sip.
Pleasing gold color, good rum scent, and the flavor...mmmmm! Very strong notes of pineapple (and I love pineapple) along with banana, brown sugar and a touch of molasses. Super-smooth, not harsh at all, no alcohol burn. Body is a touch on the light side for a rum. Sweetness is perfect for me. Just sweet enough to be a treat, but not cloying or syrupy. Aftertaste is a sustain of the original flavor, which is a good thing. Great sipper.
The boutique retailer I bought it from described it as a bit funky. I thought so too at first, which I attributed to the touch of molasses flavor. Halfway through the bottle, I don't really notice it so much, to be honest. Anyway, funky or not, this one's a winner in my book. At its price point, it won't be an everyday rum for me, but more of an occasional special bottle.
In fact, I think I'm gonna pour myself an extra splash right now...
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After I write this I look at previous reviews and my tastebuds look to differ a lot on this one. I taste a very raw alcohol taste, with cognac coming through, which I'm not a fan of. But each to their own. Certainly want to try a few more in the expansive plantation range
Lots of hay and grassiness to this one. Sugary fruits come through to even things out a bit but this one is really all about the funk.
Sehr leicht, fast dünn. Mild, kurzer Nachhall. Ich brauche mehr Aroma.
This is a lovely Jamaican rum, full of flavor, just a touch of funk. Very recommendable.
Il est bien intéressant. Équilibé, épices-sucres. Alccol assez présent sans être dérangeant.
Lidt sprittet i starten men bliver hurtigt rund. Lidt skarp smag men lidt speciel.
Très bon rhum. Plutôt "léger". J'ai été surpris par les notes assez "bananes". Il se boit assez facilement, mais reste intéressant, et pas trop sucré.
Fruitée et épicée, c'est un Rhum avec beaucoup de caractère.
Forse per alcuni può essere un pò dolce ma grazie al suo profumo e sapore superbo va bene anche un po di zucchero.. Da non confondere con Jamaica 2000 che è una schifezza vergognosa in confronto, è facile sbagliare perchè la bottiglia è identica.
This rum was unremarkable. Slight sweetness, vanilla, and fruit notes but the ending was odd tasting somewhat like steam condensate smells. Will not repurchase.
Right off the bat, I have to say this is different then the few other Planation selections I have tried.
On the nose it almost reminds me of Pussers 15 year old.
The taste is fruity and a bit oily.
The finish is oaky and dry; maybe a bit too dry.
All and all not bad; I would give this a 6 maybe a 6.5.
Al naso, sentori di legno, frutti rossi, salamoia e una sensazione dolciastra di marshmallow strana per un jamaicano. Il gusto in bocca legno e banana con un finale non molto lungo.
Meget fin rom. Som er et godt bud på Rom med lidt sukker
One more time, i'm well pleased to taste a rum Plantation. This rum is well balanced, in mouth the alcohol is well present but not too much allowing you to enjoy fruity taste specially banana. The aftertaste is really pleasant and remember to your papillas what the pineapple taste like. Again a good one !
This rum is sweet and has a strong taste of dried banana.
Surprising, but still very good and well balanced.
Oh, nice surprise ! I really don't know how to describe the complexity of the taste of this rum. Not with too much power, not with too much sugar, there is balance between few flavor that make this bottle unique ! maybe try to understand...
Une bonne surprise pour ce Jamaïcain.
Sans ajout de sucre, mais sans être alcooleux, c'est un bel équilibre entre puissance et arômes. Ce sont des notes épicées qui se détachent.
Bon rapport qualité-prix.