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Honestly, I expected more from this. There just wasn’t a lot going on, it was kind of flat. I know it’s a blend maybe that’s why, but it tastes young for something with Big Age written on it in such big letters.
Plantation Gran Anejo Guatemala & Belize offers a lot of exciting flavors and very clear but sweet flavors like raisins, hardly any burn at the end, but a very long and lingering sweet taste in your mouth. I think this Plantation rum would have been spectacular if it would have been aged a few more years. Plantation Gran Anejo Guatemala & Belize is still a very long distance away from the amazing Barbados XO 20th Anniversary rum, but comes as a good second best Plantation rum in my opinion.
One of the stronger pices with significant burn during the entire experience. I can not describe the smell as my nose is always getting burnt by the alcohol.
Tasted on my vacation in London. Rough alcoholic aroma, quick alcoholic bitter start then going to gentle smoouthness.
Beautiful amber/caramel colour in the glass. Has that typical Plantation profile that ONLY becomes especially evident when sampled among other Plantation rums; it is otherwise not so evident to detect. I do detect vanilla on the nose. No question, can be sipped straight.
Not yet available at the LCBO, at $40 at the SAQ this is a solid entry in its price range alongside El Dorado 12 (much sweeter) and Appleton Rare Blend 12 (less sweeter).
This is a light and sweet rum not overly sweet for me but noticeable. This is a watching Sci-fi on Netflix sipper not a blockbuster sipper. There are fruit and spice notes but overwhelmingly more toffee, caramel and toasty variations thereof.
Don’t mind if I do...
Marks and Spencer have a good selection. This is a lovely sipper. Not quite as good as the el dorado 12 , but close.
Love this rum, sweeter with vanilla almond and pineapple notes.
Very nice, good vanilla, and nice spicy aftertaste.
What a dissapointment, I dont like this rum.
It taste indeed like gasoline.. (my oppinion)
Приятно щипит язык. Но не жжот. Приятная сладость. Не приторная но в тоже время она ярко выражена. Ром сбалансированный. Сладость после глотка заканчивается несколько быстрее, несколько дольше остаётся во рту приятное покалывание, на языке.
8.0 for now
I’ve found a few Plantation Rums have a similar smell (including this one). Light, sweet and something along the lines citrus & pineapple.
Light on the pallet to start. Then the spices kick-in and linger for some time.
The color is beautiful golden with dark amber reflexes. The scent is filled with vanilla, coconut and soft sweetheart whole oak, coffee, cardamom and liquorice. Round, soft and elegant. Vanilla tones combine delicious with muskot and soft spicy oak.
Un rhum assez classic de ce que produit la région sans plus ni moins
Brown sugar is in the nose as well as in the body. Further, the aroma of some caramel, vanilla and banana. After a while, some salt appeared, especially on the lips after drinking. Nice one!
A découvrir, gout vraiment bon, mais l'alcool est trop present, pas cher alors a essayer
Well purely in the name of research I have opened the signature blend.
Having read some reviews I let this breath and warm up in the glass before trying. Initial aroma on opening was strong rum scents with smokey oak notes, not unpleasant at all, totally different from the natural rum sweetness found with El dorado.
First taste you know it's rum but with burbon/sherry/port notes coming through. Some say it's not dry but I found the oaky finish just right with a dry note at the end. Not much burn as its young and I normally drink 12 to 21yr old rums found the intensity of the finish to not last too long but even after 3 minutes the sweet rum tobacco notes are still there. Sometimes you read a label and think what were they smoking, but this one does what says on the tin.
Is it a classic? No, is a keeper, Yes. Need to try it out in a Freddie G and report back. Would I buy it again, Yes and it's nice to have something different on the shelf in 'me Rum shap'
Good price and value.
Plantation tend to add a good dose of sugar to their rums, and while I do like this rum, I do prefer them to be drier. But it is easy to drink with a gently burn from the alcohol that cuts through the sweetness of the mid palate to give a slightly drier medium length finish. However, the purity of the rum is a little lost. Still it is quite complex and has a nice amount of oak.
What I do find a little interesting from the tasting notes on the back of the bottle. It states that it is double aged in Bourbon and then shipped to Ch Ferrand to be aged in "small Ferrand barrels" - presumably cognac, which gives them their trade mark flavours. However the tasting note states that on the nose there are "beautiful sherry notes" and that on the palate there are "old port notes". Interesting given that the rum has been aged in Bourbon and Cognac casks!!!
This is more a 6½ than a 7, but as the bottle is new and yet to open up, I have rounded up.
Schönes sattes Bernstein im Glas.
In der Nase, leichte Düfte von getoastetem Holz und weisen Früchten, ein wenig wie Grappa. Der Geruch ist kaum wahrnehmbar und verliert sich mit der zeit, sehr speziell.
Im Gaumen kommt dann dennoch Freude auf, da treffen die sperrigen Bélice Aromen von Harz, Holz, Rauch und weisse Trauben auf das liebliche, süsse Karamell, Toffee und Vanille aus Guatemala. Eine spannende Entdeckungsreise für die Zunge.
Im Abgang zuerst richtig feurig, gebrannte Creme, Holz, Karamell, Kakau, Calvados, sehr elegant.
Ein spannender Plantation Rum für Agricole Entdecker und Geniesser mit Zeit. Vielleicht eher ein Sommer Rum. 7+
Beautiful full amber in the glass.
On the nose, light scents of toasted wood and white fruits, a little like grappa. The smell is barely perceptible and gets lost over time, very special.
On the palate, however, then comes joy, as meet the bulky Bélice aromas of resin, wood, smoke and white grapes on the sweet, sweet caramel, toffee and vanilla from Guatemala. An exciting journey of discovery for the tongue.
On the finish first really fiery, burnt cream, wood, caramel, chocolate, calvados, very elegant.
An exciting plantation rum for Agricole explorers and connoisseurs with time. Maybe more of a summer rum. 7+
Mild aroma of nuts, caramelized cane. Taste is smooth in all stages, wodden notes, choco nibs and some herbal vanilla/stevia blend in lower notes
The Plantation name generally speaks for itself and guarantees a superior rum. I’m sorry but this one is without doubt is the biggest let down so far.
Very little nose, no taste of anything, no burn, in my opinion nothing to recommend it at all.
Ničím zvláštní vůně s náznakem dřeva. Příjemná chuť, ale ničím zvláštní. Dobře se pije, ale rychle se na něj zapomene.
A nice sipping rum.
The bottle appears to empty too quickly