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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.
Delicious traditional-style rum. My palate's not that good so I'm not going to go there. Definitely complex and almost pulp-like taste, probably what I can assume most plantation style runs will taste like. Still a bit harsh but again probably apart of the process. A bit disappointed though from all the hype around this guy but again, probably a style more than a quality attribute.
According to their website it is a blend of their oldest reserve rum. The plantation brand by cognac Ferrand is interesting with their double maturation with its first in the hot Caribbean and their second maturation in the cooler climate of France in ex cognac cask. The result is a smooth and complex rum.
It's presented in a very bottle but I wish I had the older style bottle as prefer the look of that one.
Deep mahogany in colour with copper hues. Really nice smell with hints of vanilla, caramel sweetness, some banana, chocolate and some cognac notes throughout.
It has a creamy taste, caramel sweetness with a little spice and some oak dryness throughout which is not overpowering moving into a nice long finish.
Even though it has added sugar and I believe caramel colouring its a very nice complex rum and pretty good value in the UK.
A very nice rum with a complex, but great, taste. Really an experience!
Words are useless.It is miraculous. Smooth and fresh.
Definitely is a premium rum. One more word; Fabulous!
Que dire sinon que cette bouteille a tous les atouts d'un très grand rhum :
- un nez riche et complexe
- une bouche fruitée, épicée, complexe, faite de multiples saveurs qui font qu'on le redécouvre à chaque gorgée
- une onctuosité balancée par une belle fraîcheur en bouche
- sucré et sec à la fois !
- une longueur en bouche exceptionnelle
Un très grand rhum. En tout cas mon favoris à un prix très accessible...
This is a sweet and soft kind of rum, a kind of rum I myself really like, despite the strong taste of coconut... It is a marvelous entrance to a whole new world of fine and good rum!
For me, this blend between banana, vanilla, roasted coconut and wood is the perfect taste. The only reason I don't give it 10/10 is because I hop that something out there can top this.
Perfect on the rocks with a cuban cigar.
Un rhum qui au nez , dégage des aromes de noix de coco et ensuite de pelure de banana, meilleur que le dos maderas selon mes gout personnelle.
Duft: lækker sød duft. vanilie, røget, blomme, kandis og en lille smule sprit.
Smag: sød og lidt røget i smagen. Karamel og blomme. God lang sød eftersmag
This is a very high quality rum,
complex, sweet, fruity and very smooth!
Even at this price point I consider this a bargain!
I very much enjoyed this bottle, will buy it again on sight if I am lucky enough to stumble across it once more.
Bin etwas enttäuscht. Die Kokosnuss note ist sehr stark ausgeprägt im Abgang. Ansonsten angenehm sanft.
Dieser Rum weiss wirklich zu überzeugen, er ist sehr leicht und mild, schon durch die Nase kann sehr viel Aroma wahrgenommen werden. Für mich ist er einer der besten in dieser Preisklasse, er schmeckt sehr erfrischend, fruchtig und angenehm süss. Gehört auf jedefall in jede anständige Rumbar.
Elsker flaskens udseende og indholdet lever op til forklædningen. Sød pg dejlig duft med en god ballance i smagen og lige tilpas med spark. Lige i min smag!
Grande,grandissimo rum. Nulla da aggiungere bisogna solo provarlo.
Jolie couleur ambrée, nez parfumé, banane, orange, caramel, très légèrement vanille et caramélisé... Assez doux en bouche.
Great stuff for a reasonable price. It's usually around 45 Euro on amazon.de or 50Euro for the gift pack which includes 2 glasses
One of the best. The wooden head on the stopper is a pleasant bonus.
Not my favorite but still a good sipper. Maybe a little to sweet for my taste.
A very nice sweet rhum! Not Incredible When you smel it but really tasty! I enjoyed it! A must have!
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.