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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.
Poured neat, it's very light on the nose with just a hint of buttery toffee and caramel. The first sip has a heavy mouthfeel with a warm flavor that travels from the middle of the tongue to the back of the throat. It leaves behind just a little heat, and flavors of rum and caramel apple. I like it best with just one ice cube with brings out a bit more of that caramel apple flavor that I could drink all night. This is a great sipper!
There is nothing negative that I can say about this rum. The packaging is awesome and flavors inside do not disappoint. I would definitely recommend this one to anyone looking for a great sipping rum under $60!
"Plantation" is quite well known, and so I thought, I might as well try one, too. Unfortunately, it doesn't live up to its fame.
It is excellent in the nose - vanilla and coconut dominating.
Coconut dominates in the palate first, too. But then there comes some burning kind of acid which kills the rest. No aftertaste, either.
So, it's ok for an evening with friends you want to introduce into rum. Or as a "digéstif", as the French call it. But it is no rum you would want to stay a whole evening with.
Mon rhum préféré à ce jour, très doux, goût de vanille assez fort, toutes les personnes à qui je l'ai fait gouté l'ont adoré.
Smooth, sweet, long aftertaste. I had a small sip of this rum and I very liked it. Price is not so pleasant, but I think, it is worth to pay. Definetly getting a bottle soon.
Né à la barbade, finit en Charente. De la douceur, des fruits mûres, banane, vanille et très marqué coco, un pur délice, acheter sans crainte.
this is a complex blend of very old rums.
A warm wave flows thrue your mouth with each sip.
Spicy notes of vanilla and chocolate and some fruites, hints of sugar cane comming through with even Some coconut on the finish.
pre mna trochu nevyrazny rum. Mozno sa k nemu dostanem este niekedy a zmenim nazor. Prvy dojem bol ale trochu sklamanie
til pengene er dette et mesterværk af en rom, dejlig smag og rigtig lækker næse.
Denne rom har en god smag, hvor der bliver kælet for smagsløgne. Den går rigtig godt til en kop god kaffe og mørk chokolade, fordi den ikke er for sød eller sprittet.
One of my favorite. Plantation XO is a sweet and silky rum. I'm not a coconut fan and was afraid of not liking this rum reading some of the reviews. However I thought it was more dominated by chocolate flavour and some nuts and hints of oak, whereas coconut taste was really subtle. Well balance rum. A must try !
God this stuff is good. Perfect balance. I could drink this all day if only I had the money.
Plantation has easily the most consciousness marketing department that existed. All the way from the box to the bottle no corners were cut. I could write a mile long summary on that alone but that's not why we are here. Opening the bottle and sniffing it gives you a bunch of wonderful hints, first the cask then some coconut, spices (maybe cinnamon) and a very nice sugar smell. In the glass its a very dark amber, tasting it neat is a very warming rum, extremely well balanced. The coconut is a unique surprise that i'm not used to in aged rums and it makes a very nice addition to the collection. Noting its balanced you get hints of chocolate (probably dark chocolate), oak cask, alcohol,the coconut and vanilla. The coconut after taste lingers for a long time. In cola its good but not as good as straight up. Since its balanced the cola kills some of its unique hints, still very good however. I can see this bottle being a mega hit at a holiday party.
8.5 on rum and .5 bonus points on packaging/bottle.
Fantastisk rom med noter af mango, kokosnød, vanilie og brun sukker. Sødmen er tilpas afbalanceret. Elsker denne fantastisk rom.
It's like a pina colada in a small glass. A very distinguish note of coconut, vanilla and a hint of pineapple. But very very well balanced. Not too sweet with the smoothest finish ever. Straight up or with max one ice cube
Denne rum har alt hvad en god rom skal have efter min mening.
Perfekt indpakning, flasken er mega flot
Perfekt næse, den dufter dejligt af kakao, vanilje mm.
Perfekt smag, ikke for sød ikke for stærk og et fint mix af alle de søde dejlige ingredienser
Perfekt eftersmag, der holder
Denne flaske SKAL altid være repræsenteret i min samling.....
I received Plantation 20th Anniversary as a Father's Day gift. I must say that this was the best gift I received! This one is very well balanced, wonderful bouquet witha hint of sweetness. Once you taste it, you know you're tasting something just incredible. Extremely smooth, with hints of vanilla and a great finish. Man, it's just so damn good you just want to savor it.
Being quite new the world of rum (been drinkin Bacardi, Captain Morgan etc) and yet have a lot to discover I have to say this is the best so far (quality/price)
At about 40 euros on the Stena Line border shop it's a true bargain...i paid roughly 30 euros for the standard Plantation at the swedish monopoly. Highly recommended!
I just finished my first bottle of this; very nice.
When I drink it neat I notice vanilla first and coconut second.
When I drink it on the rocks, coconut seems to come out first then vanilla.
I am not a huge coconut fan but as a whole this is a very smooth, easy to drink rum.
Time to go out and purchase another!!
absolutely fantastic rum. Not too sweet, but rich and with lots of complex character.
Juste magnifique, un plaisir au nez ensuite dans la bouche quel délice! J'adore ce rhum !
In it's price range this is the clear winner for me. I prefer sweeter rums, this one is unbeatable. It carries the typical barbados scents banana, coconut and something fruity sweetness that I can't describe. However it also displays so much spiciness in the aftertaste. Everything in the most precise balance. I could just say wov when I first tried it. Super smooth experience in all aspection. It deserves a 9.9 on my own scale.
A good all-rounder, presentation, flavours, nose... all top. I prefer darker heavier rums and it's the only reason I didn't give this rum a 10.
Nádherné balenie a dizajn flaše, sýta farba a úžasná chuť. V tejto cenovej kategorii je podla mna najlepší, ak máte radšej sladšie rumy ako napr Diplomatico.
Beautifully packaging and bottle design, nice dark color and amazing flavor. At this price range it thinks is best, if you like sweet rums like Diplomatico.
Discovered the "Plantations" with the "Barbados 5 years" and this one follows the same path: quite sweet (but hot), lots of taste (mostly coconut)... almost a liquor.
More expensive than the "Barbados 5 years", but worth it.