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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.
In this crazy world of rum it is easy to be misguided by the number printed on some of these bottles, so let this be said. This rum is not 20 years old, but that doesn´t mean that it is bad.
Nose: Caramel, vanilla and a hint of fried bananas
Taste: Thick and sweet with caramel, vanilla and a hint of orange peel. Short and thin aftertaste
Overall: This rum is on the sweeter side, but it still holds up well against other rums in that category. It fills the mouth, but leaves soon after swallowing, which hurts the rating a bit
Really nice bottle for gift. Taste is same as the cheaper 5 year old.
The taste is and interesting combination of many flavours. There's banana in the beginning and coconut in the end. Vanilla is a bit too strong.
Very tasty, very pleasant rum to sip and mix with. The bottle is also very stunning. (not the flat one, the other one)
Good mild rum
En dejlig rom med en markant kokosnote i både duft og smag. Den har en god sødme og lidt vanilje. Dejlig blød i munden og eftersmagen er mums.
Det er en rigtig lækker rom, som jeg sagtens kunne finde på at købe igen og igen.
A very pleasant rum. Sweet ripe banana, vanilla and coconut comes to mind. The finish is lovely, smooth and sweet with a subtle "roasted" character. It's very well put together and has an elegance I find uniqe in many of the good Bajan rums. I love this style and this one is flirting with a 9 rating.
Ret sød, overvejende kokos, også lidt abrikos i smagen.
A very smooth, sweet, easy-to-enjoy rum. Maybe a bit too sweet for my preference, but definitively one to always keep in stock. If for no other reason than to have something to offer for those that are skeptical to rum. Everybody I've offered it to absolutely loves it. I have converted many a skeptic with this one.
Very sweet up front with a mellow rum flavor at the end. Delicious
great rum from plantation a little too sweet at my taste
The nose is quite sweet, with dried fruit, and a spark of coconut. The taste is quite sweet, fresh and balanced in the end. The after burn is good, its stays in, but not for long time. Sweet and nice, one of my favorite.
Plantation m'a habitué à de meilleurs assemblages. Celui-ci n'est pas à la hauteur du flacon, mais cela reste un rhum vieux correct.
Finally got a chance to buy a bottle today and tried it this afternoon... It's everything it's cracked up to be. Smooth, complex, smoky... almost bourboney. I'm glad I spent the money for this bottle, you can't go wrong with this one. Leave it to the French and their cognac casks, right? Something special going on here. I'd give it a 10, but I think Jamaica 2000 is still my favorite.
Smooth and great taste.
Very uplevel sipping rum,blended in the Cognac region in France and finished in small oak french barrels, this a smooth and elgant rum.
Plantation has really out-done themselves here; near-perfection at a modest price. Smooth as silk, the right sweetness for a high-end rum, complexities galore. You'd be crazy to use this for mixing - drink neat or with a single ice cube. A great rum experience.
Easy drinking rum. Nice fruity nose but that hint of coconut truly makes this one a winner. I would have rated it a nine or ten if it were a little smoother.
Nice, sweet and rather lightly aged rum with a hint of coconut fat. If I think about the caribbean, this rum comes always up to my mind.
Simplement le meilleur!
Simply the best!
C'est le meilleur rhum de la gamme plantation (les autres se ressemblent un peu tous.) Vraiment bon ! Surtout ne pas mélanger !
I like this best out of all the Plantation rums I've had so far. A great taste and the bottle reminds me of Vizcaya, another of my favorites.