Plantation XO 20th Anniversary
This extraordinary vintage was introduced to mark the 20th anniversary of Maison Ferrand. An assemblage of fine rums 12 - 20 years old, all originating in Barbados, this is a wonderful reflexion of the island itself.
The stunning flora/fruity opening aroma is transcendent, ethereal and intensely marshmallow-like; further time in the sampling glass of eight minutes releases additional fragrance of vanilla, cocoa and milk chocolate. Entry is cinnamon-like and gently sweet, as the sugary molasses taste turns very soft and chewy; mid-palate taste profile reminds me of holiday spice cake, rum-flavored chocolates and sugar cookies. Concludes medium-long, delicate and only mildly sweet. Three years on, the quality has remained as constant as the North Star.
Pault Pacult, ★★★★ Highly Recommended
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