I’m a fan of most of Plantation’s rums and Alexandre Gabriel’s methods. Consistent with the other matured & cask finished stuff, this is nice one! A nicely matured Trini (from a single cask) before going onto the Red Pineau to further round it out. I dig these types of rums where a blender uses secondary barreling (and even some dosage) to enhance rather than overpower the original juice. When the end-product is delicious, I’m in for it. Most def a nice addition to the Plantations on my shelf - would also be a great entry point for someone who’s not yet explored rums as sippers.
I have not had a bad Plantation rum yet, and this is no exception. The description is very accurate - this is an excellent rum! If I could I would buy a case of it!
An unusual rum that is incredibly easy to appreciate, traditional flavors of caramelized brown sugar and hints of tropical fruit are there, with a hefty dose of cognac type fruit and spice seamlessly layered in.
This rum is special. The 15 years of maturation show from the initial nose to the lingering finish. Softness and sweetness describe this rum but it has an unusually (and pleasantly so) long finish. It has “length” which left me in no rush to the next sip but pleasant reflection as tropical flavors revealed themselves one at a time. The attack is smooth and leads into a broad middle of sweetness with just the right acidic notes that come in and out. The broad, sweet middle is a good, long one and leads into a tapered, lingering and sophisticated finish that no joke, is a full five minutes. Mouth feel is excellent throughout and once that remarkable finish is over, it’s time for the next sip. Consider this sweet and earned revenge for the bad things that happen in life.
This rum is amazing, nice sweetness and depth.