Plantation XO 20th Anniversary Rum 750ml (Barbados) [WE 97] [USC 94]

Plantation XO 20th Anniversary Rum 750ml
(Barbados) [WE 97] [USC 94]

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QUINTESSENTIAL CARIBBEAN:
To honor Alexandre Gabriel's 20th anniversary as Master Blender, we created Plantation XO 20th Anniversary using a blend of quintessential extra-old rums from Barbados.

Over a decade later, we are still very proud of this rum as it continues to receive praises and top awards.

THE JOURNEY:
First aged in bourbon casks in Barbados for many years, this rum is then sailed across the ocean in barrels to the southwest of France to be further matured in small Ferrand French oak casks.

This centuries-old double ageing process imparts incredible smoothness and complexity. It unveils a sophisticated palate of chocolate, vanilla, ripe banana, roasted coconut and a hint of fresh mango notes. With a remarkably long finish, Plantation XO 20th Anniversary is truly a rum to savor.

TASTING NOTES
Nose : The stunning floral/fruity opening aroma is transcendent, then releases fragrance of vanilla, cocoa and milk
chocolate.

Palate : The delightful mango notes lend evidence to its advanced age, a result of long maturation in French oak cask.

CHARACTERISTICS
Alc./Vol. : 40%
Origin : Barbados
Raw material : Molasses
Fermentation : 3 to 5 days
Distillation : Twin Column and Pot Still (Gregg's Farm)
Volatile Substances : 210 g/hL AA
Dosage : 20 g/L

Tropical ageing : 8 -15 years. The rums are chosen for their struture with aromatic characteristics suited for intensive oak ageing.

Continental ageing : 2-10 years. A blend of very old rums, finished in many different types of casks ranging from new white oak to Bourbon casks as well as Ferrand casks, each with different level of toasting.

Awards/Reviews: 

Master - Rum Masters 2023

Double Platinum - Ascot Awards 2023

"A bright, floral nose with some fruity essence and a rich palate with milk chocolate goodness and a nice brown sugar note that lingers through the creamy finish. Nicely done."

94 Points, Finalist - Ultimate Spirits Challenge 2023

"Luscious aromas of banana, dark cocoa, dried fruits, and a hint of funk are enticing and rich. Equally rich in the mouth, the velvety texture carries with it flavors of brown sugar, caramelized plantain, Meyer lemon curd, cinnamon, mace, nutmeg. The flavors go on and on."

Double Gold - SF World Spirits Competition 2022

 

97 Points - Wine Enthusiast

"This offers rich caramel, hazelnut and cocoa aromas on the nose. The palate echoes those luscious flavors, but also layers walnut, cocoa powder and hints of orange and grapefruit peel, while allspice warms the finish. Aged first in Barbados, then in ex-Cognac casks at the Ferrand estate in France."