— PLANTATION JAMAICA 2001 —
ROBUSTO : RUSTIC AND INTENSE
Distilled in alambic copper pot stills after a long fermentation, Plantation Jamaica represents vigor and intensity. In the cellars of Maison Ferrand in Charente, it is further eased, tamed and enriched.
Four stars were given to this powerful rum with ample character by Paul Pacult, Spirit journal 2015.
Alc./Vol. : 42%
Origin : Jamaica
Raw material : Molasses
Fermentation : Plummer: 5 days, Wedderburn: 5 days, high esters: 2 weeks
Distillation : 2001, pot still
Tropical ageing : 11 years in Bourbon cask, Jamaica
Continental ageing, elevage : 2 years in Pierre Ferrand cask, Château de Bonbonnet, France.
Ho boy! Here is a "hogo" opening nose that's funky, grassy, earthy, woodsy, salty, resiny, yet sumptuously appealing; hogo, old closed room funk continuous deep into the second nosing passes. "Entry is deeply flavorful, keenly bittersweet, slightly smoky, tobacco-like, resiny/woody; mid-palate features a highly complex and concentrated molasses rum bearing that 's simultaneously graceful and rustic and it's this fragile balance between opposites that makes this rum exceptional. Admittedly, with this level of "hogo", it's not for everyone. I however, relish and admire this type of regional authencity.
Paul Pacult ★★★★ Highest Recommandation
The label references Port Royal in Jamaica, a strong symbol of the island and seat of the British government as well as the main fishing and trade port
Cigar recommendations from Jean-Marie Cornec
(Chairman of the jury of Rum Fest Awards, France, Chairman of several rum tasting and cigar clubs)
|Pairing Similarity (soft)||Dominican Republic||Belrive Sélection – N° 11 – Robusto|
|Pairing Opposites (strong)||Cuba||H. Upmann – Magnum 46 – Corona Gorda|
|Pairing Complementary||Nicaragua||Nicarao – Série ‘Especial’ – Toro doble|