Review #84 - Plantation Jamaica 2002 Grand Terroir 13yr
Nose: Brown sugar, papaya, passion fruit, yellow cake, a hint of latex
Palate: Brown sugar, honeycomb, toffee, a touch of wax.
Finish: Sweet, then bitter. Honey, then earthy almost creosote, that floats back to bitter earth.
Final Thoughts: While not bad, it's sure not great. Like so many rums from Plantation the real joy has been buried under their Cognac cask finishing.
Would I buy this: I no longer purchase anything from Plantation, and will not do so until they change some of their practices (see https://www.rumrevelations.com/post/joint-barbados-gi-statement-from-mount-gay-foursquare-st-nicholas-abbey
Would I order this in a bar: Again, for the reasons given above, I would not.
Would I drink this if someone gave me a glass: I would. While there are far better Jamaica rums available, there's nothing wrong with this. It just could have been better.
Verdict: Thumbs down, because of how drinking it makes me feel now. I purchased this prior to knowing how crap Maison-Ferrand was and my feelings towards all their products have soured the more I have seen.