Review #120: Plantation Panama Old Reserve
Getting ready to move from Oakland back to San Francisco, so I’m eyeing up and knocking off some nearly-empty bottles so that I have less crap to carry over the bay. Today I’m going back to Plantation, this time to Panama, with the Plantation Old Reserve 2002.
Plantation Panama Old Reserve 2002 Review
- Score - 6.5/106.5/10
Nose: Oak, spice, toffee, cinnamon.
Palate: Toasted pineapple, spice, chili pepper, toffee.
Quick overview of our scoring system
- ABV: 42%
- Aged for 10 years in ex-bourbon casks, probably finished for at least a year in ex-Cognac from the taste, and because, well, Plantation.
- Alexandre Gabriel is the president and owner of Maison Ferrand and was also the originator of their rum line (Plantation).
- Plantation tend to age spirit in the tropics before returning it to France for cask finishing. They often incorporate some interesting finishes like Cognac casks.
- For Plantation, Alexandre spends several months of the year in the Caribbean sourcing rum from local producers to be sold under the Plantation label.