This is a review of a bottle I tried blind - a friend poured it and gave me the reveal when I handed in my notes. Let's dive in.
Lightly funky, lots of brown sugar. On the sweet side, but not too cloying (looking at you mystery #1). Some fruits, namely papaya, and some bready sweetness.
Sweet on the palate here. Lots of brown sugar, honey, toffee and then some light earthiness. Fairly savory, but still leaning sweet. This reminds me a lot of a couple rums from the XXX/One selection, but it's not quite as complex. I'm certain this is a rum at this point, and it's a sweet one.
Medium in length, grows a hair bitter. More dirt and earth, though it's still sweet. Really prominent toffee, amaretto, cocoa, cream.
This isn't bad, but it's a little sweet for me. Especially that amaretto note. I"ll guess this is a rum, lightly dosed, maybe around the 10yr mark. I don't think there is any wine involved here. Proof around 44-47% ABV if I were guessing. It's fine, but not exceptional. It was revealed to me to be Plantation Jamaica 2002 Grand Terroir, which I'm not too disappointed about. A 10yr Jamaican, finished for 3 years in Ferrand casks. Really sweet, though. Not particularly funky. Interesting.