Pyrat XO Reserve Planters Gold Rum
- SP Wine Spectator
- WE Wine Enthusiast
- OT Other Review Service
- RP Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate
- ST Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar
- Gold Premier Gold - Best Value*
- Plat Premier Platinum - Our Highest Recommendation
- * as rated by our staff
96 pts. Wine Enthusiast: December 1, 2011
From this dark amber liquid wafts a luxurious aroma of toffee, marzipan, candied fruit and sarsparilla. On the sweeter side of the spectrum, this aged rum is gorgeous and mouth-filling, with caramel and a sprinkling of ginger and cinnamon fireworks on the elongated finish.
Wine Enthusiast: August, 2009
Made in the British West Indies and priced at about $32, XO Reserve is a blend of nine pot-still rums solera-aged in French oak barrels. It features a lustrous amber color, an enticing bouquet of allspice and molasses and the mouth-filling flavors of cinnamon, caramel and vanilla. The finish lingers like a pleasant dream.
The Tasting Panel (Anthony Dias Blue): August 31, 2011
Ultra-premium Pyrat is a complex yet mellow blend of carefully selected aged rums sourced from throughout the Caribbean. Characterized by its rich amber color and oak wood aromas, the taste is a complex blend of oak wood, vanilla, orange and light cane sugar.