Nose: Nutty and rich. Vanilla, marmalade, chocolate and pepper.
Palate: Thick, full, nutty, cocoa, stewed fruits, Demerara sugar, oak.
Finish: Long and thick.
Quite possibly the best of the older aged rums, the Appleton 21 is like the 12 Year Old but more complex in texture and flavor and maybe a bit gentler due to its age. Really quite wonderful! I bought 3 bottles and nearly down to my last one. It is thick it is sweet with all the rum flavors you enjoy times three. It's eminently drinkable and you can't just have one dram you'll want a few. Get a bottle you will never regret it and you'll want more!
Forgot to add my rating, it's a full 5 stars.