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Diplomatico Ambassador Selection is a limited edition rum crafted from 100% still pot rums and aged for a minimum of 12 years. Like its counterparts, the rum originates from Venezuela and is aged in ex-bourbon casks. The rum has a high strength and does not contain any sweeteners, caramel or other additives which means it does not require chill filtration.
Balanced aroma, feeling Port, sultanas, candied fruits, nutmeat. Candied fruits, chocolate... Complexity and Great
Exquisite. Rich nose of chocolate and tobacco, finishes with richness of raisin, nutmeg and spices.
First impression is really good. Diplomatico presents his Ambassador in a really nice bottle with a heavy goldent cap, all delivered in a classy box.
If the outside is nice the inside is too. Even if the Ambassador is a 47% rum, the alcohol is not too present on the nose or in the mouth. It is well balanced and need to breathe to release all his aromas.
Definitively a high quality rum !!!
It was... a bit much. Very complex and dark, a bit too much alcohol. Big fan of Diplomatico, but prefer the Single Vintage.
Even though this category of rums isn't my favorite this was an experience. I tasted this on a Diplomatico tasting event and I was totally blown away. It had a distinct but much more elegant Diplomatico taste, and then after your first inhale after swallowing the taste turned a 180 and became something completely different. Oak, and sweetness that lingered long after you've swallowed. Magnificico! Bravisimo! Excelencio!
The best rum I tried so far. Very elegant and smooth yet complexed. Need some rest in the glass to release the aromas and flavors. Expensive.
Bästa romen i samlingen mycket dyrt för en flaska men värt det.
Provato solo una volta, presso un festival del Rum.
Ho anche avuto la fortuna di berlo gratis.
Che dire........mai assaggiato un Rum migliore, e' stato un impatto clamoroso.
Il gusto e' decisamente dolce, vanigiato e si sente anche marcatamente il legno delle botti, poi arriva il retrogusto, soprattutto sapore di caffe'.
Chi ha soldi deve provarlo, e' una spesa non indifferente, almeno per le mie tasche, ma il palato ringraziera'
Ausgesprochen guter Rum! Rauch, Pflaumen, eine gute Süße und ein leichtes Tabakaroma! Toll! Auch bei mir gibt es einen Abzug für den Preis. Gerne wieder!
Rhum doux et puissant a la fois.tout l'esprit diplomatico dans un condensé d'arômes
Lots of taste similarities to the gran reserva exclusiva (which was my one of my first rums) but harsher and clearly more age.
It does taste like caramel has been added which gets it marked down in my book.
My wife bought this year ago as christmas present. VERY good and tasty rhum.
I'm giving it an 8 as I didn't have to pay for tasting this but given a bottle of this is triple the price of it's Single Vintage brother or something like Zacapa XO I'd want it to be blowing me away and it doesn't. Definitely good stuff but at that price point I'd be wanting to crave it for the rest of my life and thinking about it every time I drink another rum and I don't
My first rating. This is a nice rum with good aromas and colour.
Un attaque ronde et agréable qui se poursuit sur une légère acidité très surprenante. L'identité du exclusiva reserva est la, mais en concentré!!
Un rhum de caractère moins "doux" que les autres diplomatico!
ja det er en god rom, men til den slags penge, kan man sagtens finde bedre.
måske de skulle have holdt budgettet lidt nede på den flotte flaske, ;) også havet ladet rommen tale for sig selv.
Tried this 2 times over the last couple of months.
Once in a rum tasting with 17 other classy rums.
And last week just with the 2000 Single Vintage as a comparison.
At the first tasting, consensus was that the 2010 Single Vintage was better. After tasting it again, I can confirm that the 2010 Single Vintage is definitely better than the Ambassador.
That's not to take anything away from this rum though. It's absolute quality.
But because I can buy 2-3 of the 2000 Single vintage for the same price as an Ambassador, I'd be buying the 2000 Single Vintage every time....No questions asked.
Drink straight up, or with a little ice if you want to reduce the heat.
I love the presentation; the box, the bottle, even the heavy cork head.
I smell figs, raisins, prunes and hints of tobacco.
The entry is a bit acrid and reminds me a bit of a dry wine.
Not horrible but i like a sweeter rum.
The finish stays very dry; I'm wondering if a small ice cube wood help it out.
All in all not bad, but with a hefty price tag I would just stick with the Reserva Exclusiva; unless your a rum collector or aficionados.
I hope to try the vintage series one day.
A really great rum. You can taste it is in the same family as Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva. But most better.
Toujours dans son écrin de bois et de satin, mais promis je le débouche bientôt ;-)
Enfin dégusté, en présence de José Ballesteros himself ! et bien il mérite la note maximum. Moins réduit que le reste de la gamme, il est puissant, épicé, malgré tout il garde la signature Diplomatico avec la vanille et le caramel très présent. On reste sur le sucré et les Français amateurs d'agricole resteront sur leur faim.... Seulement 5000 bouteilles produites par an. Sa qualité (et son packaging) font de lui un vrai premium.
meget fyldig, knap så sød som forventet. Super lang og kompleks eftersmag. Mærker ikke de 47 % som sprit, mere som dybde og intensitet i smagen. Super oplevelse.
Not great at this price. Nice packaging and great bottle but I'd rather save my money and by the vintage 2000 or Reserva.
This is a dry rum with sherry hints, it is smooth but one dimensional. Add an ice cube and it mellows.
I prefer sweeter rums, ill buy two of the vintages at this price and the Star Anise taste becomes annoying when you pay this kind of money.
Très cher, trop peut être...
j'ai mis du temps a l'avoir, mais je le voulais, et il vaut le coup.
fruits secs, épices et vanille avec une pointe de fumé par dessus.
Très complexe, la finale est longue et chaleureuse, c'est une invitation pour réitérer l'expérience...
je l'adore et vais le boire lentement... pour l'amortir...
I had high expectations considering the reviews and hefty price of that rum. Indeed it is a great rum but it did not 'wow' me enough to get a 10. I tasted it after the Vizcaya and thought the latter was smoother but Diplomatico Ambassador has a more complex taste. I guess I need to give it a second try.