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Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva rum is distilled from molassis in copper pot stills and then aged in small oak casks for on average 12 years before being bottled.
Produced in Venezuela, which has a rich rum history dating to 1896, the Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva distillery is located on the northern slopes of the Andes mountains.
This (diplomatic Reserva Exclusive), Ron Zacapa Solera and now Rumson's Grand Reserve are my favorite sipping rums. Diplomatic is full bodied and perhaps a bit warmer then the other too, but great flavor and a fantastic sipper. I prefer Rumson's Grand Reserve, but Diplomatico is very good and I rotate the three.
So the clerk tells me, "drinking the good stuff today" and I'm feeling pretty good. Unfortunately I thought it tasted too much like menthol. Like a really good cough syrup. Disappointed that this country mate wasn't more like Pampero. The search continues.
A very good rum. Very round strong tastes of vanilla and caramel.
I couldn't believe this is a serious sipping rum after seeing the price tag. The first time the sweetness hit me like a mattress to the face. After drinking it a couple of times I'm getting acquainted with the taste and start to like it.
Smooth to say the least, just an enjoyable flavor not to floral and just the right hint of caramel with defined but not an intrusive sweetness.
Very soft, easy to drink but quite complex if you want to get closer to the rum's world.
Chocolate and caramel are too intense (IMHO).
A very good taste keeps in the throat
Wow there's a lot going on in this rum.
I get scents of fruit, almost merlot like. Smoke, molasses, honey and a little maple.
The taste profile is very similair.
Crazy smooth with a lot of aftertaste.
Some might find it a bit too sweet and there is a bit of an astringent smell at first but other then that; it's hard to find any other flaws
I've had a few bottles of diplomatico over the years, and it is a very decent mixing rum at a fair price.
It is round and smooth in it's taste but at the same time it is also a bland taste.
If you are looking for a rum to drink straight up you should buy another.
This was for me, as for many people, the first premium rum I've tried. But it was turning point from whisky. As I review it retrospectively it's not even half that good as I thought with first sip, but it has its special place. Too sweet, but ideal if you are starting with rum.
Great rum for beginners. I like the smooth sweet taste. Enjoy it straight up. Great experience.
La, on est sur un très bon Diplomatico. Très bon sec ou avec de la glace.
Excellent choice for a sipping rum - perfect with 1 or 2 ice cubes. Flavorful and strong, without much of an alcohol bite.
C'est le premier rhum vieux que j'ai goûté et qui m'a donner envie d'approfondir dans le domaine du rhum.
Je m'en suis lassé au bout de 5-6 bouteille. Certe si il y a une bouteille en soirée je ne dirais pas non mais je le trouve trop sirupeux et trop chargé en sucre.
C'est un bon départ pour se familiariser avec le rhum.
Proper rum to put on rocks.but there is more buzz then there is a.product. Soldi rum tough.
Dense, mahogany / brown, dark, long and beautiful tear.
Little alcohol, molasses, honey, maple syrup, ice cream or cake memories of vanilla, spices, sugar juices, canned fruits amber, coconut syrup memories transport me to the Caribbean.
Unctuous, certain density, does not burn in your mouth, soft/smooth, sweet, long finish of bitter chocolate, honey, vanilla as the one used for the flan. There is not so much wood in the paladar.
It can be enjoying alone, however in some dessert with cake, coconut ice cream / vanilla or even marinated with good coffee would be fantastic.
Beautiful color with the smell of caramel, vanilla and melted butter.
Oily, sweet and with a long aftertaste of nuts.
My first rum advised by the site:
No problem as with the wines, aged rums are very different with the traditional white rum.
The great diplomatic reserve for me it is a lot of vanilla (a little too well and that is why it is noted 8/10) caramel and some exotic fruit ...
Sweet and smooth - prefect for sipping after a hard and long day.
This is a good beginners rum.
Nose: Bananna and spirit. Spirit whays off after a while.
Taste is sweet and round. But not that complex. Good strong taste and for 300dkkr is it a good way to find out if you're into rum or not. Ofcause not all rum tastes the same, but rum dosen't taste like e.g. whiskey or burbon.
One of my first sipping rums. Very good rum to introduce to a new rumdrinker. It's quite agreeable and smooth overall. A great go to rum.
C'est ce rhum que je fais goûter toujours en premier. A partir de là , on peut déterminer le gout de chacun. C'est "la" référence.
Var et af mine første køb, og til prisen en fremragende rom. Go til nybegynderen og kan stadig overraske en garvet rom nyder. Let og luftig, med lidt brun farin noter, før der kommer en blød afslutning med et lille spark fra alkoholen.
Beautiful green, mat finish bottle with lots of small details on the, stamp/ dollar bill - like label.
Pop the cork and it reveals sweet prunes, port wine, caramel, dark chocolate, orange.
In the glass - Very dark amber color and beautiful legs.
Nose - Honey, burned caramel, candis, a hint of orange.
Taste - Smooth on entry, fruity, prunes, burned caramel, vanilla, woody/oak and dark chocolate finish.
Lovely smooth rum. Sweet, but not overly sweet. My expectations were high, and I must admit, this rum did not disappoint. Beautiful nose and taste in a lovely bottle leaves me reaching for it time and time again.
My standard rum. There's always some of this in the hiuse.
This Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva is one of the most famous brands of South American Rums with a lot of Awards. If you want to start to try some very good aged rums, you must try this one first. For someone the taste may be very sweet, but for most beginners of rum drinkers is this sweetness OK and welcome.
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