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I drank this side by side with the Diplomatico 2000 and 2001, which are some of my all time favorite rums. The bottle was identical with the exception of the vintage. Smell and taste were nearly identical. If fact, I tried to distinguish them in a blind tasting, and struggled to tell them apart.
Has an amazing smell of rich butter toffee, caramel, and butterscotch, with a light sherry taste that isn't strong enough to detract from the rum. Taste is an amazing follow up to the nose. So good, the 43%abv strength is perfect. Simply an amazing rum!
This is a must have for any serious rhum collector. Smoothe almost like a cognac on the tongue. Hues of vanilla and honey. A sweet tasting rhum with no burn. I bought what was the last bottle in the store. Havent opened my bottle but bought a taster as well which i thoroughly enjoyed. This rum is not to be drunk as you wud water. Its a special rhum that should be opened on special occasions. Wonderful.
This one was a wild card for me. Enjoyed today with a cigar and good company and I'm not disappointed.
This one will be remembered for it's smoothness and tastiness. There's only one way to describe it: top of chart
This 2002 version is smoother than the 2001 version. Climate conditions are certainly the reason . Notes of honey , caramel, vanilla and exotic fruits. Super sweet , very long finish. It is closer to the vintage 2000. Another very good rum from Diplomatico.
Jeg har bare drukket fire cl av min ny innkjøpte flaske, å vær eneste sipp var som en vakker drøm. For min del trenger jeg bare denne rom. å jeg mener at den trenger å stå noen minutter i glasset å puste så er den klar. passe sødme. vanilje karamel.
Å embalasjen å flasken er stor å tung så jeg ble litt betenkt når jeg hentet flasken, men fikk en valdig god følelse når jeg opnet, selve korken er massiv alu å veier 115 gram alene.
Tried Diplomatico 2002 Single Vintage in Caracas last year and it is an amazingly smooth rum, but the reality is that Reserva Exclusiva is less than half the price and offers you 95% the same experience. In its own right, this is a spectacular rum. Try it out, you won't be disappointed. Single Vintage 2002 has a very nice high end bottle. Toffee, light oak and sherry are clearly identifiable to the nose and palate.
Diplomatico Single Vintage 2002 comes in a very nice package and a beautiful bottle (picture). High class presentation.
This rum needs time to breathe in the glass, you get so much more aromas if you let it rest in the glass for about 15 minutes. At first you sense some sticky alcohol but after a while you get smooth sweet aromas of toffee, vanilla and oak. You can also smell a bit of sherry from the barrel.
In mouth you get sweet flavours of toffee and vanilla. But you also get some spice and oak. It´s very smooth in the throat with a long aftertaste with sweetness and some spice.
A very nice sipper, a personal favourite. I drink it neat.
Needs time in the glass as it gently wakes up. I'm not qualified to discuss this rum properly, I only know I've found a special rum. I poured myself a small sample, made the most of it and now I feel almost nervous pouring myself more. It's as though this drink frowns at you for disturbing it without a valid reason. You're pouring me into that glass for no special reason?? How dare you.
Rum cognac. Proud owner.
Smoother, and tastier than the 2001. Candy-like goodness, but not as much of a dessert as one might expect with that description. Get it while you can.
I would put this up there with the great aged rums like the Abuelo Centuria. Graceful balance between sweet and spicy. A pleasure to have that I will be cherishing for as long as I can!
Neaparat trebuie incercat. Placerea unui gust intens si asa cum il rerecomanda masterblender de la Diplomatico.
I don't have the professional palette to tell you exactly why this is amazing rum, it just is. Wonderfully smooth, tasty, and complex. Excellent bottle and packaging, great for a special occasion
A rum of Mahogany color and flavor of Vanilla, caramel, almonds and nuts. This Venezuelan rum is silky with hints of vanilla, oak and walnut. Without a doubt the best Venezuelan rum I've ever had.
Lækker rom. Flot, dufter dejlig. Og en rigtig god smag. Lille smule stærk eftersmag. Nok fra den blev lagert på sherryfad.
Very balanced aroma, body and tail. Full body with decent alcoholic touch.
Second only to the 2000, this is a very smooth rum. It does need some time in the glass, but otherwise it’s amazing!
Not as sweet as the diplomatico Reservas exclusiva, but with all the complexity and a lot more. Delicious, honey, baking spice, vanilla, caramel, oak, but without the overly sweet/thickness of the exclusiva. Exceptional
It was really fantastic meet. What can I say? This vintage 2002 is very smooth, with very long aftertaste. Yes, this one is better than reserva exsclusiva. It’s true about that you need to give a time for it, let him breath.
Add good cigar with this Rum! And enjoy moment.
I give 9 - 9.3
The tropical fruit is definitely there, along with the toasted oak. Long lasting finish.
Tasted at the 2018 Chicago Rum Festival. Very smooth and mildly sweet. Some spice and great mouth feel.
Nice sweet, complex tastenotes, fantastic scent, and a good long aftertaste, one of my favorites.
Feb 2019 in Key West. Finished in sherry casks. Aroma is smooth and complex, with the perfect amount of sherry coming through. Taste is fruity with the sherry coming through, not overly sweet. Not quite as smooth as the one’s above, a slight burn on the finish. My second favorite of the flight, behind Centanario 25.
Lovely expression, can’t say enough good things: if you’re drinking this you’re doing something right.
Tragically this is a 3 cl sample of a 24 rum sample kit given me as a present, I would vastly prefer a full case.
The color is a beautiful light mahogany. The nose is rich, slightly sweet and spicy. No alcohol in it at all. I could smell this alone for hours.
This is a perfectly blended rum. It's all flavor, spice, sweetness and alcohol wrapped up in one sip. THe finish is all of the above, and lingers.
This is the best rum I've ever tasted, and although I'm still a relative novice, I've been tasting wines for 45 years....this is the real deal folks.