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The smoothness makes this rum very drinkable. The taste of alcohol is very single. The taste of vanilla is prominent and makes this a sweet rum.
Smell: vanilla, burned sugar, fermented fruits, dried fruits, wood
Taste: some caramel, vanilla, intensifying bitterness, wood and earth, spice.
Bitterness in the aftertaste, after that fruity aroma.
The little brother of the Botucal Reserva is less sweet and exudes a nice aroma in the glass.
However, the bitterness comes in the mouth immediately after some vanilla and caramel.
Not bad, but not good enough for me. Would prefer the older brother Reserva Exclusiva.
But if Reserva Exclusiva is too sweet for you, you should try the Mantuano. Don't forget, he has a bitter touch.
It's cheap, I think this rum has a good value for the money.
Maybe taste is not so rich but very nice for everyday drinking :)
Lidl - 70pln/0.7
Da ich bisher nur den Reserva Exclusiva kannte, hatte ich nicht gedacht, dass der Mantuano nur ansatzweise an den „großen Bruder“ herankommen könnte. Natürlich nicht so intensiv im Aroma, aber ein schöner Rum.
Smooth but a bit to sweet... ones enough then I hit the next bottle.
For the price difference. Go with the older brother
I tried this rum in Germany where the Diplomatico is called Botucal. Here you can find this rum for cheap and it tastes great. It seems like a slightly less refined version of the Reserva Exclusiva, with the same sweetness and taste. I highly recommend it if you want a good rum for a cheaper price or you don't find others. Goes well with chocolate
A decent rum but absolutely not comparable with the reserva exclusiva.
This is a nice sipping rum, but could be used for mixing also. Not fantastic but decent.
Bon rhum d'entrée de gamme. Manque tout de même de rondeur...
velmi slabý bratříček mého oblíbené Reservy Exclusivy
This is a very good rum. Great flavor, no burn, smooth across the tongue. Great price for what this rum brings to the table. If you haven’t had Diplomatico before, try this one.
Stejně chutný jako Reserva. Trochu méně hladký a sladký. Za mě více vyvážený.
I am really impressed bough it for 20€, fragrance very small, nothing special, sharper then reserva Exclusiva but for that price very drinkable
Na mňa príliš veľa aditív, karamel, sladký, viac ako 2-3 poháriky za sebou som nezniesol.
Nose sweeter than taste, well done. Very spicy with roasted nuts and aroma of full-bodied wine. Further, dark, mature fruits and berries. Cacao and vanilla, short finish.
I really liked the taste of this rum, but it in not very subtle. it has a lot of flavor. It disappears quickly. For the price a good rum.
Tried the Botucal Mantuano in Caracas last year and it makes a decent rum-and-coke drink for you, but this rum is too harsh for neat sipping experience. Go straight to the Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva and be blown away with how good that rum really is.
The aroma is heavy, sugary and slightly insolent. It slowly unfolds: barrel, tobacco, lemon, vanilla, toffee, alcohol. It scorch the palate, throat and more. Sweet, little bitter, mutually with chocolate. Very reminiscent of cognac and very drinkable. I want to continue, but like any sugary drink the dosage is necessary.
Fruchtig, Vanille, würzig, kurzer Nachhall. Preis/Leistung sehr gut.
I thought the mantuano was only a new name for the reserva but then I realized it is more complex, maybe even a bit smoother than the reserva, really suprised, great rum. Obviously its not a reserva exclusiva, but superb for mixing as it is not that sweet as the reserva exclusiva. It is a very good value for the price (about 16 euros here). I would give it a 7.5 but for the price it must be a 8. One of my favorite mixers
Surprisingly good taste. A typical Diplomatico smell and taste. Much smoother than the Diplomatico Reserva. It's a young version of the Diplomatico Reserva Excusiva. Although I'll stick to that last one because of the full taste that Mantuano misses.
My review for this is the same as my review for El Dorado 8.
Pay the extra for Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva if you want a sipping rum.
Get this if you want DIplomatico with coke etc..