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Had a chance to sample this rum recently and would definitely put it in my top 3. This rum has a lot going for it; super smooth, but not sacrificing in flavor. I got just the right amount of sweetness on the front end with a little bit of spice on the back. Definitely picked up dark chocolate and caramel notes with complimentary flavors from the bourbon oak and sherry barrels (both dry and sweet), and a little bit of spice on the finish.
It’s an oxymoron, but this rum is complex yet incredibly well balanced. There are a lot of flavors jumping out, but they all work together so well. If you’re a hardcore rum drinker and want the sweetness then you’ll get a taste of it, but you’re likely going to pick up a lot more flavor. If you aren’t a rum drinker then this one might change your mind. I could drink this one anytime, anywhere. Excellent rum! If you find a bottle of it, buy it!
Full bodied rum with significant sherry fruitness and excellent burn followed by dark chocolate.
We drank it with my friends after we have achieved the northest point in the Europe. Touch of raisins in the aroma. Well balanced flavour, in the beginning sweet cherry taste, figs in the middle, then it last till very long decent tail.
Skvělý rum v této cenové kategorii (cca 90 € ). Rum zrajících v sudech od vína, hodně lze cítit jak na korku tak v chuti jemnou a lehkou višňovou melodii.
It’s up there with the 2000. A simply perfect rum. On the nose this is simply the best rum there is, and it follows through.
Nice combination of everything makes from every drop nice event.
In direct comparison with Ambassador, you can really feel the difference. Single Vintage 2004 has his own "character" - darker with wood tones, while Ambassador is more balanced "blend" :-) I just hope, I will have chance to direct compare with 2002 (or even with 2001).
Diese Jahrgangsabfüllung toppt alle Diplomaticos einschliesslich des Ambassadors.Der Preis von 80-90 Euro in D für diesen komplexen geschmacklich wunderschönen Rum in einem hochwertigen Glas Decanter mit schöner Umverpackung ist gerdezu geschenkz verglichen mit anderen Herstellern
Der Rum spielt in der Süssrumliga nach meinem Empfinden ganz oben bei Centenario 30 oder Zacapa white und black Label mit.Absolut wunderschöne Aromen,langer Abgang und eine dezente optimale Süsse
Lightly sweet and fairly heavy bodied. Complex on the wood and dark chocolate. I get this for 55000 pesos locally in Chile (80 bucks or so US, not that I could get it in the USA). Amazing and spectacular for the price. I’ve been through three bottles. Considering buying a few upfront because they may run out eventually....
Really something special I would take this everyday over a 1000 $ bottle of whisky.
Aucune déception autre que le prix et sa rareté. Au nez, il est instance, on sent la vanille. Au gout, on perçoit le chêne. Il possède une longue finale avec une belle complexité. WOW. C'est mon coup de coeur.
Smooth aged rum. Multiple flavors. Great on the rocks or with soda with a dash of cola tonic. Don’t see this bottle lasting long
Excellent in every way, aroma, taste finish. Great pairing for a Cigar.
This rum comes in a beautiful bottle, very elegant and luxurious.
I would say the product inside the bottle is just as splendid. Aroma is somewhat sweet, vanilla, honey, dried fruit, spices, perhaps a hint of wood.
Those flavours fully develop in the taste, however the rum strikes almost a perfect balance between sweetness and spiciness, it doesn't lack depth and complexity, although the product isn't reminiscent of really old rums, which isn't that much of a problem as the aging this has gone through was just enough in this case. I mean... I originally was going to give it a 9 out of 10, but apart from the price/availability, I do not see any negatives.
Very smooth, truly fantastic. Vanilla, honey caramel flavor.
The rich toffee, honey, caramel, vanilla flavour and a spice aftertaste that remind me of a childhood hard candy. Smooth, almost soothing. This is a lovely warm rum that should be enjoyed straight at room temperature or with a small block of ice when it's cold and Christmasey outside.
Unikátní chuť a vůně. Chuť vanilky a ovoce s uzasnym zakončením. Velký zážitek
I tasted the 2000 and 2001 and 2002 and have to say the 2004 is better than 2002 and 2001. It doesnt reach the 2000 but nothing does so its very good. Nice sweet smell and woody harelson like wood. Sweet taste which gets a little spicy in the end. I love it and bought 10 bottles.
Thank u Diplomatico!
Loved this in the bottle, in the glass, in the nose, in the mouth, in the memory.....
This rum is spectacular and well worth whatever price listed. Great aroma, sweet (but not too sweet), very easy to drink, good balance.
Enjoyed a bottle of Diplomatico Single Vintage 2004 with my friend during a vacation. Very nice and high end bottle and label design. Reddish color. Toffee, light oak, plenty of raisins and sherry are clearly identifiable to the nose and palate. Not as smooth as Single VTG 2002, but spectacular compared to a lot of other rums.
Sehr leckerer Rum. Habe mir gleich zwei Flaschen hingelegt. Eine zum trinken und eine zum Sammeln.
This rum is in my top-5 of rums. Coming from the Diplomatico Reseva Especial, this tastes totally different (for better). Not too sweet, with a slight dry/woody taste, and strong. In nose, the caramel-like flavor stands out; the alcohol gives an idea of being a strong rum but it is actually smooth and has almost no burn.
Really a great investment and I hope I can get a second bottle of this before they run out (now I can only see the 2005 in stock).