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Diplomatico 2000 Single Vintage is a limited edition rum created from one of the best sugar cane harvests Venezuela has experienced to date. It was created by Master Blender Tito Cordero and is the result of a careful selection of reserves, laid to age in the year 2000.
When I came across a bottle of this rum several months ago there was no internal argument on whether or not I should purchase it. And it was the last bottle on the shelf.
Let's get to it, shall we?
Reading about the making of this rum is fascinating in of itself. Apparently the sugar cane crops in Venezuela that year were the best ever and made for some of the best even cane "honey" which they used in the distilling process. The rum was then aged in oak barrels for 12 years before finished in sherry casks.
The color is a nice rich mahogany. The aroma is outstanding. I seem to get hints of cinnamon in it. Swirling in the glass leaves a film of the rum that slowly...and I mean SLOWLY slides down the sides of the snifter.
The flavor is quite excellent. Admittedly this rum is sugared a bit the sweetness isn't overpowering. There seems to be a bit of butteriness to it with vanilla and butterscotch undertones. I also get a little flavor akin to raisins. There is a rather intense burn to it. It is listed at 43% ABV (86 proof) but that burn seems to be such experienced with higher proof rums. It's not rough at all, just a tad intense. When the burn slowly fades there is a nice drier finish highlighted by vanilla and cinnamon.
My opinions are based on drinking this straight and it is definitely an excellent sipping rum but I recommend using a single, small ice cube (emphasis on small) with the rum and allowing the cube to melt just a little bit. This will release even more flavors and mellows the burn a bit.
Albeit pricey at over $100 a bottle this is a rum that should be reserved for special occasions. And this is a bottle that gets high marks on the coolness factor. A thick-bottom heavy bottle with a natural cork and hefty metal topper. On the sad day your bottle of this rum becomes empty, save the bottle, take off the label and reuse it as a decanter.
Nice bottle and even better rum.
Rich, strong but smooth, complex, sweet...Just my kind of rum!
This rum has a great bottle, great nose and great taste. Fine taste of sherry, vanilla, fig is supported by a great smell to form a general unforgetable experiences.
Shuger cane is ine of the best for past 100 years and this product be worth to taste.
Ένα πραγματικά υπέροχο Ρουμι με μοναδική γεύση και βελούδινο τελείωμα σε καθε γουλιά του....μία αξέχαστη εμπειρία
Einer der besten Rum's, von welchem ich mir eine Flasche erstanden hatte. Leider hielt die Flasche nicht lange her;-)
Very balanced stuff ! Sweet but strong, and subtle at the same time. It stays long in the mouth. Very strangly has more alcohol in the mouth than in nose.
Den blir bara gladare och godare.
Sött, len, och doftar underbart!
I ain't gone say a lot about this because it's a blessing from heaven on my table.
You take a sip and it feels like your about to kill the one that wants to steal your bottle and believe me I will.
Lol. Buy this you will not regret.
This is truly a good rum. So good and easy drinking. I will for sure keep one in my collection.
Sød kraftfuld og rigtig lang eftersmag
Meget dejlig ROM
Très bon rhum diplomatico qui rattrape les bouteilles d'entrée de gamme qui sont passables. Btl un peu chèreais délicieuse
Perfection! Fruity, great nose, beatiful color, buttery on the tongue with no burn at all and a heavenly aftertaste. To say nothing of the very distinguished presentation!
Nez boisé fruité
Bouche beaucoup d'arômes vanille fruits secs boisé doux ontueux des notes de bourbon et de fruits rouges.
Final fantastique long à nouveau boisé avec énormément de sensations.
om ni ser en 2000 köp den mer behöver man inte säga
I really love Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva and this one is a bit (one star) better. But don't worth the big money difference between them.
Hvis man finder denne årgang skal man købe den. For den er bare svar at studse op i dag. Her får man en af tidens rigtig gode rom. Rigtig lækker
Sød, og lækker rom, som er en tand mere rund end 2001 udgaven.
It is a 9, but is in short supply and cost plenty if you can find it.
It is not the best rum I ever had, but it is in the top 5.
Woow what an rum . Not that sweet but very neat pact whit flavours
Extraordinaire en bouche, il faut absolument avoir ce flacon chez soi.
Je me leverai la nuit pour en déguster un verre.
Diplomatico did a great job with this one. Great balance and complexity. Lucky to have been able to obtain one.
Acheté il y a 1 an j'ai été très déçu car pour un rhum à près de 100 euros je m'attendais à qqch d'exceptionnel mais rien
Il vaut mieux investir dans un abuelo olorosso à 69 euros
this one is very good...now it is very hard to find..and i think it doesnt worth the price...i like it on cuba libre and a little bit on the rocks
U will recognize the taste of the cheaper diplomatico reserva but of course it got much more taste. Its a very smooth an sweet rum with a superb aftertaste.
Great rum in his style, if you are looking for a sweet Spanish style of ron, this Venezuelan masterpiece will make you happy .. good for sipping... not for mixing... it's not cheap but it's worth it..
Diplomatico 2000 Single Vintage rum launch coverage by The Floating Rum Shack