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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.
Meget speciel kobberagtig karakterer, med chokolade, karamel og en anelse af brun farin.
Egetræ slår igennem og fylder munden med en varme og tung overmoden frugtsmage.
En fantastisk, behagelig afrunding med en anelse af honning.
Plus complexe que le diplomaties, il s'en dégage plus d'arômes, seul le prix me rebute un peu...
Velmi dobrý rum, jednu lahvinku mám ještě doma, zdá se mi však že časem lehce vyprchává sherry aroma, nebo mám jinačí jazyk
The diplomatico 1997 single vintage rum its a true example of the Venezuelan rum tradidion.
Best rum I've ever tasted. Incredible in body and spirit. Just superb!
I must say I was not so flattered by this one... Maybe I expected too much,due to pricing of it...But for me there are much better rums with lower price tag.
A beautiful decanter and the nicest rum i ever tried. I need to buy another one
Bedre bliver det næsten ikke. Tilpas sød og kompleks. .
Will revisit once I've tried more, but this one's top of the stack for now.
wow! So many flavors and so soft on the throat. This is like liquid gold. It would be a perfect 10 if it came with instructions on how to justify the purchase to one's wife
This Rum is a dream come true. All the reviews I've read talk about the chocolate and vanilla notes and they're there in abundance.
Compared to the 2001, this one does not have as powerful sherry notes to it. Works great with a medium bodied cigar.
lækker rom, lang eftersmag, knap så sød som exclusivaen men meget velafballanceret.
amazingly smooth, great balanced of flavors, stands tall with another favorite of mine Eldorado 21yr.
moins de sucre et plus de complexité que le reserva exclusiva, il est par contre plus cher, mais reste accessible.
il rate le 10 sur 10 a cause du prix, mais n'en est pas très loin!!!
a boire encore et encore... enfin, c'est onéreux quand même;-)
ce rhum est très travaillé, bien équilibré, avec la touche caractéristique du ron diplomatico ! goûter absolument (si vous le trouvez encore!)
La gamme Diplomatico est un bon choix pour faire ses premiers pas dans le rhum car le taux de sucre les rend très accessible (rhum bonbon)... mais moins intéressant en terme de complexité pour les amateurs.
Cependant avec cette édition 2000 on est sur un parfait entre-deux. On reconnait la touche du maître blender mais avec moins de sucre et plus de complexité. On regrettera peut être un léger manque de caractère car très consensuel mais le plaisir est véritablement là, ça se boit comme du petit lait (enfin du lait premium quand même).
Troede egentlig at denne rom var meget sød, men det var den ikke. En virkelig god rom, som desværre kan være svær at få fat i, i Danmark, men finder du den så køb den, det vil du ikke fortryde.
One of my favorite that I've tasted so far. Great balance for both the nose and mouth. Pricey indeed, but worth every cent. This one is certainly a re-buy.
subtil, finesse, une douceur de dégustation, un rhum à garder
This rum is simply the best I have sat down and profiled. The nose is remarkable and stringent, baking fruit, butter, and a bit of nutmeg. Taste is soft and subtle as is the finish. I would strongly recommend this rum!
This is really a great rum, Diplomatico never disapoint!! Classic rum that have the power and the sweetness on the same time, but well balanced.
Nose : I find Banana, a little caramel and vanilla, and hints of orange.
Taste : I find orange, vanilla, oak, molasses, and a good power.
The aftertaste is good, long, and with a strong power that balance well all the way to the end, followed with a sweet tale.
Fair pris, fantastisk smag, lækker indpakning og flot flaske
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