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Diplomatico Ambassador Selection is a limited edition rum crafted from 100% still pot rums and aged for a minimum of 12 years. Like its counterparts, the rum originates from Venezuela and is aged in ex-bourbon casks. The rum has a high strength and does not contain any sweeteners, caramel or other additives which means it does not require chill filtration.
My wife bought this rum from Manitoba for our 30th anniversary but New Year's Eve is the time for this $411 bottle. The presentation is top notch and the colour of the rum begs you to open it. The first nose is quite strong but opens up after 15 mins in the glass. Dark chocolate, caramel and vanilla are strong and balanced with a long perfect finish. I will still vote for the 2000 S.V. for my favourite, for almost a third the price.
One of the best.... worth its price... an extraordinary experience.
I took it together with the dictator 25 years Essence and in many ways it was superior .. a permanent pleasant depth
Not nearly as sweet as the Reserva Exclusiva, but still seems like there is some added suger. The sherry influence is heavier than any other rum I have tasted. It is a good quality and I would recommend it if you don't mind spending the money and are a sherry fan. For me, I'll invest my money elsewhere moving forward.
Dieser Rum gehört nicht umsonst zur absoluten Champions-League.
Well balanced and smooth to the nose and mouth. And the color is beautiful for the eye. This is a step up from the Single Vintage series.
This bottle is just a beauty! The taste is sweet like almost all Diplomatico rums. I would rate it a 7,5 because there is one flavor in it that breaks my moment of enjoying! It's something personal and I can't find out what it is.
It’s good. And stays long on the tongue. Strong, aged, oaky. But for that price not worth it, or doesn’t live up to the hype. Disappointed.
Very classy and complex rum. This is not a rum with major stomp on it. It is smooth and silky, nice flavors from start to finish is truly enjoyable.
N- Sour plum, floral, coffee and cedar. Rich chocolate brownie with pastry cream comes with whiff of strength. Sweet herbs and buddha fruit juice. Coffee caramel, kopiko candy. All in all a gentle rum with relatively shallow depth considering this is a premium line. (84/18)
P- Raisin, raisin and more raisins. Then liquorice oak note for drying effect with spices. Get sugary at the tail. (84/18)
F- Medium, nutty, mellow, young banana and dried fruits. Tart. (83/18)
B/B- 75/15. It says Cask Strength, at 47%.... exactly the same strength as previous batch. however I am not sure on the CS definition for Rum by certain rum producers, it may be so.
Weighted Rate - 69pt
— at The Rum Bar KL.
I found this to be slightly better than the Single Vintage 2004, which is a top rum. The flavor is thick and well-balanced--brown sugar, wood, vanilla, dried fruits. Sweet, but overly so.
det er nok en af de bedste rom jeg har smag. god duft, sød og blød på tungen
cant be better thant that over priced a litte but worth all the peny y spended
vynikající, komplexní, sladší rum. ale stejně jsem čekal něco víc...
This isn’t your sweet diplomatico. It’s very alcohol forward, wood heavy. It’s not a bad rum but for the price you can find better
Smooth and just perfect! This is the best rum so far that I have tasted!
This is remarkable. There is a harmonious flavor note you have to tease apart to find it’s components. Caramel, Oak, almonds, hint of vanilla, cacao. Sherry like feel. Will try to find this for my collection.
Exceptionally sweet and smooth, even despite being this strong.
man riecht gleich das es ein diplomatico ist! im vergleich zum diplomatico reserva kräftiger, stärker, weniger süss.
ein muss für jeder rumliebhaber!
Rigtig fin rom, startede min romrejse med den almindelig Diplomatico og har prøvet et par stykker siden. Denne er en af de bedre
Nice bottle, excellent smell, nice aged taste at first with a firm body, and an exceptionally complex and delightful after taste. 10/10.
I bought a bottle of this on holiday in Curacao from a lovely young lady in a rather unassuming shack in the cruise terminal. It cost me the equivalent of £165, so a littl cheaper than I could get it at home in the UK. She gave me a few free samples of different rums before I made my decision to get this one ... It was early afternoon, so I was a little worried that I had made a rash choice due to intoxication, but no. Not a bit of it.
The policy of the cruise company we were holidaying with is to confiscate alcohol bought whilst ashore and hand it back prior to disembarkation at the end of the cruise, so I was fully expecting to have to wait to taste it. However, they either couldn't be bothered with the paperwork, or they didn't spot it on the scanner due to the unbelievably heavy wooden box it comes in. I kid you not, this thing is heavy! The stopper alone probably weighs a kilogram.
Anyhoo ... I sampled this the first time with a good book and cigar on the deck one afternoon when we were out at sea.
The first thing I noticed was the strength. It is a little hot on the tongue, but that is to be expected, given its high ABV content. I decided to let it mellow for a few minutes, but the book was good and I ended up leaving it slightly too long in the Caribbean heat, because quite a lot of the alcohol evaporated off and it rather bizarrely went a little cloudy. 10 minutes at room temperature is all that's required to let it breathe and ease the burn a little.
On the nose, there is xmas cake, freshly sawn oak, glace cherries, vanilla and treacle.
In the mouth (once you get used to the burn) it is noticeaby less sweet than Reserva Exclusiva (one of my favourites) and slightly drier. There is still quite a lot of oak, but it is perfectly balanced against the demerara and caramel notes. All of the aromas you get from the nose, you get in the mouth, but some of them you have to search for.
This stuff is eminently sippable and dangerously easy to drink a lot of. I polished-off the bottle in about 10 days (I was on holiday! Don't judge me.)
I was very keen to try this, because of my fondness for it's younger brother, Reserva Exclusiva, but really they are not much alike at all. The Ambassador Selection is well-rounded, balanced, stronger and grown-up, where the Exclusiva is sweet and fun, if a little immature.
I really hope that Venezuela settles down quickly, because I am looking forward to getting my hands on another bottle of this really soon!
One of the top 5 rum’s I’ve ever had! Probably #2 overall
Аромат закрытый,яркие ноты тоффи и сырая кожа,сухая доска и сухофрукты,шоколад и сырое тесто с ванилью(22)
Жирный,плотный,шоколад и фрукты,дерево(22,5)
Финиш фруктовый,чуть лака и пряности,кожа,карамель,ваниль,изюм,кислые ягоды,мягкое дерево и капля ментола (22,5)