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Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva rum is distilled from molassis in copper pot stills and then aged in small oak casks for on average 12 years before being bottled.
Produced in Venezuela, which has a rich rum history dating to 1896, the Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva distillery is located on the northern slopes of the Andes mountains.
The best I’ve had so far. Sweet, smooth, and delicious. I’d say it tastes a but fruity like dried raisins or something. Do not hesitate to buy.
Amazing caramel nose, could smell this stuff all day. Taste is overwhelming brown sugar. It's sweet but not overpowering with burnt caramel slight short nice finish. Easy to sip on, maybe a little too sweet for more than 1 glass and not hugely complex - a definite recommend for new raters.
Incredible rum for this price. Realy amazing 12 years elixir. At least as good as one twice older. the best compromise price/ taste that i ever seen. However too much syrop taste to be in my top 3.
Delicate flavour lovely chocolate taste afterwards amazingly sweet on the rocks to mix with any mixer would be sacrilege
Yes, the Diplomatico has a ton of sugar added to it but unlike some other rums that follow this practice but don't end up tasting nearly as good (I'm looking at you Zaya Gran Reserva!) for this rum it not only works but works very well. Everything from the nose (with hints of caramel and vanilla) to the lingering after taste is so smooth and tasty that I can't stop drinking it. I really wish I could give this a 7.5 because I don't think it deserves an 8. For the price you really can't go wrong.
My first rum - love it - it must always be in my cabinet AS long as I live😎
Since im a noob and it is only the 3rd brand i have tryed i will keep it short . way better then zaya. This is my new go to for sipping .
Excellent rum, not too sweet. Good value for money
Although I am not an expert on rums, and I did not drank any of the high quality ones, I still want to say that this one is really something divine to the senses. It is rich both in smell and taste. It has a combination of fruit and vanilla type of scent and flavor, combined with a truly pleasant color. I was afraid to try it with coke how good it was straight.
For now still the best rum I've tasted. It has a smooth sweet taste. Caramel, chocolate, vanilla, it's all there. Only smelling it is already a great experience. After this you can taste what you smelled, there's hardly any difference. Pricing is very well for such a nice rum.
Incredibly smooth palate, with dates, leather and baking spices on the nose. Great sipping or on the rocks, not expensive for a sipper.
Very sweet and full of flavour, especially current. Also some vanilla and honey. Reminds me of liqueur and imho too sweet for a better rating.
Très, voir très sucré....
Tellement que ça lui enlève toute personnalité.
Insignifiant, sans couleur, sans charactère...
Un produit tout de même bien fait, mais fait pour vendre en masse.
Je n'ai jamais compris le hype autour de se produit..
I like this rum. It's smooth and sweet with a taste of toffee. Gives me a good mood :-)
This rum was a great surprise - actually didn„t like dark rum till this one.
A lovely rum with a buttery caramel flavour. Very smooth and not to be ruined by mixing with coke or something similar. Doesn't even need an ice cube to help it out. Great value.
Für jemand der noch nie rum getruncken hat ist dieser rum der absolut bester .
Fruchtig ohne zuviel zu sein .
Einfach nur top
Very good rum for begginer, very sweet.
The first word was "MAGIC" the first time I drank this rum !
One of the best sipping runs around and at under $50 is on par with a Zacapa XO if not better.
Not as dramatic as the title, but just doesn't work with my taste at all. Not a fan.
The gold standard by which I compare all other sipping rums. A must-try
The nose is sweet, but can't put my finger on it. I'm thinking fruit - perhaps cherries or raisins. Upon tasting, you can taste the sweet flavors, and very smooth finish. Very little burn, almost nonexistent. A nice rum, but it doesn't beat my favorite Plantation 20 Anniversary.
I've really enjoyed - and reviewed here - the lesser Diplomatico rums (Reserva and Anejo). For some reason I've waited a long time to step up to the Exclusiva, but now that I'm here I'm not disappointed. At this level, the heavy pot-still component (a full 80%) dominates, especially given its long aging, and lovers of such rums should be ecstatic. However, the column-still component brings this rum back to Earth, keeping it, I think, out of "Robert Parker" territory (meaning too much stress on the viscous, chewy, woody overtones at the expense of subtlety). There's plenty of sweetness (perhaps too much for the whiskey drinkers out there) but delicious flavor complexity added by the oak, and a wonderful heady aroma, to boot. And the color - divine!
I'd strongly encourage anyone to try a vertical tasting of these core Diplomatico products. That's a great way to understand the taste implications of Diplomatico's precise blending and aging strategy. Like its siblings, the Exclusiva is a top-flight sipping rum, and a tremendous value to boot. Highly recommended.
This beauty is actually the bottle that introduced me to the rum world some four years ago, and I lost my rum virginity to it. I never regretted since the first sip. An excellent choice for a beginneer, tasty, sweet and colourful. I've found some since, that I personally prefer more, but Diplomático Reserva Exclusiva is still fairly close to perfection, and my cabinet wouldn't be complete without it.
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