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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.
I have to say I find some of the negative comments about this little beauty a bit uncalled for. I also have to say I am no expert in Rhum but whilst people get carried away with the aficionado talk about it not being a Rhum because its too sweet, this may, in fact, be a shortcoming in their knowledge. I'm not going to go into a chemistry lesson about sugars but in summary, this sugary taste can also be achieved in the process without adding sugar to sweeten it and can be in fact a byproduct of the process and may be intentional for the reasons mentioned in the negative comments, however, it does not necessarily make it a liqueur. I and many others like this Rhum and that is what matters. It's a bit like people who say it's an awful wine because the experts say it is, when in fact it could be very nice. I think maybe the wording should actually read something like "it's a little/too sweet for my palette" not condemn it to not being a Rhum.
This is a very nice siping rum. I can smell vanilla and citrus. Nice legs on the glass. It has a smooth finish not too long. It has just the right amount of spice.
Was one of my first sipping rums & i fell in love with it. Went down so smooth I drank 3/4 of the bottle during a drew estate cigar event. I enjoyed this rum alot & pairs really well with one of my favorite cigars Liga Privada No.9
Rhum de cœur, découvert au hasard d’un restaurant, c’est lui, le premier, qui a révélé mon goût pour le rhum.
Notes de miel et de vanille, mais c’est le caramel qui prédomine. C’est un rhum simple aux saveurs marquées qui lui confèrent une signature immédiatement reconnaissable.
Il est très doux, se déguste facilement.
Parlons de son prix : carrément imbattable pour une telle qualité de nectar.
Idéal pour démarrer la longue initiation du rhum, et toujours parmi mes favoris…!!
Så langt i min romkarriere er denne en av de man får mest igjen for pengene. Nydelig å drikke bar og man kan forveksle denne med sorter som koster det dobbelte av prisen! Har en sterk og markert smak med en ettersmak som varer evig. Tito Cordero kan virkelig å lage rom og denne er i ferd med å bli en klassiker. Har presentert denne til mine venner og alle som smaker den kjøper ikke annet.
A friend of mine introduced this to me in Florida. And I must say how nice the aroma was. It's silky smooth and one of the nicest rums I've tasted in a long time
Bon rhum mais beaucoup trop sucré à mon goût et le caramel est bien trop présent. Ne mérite pas tant d'éloge mais ne mérite pas non de se faire descende en flèche. Faut se faire son propre avis.
Nice taste of chocolate, orange, vanilla, toffee. .
I can't help continually revisiting this Rum. Complex aromas and smooth sipping with very little burn. Tastes of Caramel and Cashews come to mind. The sweetness contributes to a very balanced flavour and not at all overwhelming.
Abv: 40% (zeer zacht)
Presentatie: prachtige donkergroene 70cl. fles in mooie koker en alles met postzegel design.
Aroma: zoetigheid, tropisch fruit hout.
Smaak: complex, zoet, honing, vanille, drop, specerijen.
Nasmaak: lang zoetig, tabak, dropjes.
Heel lekker deze rum. Zeer zacht met stroperig karakter en een lange nasmaak. Likeur achtig.
Edit: 40 gr/liter suiker toegevoegd. Waarom?
Un de mes rhums préférées, se boit comme du petit lait.
Pour le prix (~30-35€), il ne faut pas se priver.
This is for me the star of 2014, all of a sudden every one knew it, had tasted it and had a bottle of it somewhere.
The succes is deserved as this is a good rhum, very sweet with vanilla notes and nearly no alcohol feeling.
This is the reason of the 8 grade, I feel like it is too sweet, with my friends we call it the "sirop pour la toux", as it is so sugarish that you sometimes feel like sipping some caramel.
But priced at 36€, you get a very good bang for your bucks.
Too sweet for my personal taste, but a great rum nonetheless. Cherry, vanilla, dark chocolate and a note of liquorice. I prefer it on the rocks after a meal, as a sort of dessert.
En af den tybe rom som kan nydes igen og igen.
Prisen er også overkommelig.
En rom du bare skal prøve.
Very rich in taste and delicious.and smooth in aftertaste. Simply the best you can get for the prize.
Nice packaging, slightly sweeter than Ron Zacapa and a bit thicker. If you like sweet rums you will like this. This is great after dinner with some ice cubes.
This rum is very smooth with little after burn. its not as expensive as zacapa and it is worth a punt.
I am never disappointed every time I go back for a sip. This is truly am exceptional sipping rum and excellent value for its price point.
I have to admit,as i tried it first i didnt understand its complexity. I smelled and tasted vanilla.And nothing more. After a while i made a new attempt and it concinced me,that this rum is a must-have . Oily ,rich flavours, butterscotch,banana, and this in one of the greatest looking bottles. I think its rebadged as Ron Botucal nowadays
This was on of the first rum i have tasted, very good and sweet with hints off coconut, banana and molasses.
Good price range and you get what you pay for.
Beginner rum and a good one.
Delightful post Xmas Lunch ...
Subtle note of caramel, wonderfully sweet & yet a tiny bit of spices
Absolutely loved it !
Always have a bottle on the back bar. Much more preferable to the RZ Solera 23 which replaced the amazing RZ 23.
Un de mes premiers rhum.
Très doux, accessible, a conseiller pour démarrer
After exploring more rum over the past year, I've downgraded this from a 10 to a 9. It's good but I've decided it's a sipper but a bit too sweet and has a slight burn for my taste. Here's what's left of my first impression: I tried this at Rum Fest in Louisville in early December 2014 and this was one of the standout rums people were talking about... and for good reason. Sweet, mellow and flavorful, definitely a sipper. I liked it so much I sampled it twice to be sure, then bought two bottles in Kentucky before driving home to the relative rum desert known as Ohio.
Zatímco mladší rumy z této řady mě moc nenadchly - toto je velmi solidní reprezentant Venezuely.
Bottle : I don't like this bottle to much, it´s hard to see any color and it´s impossible to see when you need to re-up.
Nose : The scent is pretty good but there is a tone of alcohol to it so the expectation is lowered.
Taste : The taste is full and rich and lacks the tone of alcohol which was a surprise.
Finish : the finish is ok and leaves you with that vanilla taste.
For the price, this one is sick. And everyone should have one in their home.
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