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Diplomatico Reserva rum is distilled from molasses using both copper pot and column stills. The rum is then aged in small oak casks for between 2 and 8 years before blending and bottling.
the Diplomatico distillery is located on the northern slopes of the Andes mountains in Venezuela. The area has a rich rum history dating to 1896,
Diplomatico Reserva 8 40% (Venezuela)
Eye: Amber with copper tones
Nose: Opens with pronounced elements of grapefruit, old dry wood and molasses. It continues with weak honey, cotton and a hint of orange-zest, fat fish oil, and cheap praline that reminds me of light cooking chocolate. It is no immediate love, I can tell you that. It is so obviously colored, forced and juvenile. To me it smells like drink base.
Mouth: Could I be wrong? No, it even taste like drink base. It has that thin eau-de-vie taste that I dislike so much in a sipping rom. It is young and light and carries few own flavors. It is also short which is actually a forgiving feature in this case. The sweetness comes crawling after a while as do the vanilla. A weak buzz on the palate from the alcohol burn which is neither good or bad. Then a little caramel, honey and melted white sugar with faint hints of pear. That´s it folks! (30 minutes in some soot enters but it really doesn´t add anything.
Reaction: For some reason I had high hopes for this one. Unfortunately, there is no hope and it can´t be compared with anything I have rated so far. It doesn´t even evolve in the glass which is a first. It actually degrades in the glass which is a trademark of any bad product. As sipping rum it has to be the worst yet but that does not mean it isn´t great in a drink. I know nothing about that as I don´t usually enjoy rom based drinks.
Price: 335 SEK
Tasted: 2016, in a Riedel Sommelier Cognac XO glass at room temperature.
denne rom syntes jeg sjovt nok, ryger lettere ned end deres reserva exclusiva model.
syntes det er en rigtig lækker rom for få penge.
Tres bon rhum pourr l'entrée de gamme des produitS diplomatico
Very good rum. Love the flavor and finish but I take Zaya over this every time.
Comme d'autres l'ont déjà dit, quand on a goûté le Réserve Spéciale, ce Diplomatico est un peu décevant.
Ce diplomatico n'est vraiment pas intéressant. C'est une bouteille qu'on peut ramener en soirée histoire d'éviter le whisky coca et le vodka orange.
Like others, I bought this Diplomatico Reserva as an entry into the brand. My local stores do not carry any of the other Diplomatico varieties, so this is as good as it gets for me for now. The color is rich and dark, the aroma has a bit of an alcoholic strength. Nice sipping rum with a slight afterburn, but not harsh. Overall it's a nice choice... I look forward to trying the Reserva Exclusiva.
Although I prefer the Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva, the "younger sibling" is quite a good rhum itself. Not as sweet or complex, it is nevertheless a good sipping rum.
Really nice rum to sip.
It's simple rum(no complicated smell or taste) which I reaaly enjoy with a cube of ice.
It's bigger brother reserva exclusiva is a step up from this one, but this one is well worth the money.
Tout est dans le titre. quand on a gouté le diplomatico reserve exclusive, celui ci parait bas de gamme....
Sugar: 41 gpl. Since Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva is no longer available in Ontario Canada I thought I would give the Reserva a try. Reserva is lighter in colour, has a sharper taste and aroma. There is more oak taste to Reserva. It's not as sweet or as smooth or complex as DRE, but it is good enough to sip. If you like the DRE and can't get it, then this one will do in a pinch. This good value at $35 Canadian.
Nice color, Great taste, smooth no strong after taste. Only negative is the aroma. Price is not bad, got a bottle for $25. Definitley worth a try.
I love Diplomatico RE very much but this younger one is too dry and if it were not so cheap, I would left out without notice.
If someone tells you that you should try Diplomatico, they surely ment Reserva Exclusiva. ;-)
Straight up - great - 8/10
With cola - so great for mixing for me
sec, trop de sensation d'alcool en bouche et finalement on ne retient pas grand chose de la dégustation... il y a tellement mieux chez Diplomatico!!!
After my second test I upgraded reserva to 78 but exclusiva so much better. I foundout it differsa lot base on bottle. You more I test you better it becomes.
If this Diplomatico is a good representation of Venezuelan rum then I offer my house to this country to settle their next embassy ;-)
In Cuba we are always told we make the best rum in the world, right?... Wrong!
Diplomatico reserva is a nice yet sweet rum that can challenge may of the cuban brands. I have rated this one 7 as I find it a bit harsh in the afterburn. I also find the smell a bit ethanolish... Overall I like this one as a sipper and for about ~38CAD in the Ontario, Canada marketplace is a much superior deal to others like the Matusalem solera 15.
This younger brother of the Reserva Exclusiva is by no means an inferiour rum. It is somewhat less sweet, more dry but still very nice to sip!
This one has a lot going on from the barrel aging but one would wish it was in that barrel just a little longer. This is Much better than the Anejo version. It has all the great flavors you would expect mainly I got chocolate, butterscotch, some vanilla. I finished this one rather quickly so overall a great product but for a little more a 12 year would totally eliminate the alcohol presence which was hidden greatly below the flavor but detectable. This one has a small amount of added sugar per testing but not as massive as Exclusiva.
God karamell doft initialt.
Smaken lite sträv och örtig.
Annorlunda men helt OK
This is a nice rum for the price, but there are others much easier to drink, like RZ23, Don Papa, and of course the Diplo Reserva Exclusiva.
Good rum, very smooth ,smell of vanilla with some caramel.
Very good rum, very smooth ,smell of vanilla with some caramel.
suprisingly sharp alcohol when drinking straight, for "up to 8y" old its bit strange, on the otherside taste is ok, what i loved with this rum was addition of coke. Something i would do again and again and again. Also price gave +1 to the final score.
Rhum sympa mais pas comparable au "Reserva Exclusiva". Il faut dire qu'il y a une belle différence de prix et il est plus sec. Son parfum est agréable, et bien que moins doux que son grand frère, il n’agresse pas la gorge non plus. Un rhum que je conseillerais.
Diplomatico Reserva rum review by the Ultimate Rum Guide