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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.
I tried this for the first time this past weekend. I didn't realized how much I enjoyed it until my wife pointed out to me the bottle and how half full it was. I drank it with a coke as well as a shooter and truly enjoyed myself. Obviously I am not an expert so I won't go into details on how it appealed to my palate, I will just say that for me, for the price and taste, you can't go wrong.
I was fairly disappointed when i tried this.. The extra anejo is one of my "daily" rums.. And it has a clear spot in my cabinet.. Now to this guy..
A little bit too light sniff.. All the right tones are there.. But to little of them..
The taste i free from ethanol at the beginning.. But the longer in the mouth and the clear taste of ethanol evolves.. The finish isn´t pleasant either.. A clear bite from alcohol and a quick wiff of tatest.. I almost wondered WTF happened ?.. Tried it again and the same disapointment strikes again.. If this is the only diplomat you have tried.. Try another one.. They don´t taste like this at all..
Na to ako strašne mám rád ich vlajkovú loď, tak toto ma naozaj sklamalo
A really excellent rum for the price, lovely after flavors but the initial bite took some getting used to.
Recommend using a cube or more to mellow out the on-ramp, helped the deep flavors rise to the top.
Very good rum if you want some "good basic stuff" in your cabinet, certainly a must have bottle. Bottomline.
This is a good step up in quality from the 4 year old. Not as pricy as the Exclusiva 12 year old but not a smooth yet with a similar flavor. Would make an upscale mixer or a lower priced sipper.
Oproti Reserva Exclusiva je zde více cítit alkohol, ale dá se použít k nenáročnějšímu popíjení.
Při testování jsem využil možnosti přímého srovnání s Diplomatico 7 yo Añejo.
Aroma: V barvě je o rok starší 8y mnohem tmavší, a už barva vypadá slibně, po pravdě jsem nečekal takový rozdíl u rumu strašího jen o jeden rok...
Hutná, vyzrálá, mocná, plná čokolády, melasy, ale i kůže. Oproti mladšímu bráškovi jiná liga, žádný rušivý alkohol, paráda!
Chuť: Velmi jemný, delikátní, vyzrálost z něj jen čiší,kořeněná čokoláda, sušené fíky a datle.
Shrnutí: Oproti sedmiletému sourozenci velký skok směrem ke kvalitě.
7y získal ode mě 78bodů, tady je to rovných 85/100.
Při dalším nákupu nebudu váhat a určitě se vyplatí připlatit si něco málo za vyšší level.
Myslím, že v rámci rumů je tohle hodně dobře investovaná pětistovka...
Tak na zdraví.
not much difference in price to the exclusiva but its in a completely different class. Not nearly as smooth and the flavour doesn't have the depth of the exclusiva, if you have the choice spend the extra money.
Reserva is a very good rum for its price, although should not be compared to the mind-blowing Exclusiva. Greatwith coke as well as straight up.
Very nice taste and aftertaste, caramel flavor and really good balance it is a really good choice in his price-age range!
goede rum vol van smaak
Heerlijk om na een herfst wandeling weg te drinken
Déception à la première dégustation. Je le privilégie pour les cocktails. Osez le sacrilège de l'utiliser en remplacement d'un rhum agricole pour le ti punch.
Had such high hopes and it is ok but not a lot of flavour and does not nock my sock off
Un rhum expressif, a déguster sec ou en cocktail. Il apportera un touche inedite pour un mojito...
I have to compare this to Bacardi 8. Decent rum for sipping.
Better than alot of others, but not the depth of the better aged rums. The Exclusiva is much better
Pleasant and light rum, i prefer this one than the reserva exclusiva.
This good rum can be drunk on the rocks, however quite a bit of alcohol taste. I love this with cola and a lot of ice! Can be mixed with a stronger concentration of rum and still be very drinkable.
Reserva is a good quality rum with lot's of flavor for a reasonably priced rum. This is a lighter rum that works well as a sipper. I keep this one on my back bar for a less filling after dinner sipper.
It is worth to pay extra for 12-years Reserva Exclusiva
A nice light and airy rum. Not bitter or sharp. There's nothing in it that really stand out for me other than a lingering something that I can't quite hit on. I had this rum with a cheese fondue and it paired quite nicely.
Un bon rapport qualité/prix qui permet de se faire la main dans le "monde" du rhum vieux sans se ruiner. Une excellente base pour les cocktails.
A light smell of vanilla with some caramel. In the mouth a short vanilla taste wit longuer caramel finish but this rum is very dry, slightly astringent and definitely too young (thanks to RhumsTeq for the terms).
It's an interresting rum for starting tasting "aged" rum but not exceptional.
Diplomatico Reserva rum review by the Ultimate Rum Guide