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Posted almost 2 years ago by Rasmus from Denmark with 134 ratings

One of the most popular rums in the world is the Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva, which to me is way to sweet, so I was hesitant to try this Single Vintage Diplomatico. My scepticism was put to shame.

Nose: Toasted oak, dried fruit and vanilla
Taste: Oak, dark chocolate and vanilla. A long finish which gives a great hint of sherry
Overall: This is a wonderful rum, which brings a lot of flavours to the table and a strong and pleasant aftertaste, which almost lasts for days. It can be recommendede for everyone, who feels like treating themselves.

Posted about 4 years ago by Marc Cardinal from Belgium with 401 ratings

This 2002 version is smoother than the 2001 version. Climate conditions are certainly the reason . Notes of honey , caramel, vanilla and exotic fruits. Super sweet , very long finish. It is closer to the vintage 2000. Another very good rum from Diplomatico.

Posted over 3 years ago by Nathan from United Kingdom with 35 ratings

Needs time in the glass as it gently wakes up. I'm not qualified to discuss this rum properly, I only know I've found a special rum. I poured myself a small sample, made the most of it and now I feel almost nervous pouring myself more. It's as though this drink frowns at you for disturbing it without a valid reason. You're pouring me into that glass for no special reason?? How dare you.

Rum cognac. Proud owner.

Posted over 2 years ago by Joola69 from United States with 2555 ratings

Tried Diplomatico 2002 Single Vintage in Caracas last year and it is an amazingly smooth rum, but the reality is that Reserva Exclusiva is less than half the price and offers you 95% the same experience. In its own right, this is a spectacular rum. Try it out, you won't be disappointed. Single Vintage 2002 has a very nice high end bottle. Toffee, light oak and sherry are clearly identifiable to the nose and palate.

Posted about 3 years ago by Zenox from Sweden with 7 ratings

Spicy, but sweet finish.It's a bit pricey, but well worth it.

Posted about 4 years ago by Staffan from Sweden with 26 ratings

This was not really what I expected. It's nice but I think even the simpler, cheaper Reserva Exclusiva is tasting better. It's elegant and a bit more demanding, some cognac tones to the usual Diplomatico taste of vanilla and bitter orange zest. Good but not my choice

Posted 9 days ago by SveinMagnus from Norway with 21 ratings

The entire series of Diplomatico Single Vintage is incredibly well made and with amazing flavour, balance and complexiy. Also they are super smooth despite having very little sweetness which shows this is the work of a master distiller.
The 2002 edition had a spicy flavour of roasted oak and treacle, scoring a record 94/100 in my notes! Hands down the best rum I have ever tasted!

Posted about 3 years ago by Michael Huff from United States with 81 ratings

And not just the bottle. I'll have to come back and edit this review, but for now I can say it's quite quite good. I might prefer it to the ambassador even. It tastes a little cleaner but you still sense its cask aging.

Posted about 4 years ago by Falcon91Wolvrn03 (PREMIUM) from United States with 424 ratings

I drank this side by side with the Diplomatico 2000 and 2001, which are some of my all time favorite rums. The bottle was identical with the exception of the vintage. Smell and taste were nearly identical. If fact, I tried to distinguish them in a blind tasting, and struggled to tell them apart.

Has an amazing smell of rich butter toffee, caramel, and butterscotch, with a light sherry taste that isn't strong enough to detract from the rum. Taste is an amazing follow up to the nose. So good, the 43%abv strength is perfect. Simply an amazing rum!

Posted 9 months ago by M.R.J. from Finland with 203 ratings

This is seriously NOT a great rum. The sherrywine + sugar added (premiumisation by more sugar) is NOT impressive at all. Diplomatico's base spirit in this sucks. And no amount of coverup helps. Sad to see how easily others buy the storyline of a "fine spirit". It is a far cry from that.

Posted over 1 year ago by 5xo from Slovakia with 237 ratings

Sherry flavor is most apparent, if you pay attention the plumes on the background become apparent in the after taste. Interesting experience, but a bit pricy for that.

Posted over 1 year ago by Lilius.P from Denmark with 23 ratings

Nice sweet, complex tastenotes, fantastic scent, and a good long aftertaste, one of my favorites.

Posted over 1 year ago by Jerry Hurst from United States with 9 ratings

The tropical fruit is definitely there, along with the toasted oak. Long lasting finish.

Posted over 2 years ago by LarsF from Sweden with 39 ratings

Diplomatico Single Vintage 2002 comes in a very nice package and a beautiful bottle (picture). High class presentation.
This rum needs time to breathe in the glass, you get so much more aromas if you let it rest in the glass for about 15 minutes. At first you sense some sticky alcohol but after a while you get smooth sweet aromas of toffee, vanilla and oak. You can also smell a bit of sherry from the barrel.
In mouth you get sweet flavours of toffee and vanilla. But you also get some spice and oak. It´s very smooth in the throat with a long aftertaste with sweetness and some spice.
A very nice sipper, a personal favourite. I drink it neat.

Posted almost 3 years ago by Ken Chee Hing from Trinidad and Tobago with 24 ratings

This is a must have for any serious rhum collector. Smoothe almost like a cognac on the tongue. Hues of vanilla and honey. A sweet tasting rhum with no burn. I bought what was the last bottle in the store. Havent opened my bottle but bought a taster as well which i thoroughly enjoyed. This rum is not to be drunk as you wud water. Its a special rhum that should be opened on special occasions. Wonderful.

Posted over 3 years ago by Mihai from Romania with 206 ratings

Daa... Excellent! In marele stil Diplomatico un rom deosebit... Cu de toate!

Posted 22 days ago by Wesley from Netherlands with 12 ratings

Mooie zachte rum die het best tot zijn recht komt op kamertemperatuur. Heeft wat tijd in het glas nodig om alle smaken naar voren te krijgen.

Posted about 1 month ago by Pollux from Canada with 116 ratings

Quel beau rhum. À boire en bonne compagnie qui apprécie le bon rhum.

Posted about 2 months ago by Belec from Belgium with 23 ratings

Au nez, le Diplomatico vintage 2002 dégagent des arômes de café, de vanille et une légère note de caramel . Viennent ensuite des notes subtiles de bois. Pour finir, des arômes d'épices douces se font senties en arrière-plan.

Posted about 2 months ago by Adam Arbus from Canada with 17 ratings

For this in Chi-town at Binnys and it was great buy. All around amazing rum - one of the next I own.

Posted 3 months ago by Juanlaginia from United States with 37 ratings

Very elegant bottle and great sipping rum, very spicy finish.

Posted 5 months ago by Underdog from United States with 17 ratings

What a delicate rum. Toffee. vanilla buttery goodness.

Posted 7 months ago by RumSwede from Sweden with 12 ratings

I wish I had gotten my hands on a bottle of my own, fortunately my dad has one. So smooth and complex. Sweet with notes of caramel, vanilla and orange. Looong finish that makes you long for more. Top, top rum

Posted 9 months ago by Harry from South Africa with 37 ratings

Stuff of legends as a sipping rum! Really awesome with a block/2 of ice in front of your wife/lover/girlfriend/both!

Posted 11 months ago by roberto.azores from Portugal with 43 ratings

Very smooth, but the sherry is not so much present.
Not too sweet. Reserva Exclusiva is tastier.
For the high value, I expected more .... which leaves El Dorado 15 years old a cheaper and better option.