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The nosing is quite nice with sweet and fruity notes (raisins). The palate adds some notes of chocolate but does not develop any further from that point. Instead the sweetness is getting ever more dominant and the sweetness stays also predominantly with the finish. So if you like sweet rum stuff this might be pleasant. But if you are looking for a full bodied, rich and flavorful rum you might order something else. Gets only a 5 as the degree of sweetness is dubious.
Delicate flavour lovely chocolate taste afterwards amazingly sweet on the rocks to mix with any mixer would be sacrilege. THis is a genuine favourite.
This is my favorite rum. And the best thing is his price :)
Als Einsteiger für mich bisher der beste Rum den ich probiert habe, unglaublich mild. Faszinierender Geschmack nach Toffee, oder auch dunkler Schokolade.
It is one of those rums that you definitly want to go back and drink it again. I bought this botlle and I am sure I will repeat this purchace someday. Great rich taste, fruits and some wodden flavour, one of better rums I have tasted, as for flaws it is litlle bit too sweet in my opninion.
Final verdict: Maybe some day I will give it another shot
Very good classic taste. Chocolate and vanilla, but smokey. Probably the best for this price.
Honig, Vanille, Weich, warm, süß, Mandel/Karamell, Trop. Früchte, Schoko, orange
Hey this is what rum is supposed to taste like. Tremendous flavor all the richness you would expect. Buy this, drink this. One of my favs.
Tried the Botucal Reserva Exclusiva while vacationing in Caracas last year and it is very close to my favorite Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva, but the taste and flavor are a bit stronger on the Botucal. Maybe the local taste requires a bit stronger flavor profile than the import version. Very strong 9 rating nevertheless.
Detailed scoring analysis:
10/100 Packaging, bottle and label design 9
10/100 Color of this rum 9
15/100 Nose test 12
20/100 Palate test 17
15/100 Afterburn of this rum 13
15/100 Availability to purchase this rum 3
15/100 Ultimate value for money 15
Total score 78
Here's my top 30 list:
1. Ron Tres Loco de Vinos from Vinoble Skanderborg
2. Ron Esclavo XO Cask Strength
3. Legendario Gran Reserva 15y
4. Cubaney Centenario 25-30y
5. Companero Panama
6. Ron Esclavo XO
7. Ron Millonario XO and 15y
8. Plantation Barbados XO 20th Anniversary
9. El Dorado 25y
10. Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva and Single Vintage
11. Presidente Marti 23y and 19y
12. Cubaney 18y
13. Pusser's 15y
14. Black Tot
15. El Pasador de Oro XO
16. Bavaro Black Ultra Premium
17. Punta Cana Esplendido
18. Edmundo Dantes 15y
19. Pampero Aniversario
20. Bacoo 12y
21. Ron Esclavo 15y and 12y
22. El Pasador de Oro Gran Reserva
23. Brugal Leyenda
24. Exquisito 1990 and 1995
25. Koloa Kaua'i Coconut
26. Plantation Gran Anejo Guatemala & Belize
27. Unhiq XO
28. Ron Hero 21y Solera
29. Punta Cana XOX
30. Ron Cartavio XO
Smooth and aromatic without the alcohol bite or astringency.
In the field under 40€ one of the best, rich and complex, sweet and tasty.
One of my best rum - together withthe Flor de Cana 12
Definitely have to try! It's my favourite rum at a reasonable price.
Fun fact - Botucal edition (in Poland) tastes better than its equivalent - Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva.
I prefer more dry flavours but this one is definitely worth of trying. Sweet but sweetness doesn't kill it's complexity. There occur bittery flavous, leather, tobacco. Very nice and smooth sipper.
Although the label seemed familiar, I couldn't place it and bought a bottle. Finding the same bottle with a Diplomatico label in my cabinet I realised why I recognized it. Different label, same rum. Very taste and a must have for every cabinet.
Ein sehr bekannter und zurecht allseits beliebter Rum, der sowohl pur als auch als Longdrink empfehlenswert ist.
Smooth, warm and sweet. Full body and long aftertaste. Perfect for beginners. Very good price.
Crack the top to smell sweet cinnamon and ginger tastes of walnut and brown sugar, awesome drop will savour this one.
This was my first "good" rum experience. I was over the moon and started ordering some bottles of rum... Now I have tried some other rums (especially without sugar) and Diplomatico became kind of boring for me. Still not bad, bad nothing special... If you like sugarbombs, give it a try!
Ist mit Sicherheit ein relativ gut schmeckender, gewichtiger Rum. Allerdings hab ich anhand des Preises bedeutend mehr erwartet. Ist ok, "echt gutes Zeux" für mich dagegen nicht wirklich. IMHO viel zu süß und etwas, für den Preis jedoch zu sprittig. Hat man allerdings ein Bier dabei, dann kann man auch öfters mal nippen und einen lustigen Abend verbringen ;-). Ordnet sich bei mir vor dem Havana Club Anejo Especial ein.
Very good rum, smooth and very tasty. I found myself sipping it too fast because it was so good. Love the aftertaste.
A unique rum, no harshness, just a pleasure to drink at a great price.
This might be the rum I would recommend to someone when they're first starting out. It was pretty good but just slightly "cough-syrupy" for my tastes.
This one should be saved in the glass so you can smiff IT all night long. Lush flavour and intense, Not too sweet taste.