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Too sweet in the nose, surprisingly sharp in the mouth, doesn't have a good finish and leaves your mouth just dry. Won't ever buy a bottle, doesn't worth the money.
This rum was my first step into the world of quality rums. And I have to say I couldn't choose a better starting rum. This rum is not trying too hard to impress or be better than it is. It's just a honest rum. The taste is a little bit "spicey" you could say, and also decently sweet. It's certainly not as sweet as the Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva, and I prefer it this way. The Reserva is way too sweet for me - and I like sweet rums.
I certainly recommend this rum. It's worth the money in my opinion. If you won't expect much, you will be surprised.
Enjoying the first pour now. Little hot but wonderful nose and flavors.
Rich nose, initial taste not sweet but brown sugar, quickly becomes bitter but mellows to long finish.
Tento rum ma neohuril a je podstatne slabší ako 12YO. Mierna nasladlost, priaznivá cena,no príde mi nedotiahnuty a nezaujímavý. Zložky nie sú vybalancovane
Όπως - πολύ σωστά - είπε ένας φίλος πρόκειται για ένα ρούμι όπως το diplomatico Res. Excl. χωρίς ιδιαίτερη γλύκα . Εγώ προσωπικά το προτιμώ από την Res. Excl. , διότι μου αρέσουν τα λιγότερο γλυκά ..... παρόλα αυτά δε μπορώ να το βαθμολογήσω πάνω από 8 . 8,5 για μένα
Ένα ρούμι που αξίζει τα λεφτά του και τη φήμη του !!!!
Vrij scherpe geur door de alcohol (spiritus).
Smaak is ook aan de scherpe kant.
De los mejores rones de Venezuela, excelente para mezlar, muy fuerte para tomarlo puro. Me quedo con el gran reserva.
Woody smelt, at first taste very soft, aftersecond little bit bitter
Taste is more sharp then soft.
It has strong vanilla smell. Also you can smell wood a bit.
Sweet but not too much.
A little bitter taste.
i like this. it's a bit simple, little too much alcohol taste. but not sweetened or at least badly. very pleasant. if it were aged a bit more or perhaps at a higher proof (maybe 90-95 instead of 80) it might get to a 7 or 8.... really, not bad at all for the price. can sip neat, on rocks, or mix without guilt.
In order of tastes: Alcohol, astringent, bitter, a LOT of sugar.
It’s not bad but it’s like if you were aiming to get right into the corners of one of those spider-web graphs.
But still good enough for positive rating. Next time I would of course pick Reserva Exclusiva, but if you care about the price, this is a right choice.
It tastes like cheap alcohol if just sipping at 15 deg C. However, things get better when you mix with cold tonic water and ice. The aroma revives itself and the taste of molasses come back as aftertaste. Not a bottle to remember though.
Still contains much of that flavour profile that people love about Diplomatico but holds onto a few medicinal notes. I will try using this as a mixer as every other Dipo I have tried is a much better sipper. Good for the price, but it's still a case of you get what you pay for. Fortunately when it comes to Diplomatico bad is still pretty damn good.
Reserva is way way better. This one lack complexity, balance... you can feel a lot of alcohol and just little hints of vanilla and caramel.
Good sweet smell with strong taste. Good rum but not the best.
Quite smooth and pleasant but not extremely rich taste with some alcohol and sweetness present. Aftertaste is not very strong.
Betydligt mer kraftfull än gran reaervan och en helt annan smakupplevelse
No great, not bad. The reserva one is much better and worst of the few extra bucks.
Not a good rum compare to reserva exclusiva..for this money you have so many better rums to buy.
Not so sweet and complex like Reserva Exclusiva, but typical Diplomatico character. Shorter aftertaste. Ideal for mixing or not so much experienced visits 😁
This is like a younger sibling of Diplomático Reserva Exclusiva. The same flavours are there, but not nearly so deep and strong. Now for many, and myself included, this could be a good thing, I find DRE to be a lovely drink, but OTT in sugar and flavourings, the odd nip is nice to experience but more than that it is cloying and a tad sickly.
Mantuano, however, is lighter in taste, but to my palette, has way too strong an alcohol/chemical burn and taste.
If Diplomatico made a rum somewhere in between the 2 it might just be near perfect.