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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.
I really enjoy this rum. I look forward to trying others from this distiller. As always, I prefer my rum over ice with a healthy splash of Coke.
This is a good rum. Great flavor, no after burn, smooth across the tongue. Great price for what this rum brings to the table. If you haven’t tried any of the brands yet, start with this one.
This pours a rich mahogany colour and has a wonderful nose. Diplomatico rums have always suited my taste, so I was hesitant when they replaced the Reserva with Mantuano. The Reserva made a better rum and coke but the Mantuano is a it smoother making a better sipper. Not as sweet as DER but just as good.
Overall a perfectly acceptable offering. Reasonably priced , a lot less sugar than D.R.E. and a nice mixer , cocktail rum and at a push , a sipper ! Spicey , not the best spices but the caramel , toffee and raisin flavours keep it in check. Nothing to disappoint.
You can buy it almost in every little shop here, so if there is nothing better, you buy it. It's also cheaper than Reserva. But there is a reason why it's cheaper. The alcoholic smell and taste is too much for me.
This was my first Diplomatico, and my first truly sweet rum. Good rum, very smooth with a notable sweetness. Good enough for sipping, but I prefer dryer rums. Still a good score for excellent value. Looking forward to tasting the reserva exclusiva.
I like Reserva Exclusiva, but Mantuano proved to be a good option.
The distillate has quality, and has less sugar than Reserva Exclusiva.
Simple flavor, but cheap for the quality it has.
Medium amber colour. Notes of vanilla with background of subtle roasted oak. Good enough to sip neat.
Rum na kazdodenne pitie. Nie je taky sladky a chut je velmi vyvazena.
Chuť a potenciál Exclusiva by tam bol, trčí liehovosť a mladší vek ale cena k výkonu je viac ako slušná.