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About four months ago, I tried my first bottle of Diplomatico, which was their Reserva. Slowly but surely, I wound up hating it and swore to never buy it again. Well that Reserva has now been replaced by this Mantuano. Rumors were also running that it was going to replace their Reserva Exclusiva, which would be absolutely foolish on their part. However, we all need to back off on rums with added sugars, so I reluctantly bought this bottle today.
Cut most of the spice and all of the sugar syrup from their Reserva Exclusiva and you can get a pretty good idea what this one tastes like. Is it an enjoyable sipper? Hell no! Some have complained of harsh alcohol burn. Just let it breathe for a while! So what is it good for? As others have already said, it would probably make a good Cuba Libre, but I am out of cola for now.
This is also the dry replacement for their discontinued semi-dry Diplomatico Reserva. This one has only 8 gpl of added sugar and so did their discontinued Diplomatico Blanco. Their Reserva had 12 gpl of added sugar.
Sweet on the nose. Pretty balanced without being overly sweet. It's nice but nothing special
Powerful rum, more sour tones than f.e. zacapa 23. Much stronger mouthfeeling, darker tones here than zacapa or Don Q gran Anejo. Still nice for me personally
Almost as good as the reserve, but I like the reserva a little bit more
Was wondering how exclusiva would taste if only you could somehow remove the extra sweetness...
Now I know and I can confirm it's good.
Missing the complexity as well...
It still has an intense alcohol flavour. Probably it needs some time to settle down a bit. But in this price range it is reasonable.
Beautifully smooth rum, perfect for sipping over ice. (I keep mine in the freezer).
Sweet but not too much, strong alcohol sensation on the nose. Cheap.
Nice spicy caramel nose. Mouth has almost none of that initial alcohol bite, but to me has a negatively over spiced flavor. For drinking neat, it's my least favorite of all the Diplomatico offerings. However, that spiciness peeks through the Coke flavor for a respectable Rum and Coke. Now that statement needs some clarification. I've been lucky enough to have had three bottles of Roble Viejo Ultra Añejo Rum delivered to me by Family traveling from Venezuela. This ROBLEY offering has a wonderful spicy woody caramel flavor profile that busts through the Coke flavor for an unbelievably exceptional Rum and Coke. This Diplomatico offering has the exact flavor profile, but to a lessor strength. With the Diplomatico Mantauno this flavor profile is precieved to break through by varying amounts in different seatings, where with the Roble there's never a question of it busting through. This still makes this Diplomatico offering my go to for Rum and Coke since the Roble Viejo Ultra Añejo Rum is only available at a duty free shop in the Venezuelan Airport.
As a sipping Rum I would have rated this Diplomatico offering lower, but gave it the 9 for it's value in a Rum and Coke
Diplomatico Mantuano is a new item in the US. It makes a decent rum-and-coke drink for you, but this rum is too harsh for neat sipping experience. Go straight to the Reserva Exclusiva and be blown away with how good that rum really is.
Not as good as the reserva exclusiva, but for its price its a steal.
This is simply a great rum and has a smooth richness to it, but there are many alternatives that already nail this classification that are cheaper. Sure this one certainly has a smooth finish to it which gives that air of refinement to it, which may make the difference for some.
Alkohol: 40 %
Aroma: Ostřejší lihovost, kořenitost, nádech pomeranče a meruňek, pampeliškový med. Alkohol je ještě trochu nevycválaný. Čokoláda, včelí plástve, krémovost. (82 b)
Chuť: Sladění vůně a chutě je dobré. Opět trochu ruší vyčnívající lihovost. Koření, nasládlost, ovocnost (pomerančová marmeláda). Propolis, skořice, v dozvuku hřejivý. (82 b)
Shrnutí: Ochutnávali jsme s kamarádem na dalším degustačním večeru v českolipském Baru/Kavárně Kocour. Hlavní jádro ochutnávky tvořily čtyři Plantationy, k tomu novinka od Diplomática - Mantuano, pak jsme zkusili El Ron Prohibido Habanero a na úplný závěr pak pouťovou atrakci RedRum. Mantuano je takový základní rum, nic extra zajímavého, navíc působí ještě dost nevyzrále.
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.
I've tried this rum and wasn't inpessed. It seems have right aroma, right taste and so on but I couldnt pick something special in it (( It haven't hooked me
Intense, nice colour, taste too Intense for my taste, alcohol, pepper and chocolate
This rum works very well and slots into the home bar nicely. First and foremost I like this rum with an ice cube in a lowball glass, but make no mistake this is a supercall tasting mixer! Warm, stout fruit flavors and a little tobacco on the nose. Boozier smelling and tasting than the reserva but less markedly sweet. There are nights this is preferable to me if the mood is right. Overall it is a testament to quality rum making from Diplomatico.
Not bad to je jasný, podobnost s Reservou tam určitá je, ale tak nějak Mantuano ve srovnání s Reservou ať nežeru lepší B třída.
As an introduction to this brand this is not a bad rum. It doesn't have the richness of flavour as some of the others in this brand but with ginger beer is really nice. I find that it is east drinking and a great mixer rum
Dostal jsem ho darem. Na me trochu ostrejsi, ale se vsemi kvalitami Reservy. Do koktejlu je super...na vychutnávání, dávám přednost klasice.
It's not as great as some others I tried. It is a bit hard and rough on your nose - you can smell the alcohol and it sweet, but no so sweet as you'll expect from this price range. The amount of extra sugar is decent? I'd say. Less than a lot. Plus it's much better than any other commercial stuff and cost just slightly more. You'll will have a great sensation in your mouth if you are used to cheap stuff. And you'll get addicted. Eventually. It'll become a passion. Highly recommending for its price/quality value (;
Job well done senor Master blender! (;