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Heavy on the nose with caramel and molasses and a light fruitiness behind it. The first sip has a thin mouth feel, but a lot of flavor. It leads with a light sweetness followed by rum with a medium finish that leaves behind the taste of a honey-crisp apple with a little heat. Not as sweet as the Exclusiva, but a tasty flavor. A decent sipper, but at the price point would feature well in a premium cocktail.
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.
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! (;
It is sweet and pleasant, has slight orange nose, but there is not much going on in the after taste. Maybe slight coffee, but I can be just imagining things.
Reccomendable to main st..........................
Very Similar to the now discontinued Reserva, probably some kind of rebranding based on the also discontinued Anejo. both were removed from the Diplomatico website. first notes after getting the new Mantuano bottle for 35% less the price i used to pay for the Reserva was that it lost some of it's syrupy consistency. Color is still dark and beautiful and aromas strike the nose in a very similar manner. it is very close almost similar in taste although the more itchy biting alcoholic hint in the finish discloses the fact it is younger on overall, probably a compromise of the two discontinued products into a new blend. which might be good for selling their Anejo stocks. Reserva got 9 from me. Mantuano is getting 8 since still it competes well with many other Rums that are ranked at 7 and surely deserves more respect. the whole Diplomatico range is beautifully balanced on the sweet medicinal side and i really enjoy them much more than some more famous "great" Rums. for 50% price i paid for my bottles compared to the still available Reserva the drop in mautration is not reflected by the price. lets just hope it stays in such price in the future.
Plocha chut, na konci celkem ostra chut z ktere skoro brni jazyk.
Heavy and sweet on the nose, molasses and caramel.
Sharp and harsh on tounge, which overpowers most of the taste. Pity.
A beautiful deep color.
Very strong caramel and molasses aroma. Sweet. Nice balanced. It seems more like candy. And again molasses.
Strong taste. Deep. Oak and molasses.
It loves to stay in your mouth for little bit longer...