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Recommendable to most
It’s pricey. But this is very good rum. I agree with other reviewers that this is stronger. And that is GOOD ! Because the balance I there too. Thus is a crafted distillation. Berserk and complex. Superb on ice. Also very good neat. Has some smokiness. No sweetness. Smooth baby, smooth.
Currant and black cherry notes. Crisp and chewy. Great body. Finish is really clean but a little short. I may rate this 9 later. Very strong 8.5. Outstanding sipper.
if its Diplomatico it's good that's just a given. This rum is a stronger more robust rum, very little if any sweetness, you can stand a fork in it. Dark fruit and esters on the nose. After finish is the best part of the rum, a touch of bitterness and a bite of alcohol will let you know that you have partook. I liked the No2 best.
Diplomaticos from 2000-2002 are gone, so I tried this new special one. At first it hits you with a lot of alcohol in the nose, but also sweetness and various aromas. If you let it breathe for a few minutes, you discover a very neat rum.
New to rum so thought I’d try this. It was little bit smoother than the no2 but didn’t smell as nice . Taste is a bit much for me so didn’t enjoy it but that’s probably due to my inexperience with rum and only really liking sweeter rums at the moment. Maybe later I may be able to appreciate what the others taste that I currently can’t .
It's clearly a Diplomatico, stronger than RE and less sweet nose with same aromas. The taste is less sweet.
It's recognizeable, I'm not sure if it's better than RE. It's still not a natural rum. But if you like RE aromas and you don't like the sweetness.
You can go for this one.
Smell: caramel, vanilla, raisins, banana, wood
Taste: vanilla, banana, caramel, spice, raisins, wood/barrel (some earth), citrus, some bitterness
Value (50€): 2.5/5
Canadian government put 44.1° label over the 47° print. That is true, it is easy to drink, just a little alcohol burn.
Original fruity, a bit salty taste, which stays for a long while.
But, for the 90$ you can get more and better.
In side by side comparison with Appleton 8 I prefer Appleton.
It is good, but "There's not enough there there" to jump ahead of many others I have had at this price. Beautiful burnt caramel color with a very alcohol forward nose that frankly takes quite a while to dissipate. Labeled at 47%, I would guess it over 54% at first taste. It lingered and somewhat negated a lot of the note character on the tongue for at least 20 or 30 seconds. It gives way to a woody, subdued stone fruit that finished in a nice balance, but never really wows enough to offset the long powerful alcohol bite to start for me. Good? Yes. $80 GOOD? Not sure. After sitting on the table for 20 minutes the remainder of the glass becomes more balanced from beginning to end and I would say a 7.4 is a decent average rating. But as the price point neighbors some of the Foursquares I've been drinking lately, I long for a similar experience of a heavy nosed bottle with a payoff of more substantial notes past the burn. More There There.
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