Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva
A smart looking Venezuelan rum, Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva is matured in whiskey barrels for an average of 12 years. This was awarded a Gold Medal at the International Sugar Cane Spirits Tasting Competition in Ybor City.
The Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva has an incredible bouquet. The smells and aromas coming from the glass are so rich and luxurious you will detect a good dose of caramel with nice hints of cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg and walnuts. The rum displays a nice soft oil on the sides of the glass when tilted indicating that the rum should have long finish as well.
Nose: Big caramel, toffee, butterscotch (you get the idea). Vanilla and dark fruits, maybe some orange skin. Tiny prickle of spice from the oak. The combination is not complex but it is certainly very hedonistic.
Palate: Big caramel, toffee, butterscotch. Vanilla and dark fruits……oh wait. Nose, taste and repeat. Very viscous and mouth-coating, actually quite cloying. Yep, it’s a liqueur. Delicious though.