Diplomatico Single Vintage 2007 is a rare vintage rum, bottled in a beautiful decanter. It has been distilled, aged and blended in Venezuela, from cane honey and molasses, using a unique variety of stills and columns.
The different rums that make up this blend of at least 12 years of age were aged in bourbon and whisky barrels. The blend was then blended in oloroso sherry casks for a further year.
Nico's tasting notes
On the nose, there is a slight floral and acidic overtone, with a little candy sugar. This is followed by a darker colouring, with hints of molasses, slightly oxidised nuts and thick-skinned black fruit.
The aeration lets the last lighter notes escape. Then it gently settles on vanilla and caramel, then again on darker, now roasted notes that almost taste of coffee. Nuts such as pecan blossom in the middle of all this, rolling happily in molasses.
On the palate, the sweetness of the vanilla caramel gently coats the palate, for a rather light and velvety rum. The more roasted flavours are totally melted in this smooth sensation, and the few dark fruits only appear in small touches.
The finish is tasty, studded with sweet nuts and molasses.
"A velvety rum with lightly roasted and greedy accents..."