Diplomatico Vintage 2004

Diplomatico Vintage 2004 bottle

70cl, 43% ABV

Diplomatico Vintage is a limited edition created by Master Blender Tito Cordero and the result of blending carefully selected reserves laid down in the year 2004. During this year, a number of factors contributed to rare conditions for sugar cane growth. High daily temperature variations, high humidity and lower than average rainfall all contributed to one of the best sugar cane harvests ever seen. In choosing the reserves to blend for this limited release Tito was careful to choose rums with a very distinct character. Aged for 12 years in American oak ex-bourbon barrels and finished for a further year in Spanish sherry wood, these rums were some of the finest in The Diplomatico cellars.

Diplomatico Vintage 2004 bottle

Tasting Notes

Nose

Rich caramel with a hint of smoke. Roasted banana notes develop, followed by raisins, sultanas and oaky spice: cinnamon and nutmeg. Sweet cream and rich dried fruit both build with time in the glass.

Palate

Creamy caramel and hints of star anise are joined by white chocolate, raisin jam and cinnamon buns. Barley sugar runs through the middle, with a support of rich dried fruit, and touches of old oak and autumn leaves.

Finish

A burst of spice leads to damp forest floors, anise and a hint of mint.

Comment

A rum that carefully balances dark fruit and oaky notes against fresh fruit and cream.