Cachaça: Ypioca Ouro – 39 abv
Origin: Fortaleza – Ceara (Brazil)
Distilled: not indicated
Bottled: not indicated – ca 2013
Nose: Young sugarcane juice, but without that sometimes rather unattractive smell of fermenting juice(must). Very light hints of vanilla and pipetobacco. This is how young cachaça should smell: nothing chemical or aggressive; but on the other hand: nothing more than that either.
Taste: Soft sugarcane and very fine oak; and definitely not too sweet. Again: this is as it should be, but nothing more. Lacks of complexity and depth.
Finish: Rather long and subtle, the sweet and bitter oaky tones are balancing rather well.
Our Score : 14,5/20
Remarks: short maturation in oak casks. The cachaçamuseum at the distillery is reported to have the largest wooden barrel in the world, with a capacity of 347.000 litres