Monthly Archives: February 2015
The cachaça: Sapuciaia Velha Tradicional
Region: São Paulo – Brazil
Distilled: 2009 in copper pot stills
Bottled: 2014 at 40,5 abv
Matured in oak casks
Nose: sugar cane juice, warm toasted bread, delicious roasted meat (picanha) and somme nutty flavours. Very rich, round and surprising. This has absolutely nothing to do with the industrial cachaça you find in Europe.
Taste: Soft sweet notes with nice citrus hints. Haribo sweets. Little drying. Subtle oak influences.
Finish: Medium long with the ideal abv. Slightly drying with the oak playing first violin now.
Our score: ****
Remarks: this is the perfect result of a slowly fermented cachaça. Fermentation is done without any dried yeast, but only natural wild yeasts and cornflower; resulting in a richer and rounder taste.