Sapucaia Florida Cristal
The cachaça: Sapuciaia Velha Florida Cristal
Region: São Paulo – Brazil
Distilled: ca 20012 in copper pot stills
Bottled: 2014 at 40,5 abv
Matured for 2 years in Amendoím wood
Nose: vegetal, but without that typical smell of fresh sugarcane juice. The vegetal notes are accompanied by some sawdust in the background. A nutty aroma is delivered by the amendoím wood.
Taste: Sweet, fres sugar cane juice. Fresh and pleasant with again a nice nutty influence. Velvet smooth.
Finish: rather short with some nice wood influences.
Our score: ***. An allrounder that will lift your caipirinha to unknown hights, but also a more than decent sipper.
Remarks: Amendoím wood might be something completely new to many non-Brazilian afficionados. Arachis hypogaea L – amendoím – is peanut wood. Hence the nutty influences in both taste and smell. The amendoim wood hardly influences the color of the spirit, but makes it smoother.