The Cachaça: Tiara Rainha
Origin: Barra Longa – MG
Bottled: ca 2015
Matured: oak and jequitiba
The Tiara Rainha won a gold medal at the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2014, and a silver medal at the same concours in 2015. Let’s see i fit can live up to the expectations.
The Nose: very subtle, delicately perfumed with soft floral notes. That rather typical vegetal cachaça nose only appears in the background after letting it breath a while. Almost soft young whisky, with hints of warm vanilla pudding. I suppose the oak casks were American (white) oak. It takes a good 15-20 minutes before the wood starts to kick in – again in a delicate way.
The Taste: The sugarcane is present, but again very soft and round. Very subtle flavours, with just a little sweet edge. Almost no alcohol influence. This is a very a-typical cachaça, since it’s very soft with almost no vegetal influences. An easy drinking cachaça – a cachaça for non-cachaça drinkers? If the jury at the Concours Mondial Bxl exists mainly of whisky- and rum drinkers, it explains the medals!
The Finish: Medium long, and yes – again soft. The finish continues to play on the same theme as both the nose and taste did. A very soft cachaça that is consistently consistent.
Our Score : ****