Monthly Archives: October 2016
The Cachaça: Weber Haus Amburana Matured
Origin: Itovi- Rio Grande do Sul
Distilled: n.i. – pot still
Bottled: ca 2015
Maturation: 1 year in amburana or umburana casks
Weber Haus…sounds German, right? Well, it actually is. Not that this is a cachaça ‘Made in Germany’ but made by a family who arrived in the south of Brazil back in the 1800s. Today Weber Haus is a well-known artisan cachaça producer that works 100% organic and that has won over 30 medals in international concours.
Umburana matured cachaça is often used in blends. The more herbal character of the wood lifts the blend to a higher level. But the cachaça we taste today is entirely matured in umburana only.
The Nose: the first aroma that really pops out of the glass is that of rich herbal honey. In the background we find this soft vegetal touch of fresh sugarcane that is so typical for cachaça. But here it only plays second violin. Round notes of cinnamon and rock sugar are also rather present. At the end some white pepper and saw dust pop out, together with a very light whiff of vanilla.
The Taste: what a beautiful well balanced cachaça this is. Again round, soft but yet rich cinnamon, in perfect harmony with sweet-sour sugarcane. A little sweet touch with loads of soft spices, and even an impression of stewed tropical fruits. The alcohol is perfectly integrated and manifests itself at the end when the more typical cachaça notes of the sugarcane start to take the upper hand.
The Finish: Medium long and sweet herbal with a very nice creamy mouthfeel. Again very well balanced, with a pleasant bitter woody touch at the very end.
Our Score: ***** . That’s right: 5 stars. This is a must have for every cachaça lover. Expect to pay around € 38-40
We’re finally back online after a long summer break. Let’s start slow…maybe with a cachaça liquor?
Weber Haus Licor de Cachaça co Amburana
Origin: Ivoti (RS)
Honestly, I’m not really a big fan of liquors. Too sweet, too sticky, too synthetic most of the time. But this one is made with matured (yes!) cachaça from Weber Haus, one of the very best cachaça distilleries in Brazil. Made with matured artisan cachaça, organic cane sugar and amburana or umburana infused.
Nose: Soft herbal notes and sweet maraschino cherries, accompanied by some typical autumn aromas of wet wood, quality mushrooms and soft green moss. A very slight alcoholic touch. Also some rich acacia honey.
Taste: Sweet herbal notes, with a subtle bitter woody touch. Again this rich acacia honey and maraschino cherries. A velvet mouthfeel, that despite the sweet notes never gets sticky. Cane sugar, but yet very fresh and cooling in the mouth
Finish: medium long with a lasting sweetness, without – again – becoming too sugary or sticky.
Expect to pay around 22-25 euro in Europe