Leblon Cachaça

Cachaça

Leblon // Minas Gerais, Brazil

  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    86
  • Avg. Rating

    3.32
    3 out of 5 stars
    ( 44 )

Master Distiller Gilles Merlet approaches the distillation of Leblon’s ubiquitous flagship cachaça as if it were a fine French wine. Freshly-cut sugarcane is gently pressed, then the juice is fermented for 20-24 hours and distilled in alembic copper pot stills. The cachaça rests for up to six months in XO cognac casks from France.

  • age
    NAS
  • abv
    40.0
  • Cachaça
    Produced in Brazil. Distilled from sugarcane juice. If aged, at least 50% of product must be at least 1 year old. The types of barrels used are not specified, but often utilize Brazilian wood. Up to 6 grams of sugar per liter may be added.
  • Cask Type
    unaged

Tasting Notes

"The sweet and vegetal nose offers sugarcane, citrus peel, pineapple and hints of nutmeg and vanilla. The rich palate opens with more sugarcane, citrus and tropical fruit then develops into grass, spice and pepper notes. The warm finish lingers with more grass, dried fruit and hints of butterscotch and vanilla."

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