Leblon Reserva Especial Cachaça
Leblon // Minas Gerais, Brazil
The Reserva Especial is a limited edition aged cachaça that builds on the popular flagship release from Maison Leblon, which is rested in XO cognac casks for up to six months. This special distillate is aged up to two years in new Limousin French oak casks, then blended by Master Distiller Gilles Merlet.
CachaçaProduced 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.
"The time spent maturing in French oak has softened and rounded this aged cachaça, which opens with vanilla, brown sugar and orange peel on the nose. The rich palate offers crème brûlée, honey, pine nuts and oak, with the familiar funky, vegetal character of cachaça in the background. The warm finish offers more honey and pine nuts, with hints of baking spices."
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