Reposado Black is a Mexican-inspired organic agave spirit from South Africa Its taste is less Smokey than the current Reposado i.e. more like a Tequila than a Mezcal. Mellow and aged. Rested for 6 – 8 months in old brandy, American oak barrels that give it a smooth mouth feel with notes of butterscotch, caramel and dark chocolate.
Suggested perfect serve: Single shot on a block of ice designed to be sipped from a tumbler glass
Suggested perfect serve mix: Single or double shot with Ginger Beer and lime.
Leonista Reposado Black Tequila Tasting notes
Nose: Think black Kalamata olives, meaty and saline, spiced black pepper with hints of menthol herbs, Japanese mint, eucalyptus, charred agave, misty with wood smoke.
Palate: Softly coating, a gentle oily mouthfeel of caramelised sugar, then Blanco spiked with a stick of 70% cocoa chocolate, seasoned salt and hints of that Karoo bushfire smoke on the lingering finish.
Brand and production information
It is made from the agave Americana that has been growing in South Africa for hundreds of years. The piña or heart of the agave plant is slow cooked for 48 hours in a custom designed wood-fired oven, using smoke and fire to turn starches into sugars and give it a distinct smokey flavor similar to that of a “Mezcal”. The piñas are then crushed and fermented with wild yeast extracted from the plant before double distillation in copper pot stills. The clear blanco spirit is then aged in American Oak Brandy barrels for 6 to 8 months to draw out the more diverse notes and aromas from the aging process. This process results in a deliciously smooth spirit which is a true reflection of the earth, soil and barrels that it comes from. Inspired by Mexico and crafted in South Africa, Leonista uplifts the local communities by giving a percentage of every bottle sold towards supporting African conservation.
Leonista is dedicated to creating a responsible culture of drinking in South Africa, with a 100% pure spirit. Savour every sip and be conscious of why you drink.