LEONISTA REPOSADO 750ML

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  • Regular price R 499.00


PRODUCT INFO

Reposado - Meaning “aged” or “rested” is mellow and aged and is our senior member of the pride. It is achieved by adding blanco spirit to American oak barrels resting for 3 - 6 months in American oak barrels where the colour and flavour of the wood draws into the spirit. A slightly sweet beginning from the oak with a smoky aftertaste and wooden undertones

  • Reposado means ‘aged’ or ‘rested’ in Spanish
  • Great for the whiskey drinker
  • Best served on ice or on ice with a squeeze of lime
  • Certified Organic by EcoCert SA

Tasting notes

Nose: Mint toffee, briny Kalamata green olives, prickly pear , pungent, herbal, sweet ‘n sassy.

Palate: Vanilla, spiced oak, then the main course of roasted, smoked agave, cracked black pepper, sweet’n salty with hints of buttered and braaied asparagus on the moreish finish.

Brand and production information

Leonista 100% Karoo Agave Spirit is the first premium 100% agave spirit (Tequila/Mezcal) made from the agave Americana that has been growing in South Africa for hundreds of years. The piña or heart of the agave is slow cooked for no less than 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 crushed and fermented with wild yeast extracted from the plant before double distillation in copper pot stills. This process results in a deliciously smooth spirit with a diverse breadth of flavours, from earthy to smokey and herbaceous to vegetal agave. The spirit is a true reflection of the earth and the soil 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.

AWARDS

  • Silver Medal - San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2018

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.

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Volume: 750ml
  • ABV: 43%
  • Certified Organic by EcoCert SA