Spirits Cielo Rojo Bacanora Blanco

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2011 TEQUILA.net Awards - "Best of the Best"
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2011 TEQUILA.net Awards - Best of the Best

Cielo Rojo Bacanora Blanco

Cielo Rojo Bacanora Blanco is a rare, sublime wild Silvestre Maguey Agave spirit made in limited small batches, on the rustic family ranchero, just as it was prepared four centuries ago in Northern Sonora, Mexico. The wild Agaves are harvested after labor-intensive foraging, in steep canyons in the Sierra Madres, and then packed out by burro at the Roberto Contreras 25,000 acre racho Tepua. The wild Agaves are roasted in traditional clay and rock earthen ovens in the ground, and then given a careful, unusually long fermentation, marrying wild yeasts with nuances of select Agave juices. The resulting spirit is then double distilled in very small copper pot stills (alembicas) with a slow distillation, ensuring herbaceous aromas.

Illegal from 1915 to 1992 in Mexico and the USA, Bacanora has a wonderful back-story: the undiscovered 3rd sister of the trinity: mezcal, tequila and bacanora. Cielo Rojo is the first premium bacanora (effective Feb. 2011) to be imported into the USA, from the Baviacora-Aconchi-Banamichi appellation of the Rio Sonora-Sierra Madre Mountain region. Using only earth, fire, wild yeasts, pure spring-fed water, and wild Agaves, this is perhaps the purest spirit on the planet. The hand blown glass bottle is made from recycled glass with a label depicting the sacred rancho Tepua mountain.

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91
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93  (2)
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92  (2)
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87  (2)
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93  (2)
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93  (2)
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My first experience with Bacanora and it was an interesting trip.

Aroma: Grassy/sweet agave with a hint of smoke and citrus
Initial Taste: Sweet with a little citrus and grassy notes.
Body: Medium-thin body. Smoke comes more forward and grassy/earthy notes become more prominent than the initial sweetness.
Finish: Medium-long that tastes like a grass fire. The smoke dominates the vegetal notes and there is a lingering touch of citrusy sweetness.

A little bit of tequila and a little bit of mezcal. The flavors took me a bit by surprise at each point as well. Definitely a spirit I'd be interested in exploring more.
Overall rating 
 
89
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90
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91
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89
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90
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Reviewed by Tequila Tourist October 02, 2012
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My first experience with Bacanora and it was an interesting trip.

Aroma: Grassy/sweet agave with a hint of smoke and citrus
Initial Taste: Sweet with a little citrus and grassy notes.
Body: Medium-thin body. Smoke comes more forward and grassy/earthy notes become more prominent than the initial sweetness.
Finish: Medium-long that tastes like a grass fire. The smoke dominates the vegetal notes and there is a lingering touch of citrusy sweetness.

A little bit of tequila and a little bit of mezcal. The flavors took me a bit by surprise at each point as well. Definitely a spirit I'd be interested in exploring more.

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I have sampled many locally produced Bacanoras since I moved to Banámichi and this brand is off-the-charts awesome. I have visited the distillery and I sell this by the shot and by the bottle at my hotel, restaurant and cantina. It is always a hot product with my clients and friends.
The double distillation process removes any harshness and impurities that can cause a hangover. This is the best value on the market and I would say that you will not regret any extra effort that you have to put out to acquire a bottle or two.
When I sell a shot, the guests take home a bottle. When they return, they buy as much as the law will allow. It is actually a big draw for the region and our hotel can arrange tours to the Rancho Tepúa.
Overall rating 
 
93
Aroma-Nose 
 
96
Initial Taste 
 
92
Body 
 
85
Finish 
 
98
Enjoyability 
 
97
Price 
 
96
Presentation 
 
93
Reviewed by DarrinJones May 09, 2011
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I have sampled many locally produced Bacanoras since I moved to Banámichi and this brand is off-the-charts awesome. I have visited the distillery and I sell this by the shot and by the bottle at my hotel, restaurant and cantina. It is always a hot product with my clients and friends.
The double distillation process removes any harshness and impurities that can cause a hangover. This is the best value on the market and I would say that you will not regret any extra effort that you have to put out to acquire a bottle or two.
When I sell a shot, the guests take home a bottle. When they return, they buy as much as the law will allow. It is actually a big draw for the region and our hotel can arrange tours to the Rancho Tepúa.

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