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Tequila Ambhar Reposado

Tequila Ambhar Reposado is 100% Blue Agave from a combination of both the lowlands (Tequila region) and from the highlands. We have found that a mix of the two regions produces a tequila with the best favor characteristics.

Tequila Ambhar Agave is harvested at its peak maturity after each is tested for the perfect sugar content. The piñas are transported to our distillery which is located in a small town outside of Arandas, Capilla de Guadalupe. The Agave is unloaded, the top or corta of the head is removed and the piñas are then cut into 6-8 uniformly sized pieces. The pieces go into a stainless steel autoclave, gas-fired oven and are roasted with a consistent combination of steam and heat. The steam first washes the piñas and removes the bitter honey in the beginning stages of roasting.

The roasted piñas are allowed to cool and then are mashed with a combination of milling and water extraction to separate the sugars from the pulp. The sugars, some juices from the cooking, and pulp are then fermented together for a number of days. Fermentation is carried out in stainless steel tanks by yeast strains isolated from a naturally fermented cooked agave juice.

Distillation occurs in copper pot stills and rectification columns in a three step batch distillation process. In the first step, the fermented wort is distilled. The head and the tail of that distillation is then removed. Only the heart of the distillation will remain to become Tequila Ambhar.

In the second step, the heart of the distillation is then re-distilled in a pot still similar to the one used in the first distillation. The third step is a repeat of step two. We create a distillation using small stills and even heat to bring out the best characteristics in our tequilas.

The Reposado rests in oak whiskey barrels from the Jack Daniels distillery for up to 364 days.

The Legend of Goddess Ambhar
It is told that when the earth was young there was a beautiful young goddess, the beloved of the stars, named Ambhar. She fell in love with a mortal and was killed by the other gods.

The stars gathered her remains and deposited them on earth as the blue agave. (This is why the Agave is shaped as a star.) This further enraged the gods, and they set the Agave afire with a bolt of lightning. When the fire ceased only the heart of the Agave remained which bled sweet nectar. The mortals collected the nectar and called it "Tequila". They presented it as an offering to the gods, who were pleased. Ambhar Tequilas were named in honor of this beautiful goddess and to give a taste of heaven and earth.

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Editor review

Ambhar Reposado * Tasted March 2010 * Riedel Tequila Glass

Appearance: medium straw - full body and thick tears
Aroma: light agave, floral and oak
Initial Taste: light agave and oak
Spirit Body: floral, light herbs
Finish / Aftertaste: citrus and oak, medium mint
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Reviewed by Tequila.net March 29, 2010
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Ambhar Reposado * Tasted March 2010 * Riedel Tequila Glass

Appearance: medium straw - full body and thick tears
Aroma: light agave, floral and oak
Initial Taste: light agave and oak
Spirit Body: floral, light herbs
Finish / Aftertaste: citrus and oak, medium mint

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The final review of the Ambhar line for me. It's been a bit of a mixed bag so far only because of major taste differences in the blanco and anejo. They're both quality tequilas, but their flavors are strikingly different. Maybe the reposado will balance the best of each.

Price: $50-55/bottle

Aroma: A nice balance of agave, spice and herbal notes. Sweet, but with hints of cinnamon and green/vegetal scents.

Initial Taste: Cooked agave, oak and light pepper.

Body: Medium thin body. The oak becomes more prominent and there are hints of sweet baking spices that compliment the agave nicely.

Finish: The finish is short and it seems like there might be too much going on. There's pepper and oak, but there's also a fruity medicinal taste as well. What was a strong vegetal taste in the blanco has combined with the oak to make for a bit of a strange finish.

This is probably my least favorite of the Ambhar line. Not quite as crisp as the blanco, not as sweet and smooth as the anejo...and it seems a bit lost in between. None of the flavors really take control to say claim top billing and it makes it kind of a mish mash of vegetal, oak, spice and agave that is a bit confusing. For the price, I think there's definitely better buys out there...including the blanco and anejo from Ambhar.
Overall rating 
 
86
Aroma-Nose 
 
87
Initial Taste 
 
85
Body 
 
86
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84
Enjoyability 
 
86
Price 
 
85
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94
Reviewed by Tequila Tourist October 11, 2012
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The final review of the Ambhar line for me. It's been a bit of a mixed bag so far only because of major taste differences in the blanco and anejo. They're both quality tequilas, but their flavors are strikingly different. Maybe the reposado will balance the best of each.

Price: $50-55/bottle

Aroma: A nice balance of agave, spice and herbal notes. Sweet, but with hints of cinnamon and green/vegetal scents.

Initial Taste: Cooked agave, oak and light pepper.

Body: Medium thin body. The oak becomes more prominent and there are hints of sweet baking spices that compliment the agave nicely.

Finish: The finish is short and it seems like there might be too much going on. There's pepper and oak, but there's also a fruity medicinal taste as well. What was a strong vegetal taste in the blanco has combined with the oak to make for a bit of a strange finish.

This is probably my least favorite of the Ambhar line. Not quite as crisp as the blanco, not as sweet and smooth as the anejo...and it seems a bit lost in between. None of the flavors really take control to say claim top billing and it makes it kind of a mish mash of vegetal, oak, spice and agave that is a bit confusing. For the price, I think there's definitely better buys out there...including the blanco and anejo from Ambhar.

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