Batuq Bacanora Blanco is traditionally produced on the beautiful Rancho “Batuq,” outside of San Pedro de la Cuerva, Sonora, MX.
|Rating:||(5 reviews) - Write a review|
|Bacanorero:||Rafael Encinas Molina, Rafael Quijada|
|Age of plant:||8-12 years|
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About this bacanora
Batuq Bacanora Blanco is produced with estate grown maguey Yaquiana (Pacifica, agave Angustifolia) that typically takes between 8-12 years to reach maturity. Rafael has been experimenting with planting agave on his ranches for over 20 years, achieving biological sustainability, and he is working with NGO’s on Bat Friendly plantings. There are only about 3,000 to 5,000 liters of this produced annually. While this is produced by Rafael Encinas Molina, Rafael Quijada is the Maestro Vinatero.
Batuq Bacanora is owned by the family of Rafael Encinas Molina. It’s produced on their ranch outside of San Pedro de la Cuerva, Sonora, MX. Rafael Encinas Molina does not like the flavor of wood and smoke and his goal is to maximize the flavor of the agave, so he uses a hybrid method. The harvested pinas; are processed two ways: 1) roasted underground in a traditional shallow maya; with mesquite and ironwood for 48 hours, and 2) processed in a mesquite fired autoclave (no electricity on ranch).
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Big fan of this bacanora, its been in AZ for a while and when I see it I get a pour. It definately has some grassy notes with the meaty finish others have mentioned
Zack Klamn509 reviews
Nose: Grassy. Beef jerky. Sharp cheddar cheese.
Palate: Slick, oily mouthfeel. Big time beef jerky again, very meaty. Lychee. Grape popsicle. Anise.
Light, soft, subtle, and meaty. Nag Champa incense, juniper, anise, and jackfruit. Really nice and an interesting counterpoint to the stronger Reserva.
An awesome bottling. Like a pechuga without, but with lots of complexity, but more focused on the meaty/oily side. A great mouth feel, finish, and no burn at all.
Wow, this is really good. Trying it for the second time and I like it even more. It is super fruity but also has an oily/pechuga aspect to it. There is a depth of flavor here that is quite amazing. The balance of alcohol is nearly perfect. I’m giving this high marks but I think it will grow on me even more as time goes on. There is a wee bit of funk here that reminds me of La Venenosa Sierra (black label). Great price at sub-$70/bottle. No batch info.