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Puntagave Rustico Bacanora

Puntagave Rustico Bacanora is produced by Roberto Contreras, a master distiller whose grandfather made artisanal Bacanora during the time of the Mexican revolution.

Rating: (4 reviews)
Category:Bacanora
Brand:Puntagave
Bacanorero:Jorge Rivas, Roberto Contreras
Maguey:Pacifica
Agave:Angustifolia
Grind:Tahona
Distillation:Copper
Style:Joven
State:Sonora
Town:Suaqui Grande
ABV: 45%
Website: https://www.puntagave.com/, opens in new window

About this bacanora

Puntagave Rustico Bacanora is produced by at least two different Bacanoreros. Maestro Bacanorero Roberto Contreras at his palenque in Rancho Tepúa, Aconchi, in the state of Sonora. Roberto is a 5th generation Bacanorero and learned to produce Bacanora from his father, Don Lalo. Other batches may be made by maestro Bacanorero Jorge Rivas. This bacanora is cooked underground and then fermented with wild yeasts in stainless steel vats for 8-10 days. It is then distilled twice in copper stills.

Puntagave

Puntagave Artisanal produces ultra-premium tequila and mezcal. The company possesses a proprietary “Consistency of Character” through an extraordinary blend and “engineered process.” This process is achieved by the 2nd certified Maestro tequilero in the world, Guillermo Barroso Arnaud. His endeavor to produce the ultimate taste profile involved producing, experimenting, and revising up to 52 batches to get to the desired tasting profile. The mindset is to produce the truest form of Tequila and Mezcal, emphasizing on a high-agave taste profile, even in the aged expression.

Puntagave Rustico is a line of microclimate, terroir-driven spirits of Mexico. The brand focuses on a “complexity of character” rather than the “consistency of characters.” Every controlled denomination of Puntagave Rustico is a unique product of a specific origin, micro-climate, time, and method of production. Older bottles were labeled under the brand name Colectivo Regional instead of Puntagave.

4 reviews

3.5 out of 5

Zack Klamn

Zack Klamn

471 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars7 months ago

Nose – Cherry soda. A slight funky lactic aroma.

Palate – Sugary, roasted agave. Potpourri. Light licorice note. Grassier and more minerality in the finish compared to an espadin. Mint in the aftertaste. Sweet the whole way through. I’m not terribly versed in bacanora yet, but this bottle does the spirit well. I’m happy I bought it.

hadji828

hadji828

1 review
Rated 3 out of 5 stars2 years ago

I wasn’t sure how to rate this Bacanora , since it seems like there are two versions of the “same thing.” Over time, I’ve bought several bottles of Puntagave Bacanora at a store in Wisconsin and enjoyed them all. After a friend went to a different store in Wisconsin and picked up a couple of bottles for me, I noticed a rather large taste contrast between the batch he got for me and what I had previously purchased. The labels looked very identical– but reading the fine print at the bottom of each label revealed some subtle differences. My batch was made by Jorge Rivas while the batch that was purchased for me was made by Roberto Contreras (other details were either similar or different for each batch). I very much prefer the Rivas versions; unfortunately, I don’t really know which version any given store will have (it’s possible that the store itself won’t even know when they order “Puntagave Bacanora”), so I have to settle for whichever one they have, which is very frustrating. Why can’t the manufacturer make more noticeably different labels– ideally with a different name and picture– for each version instead of almost identical labels where the only difference is in the fine print? UGH!!

I wasn’t sure how to rate this Bacanora , since it seems like there are two versions of the “same thing.” Over time, I’ve bought several bottles of Puntagave Bacanora at a store in Wisconsin and enjoyed them all. After a friend went to a different store in Wisconsin and picked up a couple of bottles for me, I noticed a rather large taste contrast between the batch he got for me and what I had previously purchased. The labels looked very identical– but reading the fi

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GeorgePBurdell

GeorgePBurdell

46 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars2 years ago

Easy drinking. Lightly floral and mineral on the nose. Nice cooked agave on the palate. Medium finish that adds some earth.

Jongers

Jongers

14 reviews
Rated 3 out of 5 stars4 years ago

Not bad. Bacanora always reminds me of rum, with an bit extra sweet character, then a twist of funk and earth. Decent example of the style.

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