Got this as a gift 1 year before writing this. First experience the alcohol profile was very aggressive and numbing. Left the bottle sitting for a year and revisited. Long pour into copita and then gave a sniff. Vanilla and burnt sugar play a leading role – the rest is tame and simple. The alcohol appearance is in-line with the 40% label. Almost no mint herbality in the flavor, alongside more vanilla sweetness and citrus.
The upfront aromas are yogurty, green, papaya, with dash of smoke/char. Light sweetness at first sip, with medium intensity green mint. More funk on the finish than I expected.
Picked this bottle up in Guadalajara in November 2019. One of the best Raicilla’s I’ve had to date. Earthy clay, smoke, caramelized sugar, melon, banana. Great texture with vanilla sweetness
Production date Dec. 2017. The aromatics are booze and herbal agave green. Borderline minty but the citrus and sweet aromatics smooth things out. The flavor favors an up front sweetness with cacao, caramel, vegetal, grassy, citrus complexity.
Very approachable in the first sniff. The alcohol is noticeable but fades. The texture is creamy with melon and citrus. Just enough herbal green to push the aromatics and enhance, rather than turn to mint. The most exciting thing is the ester effect that takes hold as it sits. Banana and Mango develop and reward you for the paced sipping.