The Whisky Exchange
Aged: 2 years
Product of: Brazil
Launched in 2011, Leblon-Reserva is distilled in copper pot stills and then aged up to two years in new Limousin French oak casks.
Review and Tasting
Sampled on 26/08/2019
Honeycomb (inside of a crunchy bar), butterscotch, saddle leather and rolling tobacco with muscovado sugar. Faint sweet raisons.
Caramel, new leather, grassy, white pepper and cinnamon spice with notes of rubber tyre (in a good way).
Dry oaky finish with caramel and cinnamon spice.
Initially you might find Leblon Reserva somewhat over-oaked, dry and spicy. However, as you continue sipping (which you'll inevitably do) so sweet grassy muscovado sugar flavours step in to balance the oak.