Mellow and aged. Rested for 6 - 8 months in old brandy, american oak barrels that give it a smooth mouth feel with notes of caramel and chocolate.
Reposado Black is the newest member of the Leonista pride and is smooth as black velvet with notes of toasted caramel and dark chocolate. Reposado means ‘aged’ or ‘rested’ in Spanish.
It is made from the agave Americana that has been growing in South Africa for hundreds of years. The piña or heart of the agave plant is slow cooked for 48 hours in a custom designed wood-fired oven, using smoke and fire to turn starches into sugars and give it a distinct smokey flavor similar to that of a “Mezcal”. The piñas are then crushed and fermented with wild yeast extracted from the plant before double distillation in copper pot stills. The clear blanco spirit is then aged in American Oak Brandy barrels for 6 to 8 months to draw out the more diverse notes and aromas from the aging process. This process results in a deliciously smooth spirit which is a true reflection of the earth, soil and barrels that it comes from. Inspired by Mexico and crafted in South Africa, Leonista uplifts the local communities by giving a percentage of every bottle sold towards supporting African conservation.