Date of Review: Tue, 22 Jan 2008
Author: damien brun
Review: Fair enough Sagatiba is a not a great cachaca brand, but for every rule, there is an exception, this time it is Preciosa. Sagatiba bought one of the oldest cachaca distilleries in Sao Paulo which include many acres of land and hangars. Unfortunately for us Europeans, Sagatiba Silver and Sagatiba Vehla did very well. Once they started to get rich with those 2 product they decide to expand their distilleries and used some of those older hangars they had on their land. Lucky enough for them they found 3000 barrels of cachaca made in old traditional way from 1982 or maybe even older. So they refined those barrels and called it Sagatiba Preciosa. I can say this must be the greatest cachaca in the world and I don t think any other brand will be able to create such a great product any more.
Date of Review: Fri, 07 Dec 2007
Author: David Roman
Review: Bob - Don't knock it until you've tried it!
I was lucky enough to sample some Sagatiba Preciosa at the Boutique Bar show and it really is something special! It's a truly awesome product - Loads of cachaca character but with an edge of cognac and a lovely, dry, oaky finish. The way that it was explained to me is that the Preciosa was a cachaca distilled by the grandfather of one of Sagatiba's founders who then laid it down in cognac barrels that he'd had shipped over from France.
I wouldn't call Sagatiba 'bland' - Admittedly, is doesn't have the rawness of many cachacas, but I see that as a good thing - It makes for a much more versatile and mixable spirit. After all, 25 years ago, most vodkas were rough and raw and ten years ago you could say the same of tequila - Both of these spirits have evolved and improved and I guess that's what is happening with cachaca. I mean, you wouldn't swap your Wyborowa Exquisite for a bottle of Smirnoff red, nor your Partida Anejo for Cuervo gold would you?
I just wish I had a couple of hundred quid to get myself a bottle for Christmas!
Date of Review: Mon, 19 Nov 2007
Author: BOB MANNET
Review: Is this just an excercise to pretend that Sagatiba has some heritage? According to Brazilian friends it was only first produced a couple of years ago as a bland product aimed at unknowing westerners (or is that easterners? from their viewpoint anyway). Can't say I've tried it mind so this isn't really a review.