Color Deep bronze hue with medium body and high viscosity Nose Slightly pungent, followed by dried chile notes, spices, cinnamon, cocoa, tamarind, and wet wood with light herbal notes adding to the complexity Taste Pleasantly sweet, followed by chile with moderate heat and slight acidity. Hints of spices, tamarind, plum, cacao, apple and almonds then subtle notes of fine herbs. A pleasantly lingering pungent taste on the finish.
Ultimate Beverage Challenge 90 points - Powerful and integrated aromas of warm, dried chile pepper, sweet baking spices, cocoa powder and a slight hint of garlic. Opulent and mouth-filling. Semisweet with cinnamon shining through and a delicate, refreshing heat. Wonderfully balanced all the way into the warm and mellow finish. (Apr 2014)
In the cantinas and cabarets of Puebla’s Barrio del Artista, passionate discurso is fueled by unique menjurjes — homemade concoctions created from a blend of native ingredients and local spirits. One particularly popular menjurje created by the family Reyes was the only one made from Puebla’s signature crop: the beloved ancho chile. Ancho Reyes is the original ancho chile liqueur—a smoky, heated celebracion of the radical, the romantico, the independiente inside us all.