Sagatiba is a largely representative example of the spirit, 80 proof, fairly clean and noticeably sweet when sipped straight. There is citrus — lemon/lime and a bit of orange — on the tongue in a shot, but things are far improved with sugar and lime, the way cachaça is meant to be consumed.
Strange, though, that both on its own and in a caipirinha, I got a moderately strong sour character from Sagatiba, something I don’t think I’ve seen in other cachaças.
A couple of thoughts on the review.
Cachaça is "meant to be consumed" with sugar and lime? Hell... Any means short of an IV drip is fine with me! (And I think even that might be negotiable.)
I gave Sagatiba Pura a three-and-a-half-barrel rating, not so much because I detected a sourness in the product, but because I felt that many of the more flavorful cachaça characteristics appeared distilled out of it. For that reason, I compared it to a vodka — Sagatiba tended to "disappear" into my caipirinha the way most people expect good vodka to do in a cocktail.