Black Label Reserve is the newest flavor from El Yucateco.
While not quite as spicy as their red and green counterparts, Black Label is packed with flavor. It has a strong smokey flavor with a touch of sweetness and salt. If you are a fan of El Yucateco hot sauces, this is a must try. No food coloring is used, the dark color resulting from roasting the chiles.
Ingredients: Water, Habanero Peppers, Salt, Citric Acid, Acetic Acid, Xanthan Gum, Garlic, Onion Powder, Sodium Benzoate as a Preservative (0.1%).
Thoroughly exploring the smoke profile so much that the habanero actually takes a back seat. A slight tang of vinegar and citrus before the heat builds slowly. 2-3 heat
In a word, Smoky. El Yucateco's Black Label Reserve is to chili sauce what Islay is to Scotch whisky. But instead of peat overtones, it's more akin to smouldering sycamore leaves. Not to worry, the "acquired taste" comes quickly and, while not as a steady diet, it does fill an important niche.