Tasting notes: Tequila, April 27, 2019

Cimarron Blanco

Regular Price $23.99

Sale price $20.99

Cimarrón Tequila from Atotonilco, Jalisco is distilled from agave hillside agave grown at 4,620′ elevation, where plant sugars reach an average of 24-26° Brix. A low-pressure, slow agave roast creates Cimarrón’s bright, forward flavor, and fermentation is entirely natural using winemakers’ yeast.

Fortaleza Blanco

Regular Price $52.99

Sale price $48.99

Aromas of citrus, and rich cooked agave fill your nose in this unique and very special blanco tequila. Flavors include citrus, cooked agave, vanilla, basil, olive, and lime. The finish is long and deep, complex yet easy to drink.

El Buho Mezcal

Regular Price $41.99

Sale price $38.99

Stony minerals on the nose along with some overripe tropical fruit and a moderate amount of meaty smoke. Leather and green agave notes come in to play as well. The mezcal is soft and round on the palate with an umami quality to it. The smoke is there, but doesn’t overwhelm the other flavors

Ocho ‘Los Patos’ Reposado

Regular Price $67.99

Sale price $62.99

This 2016 vintage release of reposado is the companion to the current plata made from a small plot of agaves grown for over seven years at Puerta del Aire, just a stone’s throw from La Altena. Notes include kaffir lime, cooked peaches, anjou pear and vanilla.

Casamigos Reposado

Regular Price $53.99

Sale price $49.99

The nose brings a slight smoked char and peanut-shell aroma with some vanilla maple and spiced barrel notes. The aroma is still bright and lively with scents of the agave. On the palate, there’s a nice depth to the spice with a touch of a tobacco and leather and has a sweet, rich taste. The finish brings some pleasant peppery and bitter notes to bring the tequila to a close, but does finish on the sweet side

El Pandillo G4 Anejo

Regular Price $85.99

Sale price $79.99

The Añejo spends 18-months in American Oak and the vanilla note really shines from start to finish. Not to be outshone the Agave is noticeable and complements waves of floral tones on the palate. A dusting of white pepper and smoke offer a real treat to the senses as the flavors meld together seamlessly.

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