Lot one- This is amazing!! That's all I could say. This has everything I want, in a light Repo... but complex at the same time
Nose: Both fresh green agave aromas and the bouquet of Las Alambiques horno cooked agave in its cooling stages. Sweet cinnamon. Minty Mediterranean oregano. Freshly sliced sweet green apple. Taste: Medium pepper and sweetness in tandem. Light oils and salinity. Pepper heat does accumulate while sipping. Medium long finish. This is a refreshing, light blanco.
This Rancho is atypical, having a grey soil rich in calcium and containing limestone. Nose: Crisp entrance. Fragrant lime oils and orange peel. A tease of cinnamon, nutmeg, mint and thyme. Tart apples. A grind or two of black pepper. Flavor: Buttery and slightly oily. Ratcheting pepper heat. Vanilla, allspice and salinity making peekaboo appearances. The citrus notes hold their ground, marrying nicely with the agave and baking spice. Finish: A sweet and round, mouth filling finish. La Estancia is a departure from other recent Ocho Plata releases. Another classic study in terroir.
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Fruity, floral, and very fragrant. Unique flavor I’m having a hard time pinpointing, but I dig it. This one was picked up in Mexico but still 40%.