Tequila Ocho

Jalisco (Los Altos Southern)
Nom 1474

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Bottle 142 Barrel 03 Nose: Tropical Floral and Fruit, ripe peach, sweet agave, vanilla, hint of coffee, and light oak Flavor: creamy mouth feel, sweet agave comes through, honey, and butterscotch Finish: Long finish with light spice, agave, and some cedar. This is a very nice XA. I would serve this with desserts and would pair nicely with regular and chocolate creme brûlée, salted caramel butterscotch pudding, or chocolate mousse

The Nose: lots of floral notes, slights sweetness, agave, earth, ripe fruit, and hint of cinnamon. Flavor: agave, oak, undertones of citrus, toffee, cacao, and sweetness of honey. Finish: long, some baking spice, and agave sweetness

Remy Newland
Tequila Wizard
626 ratings

Nose: Fruity, floral, grapefruit zest, cucumber, green pepper and flinty minerals. Caramel like agave sweetness. Flavor: Searing white pepper heat carrying a touch of bitterness. A little thin in the mouth. Simple sweetness with no associated nuances that my palate can pick up. Trace vanilla and pineapple. The aromas promised more than the tasting. Finish: A nagging bitter sensation.

Grover Sanschagrin
Tequila Wizard
820 ratings

Citrus, pepper, grass, agave aromas. Medium thick mouthfeel. Agave and dried grass flavor.

Scarlet Sanschagrin
Tequila Badass
435 ratings

Cooked agave, wet earth, mint, mineral. Slight mint and cinnamon taste with a black pepper finish, but sweeter than I prefer.

Remy Newland
Tequila Wizard
626 ratings

Nose: This has a crisp snap to the nose. Rich, ripe agave blast accompanied by minerals and spices: cinnamon and nutmeg. Freshly cut lime zest and green bananas. A tiny perfume-like or floral aroma. Flavor: Punchy white pepper wrapped in chewy agave richness. A buttery toffee note. Silky in the mouth. A lot of opulence in this blanco. Finish: As the pepper heat reluctantly recedes, it reveals some herbal notes and trace cedar. Once again showcasing the agave.

Remy Newland
Tequila Wizard
626 ratings

Nose: Intense agave. Airy fruity and floral scents. A subtle almond cream note. My nose did a double take on the crisp mineral, mint and citrus notes. A tropical feel to this. First Class. Flavors: Silky and buttery in the mouth - but not without a small pepper blast, however. Creamy sweet agave, a sprinkle of salt and vanilla/almond/licorice/toffee/nutmeg notes in 5 part harmony. A few herbal notes, just to hold your interest. I recommend this highly.

Nose: Initial round rum note wrapped in light oak and spice. Dried fruit: citron and apricot. Fragrant fruitiness, subdued perfume aromas, and an appealing muted sour note. A touch of vanilla and ginger. Everything here is singing in tune. Flavor: Cantaloupe, tropical fruits and agave richness. Grilled pineapple basted with melted butter, dark brown sugar and sweet jerk spices. Some pepper heat and tannins play on the back palate on the finish.

John Welch
Tequila Honey Badger
1007 ratings

For some reason this has shown up at a couple of retailers after being held back from the US market by Southern Wine and Spirits, the distributor in CA and other states for some Fleming Steakhouse $100 Margarita promotion bullshit. Finally tasting this blanco which should have been out 2 years ago. Citrus nose gives way to roast agave gives way to white pepper and a fade to some lingering sweetness. I don't like this as much as the 2016 Los Patos which was great, almost Ocho defining, while this is only very, very good. As if that's a bad thing, right?

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