Ocho Tequila Añejo

Type: Tequila
Brand: Tequila Ocho
Nom
1474
1017 Ratings See All

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Production Details
NOM : 1474 ,
Agave Type : Tequilana Weber ,
Agave Region : Jalisco (Los Altos), Single Estate ,
Region : Jalisco (Los Altos Southern) ,
Cooking : Stone/Brick Ovens ,
Extraction : Roller Mill ,
Water Source : Natural spring water ,
Fermentation : 100% agave, Wood fermentation tanks, Open-air fermentation, Fermentation without fibers ,
Distillation : 2x distilled ,
Still : Copper Pot ,
Aging : American White Oak barrels, Whisky barrels, Used barrels ,
ABV/Proof : 40% abv (80-proof)
Other : Aeration, No additives

Profile

Aromas & Flavors Detected By Our Community

Aromas Detected

106
Agave (cooked)
61
Vanilla
61
Oak
42
Citrus
32
Cinnamon
29
Caramel
29
Pepper (black)
23
Alcohol
16
Earth
15
Butter
15
Minerals
14
Flowers

Flavors Detected

126
Agave (cooked)
70
Vanilla
69
Oak
64
Pepper (black)
40
Caramel
34
Citrus
30
Cinnamon
24
Alcohol
23
Butter
17
White Pepper
16
Fruity
15
Butterscotch

Ratings

Personal Scores & Reviews From Our Community

Tequila Wizard
742 ratings
  • 85 Rating

2021 La Ladera | Nose: oak,some citrus, earthy, light floral notes, and a hint of cooked agave Flavor: fruity, black pepper, brown sugar, oak essence, and some citrus Finish: medium with a chocolate and coffee thing going on

Tequila Wizard
874 ratings
  • 87 Rating

2021 La Ladera | Nose: Aromas of a freshly cut plank of wood, as well as lightly aged oak barrels. Green fruit, a tease of citrus, a hint of cucumber and a slightly sour umami element that I will have to revisit to sus out. A warm medley of spice that is round and creamy. A dusty earth note. The nose is on the timid side, but interesting. Flavor: First sip brings an escalating crescendo of pepper with fruit and toasted nuts. Medium oils. The pepper is the dominant player, but fruit and cookie spice play supporting roles. Also a stray sulfur note, similar as found in asparagus? Finish brings some rich coffee or dark chocolate nuances.

Tequila Savant
285 ratings
  • 89 Rating

2020 Cerro Grande | I feel a bit more oak and sweetness from the barrel in this iteration of the añejo, it’s wonderful since it creates a nice harmony with the natural sweetness that was already there in the blanco.

Tequila Guru
91 ratings
  • 88 Rating

2020 Cerro Grande | Nose of green pepper spiciness and fresh-cooked agave. A very pleasant flavor across the palate, a light sweetness with good mouthfeel. A nice burst of black pepper, spicy sweet cinnamon, and green apple on the finish, that lingers afterwards. Another excellent añejo that leans towards lighter barrel influence.

Tequila Badass
465 ratings
  • 85 Rating

2020 Cerro Grande : Nose: roasted pineapple, tangerine, citric, lemon, green apple, oak barrel, cooked agave. Palate: pineapple, anise, citric, orange peel, wood oak, pepper, salt.

Tequila Ninja
107 ratings
  • 89 Rating

2018 El Bajío | On the nose, clean cooked agave, what I’ve come to expect from a Carlos Camarena tequila. Herbal. Hints of cinnamon. Barrel spice, vanilla. Green apple, pineapple rind. Very complex. On the palate, crisp agave. Definitely some heat. I get a note of chile, almost jalapeño like. Very full bodied. Long finish. Will be very curious to see how this evolves now that I’ve opened the bottle. Excellent, another he run from Ocho.

Tequila Phenom
326 ratings
  • 88 Rating

2018 El Bajío | A sample from a friend, but I also bought a bottle for USD60, so I think it's a great price for an añejo. I have also had the 2018 Las Presas añejo, although I have finished it, so I cannot compare the two side by side. From memory, this one is very similar, though. I've never had the 2018 El Bajio blanco, so I'm not sure how the aging impacted the original profile, aside from the obvious oak influence and dilution to 40% alcohol. Nose: cooked agave, vanilla, oak, ginger, mint. Palate: cinnamon, salt, agave, oak, citrus, spiciness. Finish: long and spicy (as if from a pepper, not barrel spice).

Tequila Honey Badger
1264 ratings
  • 91 Rating

2018 El Bajío | Sweet roast agave with some oak spice. This is typical of the profile of any Ocho Añejo, likely aged just a few more days than the minimum allowed.

Tequila Wizard
874 ratings
  • 89 Rating

2020 Cerro Grande Nose: Lightly aged oak and caramel. Cinnamon, leather and vanilla bean. Fruit and agave forward. A sweet slightly sour hard cider aroma. A harmonious nose. Flavors: A touch thin, yet a creamy feeling. Rounded spice, mature agave and butterscotch notes. Pepper notes pulling up from behind. A suggestion of coconut? Pineapple with a squeeze of lima. Richly sweet with a sensual nuance of leather. Just enough salinity to give balance. Finish: Fruity and spicy, with a back palate dark chocolate/coffee adiós.

Tequila Ninja
141 ratings
  • 92 Rating

2018 El Bajío | Aroma: there’s a good amount of alcohol on the nose. I get a really strong fruit aroma like pineapple, some stewed lemon. Theres a little orange zest. Flavor: flavor comes through with a little more cooked or stewed fruit flavor up front. It fades into some nice cooked agave. Theres a bit of oak. A strong bite in this tequila (bite in a good way). It hits the sides of the tongue and creates a bit of tingle and numbness on the tongue. Finish: this one sticks with you for a long time. Sweet, tangy and warm. Overall: I love this tequila. It’s super different and nothing like what I taste in most aged tequila. Lots of fruit and tang. Not a ton of agave flavor and I don’t get the same oak, caramel, cinnamon, etc. like most Añejos but I still really enjoy it.

Tequila Wizard
874 ratings
  • 90 Rating

2020 Cerro Grande | Nose: Lightly aged oak and caramel. Cinnamon, leather and vanilla bean. Fruit and agave forward. A sweet slightly sour hard cider aroma. A harmonious nose. Flavors: A touch thin, yet a creamy feeling. Rounded spice, mature agave and butterscotch notes. Pepper notes pulling up from behind. Pineapple with a squeeze of lima. Richly sweet with a sensual nuance of leather. Just enough salinity to give balance. Finish: Fruity and spicy, with a back palate dark chocolate/coffee adiós.

Tequila Wizard
874 ratings
  • 86 Rating

2019 La Laja | Nose: Green pear/apple/pineapple aromas, faint oak barreling, butterscotch, and a kiss of citrus. A sprinkle of pepper and cinnamon, and a forest note: pine needles? There is also an intriguing, slightly sharp fruitiness that l can’t quite identify. Flavor: Pepper heat, an uncharacteristic punch of barrel & barrel spice, dark toffee and an undercurrent of orange liqueur. Some tannic bite on the back palate. The nosing promised more than the tasting delivered.

Tequila Wizard
874 ratings
  • 89 Rating

2018 El Vergel | Nose: Pineapple, orange and lime zest. Cut grass, a forest of fir trees. Minerals. A dash of vanilla, a dusting of pepper, oregano and thyme. Flavor: Light vanilla, piquant barrel spices and orange liqueur coats the tongue with a sweet and oily panoply. Pepper heat insidiously creeps in and builds. The herbal aroma elements remain, but have acquiesced to the sweeter agave and oak nuances.

Tequila Wizard
874 ratings
  • 86 Rating

2018 El Bajío | Nose: Pineapple, green apple, spicy candied fruits and a sweet and sour cider note. Herbal aromas of rosemary and thyme layer on top of rich agave sweetness. Flavor: Begins with vanilla and almond cream, but soon black and green peppercorns creep in. Buttery salted caramel, with a dash of dark cocoa powder. The cider note perseveres in the flavor. Finish: Lengthy pepper heat and pleasing mouth feel predominate. Not overly complex, but very sippable over the course of an evening. There is a slight note of bitterness - but not to a fault. Aging has improved this Rancho’s blanco. Wasn’t crazy about the blanco, but improved impressions with the reposado and añejo.

Tequila Wizard
874 ratings
  • 89 Rating

2018 Las Presas | Nose: Pineapple, citrus zest, nougat, piquant baking spices, thyme, earth and minerals. Flavor: Butterscotch, assertive combination of cloves, cinnamon and pepper, citrus, grilled pineapple, and creamy vanilla/almond flavors. Velvety texture.

Tequila Honey Badger
1264 ratings
  • 91 Rating

2018 Las Presas | Quite spicy in aroma and taste this is one of the latest in yearly releases from the brand. The bottle says the agave are planted in north-south rows to avoid being shadowed on the sloped terrain of Las Presas and was owned by Carlos' bisabuelo. Harvested at 6.5 years at an avg. weight of 26 kilos and 28.6 brix. Per the usual for Tequila Ocho we're told very little about aging or the vessel used except the general indication of it being quite played out as evidenced by the pale straw color. Aging is an additional element of the flavor profile and adds rather than subtracts. Agave is front and center when this is sipped, as are crisp tannic grape notes, minerals and a bit of anise that comes out in the finish that fades to natural sweetness.

Tequila Wizard
874 ratings
  • 89 Rating

2007 El Vergel | Nose: Pineapple, orange and lime zest. Cut grass, fir trees in a forest and minerals. A dash of vanilla, a sprinkle of pepper, oregano and thyme. Flavor: Light vanilla, piquant barrel spices and orange liqueur coats the tongue with a sweet and oily panoply. Pepper heat insidiously creeps in and builds. The herbal aroma elements remain, but have acquiesced to the sweeter agave and oak nuances.

Tequila Badass
465 ratings
  • 88 Rating

2016 Los Patos | 2016 Los Patos. It has a reddish color, light body, clear and aromatic. Aroma: cooked agave in this Añejo, gardenia, lime-zest, guava, anise, chocolate milk, eucalyptus, honeysuckle, butter, basil, honey dew melon. Palate: butter, corn, nopal, salt, green peppers, honeycomb, cinnamon, Smokey. Finish medium.

Tequila Honey Badger
1264 ratings
  • 93 Rating

2007 El Vergel | This was bottled over 11 1/2 years ago on 27/04/09 and is just now available at a well known online retailer. This is the first Añejo ever released in the Ocho line. I have to say that the novelty of tasting this for the first time during Pandemic 2020 cannot be adequately described. Surreal barely scratches the surface. Speaking from some experience, this is one of the darkest color products released by the brand and makes me appreciate how played out some of the Ocho Reposado and Añejo barrels are now. Nose is terrific and strong for being freshly opened. Fragrant wood, roast agave, an enticing array of earthy supporting aromas. Oaked agave creme brulee in the mouth and a surprising amount of bitter oak on the tongue for all the aroma leadup. Fortunately that doesn't last long enough to do more than knock a point off overall. Resetting the palate with 2017 Los Nopales Plata and visiting 2007 El Vergel Añejo again I find the finish to be bold and tongue worthy with some good mid side of tongue buzz and a long lingering oak, caramel, slight vanilla and creamy sweet agave dominant flavor. An instant classic in 2020, where everything old is new again. I'm interested in how this will change in the bottle now that it's open.

Tequila Wizard
874 ratings
  • 89 Rating

2017 Las Aguilas | Nose: Fruity. Ripe red fruit, a touch of juicy fruit. A combination butterscotch/light oak richness. Earth and minerals. Warm round spice aromas of nutmeg, cinnamon and citrus. Flavor: Almonds and cream, vanilla, butterscotch and bold pepper. A slight amargo hint that dissipates as it opens up. Silky in the mouth.

Tequila Savant
288 ratings
  • 87 Rating

2015 La Latilla | Got my hands on the single barrel cask strength version of this. Very complex flavors. I’m picking up grapefruit, wet stone, and cinnamon. High proof definitely tingles.

Tequila Phenom
349 ratings
  • 87 Rating

2015 La Latilla | Really like this expression, light oak influences, not overly sweet, beautifully balanced with just the right amount of cooked agave. Nice sipper!

Tequila Ninja
128 ratings
  • 85 Rating

Aroma : Very light oak, cinnamon, and citrus. Taste : Plenty of cooked agave for an Añejo and well balanced with vanilla, oak and some light spice. This is light bodied and somewhat oily. Finish : Medium/long finish with more emphasis on oaky spice and some cinnamon as well. This is another very light Añejo that reminds me of Pasote in regards to letting the agave really shine through while still balancing it out with Añejo barrel notes.

Tequila Savant
228 ratings
  • 85 Rating

2015 La Latilla

Tequila Savant
232 ratings
  • 84 Rating

Really good tequila love the agave smell and flavor found in it. It has a nice finish. Well done

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Tequila Tourist
May 25, 2013

Review #315 - Tequila Ocho (2010 Los Corrales) Tequila Plata Blanco

If you are someone who likes a blanco that is not overly sweet and you crave an up front agave flavor, this is a tequila that you will really enjoy.