Ocho Tequila 8/8/8 - Rancho El Carrizal Extra Añejo

Type: Tequila
Brand: Tequila Ocho
Nom
1474
32 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 : Deep well water ,
Fermentation : Wood fermentation tanks, 100% agave, Open-air fermentation ,
Distillation : 2x distilled ,
Still : Copper Pot ,
Aging : American White Oak barrels, Whisky barrels, Used barrels ,
ABV/Proof : 48.8% abv (97.6-proof)
Other : Aeration, No additives

Profile

Aromas & Flavors Detected By Our Community

Aromas Detected

7
Agave (cooked)
6
Fruity
5
Oak
4
Vanilla
4
Pitted Fruit
3
Peach
3
Caramel
3
Flowers
2
Alcohol
2
Honey
2
Butterscotch
2
Coffee

Flavors Detected

9
Agave (cooked)
6
Oak
5
Fruity
4
Vanilla
4
Pitted Fruit
4
Caramel
3
Peach
3
Citrus
2
Alcohol
2
Honey
2
Butterscotch
2
Coffee

Ratings

Personal Scores & Reviews From Our Community

Tequila Savant
226 ratings
  • 82 Rating

Slightly disappointed as I expected better. I find other Ocho XAs have the edge over this 888 at a lower price point.

Tequila Wizard
714 ratings
  • 92 Rating

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

Tequila Savant
283 ratings
  • 91 Rating

bottle #5, barrel 03

Tequila Badass
409 ratings
  • 85 Rating

Plenty of cooked agave in the aroma along with light caramel, fruit and a little citrus. The cooked agave is also present in the flavor but somewhat overwhelmed with baking spices and heat. There is also just a hint of caramel sweetness at the open before the spicy heat takes over. Long, warm finish. The 48.8 ABV on this one seems more hot than the 50.0 on the Alquimia and may be just a bit much for my taste. 12-24-2019 7th Annual Xmas XA tasting

Tequila Wizard
838 ratings
  • 90 Rating

Bottle #5, Barrel 01 Nose: The aroma is special: round and comforting, but punchy. Tropical fruit, pineapple, peach and a floral note. Vanilla, cardamom, coffee and light butterscotch. There is oak here and subtle cedar notes - but restraint has been given to respect the agave that still shines through. Flavor: Silky, buttery smooth texture, but carries a potent spice zing. Citrus, green peppercorns, butterscotch. There is a dessert quality to this XA. Similar to a rich Mexican flan? At 48.8% ABV, this does not present “too hot”. But be warned, as easy as it is to sip, it will sneak up on you. Finish has staying power, with pepper and spice zip and offsetting creamy agave mouth feel.

Tequila Boss
528 ratings
  • 89 Rating

Pitted fruit, raisin, and licorice oak aromas with slightly sweet agave, burnt caramel and honey flavors and a bright, pungent finish brought by the high proof (48.8%). A dry extra añejo that is not over-oaked, despite 8 years in the barrel. (I’ve always appreciated Ocho’s light touch when it comes to aging.) A tightly packed XA with a high-proof kick.

Tequila Honey Badger
1001 ratings
  • 90 Rating

The color of this Extra Añejo is very light, which is a visual clue that it may still contain agave, not just oak. In this case, it does. Cooked agave, hay, dried fruit, tobacco and slight peach aromas. At 48.8% abv, the alcohol is also in the nose but isn’t overly aggressive. Alcohol doesn’t dominate the flavor at all, as I find this easy to drink. Cooked agave, molasses, and vanilla flavor. Really long cooked agave on the finish. Nicely done, not over-done.

Tequila Guru
92 ratings
  • 91 Rating

Bottle 143, Barrel 6 The aroma of this tequila is probably the best I’ve experienced. Potent vanilla, agave, oak, and a sweet smell of either fruit or floral (I’m not that good at identifying aromas). Very spicy on the palate with some pleasant and expected heat. Some oak bitterness that fades to a sweet vanilla, and agave that carries through to the finish. This is a very generous gift from a really good friend, so I can’t rate the value. I do realize this limited edition release is expensive.

Tequila Ninja
103 ratings
  • 70 Rating

A little hot and overpriced.

Tequila Enthusiast
7 ratings
  • 94 Rating

The 8/8/8 will go down as a collector’s bottle. The Camarena and Estes family planned this expression perfectly. Oak and cooked agave provide the first notes and this is followed closely with caramel and citrus. The balance of this tequila is exceptional and nothing short of what you would expect from NOM 1474.

Tequila Ninja
150 ratings
  • 84 Rating

Bottle 123, barrel 03. Very agave forward for an XA. A bit hot at 48.8%. Very long finish. Peppery. Quality juice, but overpriced due to limited production.

Tequila Ninja
175 ratings
  • 89 Rating

This is an amazing Tequila and would be worthy of a mid 90s if it wasn’t so pricey. I can’t believe that it’s been aged 8 yrs 8 mo and continues to retain significant roasted agave flavor.

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