Tequila Ocho Plata Puntas - 2021 La Ladera

Type: Tequila
Brand: Tequila Ocho
Nom
1474
96 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, Fermentation without fibers ,
Distillation : 2x distilled ,
Still : Copper Pot ,
Aging : - ,
ABV/Proof : 50.5% abv (101-proof)
Other : Aeration, No additives

Profile

Aromas & Flavors Detected By Our Community

Aromas Detected

16
Agave (cooked)
10
Grapefruit
8
Flowers
8
Brine/Salt
7
Citrus
5
Minerals
5
Lime
4
Pepper (black)
4
Herbal
4
Alcohol
3
Celery
3
Cinnamon

Flavors Detected

18
Agave (cooked)
10
Brine/Salt
10
Pepper (black)
7
Cinnamon
6
Anise
6
Citrus
5
Minerals
5
Fruity
5
Grapefruit
4
Flowers
4
Alcohol
3
Butter

Ratings

Personal Scores & Reviews From Our Community

Tequila Phenom
315 ratings
  • 94 Rating

I bought a bottle from a friend, but the retail is USD60 and, in my opinion, worth much more, hence the value rating of 9. Ratings for other aspects are high because the aroma is quite vibrant and the tequila is very flavorful. Neither has anything offensive or obtuse. Nose: some yeast, citrus, cooked agave, sweet earth. Palate: citrus, agave, some yeast, minerality, sweet earth. Finish: Brief alcohol up front, which turns into minerality with a small amount of earthiness.

Tequila Savant
256 ratings
  • 91 Rating

This special offering is from a collection of cuts from the 2nd distillation run. The heads, Puntas, are the beginning of the run and they contain intense flavors and they are high in proof. This “Distillers Cut” was 128 proof prior to being reduced to 101 proof - 51.5% ABV. The scent is fresh. The alcohol is present amongst creamy cooked agave, grapefruit / mango, salinity and even a hint of spearmint and cilantro. There’s a mixture of floral, fruity, herbal and citrus. This one has it all. On my first sip the alcohol tingle hits you first and then a peppery punch of cooked agave immediately follows. There’s a lot of minerality along with some salinity, anise, cinnamon and citrus oil extract. Even with the ovenproof this special offering is very enjoyable. It begs for you to keep sipping and exploring its flavors. Don’t hate me but this would make a killer cocktail but I’ll mostly sip and savor this one. 101 Overproof - 2021 La Ladera Not Chilled Filtered

Tequila Savant
226 ratings
  • 89 Rating

Agave, grapefruit, salt water, and some alcohol on the nose. As I swirl the glass there’s legs for miles. I’m tasting agave, white pepper, salt water, citrus, cinnamon, anise, and some minerals. There’s a lot going. The high proof has some initial kick but then it opens up nicely as you explore the wide range of flavors that keep revealing themselves.

Tequila Guru
99 ratings
  • 90 Rating

On the nose, lots of agave and citrus, some minerality and a saline note that I’m loving. Baking spices, cinnamon, very floral. I keep smelling my hand to make sure it’s not one of our soaps because it’s just so aromatic. Definitely roses, something I’ve been smelling alot of at our Orthodox Lenten services. a little herbal. On the palate, just absolute loads of agave, spices, a little bit of brineyness. So much going on here. Definitely a little heat but not too much for 50.5%. It’s got some of that saltiness and a finish that just goes on for quite some time. A little bit of chocolate but reminds me of cafe de La olla. Bold, fierce even. So much going on, I am thankful to have a second sample because I’m going to need another sit down with this, but I will absolutely be seeking out a bottle. Top notch blanco. At the $60-90 range I’ve been seeing, this is a great value. I would put this at a 5/10 (average) at $100, and give it another point for every $10 or so down from that.

Tequila Phenom
317 ratings
  • 94 Rating

there's really nothing to say. You like high-proof Blanco, This is it!!

Tequila Phenom
319 ratings
  • 91 Rating

This is the goods, great flavor profile, citrus, agave, slight pepper and heat. Awesome

Tequila Honey Badger
1222 ratings
  • 94 Rating

Everything here is maxed out. This likely is at the max ABV @ 50.5%. Any more and it would seem too hot and be a tongue shredder. It does need to be sipped slowly at first to ready your mouth but a few minutes spent doing that preps you for the high proof agave bomb this is. Not very viscous or oily this leaves nice perlas in the juice when shaken and great legs in the jarrito. The more I sip, the richer this becomes. Another brilliant idea brought to fruition from the 14+ year collaboration between the late Tomás Estes and Carlos Camarena. Gracias gentlemen.

Tequila Wizard
694 ratings
  • 86 Rating

Nose: herbal, celery, cilantro, cooked agave, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, wet dirt, molasses and alcohol Flavor: alcohol, cooked agave, ripe fruit, flowers, and Briney Finish: short and peppery

Tequila Savant
261 ratings
  • 90 Rating

En Nariz: Flor de Azhar, piña, toronja, cilantro, apio, sal de mar, limón real, lima, después empiezan a desenvolverse aromas más dulces, como a caramelo de café, un poco a mantequilla, grano de cacao y mucho agave En boca: Pimienta, canela, toronja, muy herbal, té de limón, floral más cercano a la bugambilia, con un agradable gustillo salado, penetrante sabor a agave que transporta irremediablemente a la destilería, dando paso a notas de Granada dulce madura. Es un high proof muy bien logrado, complejo, que debe disfrutarse con calma y concentración

Tequila Savant
236 ratings
  • 93 Rating

This is an unbelievable HP. Strong aroma of citrus & fruit. I picked up grapefruit which is a first for me, lots of agave & minerals as well.

Tequila Wizard
834 ratings
  • 91 Rating

Nose: The aromas come in layered waves. Herbal: celery, fennel and cilantro. Sumptuous agave sweetness, with tag-along cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice. The smell of a salty sea breeze. Alkaline minerals, wet grass and soil. Citrus: Lima and grapefruit zest. A gentle waft of molasses. At 50.5%, virtually no ethanol blow back - just aromatic warmth. Flavors: The flavors come at you from all directions: Treble, midrange and bass notes. Staccato notes of anise, ginger, cinnamon and pepper punctuate the palate. Then rich round agave, hints of flowers, and ripe fruit components take a warmer, more prominent role in the profile. Buttery and briney. As Puntas continues to open up, dark roast Oaxacan coffee and bittersweet chocolate bass notes emerge, and follow through in the finish.. A fine tribute to the last collaboration between Maestros Carlos y Tomas.

Tequila Boss
526 ratings
  • 91 Rating

Incredible, complex aroma and doesn’t taste as high proof as it is.

Tequila Wizard
995 ratings
  • 93 Rating

Dare I say it? This may be the best Ocho Plata I've ever tasted. It is also the last project that Tomas Estes worked on with Carlos Camarena, and it is a gift to tequila lovers. The concept: Take the best cut of the distillation runs (60-63% abv) and blend them all together. Add just enough water to bring it down to 50.5% abv, and bottle it. The result: Super rich and complex aroma with a lot going on. It is packed with the aroma of cooked agave, floral (rose?) and citrus notes (grapefruit?), anise, brine, olive and minerals. SMELLS AMAZING! Flavor: More agave, minerals, brine and olive that lingers nicely in the finish, which is long and fun because of the higher ABV. Also, let this breath throughout the time you're drinking it (don't rush!) and it will continue to evolve and reveal more and more interesting characteristics. Bravo!!!

Tequila Warrior
41 ratings
  • 91 Rating

Tasting date July 3, 2022 tasted blind with some other h.p. blancos: criollo, cascahuin 48, siembra valles, fortaleza still, fuenteseca 2018 and cazcanes no 9. Rated this top 2 with Criollo. OCHO PUNTAS NOM 1474 NOSE: 1st try = very strong nose, pungent, vegetal, briney, not so agave forward, maybe a little green pepper, jalepeño w/o heat, grassy, taste is similar to nose. 2nd try = nose pops, briney, funky, w/ floral notes, green tea and that bubblegum indicative of an Estes/Carlos Camarena product. TASTE: similar to the nose. sweet agave, green tea bubblegum, pepper, anise FINISH: sweet agave and pepper. Lingers very good OVERALL: Very complex perhaps from the open air fermentation in wood and added aeration.

Tequila Enthusiast
8 ratings
  • 100 Rating

For $64.50, I found this bottle to be a fantastic buy!!

Tequila Guru
87 ratings
  • 92 Rating

Aroma of cooked agave, pepper, olives, petrichor, and some alcohol. The flavor is spicy pepper, cinnamon, anise, that seems to evolve after a couple of sips. Not sure why, but the final sips of my pour seem to have a more oily mouth feel compared to the first sips. Top 3 blanco for me!

Tequila Ninja
132 ratings
  • 89 Rating

Lots of gorgeous beautiful agave on the nose. Plenty of pepper on the palate with agave. Definitely has a high proof kick but in a good way. Strong finish. Has that signature Ocho profile.

Tequila Aficionado
55 ratings
  • 91 Rating

Love the way this smells. So many different aromas in there. Really bright sweetness on taste followed by a lot of anise (almost too much for my personal taste). Reminiscent of Tapatio 110. Lots of spice from the high proof, but very drinkable. Find this more drinkable than many tequilas that are lower proof. Firework finish that lingers.

Tequila Guru
85 ratings
  • 92 Rating

Aroma of minerals, agave, and light citrus oils. Kind of floral in the background. Flavor of cooked agave, lime, pepper, and salty dandelion. Hot finish but that's what you pay admission fir for with this one. Great high prood expression, so glad to see more and more distillers doing this! Once this opens up, mint, menthol, and anise rule.

Tequila Warrior
42 ratings
  • 89 Rating

Vanilla, citrus, agave, lime, brine, floral,

Tequila Warrior
41 ratings
  • 87 Rating

Cinnamon, hot, spicy hot

Tequila Phenom
305 ratings
  • 91 Rating

I've been waiting on this profile for months, and finally arrived! Ocho Puntas offers a aromatic character as soon as you open it. Let it open up for a couple minutes and experiment finding the right glassware for it, I used the Neat, Riedel and D&L agave glass. Once you dive in, you're received by a fresh and crisp entrance that doesn’t get overpowered by the superior alcohol compounds, rather invites you to sip in. Aroma: Heavy-forward cooked agave, green fruits, tart citrus notes (grapefruit/lime), herbal notes (celery/crisp bell pepper) and briny/mineral nuances. Flavor: Cooked agave that just covers your mouth instantly that suddenly drops with a buttery texture (wonder if it comes from the malolactic fermentation process). The agave sweetness is balanced out with fruity notes (pear, green), sweet citrus notes (cara cara orange, mandarin, grapefruit) and herbal notes (celery, anise, mint, green bell pepper) Minimal alcohol attack even being a high proof at 50.5% abv, you really get to enjoy a magnificent profile. Finishes up with a olive/salty (briny) that is complemented by the minerality (earthy) aspect of the Ocho terroir idea. Short to medium finish (dry) with a tannic sensation, that is not seen in many brands. My new Ocho favorite

Tequila Ninja
138 ratings
  • 91 Rating

sweet agave baking spices citrus fruit. maybe the best ocho blanco I've tried. lucky to find a bottle in PV

Tequila Ninja
138 ratings
  • 88 Rating

Rated the wrong tequila trying a blind rating for the first time. Should have been Tequila Ocho Plata 2017 Los Nopales. The 2017 did not come up as an option. I contacted TMM to see about correcting this.