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|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|
Aroma: stone, blueberry
On the nose, lots of agave and citrus, some minerality and a saline note that I’m loving. Baking spices, cinnamon, very floral.. a little herbal. On the palate, just absolute loads of agave, spices, a little bit of brineyness. A little bit of anise sneaks up, 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. Top notch blanco.
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.
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
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.
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.
*Rating Adjusted Higher from my Video* - there's really nothing to say. You like high-proof Blanco, This is it!!
This is the goods, great flavor profile, citrus, agave, slight pepper and heat. Awesome
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
Incredible, complex aroma and doesn’t taste as high proof as it is.
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!!!
Possibly the best tequila I’ve ever tasted. Aroma, flavor, finish are fabulous. Beautiful agave flavor, medium sweetness, no burn. Delicious, aromatic finish. Not an inexpensive bottle but worth the price.
Based on msrp so the value points come in. You want agave? Boom You get it! 101 proof that drinks like a 80, agave every step of the way. Nose, great agave and desirable funk Taste, a quick hit of an almost spearmint note on the first sip, and agave followed by agave, perfect touch of pepper centered on the back of the tongue. Great mouthfeel and tingle. Finish, agave sits, light numbing No burn at any step, impossible to have just one glass
Price rating based on original retail. Can only find on secondary market today so not reasonable at all. Aroma is amazing…picking up on cooked agave and citrus notes. Taste is cooked agave, black pepper with citrus. Nice finish. Great product.
I don't usually drink high-alcohol tequilas because they tend to bring out the tails and compounds with higher molecular weight. However, with Tequila Ocho's Puntas, that wasn't the case. I was able to enjoy the fruity flavors that their brick ovens contribute to the final profile, and I would recommend this drink to any tequila lover.
Strong agave flavor, so delicious. My only regret is that I brought 2 bottles and waited months to open one.
Okay so I was scared of this before I opened my bottle cause of its proof. I thought it would be just harsh. It’s the total opposite. On the nose you’re gonna find mellow citrus notes that just welcomes you to drink it. The palate is this nice true agave sweetness with that hint of citrus. Definitely recommend
Herbal, Strong Agave, Peppery Finish
This checks so many boxes. Viscosity, flavor, over proof. Outstanding so if you can find it.
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This is such a beautiful expression. Unfortunately, the hype has made the price and availability near unobtainable. It's white pepper hot and cooked agave all the way. Unbelievably complex, finding new flavors as it opens up. It's big and bold, put on your seat belt.