Tequila Ocho Plata Puntas - 2023 Mesa Colorada

Type: Tequila
Brand: Tequila Ocho
Nom
1474
157 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 : 53% abv (106-proof)
Other : Distilled at or near proof, No additives, High-proof

Profile

Aromas & Flavors Detected By Our Community

Aromas Detected

16
Agave (cooked)
7
Grass
7
Citrus
7
Minerals
6
Pepper (black)
6
Vegetal
5
Herbal
4
Mint
3
Celery
3
Earth
3
Flowers
3
Vanilla

Flavors Detected

17
Agave (cooked)
15
Pepper (black)
12
Minerals
11
Citrus
7
Brine/Salt
7
Vegetal
7
Alcohol
5
Herbal
4
Agave (raw)
4
Lime
4
Mint
4
Flowers

Ratings

Personal Scores & Reviews From Our Community

Tequila Ninja
177 ratings
  • 88 Rating

Sticking with the 2021 puntas. I feel 2021 has more flavor than 23

Tequila Badass
478 ratings
  • 88 Rating

Seems awfully light in aroma and flavor. I may revisit and tweak scoring. EDIT: Original score was 85. I have updated the aroma, flavor, and finish scores. The description on the rear label, written by Remy, is beautiful, but in these first few pours, I'm only getting a fraction of the notes listed.

Tequila Phenom
387 ratings
  • 87 Rating

This has a matalactic funkiness on the nose. However it does not overshadow the cooked agave nose, and minerality. The taste involves cooked agave (baking spices), citrus like grilled pineapples , slight light butterscotch type sweetness deep within. This is a nice blonco.

Tequila Savant
208 ratings
  • 87 Rating

I’m out the outlier here. I don’t love Puntas. The brine isn’t my favorite but still an authentic offering. subtle nose with sweetness on the palate. Lots of brine and a peppery finish.

Tequila Badass
440 ratings
  • 87 Rating

Brine agave tasty goodness

Tequila Badass
431 ratings
  • 90 Rating

Close to the 2021. The 106 proof is definitely evident. White and black pepper, sweet cooked agave and citrus note. Great nose and mouth feel

Tequila Boss
502 ratings
  • 93 Rating

Downgrading the 2023 to a 93. Unlike many others, I prefer the original by a hair. They both have a different nose and taste. I love a well-made quality Blanco, especially high-proof.

Tequila Badass
448 ratings
  • 91 Rating

tasted at distillery oct 2023 tequiladies jalisco trip Puntas blanco Mesa Colorada field 53% Floral agave spice pepper citrus cacao a little bitterness green bell pepper Easy sipper. Spicier than last yrs I want to revisit side-by-side with 2021 puntas la Ladera.

Tequila Wizard
969 ratings
  • 91 Rating

Nose: Immersive green grassy scents, pine, alpine freshness and warm citrus notes. Much like setting foot into the agave receiving patio as freshly harvested piñas are being dumped and chopped. Initial aromas meet and mingle with the heady fragrance of nearby cooked agaves just finishing the cooling down stage. Alluring agave aromas seep into your senses and linger. Molasses, sweet potato, spicy pumpkin. Cinnamon and allspice. Marzipan and vanilla bean flan. Tidal pool brininess. Bright and brimming floral top notes. Orange blossoms, tropical frangipanis, cinnamon dusted jasmine. A whisper of spearmint and bitter almond. Woody rosemary, fennel and celery. Earthy, gritty minerals. Flavors: Ancho chiles and cracked black pepper. Savory salinity. Glazed candied yams. Salted butterscotch. Almonds. Green apple, charred pineapple, tangerine zest and green field agave. Dark roasted Italian espresso and toasted cocoa nibs bring trace bitter nuances, and act as anchoring base notes. Bright, buttery, sleek.

Tequila Aficionado
50 ratings
  • 92 Rating

Aroma Agave Green fresh fruit Flowers Jalapeño orange Caramel milk chocolate chip cookie Maple syrup Taste

Tequila Warrior
49 ratings
  • 92 Rating

Mustard, green grass, cinnamon, bitter orange peel, Jasmine, spear mint, chili peppers, salinity, iron, sour pineapple, white pepper,

Tequila Guru
77 ratings
  • 92 Rating

Full review pending

Tequila Lover
10 ratings
  • 92 Rating

Very unique on the palate, with a distinct mineral I will have to revisit to fully define. Smooth finish for an over-proofed spirit. One of the most unique tequilas I’ve sampled early in my tequila journey.

Tequila Ninja
106 ratings
  • 93 Rating

Pepper on the nose with citrus and agave to boot. Smooth, silky mouthfeel with even more citrus, agave and minerality on the palate. Super smooth finish. Simply outstanding.

Tequila Maniac
34 ratings
  • 94 Rating

Excellent as expected… drinks more like 90 proof than 106. It has a full-bodied creaminess to it that is lovely. Tasted next to Volans Still Strength; both excellent… the Volans is definitely more mineral and the Ocho sweeter with heavy pepper notes. I slightly prefer the Puntas. Glad I bought an extra bottle, this one is a gem.

Tequila Ninja
164 ratings
  • 89 Rating

Emanating with a captivating allure, the robust aroma unfolds with pronounced minerality reminiscent of wet concrete taking center stage. A delightful interplay of agave, grassiness, honey, invigorating mint, subtle alcohol, and notes of green citrus contribute to the complex and enticing olfactory profile. As the palate experiences the initial onslaught, an intriguing combination emerges. Anise, the essence of agave, and a refreshing sour grassiness intermingle with vegetal notes, creating a dynamic palate. The heat asserts itself, gripping the esophagus, while a swift and lively pepper bite enlivens the tongue. Concrete minerality persists, accompanied by a nuanced touch of brine, hints of pineapple, and a lingering essence of candied alcohol, resulting in a captivating and multifaceted taste experience. The culmination of this tasteful journey is found in the finish, characterized by a gradual fade of agave, leaving behind a refreshing sense of freshness. Subtle traces of honeysuckle delicately intertwine with the lingering soft minerality, imparting a nuanced and sophisticated conclusion to this delicious and uniquley curated expression.

Tequila Enthusiast
7 ratings
  • 93 Rating

Great nose. Tons of cooked agave. I get some green notes, not a lot of minerality. Taste is fantastic. Agave explosion. 106 proof worth of flavor but extremely pleasant. No burn or harshness, just a nice spice on the finish. I think my favorite part of this Blanco is the mouthfeel! Velvety smooth, hard to describe. Wonderful.

Tequila Ninja
112 ratings
  • 92 Rating

Bottle: Botella No 4482, Lot BLA-047P, 08/08/2023 Appearance: Clear Full review pending…

Tequila Aficionado
53 ratings
  • 91 Rating

Nose: sweet agave, grassy notes, citrus Mouth feel: pleasant, thin Taste: agave, citrus, black pepper, cinnamon/annise Finish: super pleasant, low heat

Tequila Freak
28 ratings
  • 91 Rating

Fruit Forward with mild mineral flavor from the unique single estate. Best product from Ocho yet and tied for my 3rd best blanco with Volans Still strength. I compare to wine. This is like a French Cabernet Sauvignon vs Volans as a Napa cab. Bottles are numbered so worth collecting as at $80, it will easily double in value as 2023 sells out.

Tequila Savant
277 ratings
  • 93 Rating

Comparing side-by-side to 2021 Ocho Puntas, this has similar notes but slightly more peppery. Both are heavenly.

Tequila Ninja
149 ratings
  • 90 Rating

Nose- Vegetal, cooked agave, alcohol Pallet- cooked agave, vegetal, slight brine, Finish- Great lingering agave and pepper heat that hits hard and lingers to an amazing finish

Tequila Savant
206 ratings
  • 89 Rating

That’s a harmonious balance between agave, pepper and umami. Truly special!

Tequila Guru
83 ratings
  • 87 Rating

Did a blind tasting vs ‘21 Puntas…with 2021 coming out on top!

Tequila Ninja
113 ratings
  • 89 Rating

Would have loved more on the aroma. Mainly getting light vanilla and cement on nose. Burst of sweetness on first sip with fresh cucumber notes followed by an intense sparkling wine/carbonated drink effect on the entire mouth. This 53% drinks like a 40% and has to be one of the easiest HP to sip on. Very long lasting finish that coats the entire mouth with pleasant bitterness. Also finishes quite dry. Score reflects the limited aroma and the average price tag that distributors are charging.