El Luchador Organic Blanco Tequila
123 Spirits // Jalisco , Mexico
El Luchador, from tequilero David Ravandi, is a bold, 110-proof spirit named for the famed masked wrestlers of Mexico. This powerhouse of a tequila was born at 4,200 feet in what you could say are the highest of the lowlands in Jalisco, with agave grown using certified organic practices and harvested at 12 years. It is bottled unaged, fresh off the still.
Tequila BlancoDistilled from 100% blue Weber agave, it is typically unaged , clear, and bottled straight after distillation. Sometimes rested in stainless steel up to 60 days and can also be aged in wood for no more than 30 days.
"The power of this spirit starts with gentle and refined approaches before going for the drop. Bold vegetal notes mix with lemon, lime, vanilla, chocolate and chili pepper on the nose. The palate takes a double turn first into fruit and then into savory, introducing roasted pineapple mixing with roasted nuts, and even some tinges of beef broth and malty beer. The finish is surprisingly dewy and sweet, with subtle baking spices. Considering the hefty proof, the burn hardly pins you down, though some ice would even out the concentration of flavors. "