Tequila El Mayor French Oak Chardonnay Cask Finish Reposado
Tequila El Mayor // Jalisco, Mexico
Tequila El Mayor French Oak Chardonnay Cask Finish Reposado is a limited edition release. It was created by Graciela González, fourth generation distiller and daughter of master distiller for El Mayor Tequila, Rodolfo González. Produced using estate-grown agave, this reposado tequila aged for nine months in French oak ex-chardonnay barrels. Announced August 2018, there are fewer than 5000 bottles available.
Tequila ReposadoDistilled from 100% blue Weber agave, it is aged from 2 months up to a year in barrels no larger than 20,000 L. Any type of wood is acceptable, although ex-bourbon barrels are most common. Reposado translates to "rested".
Cask TypeFrench oak ex-chardonnay barrels
"This experimental tequila pours an attractive light-gold hue and offers aromas of creme cake and baked honey juxtaposed with attractive herbal tones of peppery agave. The mouthfeel is full and vinous flavors of golden apple and French oak dominate until a slightly earthy jalapeño finish brings a touch of spice. A regal sipping tequila that won’t necessarily wow fans of the category's more wild entries, but it nonetheless provides a civilized and decadent experience."