Fuenteseca Reserva Extra Añejo Tequila 12 Años
Tequila Extra Añejo
Los Altos, Jalisco, Mexico
The 12 year old Fuenteseca Añejo is produced from two types of stills and aged in two types of barrels.The spirit was distilled in June 2001. 80% of the distillate comes from alembic copper pot stills and 20% comes from copper double-column stills. 90% of the spirit went into American white oak barrels previously used to age red wine from California, and 10% went into used dark French oak barrels. These barrels were aged for twelve years at 3,800' elevation in cool-climate conditions, and the spirit is bottled at 45% ABV.
Tequila Extra AñejoDistilled from 100% blue Weber agave, it is aged for at least 3 years in barrels not to exceed 600 liters. Any type of wood is acceptable, although ex-bourbon barrels are most common. Extra Añejo tequilas are also known as "ultra aged".
"With twelve years of age, this is the darkest tequila in the new line of Fuenteseca Reserva 2015 selections, as well as the highest in proof. From the color, one might expect the oak to dominate the palate, but it retains plenty of agave character. Its oaky vanilla sweetness is balanced by fruit notes and a touch of heat. This is an exceptional sipping spirit that will surely be enjoyed by tequila drinkers as well as connoisseurs of brandy and whiskey."