Tequila Herradura Colección de la Casa Reserva 2016 Port Cask Finished Reposado
Tequila Herradura // Jalisco, Mexico
Launched in November 2016 is Colección de la Casa Reserva 2016, an updated version of Casa Herradura's original and successful reposado release from 2012. Produced in Amatitán, Jalisco and double-distilled from 100% blue weber agave, it is also double-matured ---initially resting 11 months in medium-char American white oak casks, followed by an additional 2 months in port casks. These finishing casks were hand selected from Portugal and previously used in the aging of port from the Duoro Valley. It is bottled at 40% ABV.
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 TypeAmerican white oak and Vintage Port
"On the nose, Port is the rare, shy celebrity fronted by a crew of burly bodyguards: dried fruit, roasted agave and peppery spice. More confidence is gained at first sip, with pepper and spice emerging as the dominant personality. As our celeb ducks into a dark sedan to speed off, it's with a wave trailing re-emergent Port, along with chocolate-coated coffee bean"