Tequila Ocho Añejo "El Puertecito" 2011
Los Altos, Jalisco, Mexico
Tequila Ocho is the first and only Single Estate vintage tequila on the market. Crafted by Tomas Estes & Carlos Camarena. Each bottle is hand bottled, labeled, and has the personal tasting notes for each expression by Tomas on the back label. All the agave is sourced on family farms and therefore each expression from each estate showcases its own terroir. “El Puertecito” is the most northerly agave ranch in the Tequila Ocho family. When they began harvesting here about 25% of the plants were over-matured or decayed. This leads to a very high sugar and acidity content.
Tequila AñejoDistilled from 100% blue Weber agave, it is aged for at least a year in barrels not to exceed 600 liters. Any type of wood is acceptable, but ex-bourbon barrels are most common. Añejo tequilas are also known as "aged" or "extra aged".
"The nose is nutty and citrus forward, with distinct notes of marzipan. I find a bit of stewed plantain skins on the end. The palate full of rich cooked agave with roasted almonds and just enough of a bite to keep you from chugging every last bit in the bottle. This is a great expression from the Ocho line, each sip is a nod to the distiller’s expertise and technique. "