Tequila Ocho Añejo "Los Corrales" 2010
Los Altos, Jalisco, Mexico
Third generation Master Distiller Carlos Camarena produces Tequila Ocho using traditional artisan methods and agave from his family’s fields. At Rancho Los Corrales, temperatures range from highs of 80 F to lows of 48 F, resulting in agaves with very high sugar content. When the fully mature agaves were harvested, some of the piñas (hearts) weighed a remarkable 100 kg, more than triple the average size.
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".
"On the nose, the añejo starts with earthy baked agave balanced with lavender, dried fruit and holiday spices. More interplay between fruit and spice on the palate, with agave, roasted peppers and brown sugar. Coffee, nutmeg and a hint of oak on the finish."