Tequila Ocho Plata "Las Pomez" 2009
Los Altos, Jalisco, Mexico
“Las Pomez” is one of the 12 estates where Tequila Ocho harvests its agave. At 2055 meters above sea level the soil is rich in iron oxide. The agaves themselves are purposefully over-matured at this estate which allow a uniqueness to this particular tequila. After distillation the Plata is allowed to rest in open air for 48 hours to oxidize a bit, or as Carlos Camarena so eloquently put it to "Feng Shui" the tequila.
Tequila BlancoDistilled from 100% blue Weber agave, it is typically unaged , clear, and bottled straight after distillation. Sometimes rested in stainless steel up to 60 days and can also be aged in wood for no more than 30 days.
"This Plata is super green, with a very distinct aroma of un-cooked agave. Lemon zest and a touch yellow pepper were also found. The palate is quite sweet and floral. This sweetness is akin to lightly caramelized honey with a touch of cinnamon. The finish shows a little spearmint. Overall, this tequila is easy drinking and enjoyable for both novice and expert alike. Won't break your bank if you are compelled to buy shots for everyone at the bar. "