Tequila Ocho Plata "Los Corrales" 2010
Tequila Ocho // Los Altos, Jalisco, Mexico
Rancho Los Corrales (meaning “the corrals” or “place to keep livestock”) is located on a triangular plot facing the main road from Arandas to Jesus Maria. Situated at an elevation of 7,100 feet, the estate’s temps range from 80 F to 48 F, resulting in agaves with very high sugar content. The agave plants matured quickly in the deep red soil and were harvested at 9 years.
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.
"On the nose there’s plenty of high elevation agave upfront, with tropical fruit and dried chili peppers. Cracked pepper on the creamy, vegetal palate with agave, rhubarb, pineapple and spices. The dry finish offers mint, minerality, agave and cocoa notes."