Tequila Ocho Plata "Los Mangos" 2010
Tequila Ocho // Tequila, Mexico
Tequila Ocho single-estate Tequila is dedicated to showcasing terroir ( a sense of place) in Tequila. Each production is from Blue Agave harvested at the peak of ripeness from a single rancho. The Los Mangos rancho is 1600m above sea level with brown soil similar to that in the Tequila Valley. The rancho grew mangos and cherries prior to being planted with agave in 2000. The agaves were 9 years old at harvest and had an average weight of 48 kg with the largest weighing in at over 85kgs (187lbs).
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 unaged tequila is quite subdued aromatically: mostly low notes of earth and mineral with just a hint of honeydew melon and white flowers. On the palate, it’s true to the nose with the mineral notes and a strong earthy heat dominating the experience. The impression of white pepper, bell pepper and cedar give a bracing texture to the start followed by subtle sweet agave finish that lingers for a seeming eternity. Drink in a classic margarita or something tropical. "