Tequila Ocho Reposado "Las Pomez" 2009
Los Altos, Jalisco, Mexico
Rancho Las Pomez is located in Jesus Maria county, a half-mile from Felipe Camarena’s distillery, La Esmeralda. One of the highest elevation Camarena estates at over 6,500 feet, Las Pomez has rich red volcanic soil and its own microclimates, with temps that range from highs of 80 F to lows of 48 F. The extremely ripe agave plants were harvested at 9.5 years old.
Tequila ReposadoDistilled from 100% blue Weber agave, it is aged from 2 months up to a year in barrels no larger than 20,000 L. Any type of wood is acceptable, although ex-bourbon barrels are most common. Reposado translates to "rested".
"Aged for 8 weeks and 8 days, the superlative reposado offers agave, citrus and cinnamon on the bright, sweet nose. Baked agave gives way to creme brulee on the palate, with grilled pineapple, cinnamon and clove. The vegetal finish offers more holiday spices, agave and subtle oak."