Tequila Ocho Reposado "Los Fresnos" 2013
Los Altos, Jalisco, Mexico
From the brainchild of Tomas Estes and Carlos Camareña, Tequila Ocho is the first and only single-estate vintage tequila on the market. Sourcing agave from individual ranches and then using only that distillate allows Ocho to represent true terrior and seasonality with each expression. The estate of Los Fresno’s undulates between 2068m and 2078m and at the time of harvest (late April 2013) each agave was on average 7 years of age and had a sugar concentration of about 27.6% due to the lack of rain.
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".
"Very clean at the forefront, it reminds me of freshly washed and air-dried clothes at my grandma's house. Pale straw in color, there is very little influence from the barrel. Fresh green vegetation rounds out to a dry Amontillado sherry. It sits quite weighty on your palate and has notes of white pepper, almond, and cooked agave. Use this in a nice margarita with dark agave nectar and the spice will come through nicely."