Fuenteseca Reserva Extra Añejo Tequila 9 Años
Tequila Extra Añejo — Los Altos, Jalisco, Mexico
Tasted June 25, 2020
It smells surprisingly strong with a kind of pungeant orange flavor and some peppermint. The palate is kind of syrupy with a very nice amount of wood richness. The wood has a distinctly strong umami flavor to it that does not taste like mushrooms and is hard to place. It has a bit of a barbeque sweetness but tastes a bit like cedar too. It isn't terribly bitter and has a lot of vanilla. This is a very unique tequila. There's a bit of a smokey chili flavor to this that fits well with the spiciness. The caramel notes are a bit richer than normal for a tequila with some cherry and orange elements (though it isn't a toffee level of richness). It's honestly hard to tell whether this is a tequila or an Armagnac. I wouldn't say that it is the best Armagnac, in fair part due to its mint and odd bitterness, but it is very good and quite hedonistic. The richness and complexity eventually become terrific. It's very adventurous for an Armagnac, but that doesn't make it bad. It's kind of refreshing and very tasty. I would absolutely love to sip this. This is somewhere between a 19 and a 20.
231.0 USD per Bottle