Tequila Ocho Plata "Puerta de Aire" 2016

Tequila Blanco — Los Altos, Jalisco, Mexico

4.0 out of 5 stars
The nose is minty and pepper with a bit of herbal bitterness and maybe some vegetal elements. It doesn't smell sweet. There might be a hint of tobacco smell. The palate is sweeter though and the mouthfeel is surprisingly viscous with both the mint and the pepper along with some bitter richness, but more of the richness than bitterness. There's a bit of an interesting toasty quality here that is quite nice. It's a clean flavor without actually tasting like disinfectant as Rat Bastard Gin does. It's interesting and fairly complex despite not being a super punchy flavor. There are some smoky qualities that blend in nicely. This is a great example of what tequila can be. It's what I want out of mezcal rather than that gasoline flavor. the complexity is really nice and all of the flavors land and it's interesting. A 16-18 seems fitting. I have it at 17 now, but I think I'll bump it up. It's probabaly a bit better than Pacific Voyager gin, though it isn't tremendously better.
36.0 USD per Bottle