Sampled at El Buho September 2018
Nose: First impression brings light “woody” oak, rich agave, and dark dried fruit - primarily raisins, and prunes. Next comes assertive aromas of green cardamom pods and allspice. Vanilla rounds out the nosing. Flavors: Fiery barrel spices and velvety butterscotch juxtaposed. White pepper gives another notch of heat to the profile. There is a slight aftertaste of bitter oak. Finish: Creamy vanilla, caramel and kicking cardamom heat. It catches your attention.
Nose: Cinnamon and brown sugar on warm buttered toast, topped with almond & vanilla spiked whipped cream. Delicate ripe agave notes with light pepper. Flavor: Semi oily with pronounced pepper upon first tasting; as well as a slight soapy cilantro nuance present. Fruitiness emerges as it opens up, with creamy anise and “hottish” cinnamon. Maybe even a hint of dill. It is an intriguing flavor profile. Finish: Very balanced. It is thick and sweet, but in a natural inviting way. The finish continues to have that slightly soapy taste, but not as a flaw. Lingering pepper, vanilla and almond paste.
Nose: Vanilla and nougat, a hint of mint, spice and the scent of club soda. Pear, citrus and agave. Flavor: Oily. Baking spices, vanilla cream, with pepper. Some herbal/vegetal notes: fennel, cut grass, mint. There is some bitterness at the back of the palate. Finish is a warming combination of vanilla, toasted nuts and pepper. A little on the sweet side.
Mexican 38% bottle. Spicy oak and agave with barrel spice of nutmeg and cardamom this is an interesting sip with a spicy tingly finish.
Tequila El Gran Jubileo won a bronze medal for the blanco and a gold medal for the reposado. The añejo did really well; it won a platinum medal and was rated as the top tequila for the entire competition, in addition to being rated the highest in the extr