Fuenteseca

Jalisco (Los Valles)
Nom 1146

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Michael Thomas
Tequila Maniac
37 ratings

Is it expensive? Yep. But i really like this special treat. The agaves are harvested at the peak of ripeness to impart natural sweetness. The distillery is at 5,255’ and has a distinct microclimate. And although it is cooked using an autoclave, it has low pressure, almost emulating a horno. The three year rest in stainless tanks mean that all these wonderful, natural flavors come together that you wouldn’t normally find in a blanco. What does this mean? The aroma is of cooked agave, cinnamon and graham cracker crust and smoke. The taste is unadulterated with baked agave, spice, cinnamon earthy tones. Its quite viscous. The finish is smooth and reminds you of what a great tequia should be. Again, price is high, but you are owning one of only 8,000 bottles released to the US, so its quite a treat. Buy two bottles.

Tequila Mockingbird
Tequila Lover
10 ratings

Dean Steuerwald
Tequila Fan
4 ratings

Aromas of oak, grapes, olive brine, cooked agave. Flavors of alcohol, grapes, vanilla, under-ripe pineapple, olive brine.

Evan Petrie
Tequila Fanatic
14 ratings

Craig Macadang
Tequila Wizard
722 ratings

Sampled at Distillery visit Sept 2018 with Sergio G.

Craig Macadang
Tequila Wizard
722 ratings

Sampled at Distillery visit Sept 2018 with Sergio G.

Chris Ancell
Tequila Phenom
322 ratings

Aroma of dried fruit, oak and a bit of earthy mustiness. Tannins are clearly present upfront and the spice is smooth and subtle. The finish is short. After having been through 8 other Fuenteseca XA agings (7-7-8-9-11-12-15-18) this one is an anti-climax. Nothing special in aroma, flavor or finish. For a bottle that costs $900 this is a disappointment. Surprisingly, the older agings (15-18-21) were not at all barrel bombs that you might expect. But, and it is a big but, they were also not the nuanced flavor treats that you might expect. When the price of these older bottles is considered, it’s hard for me to tell anyone that they are “musts” when there are other fantastic XAs at a fraction of the price. 12/24/2018 - 6th Annual Xmas XA tasting

Chris Ancell
Tequila Phenom
322 ratings

Aroma on this one seems much different from earlier years. Sweet fruit is much more subtle and buried beneath barrel oak and a pine/cedar note. Flavor opens with a peppery spice that is softened with fruit sweetness. The finish has a slight bitterness and is medium length. This one is hard for me to rate. The aroma is outstanding but the flavor is pretty middle of the road. I really want to love it but keep winding up at average. 12/24/2018 - 6th Annual Xmas XA tasting

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