I actually really like this tequila. The wine barrel influence is light but real. Overall it’s a pleasant sipper.
Tried a couple single barrels and they were better than the blended batch I had a while ago from the last distillery. One was floral with tannin nose, follower with some vegetal and spicy jalapeño, slight bitter tannin. The other was greener on the nose with a softer (less spicy) palate and sweeter finish I liked better. I’d give the first an 80 and the second an 84.
Tried a couple different single barrel offerings, each different with one clear winner. The agave shined through on the nose with vanilla notes on the palate and a soft finish. It was enjoyable but price really hurts this brand. I would buy a bottle but it would not be kept in regular rotation.
Tried two different single barrels, both unique. I’ll average my rating between the two. One was soft and unimpressive, the other was decent and had pepper throughout. Interesting to try a Rosa which is rested in wine barrels.
Agave and grass on the nose agave. Nice sweetness on the palate. No heat, nice finish. I enjoy it. The sweetness from the agave really shines here mid palate. Price really hurts it. Steep bottle
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