Tequila Ocho

Jalisco (Los Altos Southern)
Nom 1474

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Tommy Grules - Los Skeletone Blues Band
Tequila Ninja
189 ratings

Tommy Grules - Los Skeletone Blues Band
Tequila Ninja
189 ratings

Bottle 142 Barrel 03 Nose: Tropical Floral and Fruit, ripe peach, sweet agave, vanilla, hint of coffee, and light oak Flavor: creamy mouth feel, sweet agave comes through, honey, and butterscotch Finish: Long finish with light spice, agave, and some cedar. This is a very nice XA. I would serve this with desserts and would pair nicely with regular and chocolate creme brûlée, salted caramel butterscotch pudding, or chocolate mousse

Nose: Initial round rum note wrapped in light oak and spice. Dried fruit: citron and apricot. Fragrant fruitiness, subdued perfume aromas, and an appealing muted sour note. A touch of vanilla and ginger. Everything here is singing in tune. Flavor: Cantaloupe, tropical fruits and agave richness. Grilled pineapple basted with melted butter, dark brown sugar and sweet jerk spices. Some pepper heat and tannins play on the back palate on the finish.

Nose: Sweet ripe fruit aromas, both dark and light fruits, with a zingy sharp note. Jammy ripe dark fruit, maybe cherries? And aromas of fallen apples and pears in the orchard, starting to ferment on the ground. Vanilla, allspice and powdered ginger. A very intriguing combination. Flavors: Spice and heat blaze out of the starting gate: cinnamon, pepper, ginger and ethanol. (48% ABV). Some rum flavors, dark raisins and tannins on the back palate. The kicky spices and slight bitterness do not overwhelm the fruit and agave found in the aromas. I certainly don’t hate this - it is just a very assertive profile. Finish: A bit of astringency. On tasting a second time a few weeks later - all the aromas and flavors aligned in a more attractive fashion. I bumped the score a point or two.

Nose: Round ripe fruit nose, bordering on overripe fruit that carries a tang of cider vinegar. Barrel spices that I normally would associate with bourbon barrels, abundant agave and a cognac French barrel bouquet that plays gently with the other aromas. Flavor: Some heat and fire in the first sips, accompanied by slight bitterness and astringency. Salted caramel, vanilla and whiskey notes. The fruitiness and spices of the nosing are faint on the palate, in comparison. While I like this quite a lot, it lacks integrated harmony to me. Finish: Given some time to breathe, the French oak asserts itself.

Surprise surprise, another gem from the Ocho lineup. This tequila is really sweet but not in the gross way that additives make it sweet, it’s all from that amazing rum! This is just begging to made into an old fashioned!

Really interesting nose, agave up front and then earthy/mossy on the back end, it strangely feels right at home. Same kind of theme with the flavour, earthy and minty without ever losing its agave personality. It’s an interesting collaboration, not blowing my skirt up but fun to sip on.

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