Viva México XA 5 Year Single Barrel, barrel strength 40% Cask 55/56 Bottle #116 of #210 Barreled 8-10-16 to 17-10-21 Nose: Light on color, light on oak influence. Tons of warm sweet fruit. Enticing spice and agave. A touch of vanilla, caramel, citrus and berry/cherry. A mineral note weaves its way in and out of the aroma. Flavor: Balanced pepper, fruit and barrel. Pleasurable mouth feel, with just a hint of brine. A thoughtfully aged XA. A case of less is more. And get this: A 5 year XA from a top notch NOM and Master Distiller for $140 usd.
Older bottle from Jim Lannon's collection. Nice spice on the tongue with hints of oak and some solid agave on the back end.