El Tequileno Reposado Tequila (750ml)
The 'El Tequilano' label was launched in 1959 by Jorge Salles Cuervo, a member of the family now most famous as a Tequila brand. Nowadays the company owns agaves in the Jalisco Highlands, near the towns of Atotonilco and Tototlan. Self proclaimed as one of Tequila's 'best kept secrets', the style is described as semi-modern, made using autoclaves and roller mills, but with ferments in open cement tanks. The producers claim wild yeasts from the mango trees surrounding the distillery add additional character to the ferment.
Aged for three months in oak, El Tequilano's Reposado offers relatively low-definition aromatics suggesting peppercorns and dried grass. It's reflected on the palate which is light bodied, with a water-like entry and a dry, pure, low-key profile of white pepper and green olive flavours. The finish adds a delicate flourish of spice. 38% Alc./Vol.
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