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Muestra No. Ocho 100% Agave Plata Tequila (750ml)

Jalisco, MEXICO
$124. 99
$1499.88 Dozen
ABV: 40%
Produced by Carlos Camarena, a third generation Tequilero (the man behind legendary brands lik El Tesoro and Tapatio) in conjunction with Tomas Estes,who is credited with bringing the first bottle of Tequila to Europe. Taking a 'terroir' approach, these are reportedly the first tequilas to be 'vintage' dated, noting the year of harvest and location of the Agave plants that the spirit was derived from. The idea is to express the personality of the soil and climate. Each vintage is a limited run.

Ocho means “eight” and everything about the brand references the number. Ocho came from the eighth sample created by Carlos for Tomas. The agaves ripen for eight years and it takes eight kg of agave to make a litre of Ocho tequila. Production of Ocho blanco takes eight days. Carlos even has eight brothers and sisters and the family is in their eighth decade of producing tequila! The list goes on...

Tasting note: [Puerta Del Aire Estate tasted] Clear. Superb aromatics include salted lime, dill pickle, green peppercorns, mustard seed with air contact adding grilled pineapple, pencil shavings, rosemary and sappy / fruity agave like notes. Fabulous complexity. Medium bodied with a mildly oily entry and a vibrant, salty / beeswax / white pepper and dried herb finish. Ends fresh, juicy-yet-dry, with agave, brine and white pepper in the aftertaste. Leaps out of the glass. Outstanding. 40% Alc./Vol.