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Ocho Single Estate 2020 Cerro Grande Anejo Tequila

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One of the few tequilas still made slowly in the old fashioned way, Tequila Ocho is a spirit which accentuates that which is exclusive to tequila, the agave flavor. Ocho is the first tequila to designate both the year it was produced and the precise field from which the family grown agaves were sourced. Each batch comes from a different field or rancho contributing distinctive characteristics of that place.

The field is located around 27 km east of Arandas, where the mountain range “Cerro Grande” begins, lending its name to the ranch. To date, Cerro Grande is the agave field with the highest elevation that has been used for Ocho, sitting at 2,290 meters above sea level. The rancho has mostly old cedar and oak trees growing around the land. The soil is typical of the Highlands with red iron oxide and clay and is slightly acidic with a pH of 5.8. Planted in 2013, at the time of harvest the agave plants were 7 years of age and fully mature, and contained an average sugar content of 30.72%.

Nose: Lightly aged oak and caramel. Cinnamon, leather and vanilla bean. Fruit and agave forward. Harmonious. Palate: Creamy, rounded spice, mature agave and butterscotch notes. Pepper notes pulling up from behind. A suggestion of coconut and pineapple with a squeeze of lima. Richly sweet with a sensual nuance of leather. Just enough salinity to give balance. Finish: Fruity and spicy, with a back palate of dark chocolate/coffee adiós.