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Thursday, April 22, 2010

Day 112 Drink: Tequila Ocho 2009 Plata, Las Pomez

Tequila Ocho is made from agave sourced from "single estates," a piece of land from the Camarena family's holdings with its own micro climate. The distillery believes that terroir exists with agave as much as it does with grapes and this new program from Tequila Ocho is designed to showcase the differences.

Tequila Ocho 2009 Plata, Las Pomez has a full agave nose with a hint of sweetness around the edge. Flavor is bright with hints of citrus and spice. The drink ends with just a hint of fresh cut grass.

1 comment:

cara mia said...

I have recently become very interested in tasting tequila (as opposed to shooting it like we all did when we were younger). I had the pleasure of tasting Tequila Ocho in LA a few weeks ago. It was a wonderful experience. Not only did I find it to be very smooth, without any bitterness at all, but the terroir really does exist! I was shocked - we tasted to different years (2008 and 2009) and they were extremely different. One was much spicier, while the other was a little sweeter. They went through the exact same process for both vintages, but because of the difference in the estates they harvested, the tequila tasted different.
Love this tequila - very unique and just plain enjoyable. I highly recommend it!