Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Tequila Tuesday: Tequila ArteNOM Seleccion 1580

Tequila ArteNOM Seleccion has a mission to present tequila aficionados with unique selections from artisan Tequila distillers. These are distinctive, limited releases that are chosen to emphasize the role that growth altitude, soil character and peak harvesting demonstrate on the Agave used in the expert distillation techniques utilized at each of the chosen distilleries to celebrate the peak 'Artistry' of each 'NOM'.

Tequila ArteNOM Seleccion 1580 (click the link for more info that I didn't want to repeat here) is from Destiladora El Paraiso, S.A. de C.V. one of the the highest altitude distillery in Tequila. The agave plants grown in the highlands achieve higher sugar levels as a self-preservation mechanism for the agave; what that means to tequila is more agave sugars for the fermentation and an elevation of fruit characteristics.

The aromas display a dazzling array of daedal fruit nuances (quince, persimmon, lime and citrus fruits along with white flowers, white pepper, minerals and green fennel).

The flavors show a crisp, clean and elegant demonstration of the aromas that are gorgeous, iterate and elongated, building to include luscious, delicate vegetal nuance, baked peppers, roasted marshmallow, olive oil, roasted nuts and baking spice. All of this is revealed in a light, lovely mouth feel.

The finish brings all of this back for a lovely, spiced, medium-length fade focusing on roasted nuts and clean minerals.

Try this tequila; it is pure, exceptional and of the highest caliber . . . made with no tricks or manipulation. You could easily enjoy this neat at room temperature . . . but it would be great with ice or in a spirit forward cocktail.

Drinkhacker has a great review of all the Tequila ArteNOM Seleccion  (click the link for more info that I didn't want to repeat here) (note: NOM 1580 used to be NOM 1079. It is the same distillery, but 1580 is the 2nd selection from that distillery--so similar, but different; a great review.)

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