Monday, December 2, 2013

Tequila Tuesday #3 Tequila ArteNOM Seleccion 1414

I wrote about the "Tequila ArteNOM Seleccion" mission here (Click it . . ) so no need to repeat it.
Today we are trying the Tequila ArteNOM Seleccion 1414 (click for more info).
Beginning with choice agave, grown by the Vivanco family in the Los Altos region of Jalisco. Then the agave is roasted in a stone oven, crushed and set to ferment.
One of the many things that sets this tequila apart is that, rather than using yeast, the jimadors scrape the agave pencas to harvest residual pollens and natural yeast from the plant to instigate fermentation. After ferment, the wash is distiled two times in a copper pot still and aged in ex-bourbon casks.

No tricks, nothing deceitful or fake-- just the highest quality ingredients, all-natural, care and master craftsmanship.

The aromas begin by displaying excellent baked agave, banana, bread, mango, coriander, caramel, basil, cinnamon, vanilla, roasted nuts, earth and stewed citrus.


The palate follows the aromas with a rich, protracted demonstration in a lovely structure that is alive and balanced. The flavors show layers of complex spice, while maintaining a sweetish display of agave, citrus and minerals with mild sage/mint as a tasty trail.


The finish lingers, restating caramelized agave, herbs, oxidized tropical fruit (pineapple, mango, melon) and earth. The balance, composure, scents, tastes and palate adventure make this perfect as a sipper or as a leader in a spirit forward cocktail.



I would like to thank the importer Haas Brothers, follow them on facebook here . . ..