Monday, December 2, 2013

Tequila Tuesday #5: Tequila ArteNOM Seleccion 1146

We have discussed Tequila ArteNOM Seleccion before and their mission is discussed here-- so I wont repeat it, but feel free to click.


Tequila ArteNOM Seleccion 1146 (click the link for more info that I didn't want to repeat here) is created at La Tequileña, a highland distillery famous for its añejos under the strict observations of master distiller Enrique Fonseca.
After being distilled from select, estate grown, highland agave 60% of this añejo is aged in French oak aged for two years and 40% is aged for three years; these two well-aged añejos are blended then aged again together for an additional year in American white oak.
The aromas deliver layers of complexity, roasted oily nuts, nutmeg, rose peppercorn, mahogany, dried pears, cinnamon, cocoa, caramelized honey and toasty vanilla are there with a seemingly infinite myriad of nuance still there to find.
The overwhelmingly tempting aromas show themselves as flavors but are buttressed and amplified with a supple herbaceous bounty in a surprisingly light mouth- feel that patiently reiterates luscious relishes and push the fruit to front while demonstrating impeccable balance.
The finish is immaculate—gracefully showing delicate fruit, roasted almonds, cocoa and lingering spice.
This tequila is ethereal, involved and will reward your attention. The biggest and worst mistake you could make with this tequila is not giving it time—there is so much to smell, taste and experience—patience is paramount.
Try this tequila neat at room temperature; it is sublime, is exquisite, mystifying and delectable.



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). . .



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