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Ocho Tequila Blanco (La Ladera 2021) 50cl
Ocho Tequila Blanco (La Ladera 2021) 50cl
Ocho Tequila Blanco (La Ladera 2021) 50cl

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Ocho Tequila Blanco (La Ladera 2021) 50cl

TequilaMatchMaker Rating: 89

Review from Remy Newland:

'2021 La Ladera | Nose: Sweet and spicy start. Minerals and earthiness. Pineapple and citrus. Cinnamon and nutmeg. A spritz of grapefruit zest. Mature agave aromas ooze natural richness. Flavour: The aromas seemed airy and ebullient. The flavours weigh in with more depth and complexity. Spice, cinnamon and pepper on the front palate. The spice warmth spreads mid-palate, moving to the back palate. The back palate is host to coffee, dark chocolate, caramel and ancho pepper notes. The buttery sweetness has a dark quality to it: perhaps palm sugar, piloncillo, or light molasses? Gobs of light coloured tree fruit marry seamlessly into the blend. Coats the mouth nicely and has a balanced, pleasing finish.'

Ocho designates both the year of production and the precise field from which the agaves are sourced, so each batch takes on different characteristics, making each vintage collectable.

Made with agave from the La Ladera Rancho (the Hillside field) which faces West and has an average 8% slope. This rancho has a total area of 86 acres with an altitude between 2,100 to 2,150 meters above sea level.

The land is a rocky slope with shallow red mineral soil and low to medium fertility. Due to such conditions, the agave plants have relatively low average weight. Nevertheless, the sugar level is high, above 30% of the total weight, due to the stressful conditions in which the plant grows during its full life cycle.

Produced by the Camarena family in conjunction with Tomas Estes (Cafe Pacifico, La Perla). A luscious, full-textured white Tequila, with a beautiful agave flavour.

NOM: 1474

Aroma: ripe agave, black pepper, citrus, mint, minerals, vegetal

Palate: ripe agave, black pepper, citrus mint, earth, minerals

Interesting fact: this bottle has a screw cap! how cool is that?

Region: Jalisco (Los Altos), single estate

Age of agave when harvested: they harvest the agaves at 7- 10 years when they are overripe and full of sugars and acids for concentrated complex flavours

Oven type: slow cooking in brick ovens

Extraction method: mechanical roller

Fermentation: Fermentation takes place in small (3,000 litre capacity) wooden pine vats made. Proprietary, indigenous, natural yeast is used. The open vats allow airborne yeast and bacteria to freely mix with the must. Fermentation lasts between 4-5 days (96-120 hours), depending on the weather.

Still type: double distilled in steel first and then copper

ABV: 40%

Please note, due to current restrictions, this product cannot be shipped to the following countries:

  • Ireland