Ocho - Blanco El Carrizal 2008Vintage Tequila
Colour: Clear and bright.
Nose: Cedar, cut green grass or alfalfa, mint and spice, brine - like acidity, subtle, fruit, custard, honeysuckle.
Palate: Earthiness and minerality, dry , soft attack, pepper and mint go to round plums at mid- palate moving on to sweetness , finishing dry, and austere long lingering with hints of raspberry.
Rancho "El Carrizal" was nicknamed "La Langacha" by Don Felipe Camarena because it is a long thin strip of land which he joked could be jumped over. 1978 m, warm days and cool nights creates agaves with a balance of sugar and acidity as in grapes used for wine production.
N.B. The above sentence explains the character of all Tequila OCHO expressions. Because of the combination of sugar (fruit and sweetness) and acidity (structure), the tequila holds its flavour elements in balance. Paul McCartney was the sweetness and John Lennon was the acidity in their songs. Between them they made 'balanced' music that has lived through the generations.