Ocho - Reposado El Vergel 2007Sipping Tequila
Colour: Pale amber, bright, clean and clear, thick consistency.
Nose: Yeast, sugar frosting and cinnamon like smelling inside a bakery. Notes of cooked agave and pear, fruity, herbal and slightly oaky with some smoke, tapinade.
Palate: Very good body, oily , spicy with a persistent taste of cooked agave, notes of vanilla, cinnamon and cloves, very fruity finish which persists, only a hint of oak.
Rancho "El Vergel", ('The Orchard') is close to Arandas, Carlos Camarena has a country house near there. 2000m, very red soil rich in iron oxide, high sugar content of agaves. This Rancho was thought to be unsuitable for agave growing by Don Felipe, Carlos' father since his limes growing there would sometimes freeze, peaches were grown there too.