OCHO - El Carrizal 2008 ReposadoTequila
Colour: Light pale, mouth feel light and thick at the same time.
Nose: Strong agave, broad floral presence, round sweetness present, reminiscent of the Carrizal blanco, oak accents, opens up to cooked orchard fruits, vanilla , egg custard, tapinade.
Palate: Soft ,ripe agave attack, balanced , smooth and easy, mid-palate full of fruit , apricot, marzipan, pepper, cacao, tangerine, long, long finish of fruit and alcohol with olive, subtle oak and soft tannins.
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. 1978m, 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.