Fuenteseca Ensamble "K&L Exclusive - 2014 Edition" Extra Añejo Tequila (750ml)
While our last batch of Fuenteseca K&L Extra Añejo Tequila was a huge hit, instantly becoming the most successful agave spirit in the history of our store, there were two factors that made some Tequila lovers hesitant to pull the trigger: the price and the richness. It was rich beyond anything we were familiar with; it almost resembled a whiskey more than a Tequila. The next time around we not only wanted to craft something entirely different, we also wanted to showcase both value and how much Enrique's mid-range spirits retained their pure Tequila flavor. This past spring we met with Enrique at his gigantic hacienda in Atotonlico, Jalisco, to work on a sequel. Once again, we wanted to accent the rich, butterscotch profile of his stupendous four-year old Tequilas with spice and intensity. Using 60% four-year, 20% seven-year, and 20% eight-year-old Tequilas we managed to build an extra añejo that offers all the complexity of extra maturation with the pepper and panache of true, unadulterated, rustic Tequila flavor. This 2014 edition of Fuenteseca is an explosion of intensity. It begins with a blast of black pepper, lime, salt and clean agave flavor (like chewing on the sweet, cooked fibers) and quickly moves into a flurry of clove and cinnamon. The finish, however, is where the magic happens: holiday spice cake, cocoa and cinnamon warm the minute-long finale. It's the best of youth and age in one Tequila.