ArteNOM Seleccion 1580 Blanco Tequila (750ml)
Rancho El Olvido is Tequila's highest altitude distillery. The agave grown at this level hits a higher brix sugar level owing to a porous soil and a climate that stresses the agave more. The nose is packed with lime, pepper, and other citrus fruits, but it isn't overly zesty. It's there, but it's subdued and concentrated. Amazingly flavorful considering it's so mild! It displays delicate dance of black pepper and baking spices. Part of the elegance is due to the fact that these guys do not add agave nectar to re-ferment the mash (a practice that is currently legal and results in big, smooth, candied Tequilas). Because agave nectar is 100% agave, the bottle can still claim to be 100% agave even though it's the same as chapitalizing a wine. This Tequila offers purity, authenticity, and quality for a very affordable price. Highly recommended.