ArteNOM Seleccion 1079 Blanco Tequila 750ml

SKU #1078816

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.

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By: Chiara Shannon |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 11/3/2011  | Send Email
It's official: I am a tequilophile. While everyone has run to jump on the Single Malt and crazy cocktail bandwagon, myself included to a certain extent, I have also quietly cultivated a growing interest in Tequila, not exactly sure where it would take me. Tequila as a spirits category suffers from domination of "big name" fashion brands, and it's a real challenge to find the good stuff in the market that hasn't been gussied up some. However, Tequila turns a corner with Seleccion ArteNom, and I'm on board. This negociant finds the REAL STUFF - grower-produced, unadulterated, terrroir-driven Tequilas - and the experience is revelatory on all counts. Take this Blanco, from Tequila's highest elevation distillery, Rancho El Olvido ('the forgotten ranch'). I can almost smell the crisp mountain air in this Tequila's pure, chrystalline aromas, its fragrance is like pure agave essence over an alpine river. It is smoother than silk, practically ethereal, and has a clean, sweet finish. It's totally transporting. By far one of the coolest Tequilas I've ever tasted. Absolutely unreal.

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Tequila

Country:

Mexico

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