Fuenteseca 11 Years Old Vintage 2005 Reserve Extra Anejo Tequila
41.7% ABV, 750 ml
Distilled in late winter of 2005 with two-thirds of the expression made in a double-copper column still with plates removed to achieve a lower distillation proof and the remaining third made in an alembic pot still. One third of this lot was then laid into in American white oak previously used to age California red wine, and the remaining two-thirds was barreled in used dark French Oak. The casks were then rested for the full 11 years at 3,800′ elevation in a cool-climate subterranean barrel room, with the upper-most portion of the room opened to allow for soft air circulation in order to create a drier aging environment.
"This is tequila quite unlike anything else I have tasted before. The nose is chock-a-block full of flavor with notes of molten toffee, roasted agave, mango, oak spice, cola, and butterscotch. The palate entry is delicate, with just a hint of sweetness. Warming spices like nutmeg and clove come through along with roasted agave and toasted fruits, with a delicate kick of vanilla. The finish is long and fades out with generous sprinkle of pepper on the end. This is truly an amazing spirit and will absolutely change your perception of tequila and what it can offer. Bourbon, Scotch, Irish and Cognac fans, this is for you!"