Pasote Añejo, 100% Agave Tequila

The Data

Category   Tequila

Sub-Category   Añejo, 100% Agave Tequila

Origin   Jalisco Highlands

Retail Price   $69

ABV   40%

In the Glass

Appearance

Brilliant, very pale straw color. (You won't see another añejo with less color.)

Aromatics

The nose is very vibrant with scents of agave and fresh herbal notes outpacing the exotic and sweet wood notes that offer supporting notes of vanilla and caramel.

Flavor

The palate is in full agreement with the nose delivering a lush agave core that is fully enveloped in sweet oak cask notes including vanilla, allspice, and caramel.

Intensity & Texture

Medium-bodied with a generous dose of bright acidity not always found in añejo Tequila. The flavors are generous and bold while maintaining ideal balance.

Cool Factor

A

When one of Tequila's greatest talents makes a Tequila of this caliber at an amazing distillery of his design it really cannot get any cooler.

Value Grade

C+

At $70 for a añejo it won't make anybody's bargain Tequila list but it is as good as it gets and worth every peso.

Analysis

One of the best things that anyone can say about an añejo Tequila is that it is clearly a sibling of the blanco sharing that same fruit and spice signature. The Pasote añejo cleanly achieves this goal as, like the reposado, the wood is here to offer a richness of flavor and texture while not trampling on the great agave flavors. This superb, world-class Tequila is made by one of the industry leaders, Felipe Camarena, at his El Pandillo Distillery. The Tequilas that he creates are liquid masterpieces. Pasote añejo is prime to win over many of the of the most rigid blanco devotees.

How to Enjoy

Considering the rich and silky texture along with the ultra-premium price tag you will be best served by sipping this lovely Tequila neat.

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