Selección de 1146 Añejo

November 30, 2016 by Lamar Powell

Every single thing about this tequila is beautiful. Dark, rich and very thick. Fantastic nose – big agave, caramel, some roasted nuts – which leans toward a sharp bitter spicy earthy sweetness. Many things going on in the taste: agave, vanilla, fruit (soaked raisins?). Very complicated; hard to make it all out it’s such a complete well-formed package. A spicy warm finish, more horizontal than vertical, that keeps going. Sweet oaky notes remain once the spice starts to fade. This is a full-bodied beautiful tequila from pour to finish. A class act. And a great old-style presentation, complete with straw-lined wood box, like something salvaged from a sunken armada. Makes for a great gift.

 

Nose

The nose is one of the best I’ve ever smelled. It almost fills the room with a rich agave, spice and butterscotch smell.

 

Taste

Really dark and thick body. Coats the glass and your mouth well.
With an average sugar index of 26°-27° Bx. The highland agave absorbs Kentucky bourbon white oak to create nutty, buttery flavors with hints of flowers and fruit that achieve a coveted balance of cream and spice. Really complex and wonderful.

Finish

Aged character and an extended mellow finish interplay with fresh agave and an earthy body to create a profile classic of the Atotonilco region. Very smooth. No burn at all on the finish and the flavors stay with you nicely. The fruit comes out a little more on the finish along with a bit more oak.

Really a wonderful tequila. Well crafted, great nose, complex flavors, very drinkable. I can’t think of a valid critique of this tequila. It’s certainly worth the price because it’s overall taste is as good or better than most out there in the ultra-premium price range. If you can find it, go out and get this one.

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Rating: ★★★★★★★★★  9/10

★: Drink out of a paper bag in a gutter during a storm.
★★: Terrible, only drink for a dare.
★★★: Meh, not undrinkable but best left alone.
★★★★: Best served mixed with something with flavor.
★★★★★: Reasonable, middle of the road.
★★★★★★: Tasty stuff, well worth seeking out.
★★★★★★★: Impressive, something you can proudly share.
★★★★★★★★: Fantastic addition to any bar or collection.
★★★★★★★★★: Incredible, booze doesn’t get  much better than this.
★★★★★★★★★★: Nectar of the God’s, sell the house and move in next to the Distillery

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POST BY Lamar Powell
Mezcal, Tequila Sommelier “It would not be until darkness had taken indisputable control over the land, until the flames of the bonfire created an unreal world of shadows, until tequila and mescal untied men from their somber selves.”
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