Product of: Mexico
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Villa Lobos Blanco is a 100% agave tequila rested for six months in tanks prior to bottling. The result of a collaboration between Dale Sklar, a man with over 30 years’ experience developing drinks brands, and Carlos Camarena who also makes the much respected Tapatio and Ocho tequila brands.
Villa Lobos is made at La Alteña, the Camarena family’s distillery where only traditional production methods are employed. This starts with the hand-harvested agave cultivated on the family’s plantations in the Arandas highlands of Los Altos. The piña are slowly roasted in old traditional brick ovens and then crushed and rinsed with spring water to separate the agave juice from the fibre. This is slowly fermented using natural yeasts in large wooden fermentation tanks and the fermented juice then double distilled in copper pot stills. The distillate is then allowed to rest for six months in stainless-steel tanks before being either being bottled as blanco tequila.
Review and Tasting
Sampled on 09/11/2017
White pepper and sweet agave with zesty lemon, mint, cut grass, floral honeysuckle and faint wood smoke.
Faintly smoky roast agave, white and black pepper spice smoothed by a slightly oily mouthfeel. Faint fresh basil.
Medium length finish with lingering agave notes and white pepper spice.
White and black pepper spice features throughout with faintly smoky roast agave and wisps of wood smoke.