Fuenteseca Reserva Extra Añejo 8 Year

Sale price$329.00

Fuenteseca Reserva Extra Añejo 8 Year

Sale price$329.00


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Location: Tequila, Jalisco
Master Distiller: Enrique Fonseca
NOM: 1146

Why we love Fuenteseca Reserva Extra Añejo 8 Year

The Profile: 

Aroma: Time spent in California red wine barrels and dark French oak evokes notes of soft red fruits, dried sweet cherries, and vanilla.

Palate: At first sip you’ll notice hints of cooked agave paired with sun-dried grapes, and crisp red apples. Warm vanilla and  drying oak tannins leading to a bright yet balanced finish.

The Distillation:

This Extra Añejo was distilled in late Spring of 2008, With three-quarters of the expression made in a double-copper column still with plates removed to achieve a lower distillation proof, and the remaining quarter made in an alembic pot still.

The Barrels: One-quarter of the distillate was then laid in American white oak previously used to age California red wine, and three-quarters was aged in used dark French Oak. The casks were stored for the full 8 years in a damp-climate cellar used in the early 1900s as a water cistern, to slowly settle the spirit in a colder environment with reduced wood interaction.


Master Distiller: Enrique Fonseca

NOM #1146


Tasting Notes

Aroma: red wine notes are present along with red soft fruits, dried sweet cherries, and vanilla

Palate: cooked agave, sun-dried grapes, crisp red apples, warm vanilla, drying oak tannins

Finish: the approach is sweet and full with a dry tannic finish

About the Brand

Enrique Fonseca began experimenting with aging extra añejo tequilas back in the early 2000’s and not only varies the time the Tequila rests, but the types of barrels and altitudes in which they do so. From the traditional American and French oak barrels to used bourbon casks, or wine barrels, Enrique has created some of the most unique aged tequilas available. The Fuenteseca line starts at a minimum of 7 years and reaches all the way up to 21 years. Given that blue weber agave takes 8-10 years to mature to be used to make tequila, these expressions can take nearly 30 years to produce.

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