Photo providedThis was a two-person tasting of a trio of tequilas from a California entrepreneur whose Mexican operation is looking to put different twists on a traditional spirit.
This five-year-old (right) is aged in French oak barrels, providing its nose of honey and roses. Spice notes, even a hint of chive blossoms, permeates the middle range. A lingering finish makes this creation resemble a nice cognac.
• El Platino:
This 100% blue agave creation is powerfully aromatic, heavy on floral notes, and with a lemon oil finish. A clean, crisp, direct tequila with no frills and no disappointments.
• La Rosa:
This is AsomBroso's newest release, aged three months in used Bordeaux wine casks of French oak which give it a pale rosy hew. The maturation is obvious in the powerful nose of honey, butterscotch and vanilla from the interaction with the barrels. Spice notes follow the first burst from the bouquet, and there's a slight, pleasant oiliness to the finish.
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