Distiller: Tequilena SA de CV
Bottler: Don Fulano
Brand: Don Fulano
ABV: 40% ABV
Age: 5 Years
Nose: Rich, herbal and zesty. Lots of caramel, pepper, soil and a bit of pepper. The roasted sugar notes here are really quite potent, it’s a big part of the profile. Faint touch of lime zest.
Taste: Medium mouth feel, not as rich as some other XA’s but there’s a lot of complexity here. Brown sugar, brown butter, pepper and a hint of soil. Rich bread notes, faint citrus zest and a light cocoa note.
Finish: Long finish. The agave shines most here. The agave really makes up a large portion of the profile – those roasted agave, brown sugar, rock candy, light funk notes all work well with the barrel influence, which isn’t too overbearing.
Overall: Don Fulano’s XA is really quite a treat. I like that the barrel doesn’t take over the agave character. I wish that the ABV was a few points higher, I bet it would really boost that mouth feel, but regardless this is a great bottling.
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