An aged tequila from perhaps the best-known quality producer in Mexico. The bottle itself is a hand-made piece of art, but the contents are truly sublime.
Light scents of caramel, sawdust, sandalwood and mildly punky agave were rising from the glass.
Caramel, some honeycomb and deeper in I found hints of leather and perhaps even a little smoky dry fruit. A nice spicy black pepper trailed these initial flavour impressions yet remained connected to them.
The finish kicks the tonsils a little; but overall, I found the exit to be quite appealing.
The Patrón Tequilas are all excellent examples of the highland agave style. They carry a sharp burst of pepper augmented by softer fruitier agave flavours.