Immediately very fruity – red fruits, especially cherries, and jam. The sweetness of cooked agave enhances the fruitiness, with delicate herbal notes providing a balancing counterpoint.
The French oak influence becomes obvious on the palate, with rich caramel, maple syrup and creamy vanilla flavours. With those is fruity dark chocolate, some of the jam from the nose, although deep in the mix, and gentle spiciness.
The cask influence is felt yet again in the finish, where agave pepperiness quickly fades to vanilla.
Well-selected casks have turned this Tequila into something quite special, with the spirit character complementing the flavours created during ageing.