The rancho “Los Nopales” at 2070 meters altitude, belonged to Carlos Camarena’s grandfather, Don Felipe Camarena.
It is surrounded by other agave fields, however, on its east side there are wild prickle pear cactuses forming a fence, hence the name “Los Nopales”. The average sugar content was 27.5 % and the age of the plants was 6 years and 9 months at harvest. This is the first time in 35 years this land was used to grow agave.
Aroma – yellow fruit (pineapple), green banana, green olives, orange peel, orange blossom, white pepper, sea pool minerality, salty, flores de Santa Maria (Santa Maria flowers), Manzanita (chamomile blossoms), spearmint, cinnamon, toasted peanuts, marzipan, heated cooking oil, freshly cut grass, river stone minerality, earthy, raw jalapeno and in escabeche
Palate [the nose is well expressed in the palate] – yellow fruit sweet complexity, white pepper, spearmint, cut grass, earthy, chamomile finish, graphite, flan with sugar, caramel and egg yoke
Aroma – bright, lively, clove, cardamom, cinnamon, wintergreen, sand, cooked squash, heavy cream
Palate – almond, biscuit, creamy, slight old oak, almond, artichoke, cajeta, mocha, fresh lettuce in the aftertaste