Los Fresnos is between 2068m and 2078m above sea level with red oxide soil. It is located adjacent to La Alteña, the distillery where Ocho is made. This is West of Arandas, near the town of Jesus Maria. Los Fresnos is a large field with Ocho production using around 1/3 of it’s size. Some was used for Tapatio production and the rest was sold on the market. The age of the agave at harvest was 7 years with an average sugar content of 27.6%. 20,717 piñas were harvested with a total weight of 703,050kg giving an average weight of 33.9kg per piña. The date of harvest and distillation was late April, early May 2013 so there were a strong concentration of sugars and minerals due to the lack of rain dilution.
Colour – Clear brilliance with a thick viscosity.
Aroma – Fresh cracked black pepper, custard, pastry dough, nutmeg, violets and cooked agave.
Palate – Hint of pineapple, grass, racy, spicy black pepper, ending with green olive and tannins.
Colour – Pale straw.
Aroma – Extra ripe cooked agave, butterscotch, toffee, banana, apple, pancake batter, pepper, vanilla cake frosting.
Palate – Hint of mint, green chlorophyll, mineral, maple, coffee, caramel, toffee, and strawberry.
Colour – Very light, viscous with slow lengthy tears.
Aroma – Green tropical fruits, white chocolate, hint of honey, roasted Padrone peppers, hint of smoke, white pepper, truffles, coconut, mixed nuts, herbaceous.
Palate – White radish, jicama, white pepper, mild chile pepper, green apple, underlying smokiness, long finish into fennel, candied fruits, red stone fruits, tannin follows.