Fuenteseca Reserva 15yr Extra Añejo Tequila (2006 Harvest)
Fuenteseca Reserva 15 Years Aged Extra Añejo Tequila 2006 Harvest (Cosecha 2006) is an exceptional and rare tequila that has been aged for fifteen years, resulting in a smooth, complex, and rich flavor profile. This tequila is made from 100% Blue Weber Agave, grown in the highlands of Jalisco, Mexico, and harvested in 2006.
This tequila is a 100% column-distilled tequila, 90% of this lot is aged in American White Oak barrels and 10% in dark-toasted Quercus sessiliflora French Oak barrels.
The American barrels that previously held whiskey provide spicy aromas like clove, coconut, vanilla, hazelnut, butter, and honey. The French oak barrels held California red wine and/or brandy, offering vanilla undertones and a slight spice.
Enrique Fonseca began experimenting with aging extra añejo tequilas back in the early 2000’s and not only varies the time the Tequila rests, but the types of barrels and altitudes in which they do so. From the traditional American and French oak barrels to used bourbon casks, or wine barrels, Enrique has created some of the most unique aged tequilas available.
The Fuenteseca line starts at a minimum of 5 years and reaches all the way up to 21 years. Given that blue weber agave takes 8-10 years to mature to be used to make tequila, these expressions can take nearly 30 years to produce.
Harvest: Cosecha 2006
Aging: 15 Years