Fuenteseca Reserva 7yr Extra Añejo Tequila (2014 Harvest)
Fuenteseca Reserva Extra Añejo Tequila 2014 Harvest (Cosecha 2014) is an exceptional and rare tequila that has been aged for seven 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 2014.
During the aging process, the tequila is stored in oak barrels, which infuses it with warm notes of vanilla, caramel, and spice. The aging also mellows the agave flavors, allowing the tequila to develop a nuanced character that is both refined and robust.
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 2014
Aroma: cooked agave, cognac, oak, dried fruit
Palate: spicy sweet oak, caramel, cooked agave, vanilla, hints of black pepper, apricots, baking spices
Finish: this is a spicy-sweet extra añejo with heavy oak, and a sweet dry finish