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#1 bbowler

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Posted 05 December 2013 - 05:20 PM

   Well pulled the trigger on 2 bottles of this tequila. Starnge, it has a blend of 4-21 year old batches in it. Kinda reminds me of the HH 12 year i have (solera Process). Cant wait to try it, Im a fool for butterscotch and oak flavor. First few taster noted they were suprised it still retained an agave taste and wasnt overly sweet.  Well pallets are like opinions, all different, we will see.

 

Anyone try it for themselves here yet?



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Posted 06 December 2013 - 01:13 PM

I'll trade you a 50ml of my 11yr Asombroso for a 50 of your Fuentaseca.  

 



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Posted 06 December 2013 - 04:50 PM

I think we could do that, just name a time when you are around or out my way.



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Posted 18 December 2013 - 02:52 AM

Looks like there will be a release of a 9yr, 12yr, and 18yr on the market soon.

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Posted 18 December 2013 - 04:01 PM

another blend like the recent release or stand alon 9,12,18 yr bottles?  Wonder how much that would be.



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Posted 18 December 2013 - 05:28 PM

another blend like the recent release or stand alon 9,12,18 yr bottles?  Wonder how much that would be.

 gulp check the prices :S

 

 

 

https://www.zeetequi...jo-18-Year.html

 

 

 

https://www.zeetequi...jo-12-Year.html

 

 

https://www.zeetequi...ejo-9-Year.html



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Posted 24 December 2013 - 12:50 PM

very interesting way to barrel it. I just popped the one K&L was offering that had 4,7,11,14,17,21 yr old blended. While it was a good quality juice, I cant say it was better than other stuff valued at the same cost. A bit sweet and boubonesque at the biginning and then you could still get some agave taste out of it in the middle and then a finish consistant with the okayness and carmel like. To me anyway.

 

I have some stuff aged in sazerac rye barrels that I will try over the holliday but the fuenteseca 9, 12 yr sound interesting, if not for the 200-300$ price.



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Posted 15 January 2014 - 12:05 AM

I had it a while back in October.  While I liked it, I liked it in the realm of the good $50-75 juices.  Certainly not at nearly $200.  I guess I like the agave flavor more that tons of oak.  YMMV



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Posted 16 January 2014 - 09:57 AM

I agree, its not the 175$ bottle it sells for, Rey sol would beat this for sure to me. I cant say it had the tons of oak I thought it would.



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Posted 17 January 2014 - 08:11 PM

I agree, its not the 175$ bottle it sells for, Rey sol would beat this for sure to me. I cant say it had the tons of oak I thought it would.

 

That's because the vast majority of it is 4 and 7 year.  4 year has by far the largest percentage.



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Posted 21 January 2014 - 01:57 PM

Again that makes sense, what would it really be priced at if we had larger portions of 11-21 yr juice.  $$$$$$$$$$$$$ I bet

 



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Posted 21 January 2014 - 06:56 PM

Again that makes sense, what would it really be priced at if we had larger portions of 11-21 yr juice. $$$$$$$$$$$$$ I bet


https://www.zeetequi...jo-18-Year.html

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Posted 23 January 2014 - 04:27 PM

Yeah just what I thought, although 500$ is still less than anything out with a true 10+ year aging that I know of.



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Posted 25 January 2014 - 10:55 PM

Yeah just what I thought, although 500$ is still less than anything out with a true 10+ year aging that I know of.


If you were lucky enough, the original lote of El Tesoro's 75th Aniversario (supposedly aged for 10 years), was under $200.

#15 bbowler

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Posted 28 January 2014 - 05:59 PM

Is the version out there now aged for less?



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Posted 29 January 2014 - 12:04 AM

Is the version out there now aged for less?


Dont really know. The website now says "blend of 10 year". Whatever that means.

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Posted 31 January 2014 - 05:09 PM

     How vague is that.....  could be equal parts 2-10 or 90% 2 and 1% everything else.  As I stated earlier, the Fuenteseca that is a blend of juice up to 21 years is good but not overwhelming. Has anyone tried the stuff they are selling that they say is 100% 9 or 12 or 18yr?

 

There was a guy from Hi-time liquor that I trust that tasted them and said the 9 was good, the 12 was very good and the 18 was actually fantastic. Somehow not completely over oaked.



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Posted 01 February 2014 - 03:05 PM

     How vague is that.....  could be equal parts 2-10 or 90% 2 and 1% everything else.  As I stated earlier, the Fuenteseca that is a blend of juice up to 21 years is good but not overwhelming. Has anyone tried the stuff they are selling that they say is 100% 9 or 12 or 18yr?

 

There was a guy from Hi-time liquor that I trust that tasted them and said the 9 was good, the 12 was very good and the 18 was actually fantastic. Somehow not completely over oaked.

 

Forrest reviewed them.

 

http://adrinkwithfor...ca-tequila.html
 



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Posted 04 February 2014 - 01:33 PM

Yeah, I saw that review. Im kinda interested in trying the 12 yr. The 18 might be too much oak and too much $$$.



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Posted 04 February 2014 - 03:32 PM

sorry but feel if I wanted something age 12+ years must say I'd rather buy a nice bourbon at a fraction of the cost IMHO



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Posted 04 February 2014 - 05:19 PM

True, while I think that there would still be a difference in taste, it is an economic certainty that the bourbon would be loads cheaper. Can you imagine what the 18 yr would be like? Maybe a split and do the 9yr aged.



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Posted 11 February 2014 - 08:04 PM

geez so how much of this stuff is floating out there? now Hitimewine has it 

 

http://www.hitimewin...e=search&page=1



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Posted 13 February 2014 - 10:03 AM

     Not sure, but until I got some at K&L a couple months back, I never heard of Fuenteseca. I think there is always gonna be the same distilleries rebranding the same stuff so they can keep selling the NEW stuff. Only once in a while does a legitimate newbie come along and actually be something of consequence.



#24 Don Nom

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Posted 14 February 2014 - 02:55 PM

I know that Park Ave Liquor was also carrying the Fuentaseca "blend" earlier, concurrent with the second batch of K&L's own batch.

 



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Posted 14 February 2014 - 05:47 PM

I tried the blend that had 4-21 yr old and it was good but didn't blow me away. I am really intrigued to try the 12 or 18 yr based on the review of Forest from Hi time  Liquor.



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Posted 14 February 2014 - 05:52 PM

     As a side note, I am kind of wondering how the barrels they use will affect it. I've had the 10yr aged AGC cask strength and it was good and oaky but wasn't all oak and nothing else. I've also had the HH 12 yr and that has major oak and it is a solera process and not all 12 yr. 

 

     Then there is the 11yr asom broso that was very liqueur like and oaky as well.  



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Posted 14 February 2014 - 06:51 PM

Take this with a grain of salt, but Forrest works for Haas Brothers, who I believe imports Fuentaseca. Someone with a bottle could possibly verify this. Not saying his review isn't spot-on, but...



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Posted 18 February 2014 - 04:17 PM

     Didn't know that. I am intrigued to try it anyways. Like I said, the blend was good just not 200 good.  Now the true 9 or 12 or 18 yr should be quite different as you shouldn't get a blend where you get young tequila mostly and the older is a small amount.

 

Hopefully I wont regret it.