Updated: May 23
Don Fulano Imperial XA - NOM 1146 - 40%
Aged 5 years in a variety of wine barrels, this is an XA from aging master Enrique Fonseca. The distillate is a blend of pot and column still (heavy on the pot) and utilizes a low pressure autoclave. This is my first time sipping from the Don Fulano line, but I've been a fan of NOM 1146 and Enrique Fonseca in the past - from the Fuenteseca expressions, to Purasangre and Tears of Llorona to Cimarron.
There's an informative marketing blurb on Enrique Fonseca's production process HERE.
Notes: Earthy and candy bar driven on the nose - chocolate, caramel, wood spice. Big roasted agave and oak on the palate. Touch of cherry and cinnamon but it's fairly two-note. Oak and spice for a medium, low-heat finish.
Score: 6 (Solid) Very enjoyable. Leans light and uncomplicated on the palate with most of the richness coming from the nose.
10 - Reevaluate The Budget
9 - Stash Two (If Able)
8 - Stash One (At The Right Price)
7 - Highly Recommend It To Strangers
6 - Solid - Above Average
5 - Acceptable For The Situation
4 - Not Vocally Complaining
3 - Anything Else To Drink?
2 - Nothing Nice To Say
1 - Drain Pour