Review: Don Fulano XA

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.


Archived Scores

 

Rating System

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

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