Review: Tequila Ocho Plata Rancho Los Corrales 2010

Review: Tequila Ocho Plata Rancho Los Corrales 2010

Tequila Ocho continues its quest to turn in single estate, vintage-dated tequilas, and recently it has launched the first of its 2010 line, this one from Rancho Los Corrales.

This is a distinctly subdued tequila. Compared to the 2009 Rancho Las Pomez, which is also still available, it’s a quiet, brooding beast. On the nose, it’s straight up agave, and red chile notes. But in the mouth the tequila settles into its creamy body, with a very rich texture but a mild bite that hints at sweet cream while reminding you this is definitely tequila. Black pepper picks up in the finish, with a warming, agave-infused character to bring it all together.

Surprisingly complex and different than most modern blancos, this 100% agave spirit offers a bit of a challenge to the tequila drinker, who may be used to something much more pungent.

80 proof.

Happy Cinco de Mayo, y’all!


Tequila Ocho Plata Rancho Los Corrales 2010




Christopher Null is the founder and editor in chief of Drinkhacker. A veteran writer and journalist, he also operates Null Media, a bespoke content creation company.

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