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Don Fulano “Imperial” is an Extra Anejo classification tequila. Aged for 5 years, this is quite a bit older than legally required, and it comes to use via their NOM1146 facility. I’ve been having a blast going through the Don Fulano category, and this caps off their offerings under this brand.
Rich, herbal and zesty. Lots of caramel, pepper, soil and a bit of pepper. The roasted sugar notes here are really quite potent, it’s a big part of the profile. Faint touch of lime zest.
Medium mouth feel, not as rich as some other XA’s but there’s a lot of complexity here. Brown sugar, brown butter, pepper and a hint of soil. Rich bread notes, faint citrus zest and a light cocoa note.
Long finish. The agave shines most here. The agave really makes up a large portion of the profile - those roasted agave, brown sugar, rock candy, light funk notes all work well with the barrel influence, which isn’t too overbearing.
Don Fulano’s XA is really quite a treat. I like that the barrel doesn’t take over the agave character. I wish that the ABV was a few points higher, I bet it would really boost that mouth feel, but regardless this is a great bottling.