Casa Noble’s latest bottling, Marqués de Casa Noble, is an unusual tequila that defies easy categorization. It’s described as a blend 21 añejos and extra añejos, aged in French oak. Specifically, the blend includes 12 extra añejos and nine añejos aged one to five years.
By blending unique aromas, Jose “Pepe” Hermosillo, Casa Noble’s Founder and Maestro Tequilero, crafted a flavor profile that is alluringly rich, silky and balanced. Cooked agave sweetness, vanilla, ripe fruits and roasted nuts with spiced accents round out Marqués de Casa Noble’s unrivaled taste, and the finish is smooth, offering hints of white chocolate, pecan, and almond.
“With Marqués de Casa Noble, we aimed to create a spirit that is not just complex and premium but also sippable – something to be enjoyed alongside life’s best moments,” said Jose “Pepe” Hermosillo, Casa Noble’s Founder and Maestro Tequilero. “Each step of the tequila making process was carefully planned and executed over the course of many years to create this unmatched spirit. At Casa Noble, we pride ourselves on extending this same level of dedication to all expressions, crafting authentic tequilas that rival even the finest spirits available.”
The 750ml Marqués de Casa Noble bottle resembles an agave spear and is packaged in a box that allows for an engaging reveal experience.
So that’s the story, let’s give this a whirl.
Considering the age of the tequilas in this blend, there’s a surprisingly huge agave punch on the nose here, with a complex aromatic profile exuding notes of green pepper, lemongrass, stewed tomatoes, and, eventually, garam masala. There’s so much to delve in to, you could be forgiven for missing the quieter notes of caramel and chocolate, as well as the nuttier elements in the mix, though these become more prominent in time. There’s plenty more to discover on the palate, which is initially quite peppery with both black and green pepper elements and intense green agave notes, then notes of dried hemp. Give it time and sweetness builds: red berry jam, caramel-draped flan, and vanilla custard. Slightly lemony on the finish, with lingering, inexorable black pepper elements.
80 proof. NOM 1137.
B+ / $170 / casanoble.com