Final week, Maestro Dobel revealed its latest tequila, Maestro Dobel 50 Silver Oak Version, an ultra-premium additional añejo that’s completed in cabernet sauvignon barrels from Silver Oak Cellars in Napa Valley. Although the pandemic put the unique mission on maintain, the discharge stays well timed: This luxurious tequila is out simply in time to pay tribute to Silver Oak’s fiftieth anniversary.
“This entire 12 months we’ve been celebrating, so, in some ways, this occasion is a fruits of that 12 months and the nice milestone,” Silver Oak’s CEO David R. Duncan mentioned on the launch of Dobel 50 Silver Oak Version. “The connection between wine and tequila isn’t a common one, however American oak makes for a pure vessel to discover how these two wonderful liquids can affect one another.”
A really restricted launch
With solely 9,500 bottles produced (utilizing round 100 barrels), Dobel 50 Silver Oak Version is a brooding amber shade that sparkles from gold to orange within the mild that refracts by means of a sipping glass or beaker-like decanter. The latter pays homage to how tequilas have been made a few years in the past, storing them in beaker-shaped vessels whereas deciding the ultimate taste profile.
On the palate, Maestro Dobel’s founder, Juan Dobel describes the liquid as wealthy, flavorful, and complicated. He mentions an eloquent steadiness of brightness, from flavors resembling mandarin and roundness from fig notes. Aromas embody heat caramel and vanilla—ensuing from the American oak barrels the tequila ages in for at least seven years. To complete it, the tequila then spends six months in Silver Oak’s Cabernet Sauvignon barrels. These barrels are answerable for the refined pink fruit traits within the tequila. As well as, they improve the sleek agave notes.
“One of many issues that was crucial to Dobel was to have the barrels be recent, so we emptied them—this was the 2019 classic—then prepped the barrels and shipped them to Mexico to complete the additional añejo,” says Duncan on the swiftness of the operation. Silver Oak’s barrels are additionally distinctive because the vineyard was the world’s first to personal and function an American oak barrel cooperage.
Experimentation with innovation
This innovation was engaging to Dobel, who shared that he likes to experiment. He makes use of completely different barrels and distinct types “to see how they affect the tequila.”
The truth is, Maestro Dobel was the creator of the world’s first cristalino. It’s a tequila the corporate ages and filters to take away the tawny shade it will get from extended contact with wooden. Subsequent, Dobel experimented with former Japanese European wine barrels for Dobel’s fiftieth birthday, which he mentioned, “they cherished.” This motivated a enterprise to have “every version created in Dobel 50 uniquely replicate a profile not anticipated in tequila, with finishes impressed by the 12 months they honor.”
Dobel additionally emphasised how Silver Oak’s shared values of “familial heritage, custom and product innovation,” propelled the collaboration. “Rising up making tequila, you inherit respect for the agave and the earth that nourishes it,” says Dobel. “Maestro Dobel was created beneath these ideas by a household of true tequila fanatics and we’re devoted to creating premium merchandise. The partnership with Silver Oak is really a particular one due to what number of core values we share.”
The limited-edition tequila is accessible for buy nationwide at a SRP of $1,100.
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