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Espolon Blanco 100% Agave Tequila (700ml)

Jalisco, MEXICO
$69. 99
Bottle
$839.88 Dozen
ABV: 40%
Closure: Cork

Crafted at the San Nicolas distillery in Arandas, the Los Altos (Highlands) region of Jalisco; Espolon Tequila is made from 100% agave, produced in Blanco (unaged) and Reposado styles. Piñas (the heart of the agave) are cooked for 18 to 20 hours (versus the industry average of 12) with the distillation process lasting 5½ hours (versus the industry average of 3½), with the intention of producing a richer and more intense flavour. The striking packaging is inspired by classic nineteenth century artwork, featuring the iconic rooster, a symbol of Mexican national pride. An eye catching addition to any bar. When choosing your tequila, look for '100% agave', an essential bit of information vital for a great and true tequila experience. Inferior products such as 'Jose Cuervo Especial' can consist of as little as 50% agave, with the balance a mixture of corn syrup and grain alcohol, leaving you with a nasty hangover the next day.

Espolon Blanco has a crystal clear, silvery appearance and offers herbaceous, green capsicum and fresh cut horseradish-like notes. Later, undertones of candle wax and smoke are evident making for an impressively complex aroma. The palate is light to medium bodied, a little broad and sweet; waxy, briny and with a delicate twist of white pepper but lacks the vibrancy we look for in Blanco Tequila. 40% Alc./Vol.

Other reviews... The mild aroma hints at green bell peppers; the flavor also has a distinct vegetal note, mixing bell and jalapeño peppers along with agave. Finishes long, with white pepper and ginger sparks. 88 points - whiskyadvocate.com

Clear. Aromas of waxy honeycomb, dried tropical fruits, delicate pickling spices, and creamy meringue. Super smooth and silky with a dryish medium-to-full body. Graceful tropical flower blossom, dates, minerals, and subtle roasted pepper notes illuminate the finish. Incredibly clean, pure and elegant.
International Review of Spirits Award: Gold Medal
94 points (Exceptional) - tastings.com