Espolon Blanco 100% Agave Tequila (700ml)
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 on corn syrup and grain alcohol, leaving you with a nasty hangover the next day.
Tasting note: Crystal clear, silvery appearance. First pass reveals a perfumed bouquet of herbaceous, green capsicum that gets more like fresh cut horseradish, less the heat. Later, undertones of candle wax and smoke are evident making for an impressively complex aroma. The palate is light to medium bodied and a little broad and sweet. Waxy, briny and with a delicate twist of white pepper. Concludes dry, light and relatively short. Overall the palate lacks the vibrancy and zest we look for in Blanco Tequila. 40% Alc./Vol.
Other reviews: 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
Rating: 94 points (Exceptional) - www.tastings.com.au
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