Volcan De Mi Tierra Anejo Cristalino Tequila (700ml)
A new entrant into the Tequila market comes from a joint venture between Moët Hennessy and the Gallardo family. Using only lowland Blue Weber agaves, production is overseen by Master Distiller, Anna María Romero Mena.
'Cristalinos' are the latest trend in premium tequila. They're matured in American oak, then charcoal filtered to remove any colour. The result looks like a Blanco but tastes and smells like a Reposado. Volcan De Mi Tierra's expression is a blend of anejo and extra anejo tequilas aged for four months with different cask finishes, including whisky and cognac.
Other reviews... Slivery straw color. Aromas and flavors of pressed flowers, clay, hints of celery, and clove with a supple, crisp, dryish light body and a warming, amusing, medium-length finish with nuances of hazelnut and roasted almond. A mild Cristalino Tequila with beckoning aromas and soft oaky flavors. 90 points - tastings.com
...crystal clear pour betrays the fact that this tequila shows quite a bit of oak influence in a nose filled with notes of caramel candy, toasted vanilla bean, and a touch of spicy pepper-toned agave. In the mouth there is a tone of cognac-laced fruit reminiscent of baked plum and creamy milk chocolate which dissipates into another spicy kick of pepper and a hint of salted lemon. 91 points - distiller.com