Tequila Blanco 2011
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Best Premium Blanco Tequila - 2011

TheFiftyBest.com held a private tasting with 25 people experiencing 20 blanco tequilas. All tequilas were 100% blue agave. The tasters included wine and spirits journalists, bartenders, and tequila aficionados.

 

The Great Tequila Tasting - Blanco

 

Tasting Method: The products were served "blindly", with each brand completely unknown to the tasters. The order of service was randomly selected through a lottery system. Each of the tequilas were poured into fresh glasses from new sealed bottles, and served at room temperature, one brand at a time. Ice water on the side and unflavored breadsticks were available to cleanse the palate. There was a resting period between the two flights of blanco tequilas. Food was served during the break. Tasters wrote down their impressions of each product on score sheets. The scoring was done on a 5-point system, with 5 as the best. The totals for the blancos were added up, with the winners determined, based on the scores received. The tasting notes that follow the rankings are a summary of the results, and all replicate commentary has been eliminated while contrasting opinions have been summarized. Ties are listed in alphabetical order. Prices quoted are for 750ml sizes. Prices will vary by state.

 

TASTING RESULTS (Blanco/ Plata/Silver):

 

Nobleza

1. Nobleza - $36
Double distilled, estate grown Premium Blue Weber Agave.

Smooth, spicy, creamy, perfumy, sweet, cinnamon, vanilla, chewy, smoky, hay, floral, lavender, nougat/hazelnut, earthy, long finish.


Double Gold Medal
Double Gold medal

2. Tres Agaves - $26
Double distilled, Straight from the still to the bottle.

Sweet, spicy, smooth, light, floral, melon, cinnamon, caramel, licorice, oily, peppery, earthy, tangy, prickly.


Double Gold Medal
Double Gold medal

Tres Agaves

Hornitos

3. Two-Way Tie - Hornitos - $25
Full bodied, smooth, spicy, floral, smoky, fresh, complex, crisp, vanilla, pineapple, lime, sweet, salty, cotton, pungent, violet.


Double Gold Medal
Double Gold medal

Chamucos - $42

Smooth, tasty, woody, spicy, pepper, sweet, molasses, butterscotch, peanuts, fruity, pineapple, pear, strawberry, eucalyptus, apricot, bitter, caramel aroma.


Double Gold Medal
Double Gold medal

Chamucos

Cabo Wabo

4. Cabo Wabo - $22
Double distilled.

Smooth, warm, balanced, earthy, smoky, floral notes, sweet, spicy, tropical fruit, butterscotch, peaches, banana, vanilla, caramel nose, soft finish.


Double Gold Medal
Double Gold medal

5. Avion - $40
Ultra slow filtration.

Smooth, peppery, full bodied, balanced, sweet, spicy, clean, tasty, mushroom, crisp, salty, warm finish.


Gold Medal
Gold medal

Avion

Herradura

6. Herradura - $32
Double distilled.

Sweet, fruity, citrus, nutty, pineapple, pear, perfume, red licorice, some spice, peppery, woody, sharp, pungent, cedar.


Gold Medal
Gold medal

 

 

7. Riazul - $55

Vanilla, caramel, peppery, nutty, almond, smooth, licorice, agave, menthol, floral, clean, salty, slightly smoky, vanilla nose, caramel finish.


Gold Medal
 Gold medal

 

8. Two-Way Tie -
El Jimador
- $19

Double distilled.
Floral, dried fruit, peppery, tea, asparagus, eucalyptus, agave, smooth, consistent, well rounded, dry, mild, crisp, clean, floral nose, strong finish.

Gold Medal
 Gold medal


Tres Generaciones - $33

Triple distilled.
Spicy start, mossy, dry, mineral, sweet, complex, intense, very alcoholic, approachable, crisp, medium-full body, smooth finish.

Gold Medal
 Gold medal


9. Corzo - $40

Light, clean, smooth, cinnamon, creamy, buttery, sweet, pear, pineapple, pepper, caramel, lemon, minty, complex, smoky.

Gold Medal
 Gold medal


10. Two-Way Tie -
Don Eduardo
- $45

Classic, smoky, smooth, woody, pepper, spicy, caramel, buttery, honey, ginger, hint of sweetness, well rounded.

Gold Medal
 Gold medal


Semental - $45

Triple distilled.
Peppery, woody, cedar, salty, citrus, fresh, anise, white pepper, cinnamon, vanilla, floral notes, spicy, cloves, mild, fruity, apple, peppermint, nutty, licorice, pungent, soft.

Gold Medal
 Gold medal


11. Two-Way Tie -
Antiguo - $26

Double distilled.
Lively, dry, smooth, balanced, sweet, citrus, peppery, assertive, dusty, wet stone, grassy, good for cocktails, long, oily finish.

Silver Medal
  Silver medal


Espolón - $20

Vanilla, pepper, rosemary, smooth, floral, spicy, balanced, woody, cedar, licorice, tobacco, slightly fruity, caramel, grappa-like, clean, mild, sweet nose.

Silver Medal
  Silver medal

12. Two-Way Tie -
Cazadores - $21

Double distilled. Light, balanced, woody, tangy, spicy, sweet, floral, grassy, flavorful, rounded, short finish.


Silver Medal
  Silver medal

Inocente - $46

Triple distilled.
Spicy, apple, cotton candy, woody, vanilla, cinnamon, caramel, pineapple, anise, yeast, burnt, pungent, oak, long finish.

Silver Medal
  Silver medal

13. Chinaco - $30

Bottled within 30 days after distillation.
Earthy, hay, woody, spicy, cloves, peppery, buttery, caramel, agave, smooth, long finish.

Silver Medal
  Silver medal


14. El Tesoro - $44

Spicy, pepper, gummy bears, licorice, hay, nutty, grassy, agave, light.

Bronze Medal
  Bronze medal


15. Tequila 55 - $30

Earthy, woody, mushrooms, nutty, medicinal, grassy, vegetal, sesame oil, licorice, prunes, neutral, pungent.

Bronze Medal
  Bronze medal


16. Campo Azul - $30

Nutty, spicy, vegetal, asparagus, earthy, medicinal, licorice, pungent, rough, full bodied.

Bronze Medal
  Bronze medal

 

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