Amate

Jalisco (Central)
Nom 1173
Previous Distilleries: 1137

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Ed Sullivan
Tequila Guru
95 ratings

Zach Ancell
Tequila Savant
217 ratings

Aroma: Very similar to the Blanco and Reposado. I get a lot of medicinal harshness at the front. Behind that is a bit of butterscotch and mint. Flavor: Not a ton going on. It's sweet. Lots of vanilla but besides that there isn't much... I was hoping for something a bit more complex. Finish: A little more mellow than the Blanco and Reposado. It's still solid but definitely less harsh.

Zach Ancell
Tequila Savant
217 ratings

Aroma: Getting a medicinal note again like in the Blanco. There is a very minimal hint of oak and caramel but it still is pretty harsh. Flavor: Slightly bitter. Definitely some oak and finishes with some vanilla. Not at solid as the Blanco but not terrible. Finish: Again, a very solid finish. A little harsh but hangs around for a while.

Zach Ancell
Tequila Savant
217 ratings

Aroma: At first, the strongest note is very medicinal. Behind that I get a bit of vanilla, agave and pepper. The medicinal note softens over time but it's still pretty harsh on there nose. Flavor: A lot smoother than I was expecting based on the nose. Lots of cooked agave and pepper. Finish: A little harsh but lingers for quite a while. Not perfect but far from terrible.

John Ockasi
Tequila Fan
2 ratings

A chocolate flavor from start to finish.

Scott Vandusen
Tequila Freak
20 ratings

J Soria
Tequila Ninja
138 ratings

Chris Ancell
Tequila Phenom
314 ratings

This line is very consistent. At the open, the slight alcohol/petrol aroma appears again but is then replaced by an oaky caramel and fruity sweetness. The aroma is so sweet it is almost candy-like. This isn't bad but is relatively one-dimensional. Similarly, the flavor has a sweet/spice combination that is pretty blah. Short finish once again. Overall, the Amate is a decent, solid tequila at a reasonable price. (The repo is probably the bargain of the line and the añejo is probably over-priced). But, there is just nothing that stands out about this tequila. When you can get a Suerte or 7L at a similar or lower price, the Amate falls out of the picture fairly quickly. 06/18/2017 (vertical tasting)

Chris Ancell
Tequila Phenom
314 ratings

Again, the slight note of alcohol/petrol on the initial aroma. This is quickly overwhelmed by sweet fruit and oak. The color is relatively pale and the oak aromas are subtle. I would guess this spends a relatively short time in barrel. The flavor is very consistent with the blanco - peppermint with sweet fruit although I don't get any real agave flavor in the repo. The finish is again relatively short. 06/18/2017 (vertical tasting)