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Jalisco (Los Valles)
Nom 1493

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David Schafran
Tequila Lover
11 ratings

vanilla and caramel notes. Sweet but not as desert-like as the riazul. Very smooth finish

Dave Halberg
Tequila Lover
13 ratings

Yannick Van Dyck
Tequila Fan
1 ratings

Gregg Millward
Tequila Maniac
33 ratings

Excellent agave forward nose. The heat is obviously present, but not overpowering. Cooked agave through the finish. An excellent example of traditional, straight from the still blanco. As enjoyable as it gets.

Brian Scott
Tequila Enthusiast
6 ratings

Jeff Jones
Tequila Enthusiast
5 ratings

Scot Stetson
Tequila Fan
2 ratings

Cooked agave. Butterscotch. Herbal. Aromatic.

Ed Sullivan
Tequila Warrior
41 ratings

Tasted in a Riedel glass at La Fortaleza following a tour of the distillery and grounds. Takes the absolutely stunning Blanco and rests it enough to add some mellow oak, vanilla and spice. Definitely one of the top two or three reposados I've ever had!

Justyn Myers
Tequila Fan
1 ratings

This is probably the purest example you can find of what real lowland, tahona mill tequila tastes like. The higher proof brings the flavor through in cocktails too.

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