Bottle of Olmeca Altos Plata

Olmeca Altos Plata

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Production Details
NOM : 1111 ,
Agave : Jalisco (Los Altos) ,
Region : Jalisco (Los Altos Southern) ,
Cooking : Stone/Brick Ovens ,
Extraction : Tahona, Roller Mill ,
Water Source : Deep well water ,
Fermentation : 100% agave, Stainless steel tanks, Fermentation with fibers ,
Distillation : 2x distilled ,
Still : Copper Pot ,
Aging : - ,
ABV/Proof : 40% abv (80-proof), 35-39% abv (70-78 proof)
Other : No additives, Cold filtered, Rested in stainless steel

Tequila Profile

Aromas & Flavors Detected By Our Community

Aromas Detected

27
Agave (cooked)
13
Citrus
10
Alcohol
9
Pepper (black)
5
Fruity
4
Agave (raw)
4
Lemon
4
Apple (green)
3
Vanilla
3
Grass
3
Vegetal
3
Flowers

Flavors Detected

26
Agave (cooked)
10
Alcohol
8
Pepper (black)
8
Citrus
8
White Pepper
5
Agave (raw)
5
Minerals
4
Brine/Salt
3
Fruity
3
Grass
3
Anise
3
Earth

Ratings

Personal Scores & Reviews From Our Community

Tequila Lover
10 ratings
5 stars
  • 57 Rating

After taste sour, burn on the follow, reminds me of alcohol.

Tequila Fan
3 ratings
5 stars
  • 82 Rating

clear agave flavor, no aftertaste, smooth

Tequila Enthusiast
5 ratings
5 stars
  • 90 Rating

Smooth

Tequila Enthusiast
6 ratings
5 stars
  • 91 Rating

Sweet agave on the nose. A good agave taste with white pepper and hints of limestone/clay. That white pepper lingers a while. I always passed on this due to the low price, but now I wish I tried it sooner. A very clean and refreshing drink.

Tequila Fan
3 ratings
5 stars
  • 82 Rating

Heavy agave Juicy fruit Clean neutral taste Not sweet Hot finish Spicy Pepper / cinnamon Finish

Tequila Fanatic
15 ratings
5 stars
  • 80 Rating

Bought a pint of this for $8.95. After I got home and tasted it, I felt like I had just stolen from the liquor store. What an amazing, bargain priced, heavyweight tequila! Exploding with cooked agave and goes down smooth enough to be a sipper!

Tequila Fan
2 ratings
5 stars
  • 90 Rating

For the price, an excellent Blanco. Superior to many pricier brands. Also a big fan of the sustainability this company insists on, but I digress.

Tequila Lover
13 ratings
5 stars
  • 83 Rating

Great budget tequila

Tequila Enthusiast
4 ratings
5 stars
  • 75 Rating

A general consumption T. very good value. can be enjoyed alone but I'd save it as a mixer.

Tequila Guru
95 ratings
5 stars
  • 90 Rating

This has to be the BEST priced, 100% agave, NON-DIFFUSER tequila available here in Ontario, Canada. Our options are limited to cheap, diffuser brands like Sauza, Cazadores, El Jimador, et. all.... or $70.00 plus bottles of so-called "premium" tequilas. Olmeca Altos makes a decent sipper, mixes well into cocktails....easy, clean... agave forward... surprising for a $36.00 bottle. A blend of highland and lowland agaves provide a nice balance between sweetness and earthiness. When friends are looking for a good quality, inexpensive tequila to start, or bring to a summer party, this the first one I always recommend. For a seasoned aficionado, this won't likely blow your socks off....but at the price it's easy to keep it on the shelf!

Tequila Phenom
306 ratings
5 stars
  • 81 Rating

Crisp mineral, herbal, citrus and pineapple nose. Lightly sweet start, with agave and pepper following. Oddly enough, it is priced about the same in Mexico as it is in the US. The Mexican version is 38%, so don’t know if we are comparing apples to apples...

Tequila Phenom
317 ratings
5 stars
  • 78 Rating

Softer and sweeter than earlier bottles. Smells saccharin sweet with a bit of minerality. Not very complex but well priced. Just too sweet and simple for my palate.

Tequila Lover
10 ratings
5 stars
  • 85 Rating

Great value for what you get. The go to tequila for under $30. Aromas of agave and citrus.

Tequila Enthusiast
6 ratings
5 stars
  • 83 Rating

Nothing special to my nose, a hint of sharp citrus that makes me scratch my nose every time when I put my nose close to it. Flavor and taste is very good, very easy to drink, it feels super clean. I personally try to find/drink as much non-additive stuff as possible, so I personally like the clean feeling that I get from this tequila. I highly recommend it.

Tequila Warrior
40 ratings
5 stars
  • 79 Rating

$38 for 1.75L. Wintergreen, ammonia, pine tar, agave, weak finish. Fine, almost nice. There is an almost medicinal dimension that makes it not quite nice, but still fine.

Tequila Maniac
35 ratings
5 stars
  • 88 Rating

On value alone for mixing cocktails this is 100/100. The only knock I give it is it’s a cleaner tasting tequila along the lines of vodka, hence the reason for using in cocktails. The agave flavor does come out more when it’s mixed. Straight I get light agave, hint of vanilla, and pepper.

Tequila Maniac
31 ratings
5 stars
  • 80 Rating

A very good Plata for being so inexpensive

Tequila Maniac
27 ratings
5 stars
  • 82 Rating

Aromas frutales, verdes, tal vez pasto y manzana verde, dulce, agarroso,dulce agave, ligeramente amargo al final

Tequila Lover
10 ratings
5 stars
  • 84 Rating

Clean and crisp nose with pepper, agave and slight grassiness. In the mouth it's slightly oily with medium-light cooked agave (just as I like it), black & white pepper and olive brine and hint of earthiness. Relatively clean with excellent mouthfeel. I prefer a more floral nose and at least a minuscule hint of sweetness. The cooked agave and grassy notes were spot on with my desired level, however the olive brine was a little hefty. Finish was quick but didn't fade overly quick and any alcohol "burn" was mild and refreshing.

Tequila Ninja
156 ratings
5 stars
  • 84 Rating

Nice raw agave scent. Sweet flavor. Light bodied. Slight burn on the finish. Pleasant but not very complex overall.

Tequila Fan
4 ratings
5 stars
  • 89 Rating

Strong mouth feel, stands up well on its own but even better in a cocktail like a Margarita. Add grapefruit to bring more pepper to the fore.

Tequila Fan
4 ratings
5 stars
  • 80 Rating

Nice natural smell of agave

Tequila Enthusiast
6 ratings
5 stars
  • 71 Rating

People flip for this stuff, but it's lost on me. Always looking for great value and this is often seen at $20, but it's astringent and reminds of lighter fluid. Thin, basically non-existent mouthfeel. At a similar price point, Espolon towers above it in capturing the essence and earthiness of the plant. For another $12 or so, Pura Vida destroys this. Ok as a mixer I suppose, but Espolon again is the go to for that that can live on its own as well.

Tequila Fan
3 ratings
5 stars
  • 95 Rating

This and the Reposado are my tequilas default now.

Tequila Lover
11 ratings
5 stars
  • 71 Rating

Smells great, tasted ok, not real pricy, but not one to write home about. Side note: with a few squirts of lime juice, it's actually really good-only when paired with lime juice.

Other news & reviews

Additional news and perspectives about Olmeca Altos Plata

TasteTequila.com
Nov 10, 2014

The Best Tequilas for Under $30

Why does good tequila have to be so damn expensive? It doesn’t! Even though there are a variety of tequilas at wide-ranging price points, buying a cheap tequila can feel like a risky proposition for many people.

Adweek
May 30, 2014

Pernod Ricard Taps Deep Focus for Olmeca Altos Tequila

Pernod Ricard has hired Deep Focus to lead global and U.S. marketing for its Olmeca Altos tequila brand.

The Drinks Report
Jul 30, 2013

McCann is made marketing director for Olmeca

Pernod Ricard has appointed Lisa McCann as marketing director for Olmeca Tequila. Lisa McCann joins the team in August from Pernod Ricard USA, where she has spent two years as brand director for Malibu.

The Spirits Business
Jul 03, 2013

Olmeca Altos Tequila finally completes US roll out

Pernod Ricard USA has completed its roll out of Olmeca Altos Tequila across the US, almost three years after first launching the super-premium brand in the States.

The Spirits Business
May 24, 2013

Olmeca Altos Tequila unveils new bartender-friendly bottle

Pernod Ricard is introducing new bartender-friendly packaging across the globe for its award-winning 100% agave Tequila, Olmeca Altos. Olmeca Altos Tequila. Olmeca Altos Tequila's new bottle has been redesigned with bartenders in mind.

The Drinks Report
May 24, 2013

Global roll-out for new-look Olmeca Altos

To capitalise on growth opportunities in the super-premium tequila category, Olmeca Tequila is rolling out new packaging for its 100% agave Olmeca Altos. The new-look bottle is rolling out in 17 markets, including the UK, Turkey, Canada and European...

Alcademics.com
Sep 05, 2012

Visiting Olmeca Altos Distillery

Today we visited the distillery Pedro Domecq, where they make Tezon, Olmeca Altos, and Olmeca tequilas. I wrote about this distillery before on Alcademics.