El Tesoro de Don Felipe

Jalisco (Los Altos Southern)
Nom 1139

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Senior Rick Mendell
Tequila Savant
196 ratings

Bottled 26/10/2011

Erica Boorom
Tequila Guru
86 ratings

Aroma : Tropical fruits, citrus, and light herbs meld well with sweet cooked agave. There is the smallest amount of oak too. Taste : Agave and tropical fruits are the main characters here. There is also some underlying cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, butterscotch, and a unique earthiness/minerality as well. Finish : Long lasting and balanced with more butterscotch and light pepper. Note that this review is for the newer label of Paradiso. If I do find an older bottling, I'll update this review to include it.

Adam Stemmler
Tequila Savant
220 ratings

Senior Rick Mendell
Tequila Savant
196 ratings

Amazing agave nose!

Erica Boorom
Tequila Guru
86 ratings

Aroma : Sweet cooked agave with dried fruit, oak, and caramel. There is also some earth and mineral tones as well. Taste : Light bodied with a notable agave presence for an XA. There is some fruit, oak, and caramel here from the nose, as well as some butter and hazelnut. Finish : Long with sweet barrel notes, as well as a certain grassy quality that melds well with the earth and minerality. Another great expression from El Tesoro. Now I just need to get my hands on one of their special edition XA's.

Jay MacRaild
Tequila Badass
383 ratings

As solid as they come, agave to be found around every corner and the price is tonight to beat. This is one of those reference products that new producers should taste before they decide on their profile....it’s a classic.

Nathan Bennett
Tequila Savant
199 ratings

Lou Agave (Long Island Lou Tequila)
Tequila Ninja
131 ratings

This is filled with a nose of sweet cooked agave, light anise, very light vanilla, definite citrus, and definite black pepper. On taste- you get the citrus and the delicious sweet cooked agave, grass, citrus and black pepper. This is a really solid tequila.

Craig Macadang
Tequila Wizard
959 ratings

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