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Jalisco (Los Altos Southern)
Nom 1579

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Frankie Medina
Tequila Phenom
359 ratings

Nathan Bennett
Tequila Badass
404 ratings

Remy Newland
Tequila Wizard
940 ratings

Lote 1 Bottle 1630/10,000 I know. I’m a little late to the party. But it was worth the wait to finally get the G4 Madera. Aromas: Freshly milled cedar sawdust. Finely ground white pepper. Mellow vanilla oil. Citrus. Light colored tree fruit. A slightly sour apple cider tartness. Tropical floral notes weave in and out. Flinty minerals, mint, cinnamon and cloves. Felipe’s signature abundance of sweet agave. Just a trace of lactic funk. Flavors: Thick and buttery. Briny. Oily sweetness softly washes over the tongue. A hint of maple. Vibrant clove, cinnamon and pepper heat build in intensity. The fruit, spice and texture embrace the ethanol, engaging the entire palate. Finish: This has a round richness that slowly melts away on the finish. August 26, 2023 A quick “compare and contrast”. Comparing G4 Madera Blanco lote #2 to lote #1 G4 Madera. Both bottles were opened within the last 48 hours. No one will be disappointed with lote #2. There are far more similarities than not. Some subtle differences at most… To me, Lote #2 has a little more sour apple cider note, a slightly sharper mineral snap in the nosing and a stray canned pear aroma. There might be a tinge more intensity in the heat component. A little less anise, swapped out for a tantalizing touch of salty butterscotch. The deep well water might be a little more prominent in lote #2. Which is my favorite? It would be like King Solomon ruling which baby should be cut in half. Can’t do it. I love them both. Both solidly in the 90 range.

Lou Agave (Long Island Lou Tequila)
Tequila Badass
463 ratings

Lot 11- Delicious =88 Lot 12 - Wow =89

Jon Novak
Tequila Ninja
193 ratings

barrel notes on nose, soft palate and decent finish. Signature G4 on the light aging

Doug Price
Tequila Phenom
383 ratings

Doug Price
Tequila Phenom
383 ratings

Nathan Bennett
Tequila Badass
404 ratings

Andrew Davis
Tequila Savant
295 ratings

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Business Wire
Jul 14, 2020

New Additive-Free Verification Program Helps Consumers Make Educated Purchase Decisions

The team behind the Tequila Matchmaker have launched a “Verified Additive Free” program for tequila brands and distilleries. This is the first known independent, additive-free verification in the spirits world.

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This gem is for serious Extra Añejo lovers who can deal with a higher price, but also an extremely high quality fine sipping tequila, from maybe the top tequila maker in the world.

Food & Wine
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A Trip Along the Tequila Trail in Jalisco, Mexico

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Jul 24, 2018

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Judging a Spirits Competition by Its Winners? Sure, why not?

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