Olmeca Altos

Jalisco (Los Altos Southern)
Nom 1111

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Nathan Bennett
Tequila Savant
220 ratings

Bought to try and use in barrel aging project. Paid USD27.99 in January 2021. Aroma is somewhat herbal, which is nice, but also has some alcohol, which is not so nice. It reminds me a bit of 1800 from a long time ago. The nose has some nice things going on, but also some undesirable characteristics. First impression is that this is a decent reposado, in that the agave is more present than oak, probably due to use of large casks and/or short aging period. Flavor is inoffensive and subtle, nothing wowing though. This could be sipped, as a result. Oak characteristics are minimal, but round out the harshness (not much) of the blanco. The price is right, but you also get what you pay for.

Ernesto Hernandez
Tequila Ninja
112 ratings

Was unfortunately very let down by this one. Love the blanco, like the repo. This just tasted muted from start to finish. Unpleasant amount of alcohol on the nose, tasted burnt all through the flavor. Would not buy this again.

Lou Agave (Long Island Lou Tequila)
Tequila Savant
206 ratings

A very solid tequila especially as a mixer. Notes of citrus, pepper, sweet agave, fruit, herbal and earthy, with some light floral. For the price and the production methods utilized.... this is the best mixer you can buy.

Adolfo Sosa
Tequila Savant
221 ratings

Adam Stemmler
Tequila Savant
234 ratings

Pepe Galvez
Tequila Savant
236 ratings

Erica Boorom
Tequila Ninja
110 ratings

Aroma : Oak, almonds and nutmeg. A small amount of dried fruit and citrus. Taste : Flavors like agave, citrus, and the vegetal "green" notes from Olmeca Altos are present. Plenty of oak, but a little bit of caramel as well. More almond and some baking spice. Feel is light/medium bodied with some oils, but not as much as I would prefer. Finish : Short/medium length with predominating oak and caramel. Some agave and spice. I think this is somewhat similar to the Reposado in the sense that I would like some of the notes to be more distinguishable from one another, but this still a great bargain tequila.

Erica Boorom
Tequila Ninja
110 ratings

Aroma : Cooked agave, oak, vanilla. Some pepper and cinnamon here as well. Taste : Some agave presence, caramel, cinnamon, not as much oak as I would expect from the aroma. Some black pepper as well as nutmeg and anise. Finish : Medium length with caramel, cinnamon, and orange flavor. More agave and very light pepper here as well. This doesn't have as much of the "green" flavor the Plata has, something I could do without, but I wish the flavors were more pronounced here.

Erica Boorom
Tequila Ninja
110 ratings

Aroma : Cooked agave, citrus, pepper and salinity. A small amount of alcohol. Taste : Medium bodied and oily with agave, lots of citrus, and a distinctive "green" taste, but not like Casa Noble. Some fruity notes, lime and a bit of black pepper. Some alcohol on the palette as well. Finish : Medium length finish with more grassy notes and cooked agave. Small amount of alcohol here as well. This isn't exactly a "smooth" tequila but for the price there are some really good flavors here.

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