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Jalisco (Los Altos Southern)
Nom 1579

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Andy Bardon
Tequila Ninja
102 ratings

Simon Gutierrez
Tequila Ninja
158 ratings

Remy Newland
Tequila Wizard
620 ratings

Nose: Minerals, honeydew, cinnamon. Maple or molasses? You can almost smell rainwater in this. Flavor: Fine white pepper, spiced nuts, almonds and nougat.

Chris Ancell
Tequila Phenom
328 ratings

Another classic Pandillo/Felipe Camarena XA with its pale color and complex aroma of cooked agave, citrus, sweet fruit (apple, plum) and underpinning minerality (wet stone, clay). Spicy heat sits right on top of sweet fruit flavor at the open. (This is a contrast to many tequilas that open with sweetness then shift to spice. A really nice blend here.) These two continue to blend and dissipate at a similar pace in a mid to long finish. Again, the higher ABV is hardly noticeable in terms of heat but does push the agave and other flavors forward. Quite a bit of similarity between the Pasote and the Volans but to my taste the Pasote comes out slightly ahead. 12-24-2019 7th Annual Xmas XA tasting

Remy Newland
Tequila Wizard
620 ratings

Nose: Sweet, spicy, caramelized agave nose. Butterscotch, almonds and a touch of citrus in the backup choir. Flavors: Extremely light oak treatment. Tons of pepper (white), and spice, with a lingering anise note. I’m picking up some rye notes. Some herbal/vegetative nuances - sweet pickling cucumber? Rich caramel oily mouth feel. And some brininess. Another home run from #1579! Thanks JG for the birthday gift!

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

Sugary but natural, full of minerals and cooked agave, anise, light pepper, so easy to drink

Mario Marquez
Tequila Guru
46 ratings

Craig Macadang
Tequila Wizard
918 ratings

Bryce Taylor (Austin Tequila Connoisseurs)
Tequila Ninja
126 ratings

This 4 year XA from Felipe is special. The nose is complex. I detect cooked agave, sweet juicy plum , vanilla and some slight oak. I taste a sweet mineral brine, cooked agave and toasted brûlée. The finish is as wonderful as the first taste. This is truly a sipping tequila. ¡Salud!

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