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Tequila Terralta

Jalisco (Los Altos Southern)
Nom 1579

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Dustin James
Tequila Ninja
114 ratings

Alex Bette
Tequila Ninja
108 ratings

Scott Sampson
Tequila Ninja
182 ratings

Frankie Medina
Tequila Savant
206 ratings

Ryan August
Tequila Guru
99 ratings

So much sweet agave on the nose, vanilla, distinct caramel and a hint of butterscotch. The minerals are definitely there. As it opens up, I get something almost like dulce de leche but it’s faint and disappears quickly. Some cinnamon, but surprisingly, that round, sweet agave note is dominant. A bit of raisin. The palate is immediately hit with a gorgeous medley of vanilla, caramel, and agave. Very oily and full bodied, an explosion of flavor. This is 110 proof in all of its glory. A little bit of oak and some baking spices. A fruity note, like prune or raisin, something in that range. This is a symphony of flavors and I’m here for it. This is hands down one of the best tequilas I’ve ever had. I can’t believe how much flavor there is here. It’s a little pricy but to be honest, given that it’s a 110 proof, I think it’s actually a very decent price at that $150-175 mark. That proof takes it right over the edge. There’s a little heat to let you know it’s 110, but this is amazingly drinkable. Solid stuff, one of the best I’ve ever had.

Asaf Cohen
Tequila Ninja
115 ratings

Ryan August
Tequila Guru
99 ratings

Immediately on the nose I’m getting Cinnamon and berries, and definitely peaches. Some whiskey, and that Terralta minerality, but not as intense in lesser aged offerings. Butterscotch, Vanilla, not a ton of oak. There’s a lot going on, and this has a very sweet, fruity nose. Almost like bubble gum after it opens up, very fruity. Some molasses. Very complex nose, so much going on. Almost reminds me of a panadería. The tasting is delightful. More agave than the nose suggests but those baking spices, very fruity and surprisingly sweet. I’m getting cherry, butterscotch and vanilla, and the agave comes through more on the finish. Stunning expression from Felipe, this is damn good. I picked it up for $75 and for me, it’s hard to beat that. High points on value for an XA.

Don Cervantes
Tequila Ninja
105 ratings

Don Cervantes
Tequila Ninja
105 ratings

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