Bottle of Siembra Valles Ancestral Blanco

Siembra Valles Ancestral Blanco

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1123
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Production Details
NOM : 1123 ,
Agave Region : Jalisco (Tequila Valley), Single Estate ,
Region : Jalisco (Los Valles) ,
Cooking : Earthen Pit ,
Extraction : Hand Crushed ,
Water Source : Deep well water ,
Fermentation : Wood fermentation tanks, 100% agave ,
Distillation : 2x distilled ,
Still : Copper Pot, Filipino Style (wood/copper) ,
Aging : - ,
ABV/Proof : 50% abv (100-proof)
Other : No additives

Tequila Profile

Aromas & Flavors Detected By Our Community

Aromas Detected

6
Smoke
3
Vegetal
2
Celery
1
Agave (cooked)
1
Earth
1
Alcohol
1
Tropical Fruits
1
Herbal

Flavors Detected

6
Smoke
3
Vegetal
2
Celery
1
Minerals
1
Alcohol
1
White Pepper
1
Tropical Fruits
1
Herbal

Ratings

Personal Scores & Reviews From Our Community

Tequila Lover
14 ratings
5 stars
  • 90 Rating

Love this tequila! It definitely has the smokiness of mezcal and sotol but still vegetal and nicer finish for me than a lot of mezcals. A lot of mezcals finish tastes like soap to me (my tastebuds). I do not get this. I wouldn’t say the flavor is singular but the smokiness is very prominent. Looking forward to Saturday to taste next to Reposado at friends house. I look forward to tasting this more.

Tequila Fan
1 ratings
5 stars
  • 94 Rating

A Tequila made in the style of Mezcal. Really exciting and excellent stuff. Some smoke, lots of vegetal notes, a bit of liberality, and lingering tropical fruit. Love it.

Tequila Freak
25 ratings
5 stars
  • 91 Rating

Nice smoky aroma with very smooth finish. This is differently the way tequila was meant to be made. Tried this at the owners restaurant in Philly.

Tequila Ninja
128 ratings
5 stars
  • 83 Rating

celery, coriander seed, pepper jack cheese

Tequila Wizard
795 ratings
5 stars
  • 86 Rating

A fair amount of smoke from the pit roasting. This mezcal/tequila production hybrid is interesting for the proof (over 100), the pit roasting and mallet mashing of the pinas in lieu of roller mill or tahona crushing and a filipino still made of copper and wood for the end distillation would lead you to expect something legendary. While pleasing to sip this juice is as others have said, just a bit too sweet and singular in its taste profile. I would expect more complexity for the care taken during production to recreate bygone methods of making tequila. I give kudos though for being bat friendly in its promotion of sustainable agave practices.

Tequila Phenom
321 ratings
5 stars
  • 86 Rating

Smoke, cooked agave and slight celery, cilantro nose. Slightly sweet and rustic agave mouth with nice, long smoky finish. It’s obvious that great care was taken with the artisanal production, but I wish the mouth flavor was more developed. At 50.2 abv it’s a little hot for my personal taste, but something mezcal drinkers will probably enjoy. (Drinking it out of a jicara rather than a Reidel definitely makes it smooth out and open up.)

Tequila Wizard
679 ratings
5 stars
  • 88 Rating

Yes, it has some smoke but also a lot of agave, vegetal and celery aromas. I really love how this smells. It definitely has a smoky mezcal vibe in both the aroma and flavor which lingers for a while on the palate. Nice natural slow-cooked agave sweetness in the flavor and finish comes from a full 5-days in the earthen pit. Agaves are even crushed by hand before loading into old wood fermentation vats. Finish is very light and gentle, especially for a high proof tequila. It’s a tiny bit too rustic for me, but it is what I would expect of an authentic expression of an ancient time. (A pine Filipino pot still is even used for part of the distillation.) I applaud the effort and passion that went into this taste of tequila history.

Other news & reviews

Additional news and perspectives about Siembra Valles Ancestral Blanco

TasteTequila.com
Sep 10, 2018

Smoke. It’s Not Just for Mezcal Anymore.

Patrón, and Lunazul join Siembra Valles with earthen pit-cooked tequilas.

TasteTequila.com
Jul 24, 2018

Process Matters in Tequila Production. Here’s the Proof.

For years we’ve been saying “process matters”, and that each choice made during the production process will find its way into the finished product. Now we have proof.

TheTownDish.com
Nov 04, 2016

Philadelphia’s Siembra Spirits Debuts 100% Blue Agave Tequila

Siembra Spirits will debut Siembra Valles Ancestral, a groundbreaking new tequila. Agaves are cooked in underground earthen pits, and then crushed by hand using wooden mallets.