Volcan de Mi Tierra Cristalino Añejo

Type: Tequila
Nom
1523
157 Ratings See All
$74.99
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Production Details
NOM : 1523 ,
Agave Type : Tequilana Weber ,
Agave Region : Jalisco (Los Altos), Jalisco (Tequila Valley) ,
Region : Jalisco (Los Valles) ,
Cooking : Stone/Brick Ovens, Autoclave (high pressure) ,
Extraction : Tahona, Roller Mill ,
Water Source : Natural spring water ,
Fermentation : Stainless steel tanks, 100% agave, Champagne Yeast ,
Distillation : 2x distilled ,
Still : Copper Pot ,
Aging : French Oak barrels, Whisky barrels, Cognac casks, Used barrels ,
ABV/Proof : 40% abv (80-proof), 35-39% abv (70-78 proof)
Other : Color Filtration, No additives

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Aromas & Flavors Detected By Our Community

Aromas Detected

13
Agave (cooked)
11
Vanilla
6
Caramel
5
Fruity
4
Pepper (black)
4
Chocolate
3
Dried Fruit
3
Alcohol
3
Minerals
3
Oak
3
Grapes
2
Tobacco

Flavors Detected

12
Agave (cooked)
12
Pepper (black)
9
Vanilla
8
Caramel
5
Alcohol
5
Fruity
4
Whiskey
4
Minerals
3
Tobacco
3
Chocolate
3
Oak
2
Honey

Ratings

Personal Scores & Reviews From Our Community

Tequila Savant
226 ratings
  • 81 Rating

The only cristalino I would actually drink. Master Distiller Ana Maria Meno nailed this "filtering" process after barrel aging correctly. Not only did she manage to retain some color, but retained earthy aromas and flavors without the use of additives. I appreciate her effort.

Tequila Guru
82 ratings
  • 82 Rating

Aroma: Very faint notes vanilla and cooked agave. Taste: A nice minerality, slightly sweet, light and smooth, almost muted, with notes of black pepper. Finish: Very smooth, with a bite of cooked agave, pepper, and alcohol at the end. Overall: The only good cristalino I’ve had so far.

Tequila Savant
273 ratings
  • 83 Rating

Honestly the best Cristalino I have tasted, not overly complex and honestly pricey for what it is but it’s decent, drinkable. For people that like more straightforward spirits.

Tequila Phenom
334 ratings
  • 77 Rating

mint and more mint. I still think cristalinos are a gimmick, and always will. I didn't see anything special at all here.

Tequila Phenom
324 ratings
  • 81 Rating

This Cristalino is smooth and sweet at the same time. Cristalino’s should be their own category. Of all of them out there, this is the best.

Tequila Badass
446 ratings
  • 62 Rating

Yet again I’m faced with a cristalino devoid of any semblance of agave! Sharp alcohols drive the bus the entire time, it’s really not pleasant.

Tequila Savant
223 ratings
  • 79 Rating

Ok is a Cristalino but I still get the agave present. Compare to another Cristalino this one taste good. I would recommend it but won't buy it again. I can taste some Agave and sweetness cant tell what it is but has a good finish

Tequila Wizard
838 ratings
  • 79 Rating

Just a tinge of straw to the color. Nose: Dark ripe fruit, dried pitted fruit, creamy vanilla and piquant mineral notes. A faint hint of tobacco. Flavors come on much more forcefully than the nosing. Popping baking spices greet snickerdoodle cookie dough flavors. There’s vanilla, almond paste and light nuttiness going on. As a counterpoint to the sweetness, there is numbing black and crushed red pepper heat. Finish: Pleasing lengthy, balanced finish. Sweet - but not dessert type sweet. Nice pinging pepper lingers.

Tequila Boss
528 ratings
  • 88 Rating

Aromas of caramel, vanilla and dried fruit. The aroma has a barrel warmth to it, not flat or one note. Similar light touch flavors and I can still detect some barrel tannins in the mouth- rare for a cristalino! I like that the color is slightly golden so it won’t be visually confused with a blanco. This is an elegant example of the expression.

Tequila Honey Badger
1001 ratings
  • 87 Rating

This is a cristalino that’s actually not bad. I am surprised. It hasn’t been overly filtered, so you still get some barrel notes. Vanilla, chocolate, slight cake batter. Some agave in the flavor. Has a medium thick mouth feel. Some tannins on the finish. Surprisingly good. There is still some color left to this, which is evidence that it hasn’t been overly filtered like most cristalinos.

Tequila Savant
246 ratings
  • 84 Rating

My first bottle in the cristalino category. Notes of vanilla, tobacco, caramel, and agave. Suggest letting it breathe for a bit. Nicely done.

Tequila Lover
14 ratings
  • 57 Rating

Tastes like alcohol and pepper. I actually dumped it. So far fortaleza is my favorite and it doesn’t look like anything else is coming close. I’ve got others to try but man this wasn’t very good.

Tequila Enthusiast
6 ratings
  • 54 Rating

Very alcohol taste and burn going down. Gets a little better with ice and lime so it is drinkable. I will not be drinking this again

Tequila Guru
87 ratings
  • 75 Rating

It’s smooth. Pepper, vanilla. I feel bad giving a low number when it’s certified additive free.. it’s confusing because this taste more fake than most. In truth it tastes like vodka infused with a hint of agave nectar.

Tequila Warrior
46 ratings
  • 80 Rating

smells of golden raisins, yeast, light smoke

Tequila Fan
1 ratings
  • 100 Rating

Vanilla, you taste the oak barrel, a

Tequila Enthusiast
8 ratings
  • 56 Rating

Boozy with slight burn in aroma and flavor Spicy, peppery, grassy/grainy after taste

Tequila Guru
90 ratings
  • 75 Rating

Agave, cognac on nose, vanilla Bitter tasting, little agave and green. Very bitter on that back end.

Tequila Savant
222 ratings
  • 78 Rating

Grape on nose Agave Oily

Tequila Maniac
39 ratings
  • 85 Rating

Really smooth!

Tequila Maniac
35 ratings
  • 82 Rating

Light agave aroma and flavor. Slight caramel and pepper finish.

Tequila Ninja
154 ratings
  • 83 Rating

grapey/cognac on the nose, very smooth. made by Louis Vuitton

Tequila Maniac
35 ratings
  • 32 Rating

Like whiskey

Tequila Enthusiast
9 ratings
  • 82 Rating

Nose has a sweet vanilla with traces of oak and a hint of agave. Palate has a good amount of oak with pepper spice. Finish is solid. I enjoyed this more than my wife as this is more of a “bourbon-y” profile as she says. I would buy another bottle but at $70 all in I think there may be better values out there, if sticking with Añejo rather than the clear Añejo options

Tequila Connoisseur
70 ratings
  • 88 Rating

The aroma is very light on this one, but I could smell roasted agave and black pepper at the beginning, followed but a fruitiness with layers of vanilla and caramel. Underneath that, the is some minerality and a touch of cinnamon and chocolate. The flavor very much follows the smell, I taste roasted agave, black pepper, caramel, vanilla and a bit of chocolate. There are also some nice berry and strawberry notes. This tequila has a nice sweetness that is just right. The finish is thin and ends rather quickly, which is a bit disappointing.

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