Bottle of Calle 23 Criollo

Calle 23 Criollo

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1433
120 Ratings See All
$96.99
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Production Details
NOM : 1433 ,
Agave Type : Tequilana Weber ,
Agave Region : Jalisco (Los Altos), Single Estate ,
Region : Jalisco (Los Altos Southern) ,
Cooking : Autoclave (low pressure) ,
Extraction : Roller Mill ,
Water Source : Deep well water ,
Fermentation : Stainless steel tanks, 100% agave, Open-air fermentation, Fermentation without fibers ,
Distillation : 2x distilled ,
Still : Stainless Pot w/Copper Coil ,
Aging : - ,
ABV/Proof : 49.3% abv (98.6-proof)
Other : No additives, Rested in stainless steel

Tequila Profile

Aromas & Flavors Detected By Our Community

Aromas Detected

24
Agave (cooked)
12
Flowers
10
Mint
10
Vegetal
9
Pepper (black)
8
Earth
7
Cinnamon
7
Herbal
6
Minerals
6
Grass
5
Citrus
4
Alcohol

Flavors Detected

24
Agave (cooked)
14
Pepper (black)
11
Vegetal
9
Mint
8
Earth
8
Minerals
7
Flowers
5
Cinnamon
5
Citrus
5
Herbal
5
Grass
4
White Pepper

Ratings

Personal Scores & Reviews From Our Community

Tequila Ninja
178 ratings
  • 94 Rating

Big agave nose up front. Vegetal and earthy, with green olives and bell pepper. The entry is not what you'd expect from an over-proof spirit, not as harsh as others in the category. It is oily and palate coating. The finish is long and complex, a mix of bitter/sweet/heat. Fantastic stuff.

Tequila Guru
82 ratings
  • 94 Rating

Aroma : Cooked agave, herbal, grass, and mint notes hit first, then cinnamon, earth, and some minerality. Like many high proofs, the longer you let this open up the better. Taste : Bright and crisp cooked agave with black pepper, cinnamon, citrus, grass, mint, and mineral notes. There is light spice here and just the right balance of buttery agave sweetness. The texture is thick and oily, and the extra alcohol is barely noticeable considering the higher ABV. Finish : Very long and prolongs all the previous notes with some new emphasis on green olives and butter. Very complex tequila with lots of depth, but every note is distinct and works together in just the right way. This is one of the few times I've had to cut myself off because it's that good. Every tequila fan NEEDS to try this.

Tequila Guru
46 ratings
  • 99 Rating

Superb and balanced tequila !

Tequila Ninja
81 ratings
  • 93 Rating

A bit pricy, but well crafted tequila is worth it. Best Blanco I’ve had in years. I hope it continues to be made.

Tequila Ninja
112 ratings
  • 90 Rating

The nose is deep and rich. Grassy, earthy, and sweet with loads of agave. I also get notes of banana. Despite the high abv, this is a refined flavor profile. Vegetal with Cooked agave that transitions into a pink peppercorn kick. Lingering heat that dances on the tongue and back of throat, a real treat.

Tequila Badass
383 ratings
  • 91 Rating

Herb and chocolate on the nose, nothing sharp or overpowering, just warm and inviting. Really rare in my experience for a tequila to taste exactly like it smells but this does just that. Dark chocolate, cherry, marzipan, you get the picture.

Tequila Ninja
126 ratings
  • 92 Rating

This blanco tequila is special! It’s made from the smaller ripe agaves called “Criollos” and it come in at the higher proof of 98.6 (49.3% ABV). I first detect the smell of fresh agave and citrus peel but then there is a sweet almond finish. I taste a lot of agave, bright citrus, white pepper and some brine. The high ABV accentuates the flavors without ruining the finish. The finish is unlike any other finish I’ve experienced. There is a pleasant tingling thats long and a sweet. The $97 price is high but it’s still worth it for a one of a kind. If you’re an aficionado then you must add this to your collection. Salad!

Tequila Phenom
328 ratings
  • 90 Rating

This is a great blanco tequila in the “traditional” fashion. The aroma is full of vegetal notes - cooked agave, dirt/earth, green pepper and mint. The flavor picks up on the aroma and begins softly with vegetal flavors then evolves to a spicy black pepper and cinnamon. Finally, a bitter almond flavor emerges and carries into a long, lingering finish. This blanco takes a spot among some of the truly great blancos in the tequila universe. The aroma, flavor and finish combine into something special. However, with a price of $85 (from Astor Liquors) this blanco is double the price of other great blancos (Siete Leguas, Suerte, 123). So, it is hard to score the Criollo highly on value. 11/03/2018

Tequila Savant
218 ratings
  • 90 Rating

Aroma: Very unique aroma. I get a lot of mineral notes (clay, wet rocks) and also mint, cinnamon, and flowers. Not something that I've ever experienced before. Flavor: Very smooth for a high proof tequila. I still get a lot of the mineral notes and a lots of mint. There's almost a buttery flavor as well. Finish: Incredibly smooth. I'm surprised it's high proof because there is no burn but finishes really smooth and hangs around.

Tequila Boss
535 ratings
  • 91 Rating

On the nose I get cooked agave, floral notes, mint, some sweetness, and earthiness. The flavor is full of agave, vegetal, is creamy with a hint of cinnamon. The finish is long with agave and pepper.

Tequila Wizard
620 ratings
  • 93 Rating

Nose: Initial wave of aromas is almost overwhelming. There are many layers here. First sally brings rosemary, hierbas finas, mineral notes and the aroma of wet river rocks. There’s lots of sweet agave and floral suggestions. Hints of cinnamon. Flavors: Rich luxurious mouth feel, juxtaposing with vibrant notes of pepper, cinnamon and cloves. Super creamy agave sweetness. Lite nutty hint. Finish: It blooms and lingers, and blooms and lingers.... I want more in my glass! Thanks G&S! Edit 9/24/2018 This is truly in a class unto itself. Nothing I’ve ever had compares: It tickles, assaults, surprises and awakens all your senses.

Tequila Ninja
125 ratings
  • 96 Rating

This stuff is absolutely amazing. I get aromas of citrus, a nice light smoke, light mint, fresh sweet agaves, and a naturally sugary and sweet aroma, with the slightest hint of cinnamon and some floral. The taste on this high-proof showed medium to thick oils, a little bit of heat, some anise, minerals, earthy, delicious sweet cooked agave, citrus, green fresh raw and bright, slightly fruity but smooth considering the abv, with a little touch of olive brine. There's a touch of pepper and spice that comes on at the very finish, which is a long amazing ride. I never rate this high. This is special, regardless what the price is, and needs to be tried by everyone who loves quality blanco tequila.....a must!!

Tequila Wizard
817 ratings
  • 93 Rating

Oh my. This is a special treat. Difficult figuring out where to start, so I'll begin at the end and work forward. Let's start with the finish. Killer, long lasting, super pleasant, naturally sweet, and evolving on your palate. For me, I really love a finish that does 2 things: 1) prolongs all of the things you love about the aroma and flavor, and 2) adds something new that the aroma and flavor didn't -- a surprise, if you will. This does exactly that. The finish brings a nice creamy, buttery, clean lingering end to each sip. Try this and you will feel waves of character evolving long after you've swallowed. Flavor: Cooked agave (omg, tons!) black pepper, some vegetal, and mineral notes as well on the palate. A solid example of what tequila can be, should a creator put their heart into it. The beauty here is in the subtleties and the delicate approach it takes. Agave is honored and respected, and allowed to give us its natural gifts. Aroma: This is high proof, so the longer you allow it to open up, the more you get to experience. Don't rush this one because you'll miss a lot. I picked up on cooked agave, earth, and pepper immediately. After some time I detected some cinnamon and mint. Then brine/salt. Then butter. The evolving complexity of the aroma here is impressive. Let it open up and keep checking back to see what other gifts it wants to give you. Bravo, Sophie, for your part in the creation of this masterpiece.

Tequila Badass
432 ratings
  • 93 Rating

Delicious, creamy and filled with fresh notes of mint, flowers, cream soda snd cinnamon. What a nice surprise in a different variety of blue agave. High proof (49.3%), but you’ll barely notice because it is well balanced.

Tequila Honey Badger
1001 ratings
  • 94 Rating

Made from agave of a certain size, the Criollo Blue Agave stays small at maturity. Roast agave and floral notes along with some alcohol evident in the aroma. In the mouth this almost 50% ABV Blanco just blooms...rosemary, pepper, roast agave and on and on with a finish that lasts a looong time, long time. The open bottle was obtained in the US and is slightly different from the autographed MX release. Excited to see this in wider distribution. Somewhat pricy but bold enough to justify it I think. This really is about Sophie's brilliance as a fermenter and distiller. 10072018

Tequila Enthusiast
7 ratings
  • 92 Rating

I love Sophie and her work so my rating could be biased.. However since others rated this tequila so high my feelings may not cloud this judgement too much. This is an extremely unique tequila that is a must try for anyone serious about tequilas. Most producers I met kind of despise these small "criollo" agaves, yet this tequila contradicts that. An amazing expression I love how long the finish is and how it evolves. To me it is kind of earthy and minty on the nose with agave notes. It has a nice long finish with peppery, minty, agave flavors, than it evolves into jusicy acidic fruity like apple and then in the end it has some vegetable, earthy, drier feel to it. It feels like riding a rollercoaster.

Tequila Lover
7 ratings
  • 77 Rating

Smokey smell, brick oven Fleeting taste, not fulfilling Smooth finish

Tequila Maniac
36 ratings
  • 80 Rating

Very floral

Tequila Guru
94 ratings
  • 85 Rating

I felt this had a lot heat. The alcohol is high obviously. Good mineral and floral notes. Rustic Blanco traits of cooked agave. Citrus notes are over taken by the heat.

Tequila Ninja
171 ratings
  • 87 Rating

Tasted at Don Quinta Jose hotel. Good solid blanco. Aroma taste and finish are good.

Tequila Lover
12 ratings
  • 94 Rating

This Criollo it's outstanding in everything from its history, its creation and its quality. It takes me to a valley in the mountains surrounded by a forest, just after it rained, those are the smells and flavours it makes you experience this Tequila. Incredible good. It has a mix of minerals and sweetness. Notes of cooked agave all the time, with notes of well water and wet stones. Aromas that I truly love. Flavours of cooked agave, pepper, vegetables minerals and of fresh rain, with sweetness that is not overpowering, just right, and there is also the bitterness of cacao.

Tequila Connoisseur
62 ratings
  • 92 Rating

Beside the agave it is quite floral with hints of violet and mint and spices like anise, fennel and caraway seeds. It also has a slightly tart/tangy touch to it.

Tequila Guru
83 ratings
  • 82 Rating

Ill have to try again. too many comments with good feedback i didn’t get that at all. it was good but it didn’t stand out to me..hmmm hope i got the right pour!

Tequila Freak
24 ratings
  • 92 Rating

One of my favorites—not just favorite blanco, but one of my all time favorite tequilas. Surprisingly sweet. A tad hot on aroma but opens up really nicely. Honey, cream, cooked agave, vanilla, Thai basil, some pepper, and green apple. Complex, sweet, super enjoyable.

Tequila Freak
24 ratings
  • 97 Rating

One of the Best Blancos I’ve Ever Drank!! Truly Special , With lots of Flavor and interesting notes and texture... Definitely a go to For me Now !!

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