Corazón Reposado Tequila
Distiller Score 84
The fruit-driven nose of the reposado shows much more vanilla that their blanco tequila. The undertone of white pepper is also less pronounced here. It is a very smooth sipper that finishes with notes of Marcona almonds. Mix with a quality tonic over ice on a hot summer day!
Casa Noble Crystal Tequila
Distiller Score 84
Casa Noble Crystal tequila packs quite a punch, with a rustic and intensely floral nose. The palate has very strong notes of vanilla leading to almost an aloe flavor. The finish is smooth and nutty similar to almond butter. Drinkable and affordable, it makes a margarita with a delicate fruitiness without being cloyingly sweet.
Cabo Wabo Añejo Tequila
Distiller Score 82
For people who like sweet versions of añejo, this is for you! The fruit flavors are a lot more tropical than the blanco and reposado expressions, with some added orange blossom. There's a veritable candy store of vanilla, honey, cocoa and sweet Christmas spice here.
Maestro Dobel Diamonte Tequila
Distiller Score 80
The aroma is roasted agave all the way, very sweet and cloying. Rich Turbinado syrup, notes of melon and caramelized pineapple were found on the palate which then leads to raisins and figs. The finish shows a bit of licorice but more on the sweet side like Good & Plenty candies.
Corazón Blanco Tequila
Distiller Score 90
Very fruity aroma of ripe pears and sweet apples are found. Light in body with a creamy mouthfeel, there are distinct notes of white pepper. Good for sipping but perfect for a Paloma, or try dropping a shot over ice with your favorite radler of shandy.
Don Pilar Reposado Tequila
Distiller Score 94
A rich, ultra-smooth expression with subtle spices that come to life on the tongue. Tart orange, lemon, and lime give way to roasted coffee, cocoa, and vanilla. Goes down very easily.
Herencia Mexicana Añejo Tequila
Distiller Score 91
This tequila presents a rich and dense character that is evident from the moment you smell it. A culmination of milk chocolate or perhaps Tootsie Roll, allspice, bananas foster, caramel, butterscotch and brown butter. The flavor is sweet and lush, but surprisingly bright and gentle with cinnamon toast, clove, charcoal and a hint of lemon zest. All the markers of a Highland tequila graciously taking on the characteristics of intense wood aging.
Reviewed by Omari Wheat
Calle 23 Tequila Añejo
Distiller Score 85
This is one of those dessert-like añejos. It's super creamy, chocolatey and rich. It's almost like drinking a caramel flan in chocolate sauce that's been sprinkled with a hit of freshly grated cinnamon. There is still some agave fruit shining through, though it's more of a baked, roasty flavor than the younger expressions. If you like a sweet añejo, this is for you.
Gran Centenario Plata Tequila
Distiller Score 95
For a young tequila this has the weight and depth of something more mature. It's very fruity, with flavors of yellow peach, mangos, grapefruit peel and yellow bell peppers tinged with vanilla. It also has a pleasant spicy kick of black pepper, nutmeg and a faint whiff of smoke. This is a truly elegant sipping tequila.
Tequila Orgullo Pueblo Viejo Añejo
Distiller Score 93
This is a fine dessert tequila with rich flavors that manage to compliment the inherent agave notes instead of smothering them in sweetness. Warm cinnamon, dulce de leche, vanilla and milk chocolate fold into surprisingly fresh and tart green apple and pear. More savory notes of stewed agave, chili pepper and roasted bell pepper appear toward the finish as in a good molé, cutting the richness and adding depth.
Mucha Liga Bravo Blanco Tequila
Distiller Score 88
Bravo has a tough, brawny exterior, but his tequila exhibits a soft, cuddly quality. Aromas and flavors of orange blossom and pastry-spice mix with creamy vanilla and a solid, mineral backbone for balance. Agave flavors are quite mellow and rich for a blanco, which goes down dangerously smooth. Perhaps the lucha libre move here is slow and deliberate, as it would be quite easy to sip too much of this.
Tequila 1921 Añejo
Distiller Score 90
This very fruity agave tastes predominantly of vanilla, caramel and butterscotch with Christmas spices. Some lime zest, ginger and that telltale stewed agave flavor come in toward the finish. This is a very clean, sweet and easy to drink añejo that is best enjoyed neat in a good Cognac glass.