Casa Dragones

Gringo Rating: 

8/10

Price: 

260.00

Review: 

Smooth, Easy Drinking, Sweet Blanco

From TequilaGringo: We just had a tasting of this very expensive, ultra high-end tequila, and we liked it!  The nose has some vegetal hints, and very little burn.  Initial taste was vegetal, with prominent sweet agave.  As the taste progressed, it became a sweet pear and it kept getting sweeter, until the finish which was almost sugary.  It has a silky, velvety mouthfeel that makes it highly drinkable - you roll this bottle out with the ladies and you're all gonna be in the tank in no time.

Tequila Cuestión Reposado

Gringo Rating: 

8/10

Review: 

Floral, Cinnamon, Unique Agave

From TequilaGringo: The nose was frankly, delicious.  It's floral, with agave and notes of spice and cinnamon.  With slow moving legs and a somewhat silky but also somewhat oily mouthfeel the start was great.  The flavor followed the floral nose, but added much more cinnamon and spice while still displaying some agave.  You can really taste the whiskey barrels, they add the right amount of flavor.  A light-medium heat and a medium length finish, it ends with agave.  Delicious!

Distinguido Blanco

Gringo Rating: 

8/10

Price: 

42.00

Review: 

A Very Floral Blanco, Easy Drinking

From TequilaGringo: The nose was a sweet agave with floral notes, a pretty big nose but not too warm.  Thin, easy legs and a watery/silky mouthfeel.  The taste is immediately floral, medium heat and a longish finish that stay floral until the end when a bit of aged, baked agave comes in.

El Gran Jubileo Blanco

Gringo Rating: 

8/10

Price: 

33.00

Review: 

Easy, Grassy Agave Tasting Blanco

From TequilaGringo: This tequila brought a nice, medium agave on the nose.  A little floral, a little grassy, but mostly agave.  We liked the smell.  Mouthfeel was oily, and the legs were thick.  The taste was a very easy, grassy agave with low heat and a slight black pepper note.  A very fine tequila - we really liked this one a lot.  And for $33 - it's a fantastic value and we wouldn't hesitate to put it into a marg if we felt like treating ourselves.

NOM 1445

Tasted 8/26/2011

Tequila Revolucion - 100 Proof Blanco

Gringo Rating: 

8/10

Price: 

50.00

Review: 

A 100 proof tequila you can actually drink!

From TequilaGringo: It's not every day you come across a 100 proof tequila, so we were pretty excited to give this one a sip.  We were also a bit apprehensive though, because 100 proof is, well, it's 100 proof - and that can mean it's going to bring the pain.  But that's not what happened at all.  It's of course warmer than a typical tequila, that's to be expected - but this is no badge of honor-wince-and-get-it-over-with juice.  I'm sure many will try it because they're looking to get sauced, heck it'll probably be a party thing for most.

Yeyo Blanco

Gringo Rating: 

7/10

Price: 

40.00

From TequilaGringo: Yeyo is a tequila brand with attitude.  Their advertising is filled with images of hunky guys drinking the way you're supposed to drink.  So we set out to see if the marketing was all hype or if there was a product behind it.  Here's the deal:  The nose on this blanco is a delicious agave, just as it should be.  With it's medium heat, we all decided that we really really liked the smell of this one.  OK.  Great start.  Mouthfeel was velvety, a very nice velvety that we enjoyed immensely.

Revolucion Reposado

Gringo Rating: 

8/10

Price: 

40.00

Review: 

Pale, earthy agave

From TequilaGringo:  This tequila has guns on the bottle.  We like that, and firmly believe in everyone's right to bear tequila bottles with arms on them.  And darn if it doesn't have the best cap in the business, we just love giving it a simple spin between the thumb and middle finger and watching it unwind silky smooth style.  But that's just packaging at the end of the day.  What's inside is what counts, and Revolucion delivers.  The color is an exceptionally pale yellow, particularly for a repo that spent 10 months in the barrel.

Sol de Mexico Blanco

Gringo Rating: 

8/10

Price: 

45.00

Review: 

Delicious, complex blanco

From TequilaGringo: The nose on this blanco was earthy/clove-y, slightly smokey.  Usually it's the lowland tequilas that have more earthy tones, so this surprised us a bit.  On taste, we found it to posses a true agave flavor, with perhaps a hint of cucumber (but oh so slight).  We found it to have a really full bodied, flavorful taste - particularly for a blanco.  Yet it's also a mild tequila, with low heat, and it's exceptionally smooth.  The mouthfeel was velvety.  8 stars.  

Tasted 10/27/2009.  NOM 1526

Adan y Eva Reposado

Gringo Rating: 

6/10

Review: 

Vegetal repo

From TequilaGringo: The nose and taste both featured a vegetal agave.  Not our favorite, but we can appreciate it.  The taste followed with an herbal flavor as well. Oily mouthfeel. 6 stars.

From Adan y Eva: Adan y Eva Reposado, 100% Blue Agave is gently rested for over six months. Our special resting process delivers a richer, cleaner and deeper tequila flavor than other Reposados.

 

Here's their promo video - it's sort of a glorified slide show, but you can get some insight into their facilities from it.

Real de Mexico Reposado

Gringo Rating: 

8/10

Price: 

49.00

Review: 

A real nice repo, with a honey taste

From TequilaGringo: This one comes in with an easy nose, very little burn and a hint of spice. Plenty going on in the taste, the 4 months in oak barrels did it well.  We tasted black pepper, agave and a lot of honey. The amount of honey we tasted was unusual for a tequila, and we liked that.  Mouthfeel was best described as light.  It has a rather medium heat. Overall we liked it so much we gave it 8 stars.  Nice.  We don't do that too often.

 

Real de Mexico Blanco

Gringo Rating: 

8/10

Price: 

44.00

Review: 

Just good, straight-up tequila. How we like it.

From TequilaGringo: When Fernando Hernandez of Real de Mexico sent us his blanco and his repo, we were happy.  (It's fair to say we get happy with each and every bottle that comes in the mail, wouldn't you?) But maybe this was a little different because Fernando had been very nice and a pleasure to work with, and we hoped his tequila would be a good one.  So, we poured it into our Reidel tequila glasses and gave it a whiff.  Light sweet agave and a bit of pepper on nose. Good start on a blanco.  Medium heat. OK.  The flavor?

Republic Anejo

Gringo Rating: 

8/10

Price: 

49.00

Review: 

A bit of sherry in this anejo

From TequilaGringo: We were pretty excited to try this one after enjoying the blanco so much.  Like the repo which is light by repo standards, it's a very light pale yellow for an anejo.  The anejo smells a bit of berry's and a light sherry (no rhyme intended) that mixes well with agave and a light alcohol.  When you sip this one, you'll find a very nice sherry flavor on top of the agave and a long sweet finish.  To go with a killer velvet mouthfeel.  Our tasters really enjoyed this anejo, and found it very unique and easy to sip.  8.6 stars.

Republic Reposado

Gringo Rating: 

7/10

Price: 

45.00

Review: 

Nice agave repo, with a hint of cinnamon

From TequilaGringo: This repo is a very pale yellow.  The nose is tough to pick out because it's not a strong smelling tequila. But what comes through the most is the agave - after-all, it is tequila so why shouldn't that be what you smell?  But that's not all, there's a bit of cinammon in there too though.  Tasting this tequila and you'll find it's a very straightforward tequila.  Agave taste, medium heat in an oily mouthfeel.  The finish is brief though, a bit here and gone. 7 stars.

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