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Siete Leguas

Jalisco (Ciénega)
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Tom Harrison
Tequila Ninja
177 ratings

Adam Stemmler
Tequila Phenom
323 ratings

Khrys Maxwell
Tequila Ninja
161 ratings

This tequila absolutely smells great as it’s being poured into the glass…Wow!! There is so much old school character, tons of cooked agave with white pepper, citrus, on the nose and it just screams “vintage Los Altos”. Smells like the texture is going to be light on the palate (with enough experience you will understand this statement) which it is - this blanco feels thin but it explodes with flavor and character; white pepper, jalapeño pepper, citrus, melted butter, dry earth, cooked agave, and lastly, a touch of grapefruit rind. With a long and complex finish that tells a story, Decades (2022??) is a delicate but complex, machismo, and delicious tequila. If I can speak freely, I’d like to address the elephant in the room; the price. We’ve seen it retail in Mexico for $4000mx and up to $299 in the US. While the cost in Mexico is high due to unnecessary and excessive taxes that undoubtedly line the pockets of the politicians, I would have loved to have sat in on the marketing meetings about this as I know that Juan Fernando Gonzales had absolutely no interest in doing a project like this but I love how his son Juanfer has stepped in and brought Siete Leguas into the modern era of spirits sales with a limited edition product. While 70,000 700ml bottles (49,000L) is far from “limited” in the world of artesanal agave distillates, it is a start. I might as well state my displeasure of a 700ml bottle at this point as well. I absolutely do not dig the “shrinkage” which is happening in the spirits industry. But back to the meeting; how did they arrive to a price point of $129?? Is this a pure Criollo tequila or just made with some criollos?? If it is the former, I do understand a there would be a hell of a lot of criollo blue agave harvested in order to have produced 37,418L of tequila at 55% abv (maybe one or two agave per liter??), but I am still at a loss of how they arrived at the current MSRP. Now, if it was a 1L bottle at 55%, I would gladly shell out $100 per bottle on a case or two - especially if the texture was bigger, thicker, and creamier as I would expect from a traditional, puro tahona tequila. At $129 or there abouts, I will begrudgingly buy 2, maybe 3 bottles (over time) only because I absolutely love and adore Siete Leguas. And of which, I should already have a bottle in my possession (I was sent a 2 oz taster from a friend), but either Sazerac or RNDC have not gotten any product to my very good friends at Old Town Tequila here in San Diego. Not only that, but Siete Leguas had promised Old Town a proper amount of product for being one of their best accounts in the US but for some reason, they are only getting 10 of the 167 6pk cases allocated to California and they still do not have a single bottle!! Now, if there were only 7,000 bottles for the entire world, I would totally and completely understand. But no, there are 70,000 bottles with 40,000 of them sent to the US. I am not sure if this bottling of Decades is a product that is supposed to last for years - if it is, the folks at Siete Leguas should let us know. Or if it’s going to be a yearly/bi-yearly release - which seems most likely due to the harvested ranch being on the label and some other info I may have seen on the back label, they should also let us know. If their importer or distributor are just dragging feet…we’ll, they need to get at it. Due to price point, 0 points were awarded for value. If this was a $50 blanco, it would have garnered a full 90 points. At the end of the day, this is a proper and delicious tequila!

Pepe Galvez
Tequila Savant
263 ratings

Don Heiser
Tequila Wizard
747 ratings

Nose:cooked agave, citrus, mint, floral, tropical fruit, anise, and earthy Flavor: cooked agave, spearmint, earthy, citrus, grapefruit zest, stone fruit, melons, and has a creamy mouth feel Finish: starts with agave and moves through fruit, citrus and ends with some white pepper This was tasted blind

Jeremy Kinney
Tequila Ninja
141 ratings

Mike Eddins
Tequila Savant
293 ratings

Seattle Juan
Tequila Honey Badger
1264 ratings

Value is lacking garnering a 4 from me due to the $175-200 retail price from several online retailers.

Jay Baer
Tequila Ninja
175 ratings

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