A well made Blanco with a long history of making great tequila. One of the few 100 percent Tahona crushed agave tequilas out there. Priced right. Drink very well, some heat, some spice, over all very good
Delicious, but barely aged as an XA. This is simply all about the barrel, and in all honesty, it's completely overpriced. if this was priced normally.. let's say $230 to even $250, I would be putting it at a 92-93, but because of the ridiculous price, I really should be putting it at 86... but I'll be generous and put it at 90, because it is delicious.
Very whiskey forward from the aging in Booker’s barrels, this has more in common with the bourbon itself than with any of the 3 previous Aniversario releases. Disappointment with this for me mainly stems from the cost that is over 3 times the shelf price of any of the prior releases. It also is aged for less than half the time of any of the others at just over 3 years. I realize I’m bucking the idiot influencers and Insta posters but this gets a middle finger from me and earned a can’t recommend and a 3 for value. I’m being kind. Thanks Paul Kizer for providing the sample which was shared with several others.
Agave forward, barrel notes of rich, silky, baking spice, creamy, light sweetness. Absolutely delicious … high price but it is exceptional
Fielding & Jones Import: This one greets me with a fresh floral and citrus nose. I taste agave, mint, and light white pepper with an underlying sweetness. This baby still has legs for miles despite being such an old bottle. Finish is a little short and overall it’s not the most complex, but a tasty sipper and amazing that it held up over time this well.
Ballard Cut barrel Aroma: first flavor that comes through for me is cinnamon, some fruity… dried pineapple. A hint of barrel. A faint scent of whiskey. Dried tobacco. Flavor: tobacco, agave, dried pineapple, lemon zest and orange peel. Finish: short. Nice tingle. Not super complex at the end. This is a nice expression of El Tesoro Reposado. The aromas a little different than their standard repo, but the flavor is similar. A winner, as always, coming from La Alteña.
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On the nose, heavy oak and barrel spice, pepper. Good agave notes surprisingly. A bit of caramel, cinnamon. White pepper now. Vanilla. On the palate, lots of barrel spice. Oak. Definitely more oaky than I like. Whiskey notes, some toasted nuts. Very faint agave. Some cinnamon and vanilla. Overall very good, but I wouldn’t consider this 3x better than Paradiso, so definitely loses a ton of points. The $500-600+ sales price is a non starter for me. Absolutely not worth it imo. I can’t recommend this in good conscience, the price is just the pinnacle of absurdity in modern XAs. Very disappointed with the decision here.