El Tesoro de Don Felipe

Jalisco (Los Altos Southern)
Nom 1139

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Jay Torres
Tequila Enthusiast
6 ratings

Aaron M
Tequila Enthusiast
9 ratings

This is consistently a sub-$35 bottle in my area, and at that price it’s a darn good value, very few quality, tahona-produced tequilas at that price. This lacks the richness of something like Fortaleza but offers a certain drinkability that makes it very likable. The nose is smoothly balanced agave, neither too peppery nor too citrusy, with a light undercurrent of that wet-cement-after-summer-rain smell. The palate is similarly well balanced, leaning less toward earth or pepper than toward citrus, maybe like tangerine, and even a puff of cotton candy. The finish is smooth, easy, solidly lasting — good old green agave. This is a quality product, deeply respectable not in a staid, personality-less way, but in the you’ll-never-be-ashamed-to-have-this-around sort of way. Definitely recommended.

Jon Mason
Tequila Freak
29 ratings

Justin Tarin
Tequila Lover
14 ratings

Josh Tarin
Tequila Fanatic
17 ratings

Ricky Martinez
Tequila Lover
12 ratings

Blake Chinn
Tequila Warrior
41 ratings

Blake Chinn
Tequila Warrior
41 ratings

David Baeza
Tequila Freak
25 ratings

Aroma: roasted agave with hints of vanilla Flavor: roasted and peppery agave. Medium oil mouth feel Finish: light oak and hints of citrus. Smooth dry finish.

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The Daily Beast
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Connecticut Post
Jan 14, 2014

Beam/Sauza being acquired by Japan's Suntory

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The Wall Street Journal
Oct 13, 2013

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May 21, 2013

Review #313 - El Tesoro Tequila Blanco - White Label (Robert Denton Import)

As with the newer bottles of El Tesoro, you can tell that they take their time making this one. The slow fermentation process keeps the vegetal notes nicely, but also balances them with the agave.

Apr 09, 2013

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