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Pasote

Jalisco (Los Altos Southern)
Nom 1579

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Senior Rick Mendell
Tequila Savant
199 ratings

Senior Rick Mendell
Tequila Savant
199 ratings

Matt Gresham
Tequila Aficionado
58 ratings

Lovely in the glass; fairly light in color with good viscosity. Nice cooked agave nose with some dried fruit and minerals. Great agave forward taste with a little pepper, citrus, and oak. Pleasant mouthfeel with a Medium-long finish lingering on the sides of the tongue and back of the throat. Very solid and could easily be a regular sipper in my house.

Erica Boorom
Tequila Guru
92 ratings

Aroma : Full of cooked agave, vanilla, oak. This also carries some fruity undertones in the form of apple/pineapple/pear notes. Taste : The fruity undertones from the aroma carry through strongly here, accompanied by agave, citrus, and some minerality. There is also a hint of spice here that contrasts the sweeter fruit flavors, and the texture is oily and full bodied. Finish : Decently long and carries stronger notes of oak and vanilla that invite you back for another sip, and another, and another... This is like Cascahuín Extra Añejo's long lost cousin when it comes to the cooked agave/fruity flavor dynamic with some barrel notes; one of the possible routes a distiller may take in making a great Extra Añejo. In other words, buy this.

Matt Gresham
Tequila Aficionado
58 ratings

Andy Bardon
Tequila Ninja
104 ratings

Simon Gutierrez
Tequila Ninja
167 ratings

Remy Newland
Tequila Wizard
645 ratings

Nose: Minerals, honeydew, cinnamon. Maple or molasses? You can almost smell rainwater in this. Flavor: Fine white pepper, spiced nuts, almonds and nougat.

Chris Ancell
Tequila Phenom
328 ratings

Another classic Pandillo/Felipe Camarena XA with its pale color and complex aroma of cooked agave, citrus, sweet fruit (apple, plum) and underpinning minerality (wet stone, clay). Spicy heat sits right on top of sweet fruit flavor at the open. (This is a contrast to many tequilas that open with sweetness then shift to spice. A really nice blend here.) These two continue to blend and dissipate at a similar pace in a mid to long finish. Again, the higher ABV is hardly noticeable in terms of heat but does push the agave and other flavors forward. Quite a bit of similarity between the Pasote and the Volans but to my taste the Pasote comes out slightly ahead. 12-24-2019 7th Annual Xmas XA tasting

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