Minty and floral, unsure of what the profile expectation is
NOM #1605 Nose: Floral, flinty and some fruit-like sweetness. Flavor: Green peppercorns. A vanilla Graham cracker sweet note. A hint of citrus. There is an unidentifiable flavor lurking in the profile… Some bitterness on the back end. Finish is short and does not evolve further. This does not blatantly scream diffuser or additives, but that would be my best bet.
Copper colored. Nose: First whiff brought a lot of oak and bourbon notes, striking fear that these aromas were going to be overbearing for me. But they quickly mellowed, bringing waves of barrel spice, fruity and floral scents, vanilla, butterscotch and counterpoint earthiness. Flavor: Immediate pepper in your face. But it backs off, allowing buttery caramel, almond and butterscotch room to strut their stuff. Quite a lot of fruitiness present, but I’m having difficulty identifying individual fruits in that makeup - maybe dark cherry? Punchy cardamom, cloves and cinnamon. Finish: A slightly nagging bitter and hot taste in the finish.
Aroma: First pass before swirling: Citrus rind, light white pepper, grilled pineapple and some grassy herbal notes. Second pass, after a chance to breathe, light mineral notes emerged, agave and lemon. Flavor: Some weight to the body. Agave? with brown sugar undertones. A hot pepper note, a trace of licorice and slight bitterness. There is an undercurrent of something in the aftertaste that I can’t quite pin down. Not natural. Finish: Medium heat, sweet, licorice and fruity. Previous to tasting this, I did not know that a blanco (or an unaged tequila) could qualify as a cristalino. But there is a CRT Circular, dated 17 de noviembre 2016, that addresses “Tequilas Madurados Cristalinos.”
Not sure why this needs to exist, it is no bueno for me. Tasted at El Buho.
The mineral from the Tahona stone, smokiness, and herbal notes, blend well to make it rich in taste and aroma.