ArteNOM Selección de 1123

Jalisco (Los Valles)
Nom 1123

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John Welch
Tequila Honey Badger
1067 ratings

The latest ArteNOM, AN 1123 Blanco Historico is a blanco made from lower brix (24) agave from the Valle and then finished for 3 to 4 weeks in brandy barrels that had previously held Oaxacan mezcal. I remember I read it was Don Amado who had used the barrels prior. Big fragrant nose from the resting of this now straw colored Cascahuin made distillate in the barrels. A bit of sour cider notes with caramelized agave carried by 43% ABV juice turns into an very aggresive spiciness on intake, slamming the tongue with sharp flavors from the ethanol, the resting, the base blanco itself. Man, I want to taste this at still/barrel proof if this what 43% tastes like. Finish is quite long at the center of the tongue, minutes long really. A worthy addition

Andy Bardon
Tequila Ninja
128 ratings

Hints of Cascahuin on the nose! Raw honey in the mid-palate, the creamy stuff, not the clear stuff. Interesting execution - worth trying for sure. I would sip again

Don Heiser
Tequila Wizard
593 ratings

Nose: nice cooked agave, barrel notes, light cooked pineapple, and smoke Flavor: cooked agave sweetness, hint of mezcla, wood notes, minerals, nice light mouth feel Finish: medium with the floral notes of white pepper

Craig Macadang
Tequila Honey Badger
1009 ratings

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Grover Sanschagrin
Tequila Wizard
853 ratings

Remy Newland
Tequila Wizard
684 ratings

A clean, straw colored blanco. Nose: Big saucy, sweet and spicy notes immediately jump to the forefront. Baked pineapple upside down cake, comes to mind: The richness of slow cooked pineapple, melted butter & crumbs, caramelizing brown sugar, allspice and cinnamon. An additional smokey pepper note and hints of vanilla creaminess. Fresh cut orange roses. A faint smell of attic dust. A bit of cider. Just the faintest suggestion of Mezcal funkiness, campfire smoke and wood influence at this stage. Flavor: White pepper and cinnamon heat blast out of the starting gates and refuse to back off. But the heat is a perfect foil to the fruit, agave, vanilla, anise, almond and salted melted butter - making for a rich and oily palate experience. In the mouth, more than in the nose, you find some its Mezcal heritage (having spent 28 days in a Don Amado Mezcal barrel). Then further stabilized in Stainless Steel for 30 days. Finishing impressions: Some minerals, grassiness and floral sensations show late in the finish. A lot of sweetness for 24 Brix agave - I have to think the barrels contributed to this. On the one hand, this is a bold, brash and feisty sip. On the other hand, this is a silky, suave and easy sipper. A great collaboration.

Pepe Galvez
Tequila Savant
227 ratings

Lo primero que resalta es el tenue color pajizo resultado del reposo de 28 días en barricas usadas en mezcal espadín Don Amado.  NARIZ: muy sutil ahumado, menor al que se podía encontrar en el cascahuin aniversario; arcilla, pimienta, flor de azhar, agave crudo, ciruela amarilla, menta. BOCA: aquí si hay un buen golpe a mezcal, se siente el agave espadín, se confirma el sabor terroso, picante, la pimienta

Brian Byers
Tequila Ninja
174 ratings

Cesar Menchaca
Tequila Freak
23 ratings

Great artesanal tequila, agave flavor with a small hint of wood and tiny smokiness. Reminds me s lot the Chascahuin Tahoma Blanco. Excelente tequila artesanal, agave cocido con un toque de madera y un ligero sabor ahumado. Sabor artesanal. Me recuerds mucho al Cascahuin Tahona Blanco.