Confirmed Additive-Free Brand


Jalisco (Los Valles)
Nom 1502
Additional Distilleries: 1454

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Juan Carlos Martin Roaro
Tequila Phenom
342 ratings

Greg Bartolotta @aged_agave
Tequila Phenom
396 ratings

A decent sipper, caramel, butterscotch, vanilla, both on the nose and the palate. Not overly complicated

Greg Bartolotta @aged_agave
Tequila Phenom
396 ratings

Not a bad blanco, but not great, decent nose, nothing jumps out of the glass, nice mouth fell, not a lot of cooked agave or pepper notes. An excitable sipper. Excellent mixer

Mike Eddins
Tequila Phenom
338 ratings

Mike Eddins
Tequila Phenom
338 ratings

Rodrigo Sanchez
Tequila Badass
448 ratings

Rob Gerard
Tequila Savant
223 ratings

Nathan Bennett
Tequila Badass
407 ratings

Bryce Taylor (Austin Tequila Connoisseurs)
Tequila Phenom
333 ratings

This Cristalino is created using Partida’s Roble Fino Reposado which is made by using their La Familia Reposado that is then finished in the sherry casks for an additional 2 months. It’s naturally filtered using charcoal to remove the color. It’s bottled at 40% ABV - 80 proof. Their single malt sherry oak casks have been used for decades creating some of Scotland’s finest whiskies but now they are used to create Partida’s ultimate luxury sipping tequilas, Roble Fino. There is some slight color that remains. It’s has a very pale straw hue and it coats the glass nicely. The aromas are vibrant and has essence of red fruits with a sweet tannic quality. I’m being reminded of dry red wine while some cooked buttery agave and minerals appears on the tail end. There’s also some muted lemon zest and perfumed floral notes throughout. This is an additive free Cristalino, one of only a few known additive free Cristalinos. There are dense flavors that immediately appear. The wood notes from the double oak aging appear first. It’s dry and tannic with a slight alcohol presence. Some vegetal pepper and agave sweetness appear on the mid palate. The denseness of the wood notes and the pepper linger into the finish. The color is mostly gone but the flavors and aromas certainly aren’t. If you are looking to try a quality and flavorful Cristalino then this one is for you. Salud!

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