Amate

Jalisco (Central)
Nom 1173
Previous Distilleries: 1137

Recent Ratings

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Jay MacRaild
Tequila Badass
387 ratings

Might be my favourite expression of this brand, the dryness and spice from the oak finally provide a counterpoint to the sweet ending. Drinks more like a rye whiskey than a tequila but it’s pleasant enough.

Jay MacRaild
Tequila Badass
387 ratings

This doesn’t stray far from the profile of the blanco except it has a really gentle nose, almost neutral. Unbalanced sweetness shows up at the end to round things off, it’s ok.

Jay MacRaild
Tequila Badass
387 ratings

The nose and flavour until mid palette are bang on, you can close your eyes and get all the sensations of walking through a distillery! Loses me a bit at the ending, tons of sweetness shows up that doesn’t fit with the rest of the profile, it’s a pretty big let down. A decent effort that I think will be popular amongst the rabble.

Nathan Bennett
Tequila Savant
212 ratings

Juan Carlos Martin Roaro
Tequila Phenom
325 ratings

Zach Ancell
Tequila Savant
218 ratings

Aroma: Very similar to the Blanco and Reposado. I get a lot of medicinal harshness at the front. Behind that is a bit of butterscotch and mint. Flavor: Not a ton going on. It's sweet. Lots of vanilla but besides that there isn't much... I was hoping for something a bit more complex. Finish: A little more mellow than the Blanco and Reposado. It's still solid but definitely less harsh.

Zach Ancell
Tequila Savant
218 ratings

Aroma: Getting a medicinal note again like in the Blanco. There is a very minimal hint of oak and caramel but it still is pretty harsh. Flavor: Slightly bitter. Definitely some oak and finishes with some vanilla. Not at solid as the Blanco but not terrible. Finish: Again, a very solid finish. A little harsh but hangs around for a while.

Zach Ancell
Tequila Savant
218 ratings

Aroma: At first, the strongest note is very medicinal. Behind that I get a bit of vanilla, agave and pepper. The medicinal note softens over time but it's still pretty harsh on there nose. Flavor: A lot smoother than I was expecting based on the nose. Lots of cooked agave and pepper. Finish: A little harsh but lingers for quite a while. Not perfect but far from terrible.

Chris Ancell
Tequila Phenom
328 ratings

This line is very consistent. At the open, the slight alcohol/petrol aroma appears again but is then replaced by an oaky caramel and fruity sweetness. The aroma is so sweet it is almost candy-like. This isn't bad but is relatively one-dimensional. Similarly, the flavor has a sweet/spice combination that is pretty blah. Short finish once again. Overall, the Amate is a decent, solid tequila at a reasonable price. (The repo is probably the bargain of the line and the añejo is probably over-priced). But, there is just nothing that stands out about this tequila. When you can get a Suerte or 7L at a similar or lower price, the Amate falls out of the picture fairly quickly. 06/18/2017 (vertical tasting)