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Josh Ohlinger @QueenCLTequila
Tequila Ninja
128 ratings

Aroma/Taste: Notes of cherry, cooked agave, floral hints, and a subtle earthiness greet the senses. The palate offers a blend of cherry cola, medicinal undertones, cooked agave sweetness, and a touch of black tea depth. Finish: A medium finish with a mild throat warmth. Lingering flavors of cooked agave and sweet black cherries, accompanied by a subtle medicinal note that adds complexity. Overall: Tasted blind, initially perceived as predominantly black cherry, this tequila offers a unique and intriguing tasting experience. It invites further exploration, promising deeper layers of flavor and complexity with each sip.

Keith Bogart (Fuerte Fanatic)
Tequila Ninja
104 ratings

Nose: agave / earth / pepper/ melon / orange peel / lemongrass / hay / sage / mineral/ alcohol Taste: agave / pepper / earth / vanilla / banana/ melon / cream soda / orange peel / licorice/ tea / spearmint Finish: very crisp watery mouthfeel with a lingering enjoyable bittersweet and earthy last taste that transforms into a cinnamon aftertaste. This blanco fuerte takes great advantage of the high abv to provide a huge amount of flavor. It does very well keeping the alcohol taste at bay and delivers a nice bright finish.

Keith Bogart (Fuerte Fanatic)
Tequila Ninja
104 ratings

Nose: agave cooked / vanilla/ caramel/ oak / pepper / banana / hint of melon / hint of grapefruit/ mint / nutmeg/ bourbon/ chocolate/ Taste: agave / vanilla/ caramel / pepper / cinnamon/ banana/ lime / peppermint/ lemongrass/ tea / herbal / nutmeg/ chocolate / molasses Finish: very clean watery finish that has a lingering bitterness that seems to arrive out if nowhere. Like there’s a nice party going on and then Mr. Bitter shows up late and everyone is like ‘where’d he come from’??? An overall good budget sipper with lots of good aroma and taste notes until the ‘bitter’ end.

George Nemetz
Tequila Ninja
172 ratings

First and foremost let this breathe for 10 minutes- it's worth the extra time. N- caramelized agave dominates the nose. There's some herbs and cinnamon in there, along with some black pepper, and apple T- again the sweet cooked agave is the star but adds a lot of complexity. Pineapple, jalapeno heat, baking spice, herbs like rosemary (?), and even some mint kicking around the grass MF- thin F- the finish is pretty awesome! It starts spicy sweet and finishes long with just a bit of peppery heat and herbs

Jaquay Quintrell
Tequila Savant
215 ratings

The initial aroma reveals earthy dried leaves, minerality, and prominent ethyl. Letting it rest in the glass allows subsequent notes of mint, orange citrus, subtle vanilla, and anise to emerge. Upon tasting, potent cooked agave with a delectable prune note dominates the palate. The peppery ethyl transforms, becoming soft and fleeting almost instantaneously. A rich tapestry of fatty buttery spices, tangy fruit skin, jalapeño, dominant anise, and candied peppermint creates a delicious tasting experience. The finish is marked by flavors of purple grapes and cooked agave with a raisin tone, accompanied by fading minerality and faint orange citrus. These elements cling to the tongue, leading to a lingering spicy freshness with soft grassiness. I need a backup bottle.

Rob Gerard
Tequila Savant
282 ratings

TMM additive free blanco blind tasting Kit Aroma: somewhat fruity. Reminds me of peach, apricot, and grapefruit. There's a bit of a yeasty note. Also a little bit of spice. There's some grass/hay. Flavor: a little bit of green apple tartness with a hint of cooked agave sweetness. It's very subtle. There's also some green pepper, minerality, and earthiness. Very easy to drink. Minimal burn. Really soft texture. Short finish.

Mike (Great Lakes Tequila Club)
Tequila Badass
481 ratings

Tasted blind. Nice bright notes great with lemongrass, agave, and a slight white pepper pop. Extra points for value. Surprising I rated this high blind.

Alex Bette
Tequila Ninja
176 ratings

Nose: Soft aroma, nothing in particular is overpowering here. Notes of fresh agave, lemon zest, and geraniums. Hint of cherry leading to an overall enticing aroma. Palate: Contains an interesting sweeter profile, drinks easy - not much heat on the forefront. A rather dry, mouth-coating mouthfeel. Notes of asparagus, hay-straw, dried apricot, and agave. Finish: Nice, fairly elongated finish. A touch of a lactic presence here as well. The notes of dusty agave, and dried fruit like but less sweet here- like raisins and black tea.

Mark Foreman
Tequila Ninja
146 ratings

Very slightly malolactic on the nose Wet stone, rubbing alcohol, and a hint of sweet vanilla & honeysuckle Light and metallic taste a wet dry stone. Lacking a distinct characteristic that is would latch onto

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