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Arette

Jalisco (Los Valles)
Nom 1109

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Andrew Davis
Tequila Ninja
168 ratings

Scarlet Sanschagrin
Tequila Boss
520 ratings

Agave, anise nose, nice mouthfeel and minty taste. Very pleasant!

chuck u farley
Tequila Ninja
133 ratings

Ryan August
Tequila Guru
91 ratings

On the nose, I’m immediately getting a funkiness, like a malolactic funk. Cooked agave, then vanilla. Oak, then a grassy note. A little bit of alcohol, but not too bad at all. Some cinnamon, and spices. That almost almond like aromatic note from the blanco is there but it’s rounded and fades into the medley of the aromas. On the palate, Sweet cooked agave, baking spices, vanilla. This is sweeter than I anticipated. The cinnamon comes through, and then a grassiness. Slight bitterness on the finish, and an almost cherry like note that creeps up from time to time. Overall, it’s very good, though I prefer the blanco. I recently had Don Nacho blanco and it’s a strong competitor for my absurdly good budget buy, I’ve got the reposado as well and I’m curious to see how it compares. Overall a very good tequila, and at $23-25, this beats out Cimarron, Altos and Cabrito for me, hands down. It loses a few points on taste and finish because of the bitter note I’m detecting, and I’m holding back on a 10/10 value because it’s not as sippable as the blanco imo. Otherwise though, Delicious, additive free, tasty. What more can I say?

Nathan Bennett
Tequila Phenom
305 ratings

Sweetness from aging is a bit too sweet for my liking. Aroma is very pleasant.

Dom Diaz
Tequila Savant
229 ratings

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Seattle Juan
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Doug Price
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