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Joe Farrier
Tequila Ninja
175 ratings

Joe Farrier
Tequila Ninja
175 ratings

Joe Farrier
Tequila Ninja
175 ratings

Keith Bogart (Fuerte Fanatic)
Tequila Ninja
104 ratings

Nose: agave cooked / butter / pear / lemon / Taste: agave cooked sweet bomb!!! / cinnamon/ pepper / pineapple/ melon / orange peel/ lemon / spearmint/ cream soda Finish: so smooth despite a higher abv / this 48% abv is perfect to bring out all the flavors which are balanced and in harmony / the sweetness is the overwhelming and enjoyable part of this tequila all the way to a clean brisk watery finish that is delicious. This high proof plata has a great nose; not a lot of different aromas, but what’s there is very nice. The sweet cooked agave flavor is the 400 lbs. gorilla in the room, but he’s a decent chap who’s happy to share this amazing juice with you. This tequila is superb.

Doug Price
Tequila Badass
445 ratings

Edward Lopez
Tequila Phenom
312 ratings

Keith Bogart (Fuerte Fanatic)
Tequila Ninja
104 ratings

Nose: cooked agave / vanilla / cinnamon/ cherry/ grapefruit/ lemongrass/ lavender/ baking spice/ Taste: agave sweet/ vanilla/ pepper / cinnamon/ pineapple/ plum / citrus / butterscotch/herbal / black tea / spearmint/ baking spice / Finish: wet snd sweet / super clean water feel / lingering sweet and very mild black pepper. A gentle bittersweet shadow remains as the agave sweetness falls away to leave a slight peppermint finish. It’s like agave liquid candy….that has just barely enough bitter and peppery flavor to keep the super smooth sweet finish in check. There’s a nice mouthfeel that leaves quickly. This expression could be a dessert tequila…the sweetness and the flavor profile pair with some diverse side notes. This expression isn’t a rollercoaster ride….it’s more of a ride at high speed with the top down in a Rolls Royce.

Keith Bogart (Fuerte Fanatic)
Tequila Ninja
104 ratings

Nose: floral / PEAR!!! / green apple / cooked agave / vanilla / plum / citrus-orange/ mint / chocolate/ honey Taste: cooled agave/ vanilla / oak / back pepper / pear/orange peel/ lemongrass / honey: barrel spice /earth Finish: sweet smooth citrus and pepper with a velvety mouthfeel that captures the bittersweet fruitiness and holds on to it to create a delicate spearmint aftertaste This extra anejo delivers a powerful concert of delicate fruitiness despite the long term barrel aging. The barrel notes that are there are strong but they are still supporting and lifting up the fruitiness of the agave. This is so smooth you can’t wrap your palate around the flavors on first or second sip. As your mouth gets fully coated the concert really begins. Wow.

Jaquay Quintrell
Tequila Savant
215 ratings

3rd night: After resting in the glass, the aroma reveals a dominance of wet cement and petrichor earthiness, underscored by minerality and alcohol. Subtle notes of smoke, cooked agave with a raisin tone, clean fresh cut wood, dill, spearmint, herbal hints, crisp bell pepper, and caramel butteriness add complexity. The palate experiences a warm embrace of wet cement and jalapeño, with deliciously warm salted butter, herbal nuances, spearmint, minute citrus, grass, a hint of hay or pencil shavings, anise, light mocha, walnut, and cooked agave’s essence of prune. The finish trails off with lingering petrichor, minerality, hay/fresh cut wood, earthiness, and grassiness, leaving a ultra unique impression on the palate.

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