On the nose, I get oak, caramel, cooked agave. A little ethanol. A vegetal note, and some grass. On the palate, that cooked agave is there, it’s got some heat but also a little creamy. Oak, a little bitterness that isn’t bad. Overall, this is decent. A little rough for a sipper but I can see this making some good margaritas.
Tasted during a blind tasting. I was blown away at how good this was for $23 & it’s a 1L bottle. On the nose I pick up agave, black pepper, & slight vegetal / earth nose. The taste matches the nose but is more present with black pepper which I personally really enjoy. It coats the mouth very well & has tons of tears on glass.
Tequila’s top brand—Jose Cuervo—continues to lose ground, but the category’s other top sellers are offsetting that soft performance with impressive growth, resulting in solid gains in Mexico, the U.S. and a host of key emerging markets.
Old black top Cabrito. This was better than I remember. Hard to find now. Tons of agave with melon, bubble yum, citrus, etc. Fantastic blanco at a cheap price! if you find the older black top blancos, grab them all!