Los Abuelos Blanco

Type: Tequila
Brand: Los Abuelos
Nom
1493
93 Ratings See All

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Production Details
NOM : 1493 ,
Agave Type : Tequilana Weber ,
Agave Region : Jalisco (Tequila Valley) ,
Region : Jalisco (Los Valles) ,
Cooking : Stone/Brick Ovens ,
Extraction : Tahona ,
Water Source : Deep well water ,
Fermentation : Wood fermentation tanks, 100% agave, Open-air fermentation ,
Distillation : 2x distilled ,
Still : Copper Pot ,
Aging : American White Oak barrels, Used barrels, Bourbon barrels ,
ABV/Proof : 40% abv (80-proof)
Other : Natural cork, Charcoal filtration, Distilled at or near proof, Blended batches, No additives

Profile

Aromas & Flavors Detected By Our Community

Aromas Detected

18
Agave (cooked)
9
Earth
7
Pepper (black)
7
Minerals
6
Citrus
4
Fruity
3
Lime
3
Yeast/Dough
3
Lemon
3
Grass (wet)
3
Vegetal
2
White Pepper

Flavors Detected

16
Agave (cooked)
10
Pepper (black)
7
Citrus
7
White Pepper
5
Earth
5
Minerals
4
Lemon
4
Vegetal
4
Alcohol
3
Lime
3
Yeast/Dough
3
Brine/Salt

Ratings

Personal Scores & Reviews From Our Community

Tequila Savant
267 ratings
  • 89 Rating

Lot 02 | Sampled at Tommy's Mexican Restaurant in San Francisco. Aroma is muted due to age. Flavor is somewhat muted, but still agave forward.

Tequila Badass
456 ratings
  • 88 Rating

Lot 11 | Aroma- liquorish, minerals, wet grass, vegetal, agave, earth, citrus. Flavor - Black pepper, vanilla, liquor, earth, fruit, citric, alcohol, vegetal, minerals. Finish- lingers with no burn, cream soda with vanilla, vegetal and minerals, white pepper and earth tone. Long legs, and long after taste of agave and earth.

Tequila Badass
439 ratings
  • 94 Rating

I feel I make make the same review over and over for this distilleries products......smells and tastes like someone shoved your head into a copper still. Tequila people taking the time to do things right, you never lose sight of the roasted agave.

Tequila Savant
240 ratings
  • 87 Rating

Los Abuelos Blanco: Lot 60-B. (Fortaleza) I bought this bottle while visiting the distillery in Tequila, Mexico. It’s a beautiful property but this is a tequila review so here I go. On the nose I detect a lot of fresh agave and citrus. I smell lemon and a faint sweet agave finish. The taste is a mouthful of cooked agave, just the way a blanco should be. There is a pleasant white pepper finish. This tequila is well worth the price. FYI: This tequila is branded as Fortaleza in the US.

Tequila Honey Badger
1184 ratings
  • 91 Rating

Many pours of this Lote 64 Blanco on Lobster Bus 12.

Tequila Wizard
887 ratings
  • 92 Rating

Lot 12 | Lote 43-B Aroma: Sweet baked agave, bread dough, lemon/lime, baking spice. Taste: Strong agave, hints of bitters and jalapeño and pickling brine, appealing light sweetness, oily in the mouth. Umami elements. Finish: Warms the belly on a cool Jalisco evening. Lingers on and on.

Tequila Guru
76 ratings
  • 94 Rating

It's a tequila that I revisit often. The lots change a bit but the buttery/ agave aromas stand out in this product. It is a complex tequila that shines in its flavor profile.

Tequila Connoisseur
67 ratings
  • 91 Rating

Lot:120 picked this up in Rosarito BC. on the nose i get a burst of cooked agave, grapefruit, light lactic notes, wild flower scent,minerals and im also getting slight wood notes. on the mouth you get what your nose defined. a whole lotta agave, lemon zest, peppery on the tounge, light alcohol very bold and warm on the chest (no burn). great mouth cover. finish is solid. light pepper and a rose water linger.

Tequila Savant
245 ratings
  • 90 Rating

Lot 06 | Slight difference compared to Fortaleza. Must be the blended batches? Baked agave, citrus, minerals and earth in the aromas and flavors. Salty buttery finish. Great complexity

Tequila Enthusiast
8 ratings
  • 96 Rating

Aroma, anís, cascara de limón, apio, yerba,

Tequila Warrior
46 ratings
  • 93 Rating

Unique aroma and flavor, agave aand fruit. Smooth and easy to drink, my favorite siping blanco so far. Atoma y sabir único, agave y fruta. Suave y facil de tomar, mi blanco favorito hasta ahora.

Tequila Fanatic
15 ratings
  • 88 Rating

One of the finer Blanco tequilas for the money

Tequila Lover
14 ratings
  • 89 Rating

NOM 1493 | As of this review, I'm in San Jose del Cabo. So the price I paid for this particular bottle of tequila at Los Barriles de Don Malaquias was a bargain. Nonetheless, for blanco snobs, Los Abuelos is muy bueno IMHO. Heavy on the Cooked Agave, some pepper, and fruity acidity to roll over the tongue and finish.

Tequila Fanatic
19 ratings
  • 88 Rating

I love the tequilas made using the old school methods. Tahona extraction, stone ovens, open air fermentation & copper stills have the best effect on the agave. A little expensive but well worth it.

Tequila Lover
11 ratings
  • 70 Rating

Smells lactic, almost Oniony, garlic, Taste papery metallic Finish : clean with some burn

Tequila Lover
13 ratings
  • 87 Rating

Herbal. Cítrico. Mineral.

Tequila Lover
12 ratings
  • 72 Rating

Aroma is very wild, smells of a Raicilla. Sulfur big time. Acid drives the palate. Interesting but not what I like in Tequilas.

Tequila Ninja
154 ratings
  • 90 Rating

Definitely a great tequila. Tried this at the los abuelos/Fortaleza distillery in tequila. Not sure why los abuelos has a higher rating than Fortaleza as it is the exact same product just different labeling... a great tequila non the less!

Tequila Ninja
151 ratings
  • 92 Rating

This is the version available in Mexico. In USA it is the Fortaleza label. Nice aroma of agave and yeast. Flavor of agave and black pepper. Long, pleasant finish. Value was based on comparison to other artisanal, tahona offerings.

Tequila Fanatic
16 ratings
  • 93 Rating

NOM 1493 | peppery aromas and flavor but with a clean finish.

Tequila Warrior
47 ratings
  • 80 Rating

Suave en boca, a mi punto de vista un tequila bien hecho, aroma a agave cocido y tierra

Tequila Enthusiast
7 ratings
  • 95 Rating

Lot 04 | I'm a blanco guy at the end of the day and like more floral and fruity vs peppery, though earthiness is a must. Brought back some bottles of this from Mexico over the years, and it completely fits the bill. Mouthfeel is outstanding, oily yet clean. This is a tequila with real soul that simply explodes in your mouth with flavors.

Tequila Fanatic
15 ratings
  • 80 Rating

Lot #18. Rich toasted Agave, with a sweet honey and Agave finish. This is my 1st bottle.

Tequila Fan
2 ratings
  • 100 Rating

This is my very favorite tequila for sipping or enjoying neat with grilled foods

Tequila Enthusiast
6 ratings
  • 85 Rating

Sweater nose, good taste and finish.

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