Los Abuelos Blanco

Type: Tequila
Brand: Los Abuelos
Nom
1493
152 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, Carbon filtration, Distilled at or near proof, Blended batches, No additives

Profile

Aromas & Flavors Detected By Our Community

Aromas Detected

18
Agave (cooked)
9
Earth
8
Minerals
7
Pepper (black)
6
Citrus
4
Fruity
3
White Pepper
3
Lime
3
Yeast/Dough
3
Lemon
3
Grass (wet)
3
Vegetal

Flavors Detected

18
Agave (cooked)
11
Pepper (black)
9
White Pepper
7
Citrus
6
Minerals
5
Earth
4
Lemon
4
Vegetal
4
Brine/Salt
4
Alcohol
4
Fruity
3
Lime

Ratings

Personal Scores & Reviews From Our Community

Tequila Ninja
180 ratings
  • 93 Rating

Aroma:

Tequila Boss
513 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
478 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 Phenom
311 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 Boss
506 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
255 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 Phenom
394 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
1365 ratings
  • 91 Rating

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

Tequila Wizard
977 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 Ninja
112 ratings
  • 91 Rating

Tastes exactly like Fortaleza but that doesn’t mean it isn’t crazy good

Tequila Wizard
673 ratings
  • 90 Rating

Lot 153

Tequila Honey Badger
1072 ratings
  • 85 Rating

Lote 124-B Herbal, slightly sweet cooked agave, clean & crisp. After 30 minutes, it is briny on the palate with black olives, white pepper and the agave sweetness persists. Finish is slightly sour that turns into pure agave sweetness, which is medium to long in length.

Tequila Lover
10 ratings
  • 95 Rating

Lot 12 | First time Los Abuelos blanco. Good aroma and very good taste. For me the anis was quite dominant in aroma and flavor and abviously the cooked agave as well. Smooth and no burning at all, very long finish. Absolutely worth it‘s price.

Tequila Guru
93 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 Phenom
334 ratings
  • 91 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 Lover
11 ratings
  • 96 Rating

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

Tequila Connoisseur
70 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 Freak
28 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 Fanatic
17 ratings
  • 93 Rating

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

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