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|NOM :||1414 ,|
|Agave Type :||Tequilana Weber ,|
|Agave Region :||Jalisco (Los Altos) ,|
|Region :||Jalisco (Los Altos Southern) ,|
|Cooking :||Stone/Brick Ovens ,|
|Extraction :||Roller Mill ,|
|Water Source :||Deep well water ,|
|Fermentation :||100% agave, Stainless steel tanks, Classical music, Champagne Yeast, Fermentation without fibers ,|
|Distillation :||2x distilled ,|
|Still :||Copper Pot ,|
|Aging :||- ,|
|ABV/Proof :||40% abv (80-proof), 38% abv (76 proof)|
|Other :||No additives|
Green agave on the nose, citrus and fruity, light, floral bouquet and minerality…. Crisp green apple. Cooked agave, floral, slight burn upfront but diminishes quickly, short finish… some natural sweetness
Bold, sweet agave on the nose. Citrus and fruity notes. Very aromatic. Cinnamon, some minerality on the nose. There’s definitely some nuttiness, and something like marzipan. On tasting, the palate is hit by an agave bomb, definitely some subdued pepper. There’s a nice sweetness and it’s very oily and full bodied. Citrus on the finish, and the finish goes for days. Excellent blanco. Very clean, tasty, easy to drink. Sergio Cruz puts out another banger. I am 100% going to pick up the repo and anejo.
When you find a tequila that you know you want to try, don't stop searching until you find it. it took many months to obtain Viva Mexico but it was worth the wait. This is a joy to sip. Warm and Clean. Nice mid heat and delightful finish. Find yourself a bottle
Aroma is cooked agave, some toasty cinnamon, a bit of black pepper and raw agave (or perhaps that’s citrus). Taste is a bit of black pepper spice up front followed by a nice mellow sweet agave and a hint of cinnamon with an herbal deal alongside. Medium finish and not overly complex. I like and will definitely buy again. Great value!
Black pepper, cooked agave, and citrus aromas. A tiny bit of olive too. Slightly sweet cooked agave and mineral flavor with a medium thick mouthfeel. Easy to drink and definitely recommend to any type of tequila drinker.
Sweet cooked agave aroma, hint of cinnamon and slight aroma. Sweet taste and a black pepper finish. Not very complex but flavorful- just a little too sweet for my palate. Perfect for newcomers!
Agave aroma at first, more on the herbal profile. Cooked agave and raw agave as well. No harsh alcoholic part on aroma. Slight pepper. Taste is better than aroma. Rich minerality comes to mouth, but no overwhelming earthy taste. Pretty smooth and nice to sip. For the price point, this could be one of my favorite tequilas. Doesnt feel like 40% alc/vol, some character would be nice.
Had this at El Gallo Antanero in Guadalajara. This 38% had a strong agave nose followed by alcohol, which surprised me a bit. It is quite vegetal and on both nose and palate has pepper (black and green), grass and uncooked green vegetables. It has a long, pleasant finish.
Nose: I’m greeted with warm caramelized agave notes, bright citrus, cinnamon spiciness. There are vegetative green notes of fresh cut grass, green tea, lite white pepper and trace green pepper aroma. Some mineral presence. Flavor: Flavors follow aromas pretty congruously. Semi oily sweet agave, covered in a layer of cinnamon graham cracker crumbs with a drizzle of honey. The white pepper heat has become more elevated, with some unidentifiable green chile? heat. A tiny tease of maple syrup.
Nose is stellar: fresh agave, grassy and hints of citrus and mint. Medium to thick mouthfeel with flavors of cooked agave, anise and awesome kick of pepper that rises all the way through a long and enjoyable finish. Heat that sits in the back of mouth.
Cooked agave, then a touch of sweetness mid, then salinity and a dry finish. So good!
Might be the best Blanco for the price on the market! TONS of agave balanced nicely with green pepper corn and a slight boozy finish. I’m gonna have to stock up and make this my house pour.
This rating is of the older bottled Blanco.
Viva Mexico recently began being imported into the US by Pura Vida Tequila Company as an economical, puro, 100% agave tequila. Since I can't do 2 separate reviews, I have averaged the point total and included my notes for both the US import and the Mexican bottling for the blanco, on this page; Viva Mexico is a very tasty blanco (MX bottling - 38%) with citrus and caramel tones. Nice long finish with notes of dry earth - I dig it! And I gave it 87 points out of 100. US bottling (40%); While this is not a life-changing tequila (unless you've only been drinking bad tequilas), its a great deal for the price! And at $15 for a 1L bottle it can be a game changer for cocktails in bars & restaurants that are still using mixto or cheap mass produced puro tequilas. Is Viva Mexico's blanco complex?, Well, no, not really. The nose is a little sharp, but has lots of citrus and cooked agave notes topped off with a touch of acetone, it smells like it is big and machismo. The taste is very similar to what I found in the nose as it starts with a bit of an alcoholy-acetone entry that leads to black pepper, then a cooked agave center and finishes with strong notes of grapefruit peel. And yes, this is a machismo tequila! 76 points out of 100.
Soft ‘sweet’ nose of cooked agave, full agave with well balanced lingering finish
NOM 1414, Viva Mexico Blanco ($40 @ Ferment and Still) A well made sipper that is enjoyable and affordable. Bright, sweet with a great backend heat. Nose: Straight away I get sweet cooked agave and an herbaceous vibe of green tea and mint. Below that i find organe peel, cinnamon, and pepper. There is a salinity that comes through in the nose - maybe green olives. Also, a little hint of honey. Taste: When I first opened the bottle, I got an overwhelming punch of sweet agave that was too aggressivefor my liking. After a few days, that seems to have mellowed. The mouthfeel is buttery and a pleasant heat that hits right away and sticks around. The minerality is more forward in the taste and strikes a nice balance with the salinity. Cinnamon and vegetal notes follow with a bit of grapefruit bitterness. Finish:. Exceptional. The flavors really carry for minutes.
Had to revisit this one. Nose: Subtle agave, citrus, cinnamon, pepper. Taste: Agave, minerals, citrus, pepper. Nothing punchy here, but well balanced.
The aroma is really nice, the flavor is vibing but the finish is a bit harsh. Maybe at a higher proof and rested for a bit this would sing. Good value
Bottle: No additional information Appearance: Clear Nose: Lots of sweet agave, black pepper, citrus, lemongrass, licorice, mint, bell pepper, nuts, butter, grapefruit, and slight alcohol…sweet and inviting Palate: Heavy sweet agave, black pepper, citrus fruit, honey, grapefruit, green apple, peppermint, minerality, vegetal, herbal, grass, bell pepper, brine, mint, licorice, honey, nuts, clove, and cinnamon…deliciously sweet, but not overly so or artificial Finish: Medium length with lots of sweet agave and alcohol Overall: When I first opened the bottle, the taste was dominated by alcohol and I couldn’t get a good idea of what I was tasting. After letting the bottle breath for a couple of weeks, just wow…it completely changed! The agave sweetness is heavy, but not overpowering and the other flavors really compliment the sweetness. It’s great that this is widely available now, and I can see myself picking it up regularly.
I might have to revisit and rate again. I was actually disappointed from all the good ratings about this tequila. On the nose I get like a black liquorice and a strong clove smell. The taste isn’t bad but I still get this liquorice clove taste overpowering the cooked agave. Maybe it’s because I just sampled el luchador blanco and rated before? IMO el luchador blanco was delicious compared to this
Loads of an ice like black licorice on the nose and pallet. Including some mineralality, citrus and earthiness with a little alcohol
Wet Cement and Herbal nose. Agave and Herbal taste profile. BIG agave finish. No burn and not much pepper. I like it. Would definitely drink and recommend.
I tried this several times over two weeks and found that it changes pretty drastically. Right out of the freshly opened bottle, it was similar to Siete Leguas blanco, but a little smoother. Now, two weeks later, it got a lot more fruity with some more anise. It has a slight maraschino cherry taste that I dislike it. To me, that’s not agave and it reminds me more of a cherry and banana liqueur. Pueblo Viejo and especially Arette Classic both have that same flavor and I hate it. If you like the two previously mentioned tequilas, you will like this.
One of the best blancos I had, citric, rich excellent aroma!
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Great value! I’ll drink this any day.