Bottle of San Matias Tahona Blanco

San Matias Tahona Blanco

Type: Tequila
Nom
1103
169 Ratings See All

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Production Details
NOM : 1103 ,
Agave Type : Tequilana Weber ,
Agave Region : Jalisco (Los Altos) ,
Region : Jalisco (Los Altos Southern) ,
Cooking : Stone/Brick Ovens ,
Extraction : Tahona ,
Water Source : Deep well water ,
Fermentation : Wood fermentation tanks, 100% agave ,
Distillation : 2x distilled ,
Still : Copper Pot ,
Aging : - ,
ABV/Proof : 40% abv (80-proof)
Other : -

Profile

Aromas & Flavors Detected By Our Community

Aromas Detected

22
Agave (cooked)
12
Citrus
11
Anise
9
Pepper (black)
8
Herbal
6
Grass
5
Alcohol
5
Earth
4
Vegetal
4
Brine/Salt
3
Fruity
3
Mint

Flavors Detected

28
Agave (cooked)
18
Pepper (black)
12
Citrus
11
Anise
7
Herbal
7
Earth
6
Flowers
5
Licorice
5
White Pepper
5
Vegetal
4
Alcohol
4
Nuts

Ratings

Personal Scores & Reviews From Our Community

Tequila Savant
236 ratings
  • 86 Rating

Extremely short finish

Tequila Savant
226 ratings
  • 79 Rating

Alcohol on the nose. Agave, pepper, anise, and vegetal flavors. Tastes better than it smells.

Tequila Phenom
319 ratings
  • 88 Rating

I really like this Tahona version of her blanco. Great citrus notes over cooked agave, smoother than I expected. Delicious!

Tequila Ninja
128 ratings
  • 86 Rating

Bright and floral nose, a post-rain earthiness vibe with a touch of citrus. Medium body, nice legs on the glass. Immediately get cooked agave with a touch of banana, moving quickly to pepper and a satisfying heat on the roof of the mouth. Relatively brief finish, but there is complexity hanging around much longer. A commendable pour.

Tequila Phenom
315 ratings
  • 84 Rating

Black licorice, fresh cut grass, honey

Tequila Badass
446 ratings
  • 82 Rating

Really great nose, not roasted agave but some earthy notes that make me wanna dive in and try. This distillery has a house style of nutty flavour that I’m guessing comes from the yeast, I definitely want more agave present but it’s nice enough to sip on.

Tequila Wizard
834 ratings
  • 85 Rating

Aroma: Round, roasted, caramelized, brown sugary agave. Peach, licorice and a slight citrus note. Spicy with a perfume/floral element. Flavor: Huge agave flavor here, with complex richness. Oily. Pleasing cinnamon, cloves, anise, vanilla meld. Pepper pulling up the rear. Longish finish with some heat and licorice.

Tequila Badass
493 ratings
  • 86 Rating

Wonderful aroma, grassy and just a hint of ripe citrus. Finish is ok, slightly astringent, but not a deal breaker.

Tequila Boss
526 ratings
  • 88 Rating

Sweet cooked agave nose, nice, creamy mouthfeel and clean finish.

Tequila Ninja
186 ratings
  • 85 Rating

Strong agave, citrus, anise and herbs.

Tequila Honey Badger
1222 ratings
  • 90 Rating

Quite herbal in smell with some fennel notes. Quite spicy on entry with a really nice mouth feel. Some of the fennel is there in the mouth as well as great agave presence. A quick fade of flavors resolve to some prolonged tongue buzz from alcohol. Pretty good stuff.

Tequila Wizard
995 ratings
  • 92 Rating

Nice to see this tahona-made product entering the marketplace. Another win for legitimate artisanal tequila! This has a nice grassy herbal aroma with some anise. Nice oily mouth feel, and a shorty but slightly spicy finish.

Tequila Lover
11 ratings
  • 77 Rating

Much sweeter than expected, short finish

Tequila Ninja
142 ratings
  • 89 Rating

Smooth. Soft. Supple. Sensational. Funky. Fresh. Forbidden. These are the words that are written above the door to the Chuck E Cheese by my house. Dare I enter? Or do I need a hit of peppery, citrusy liquid courage first? Whatever the answer may be, I’m probably four or five shots deep in my favourite expression of the San Matias lineup: the Blanco. The Blanco starts off inauspiciously: twinges of agave and a dippity-dappling of salt water toffee. Then things get obscene with a rustle of white pepper and blast of lemon oil. And then, all of a sudden, a vast, cavernous silence, filled only with the aching lust for another sip. This isn’t a spirit for beginners. Guzzle responsibly.

Tequila Freak
22 ratings
  • 82 Rating

Clear in the glass, but not bright. Nice long legs leave minimal tears. Nose: Butter and cooked agave is the first thing I noticed. Opens up to banana, coconut and green apple. Grapefruit, roses, and brine round it out with a lactic tone as well. Taste: Olive, melon and celery dominate, with hints of agave and pineapple. Finish: Excellent long finish tastes of orange peel, celery and jalapeño. The lactic flavor is there throughout as well. Really liked this blanco.

Tequila Warrior
46 ratings
  • 83 Rating

Peppery sweet. Agave

Tequila Enthusiast
9 ratings
  • 100 Rating

Very Smooth Sweet after taste

Tequila Guru
83 ratings
  • 84 Rating

fragrant and spice on the nose. roasted agave, light alcohol,minerals, pepper, anise, ripe fruits.. and toasted raisin bread very eazy sipper nice vegetal taste hints of cooked pineapple, roasted pears, black pepper, brine, after it opens you get alot of citrus and a blast of spices with floral notes with licorice. not impressed with the finish. did not linger, left me desiring more. more flavor and a good finish. great for a new tequila drinker.

Tequila Savant
294 ratings
  • 83 Rating

Nice and light…. Agave and pepper upfront on taste with some vegetal and light bit of citrus. Very nice

Tequila Connoisseur
63 ratings
  • 87 Rating

I appreciate the transparency of process info found on the label. I believe the label to be (or should be) the contract between buyer and seller. Cooked agave, butter, anise, roses, white pepper, funk. Sweet arrival, cooked (stewed) agave, pleasant burn. Short to medium dry finish. The reason I reduced points on this otherwise very solid blanco is that the aroma and pallet seemed slightly out of phase. I will most certainly revisit. After all it may have been my pallet that day. ¡Salud!

Tequila Ninja
185 ratings
  • 85 Rating

A complex blanco at a good price. The nose is more complex than the taste, but overall a nice blanco if you favor smoke and anise notes in your blanco. Don't rush this blanco. Let this breath a while to maximize what it has to offer. Nose: Light agave, smoke, and anise up front. After resting, hints of banana, mint and white pepper open up. Perhaps some jasmine and citrus. Palate: Agave, smoke and pepper straight away. These elements overpower and leave very little in the mid palate. A mild buttery mouthfeel. Finish: A nice peppry and smooth finish.

Tequila Connoisseur
72 ratings
  • 64 Rating

Not my cup of tea.

Tequila Connoisseur
71 ratings
  • 86 Rating

Really enjoyed this blanco. Great flavor and really loved the finish and the complexity of flavors. Sampled it with a friend and need to get a bottle of my own to have a little more time tasting it. Life is about first impressions and this blanco made a good first impression.

Tequila Ninja
132 ratings
  • 85 Rating

Flavor and finish come through nicely but I don't love it. I've tried it many times hoping to come around. Has steep competition being in the $50 range but glad I tried it as you can't go wrong with a Tahona made product.

Tequila Savant
240 ratings
  • 78 Rating

My bias..I’m not an anise person. Light on the aroma. Taste and finish have more anise/licorice than I prefer. I’m not denigrating the quality. The flavor profile is one that you love or don’t care for. I find a more traditional agave taste more enjoyable than the anise. Hope this helps your growth.

Other news & reviews

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Long Island Lou Tequila
Aug 25, 2020

San Matias Tahona - A Top Notch Blanco

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TasteTequila.com
Aug 22, 2019

Tequila Blind Taste Test Results (2019)

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TasteTequila.com
Apr 06, 2017

San Matias Tahona Blanco – “Rock Star”

There’s a lot to love about this particular tequila, and the name alone makes one reason clear. Any tequila that involves a tahona in the production process will win a special place in our heart, and this one is no exception.