Volcan de Mi Tierra Cristalino Añejo

Type: Tequila
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1523
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Production Details
NOM : 1523 ,
Agave Type : Tequilana Weber ,
Agave Region : Jalisco (Los Altos), Jalisco (Tequila Valley) ,
Region : Jalisco (Los Valles) ,
Cooking : Stone/Brick Ovens, Autoclave (high pressure) ,
Extraction : Tahona, Roller Mill ,
Water Source : Natural spring water ,
Fermentation : Stainless steel tanks, 100% agave, Champagne Yeast ,
Distillation : 2x distilled ,
Still : Copper Pot ,
Aging : French Oak barrels, Whisky barrels, Cognac casks, Used barrels ,
ABV/Proof : 40% abv (80-proof), 35-39% abv (70-78 proof)
Other : Color Filtration, No additives

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Aromas & Flavors Detected By Our Community

Aromas Detected

17
Vanilla
17
Agave (cooked)
11
Caramel
8
Alcohol
7
Oak
6
Pepper (black)
5
Fruity
4
Chocolate
3
Dried Fruit
3
Tobacco
3
Minerals
3
Smoke

Flavors Detected

19
Agave (cooked)
19
Vanilla
16
Pepper (black)
12
Caramel
9
Alcohol
9
Oak
7
Whiskey
7
Minerals
6
Fruity
6
Butter
5
Tobacco
5
Chocolate

Ratings

Personal Scores & Reviews From Our Community

Tequila Badass
441 ratings
  • 81 Rating

The only cristalino I would actually drink. Master Distiller Ana Maria Meno nailed this "filtering" process after barrel aging correctly. Not only did she manage to retain some color, but retained earthy aromas and flavors without the use of additives. I appreciate her effort.

Tequila Ninja
134 ratings
  • 82 Rating

Aroma: Very faint notes vanilla and cooked agave. Taste: A nice minerality, slightly sweet, light and smooth, almost muted, with notes of black pepper. Finish: Very smooth, with a bite of cooked agave, pepper, and alcohol at the end. Overall: The only good cristalino I’ve had so far.

Tequila Phenom
311 ratings
  • 83 Rating

Honestly the best Cristalino I have tasted, not overly complex and honestly pricey for what it is but it’s decent, drinkable. For people that like more straightforward spirits.

Tequila Boss
546 ratings
  • 80 Rating

I still think cristalinos are a gimmick, and always will, but this and El Tequileño are the only ones that I would consider drinking

Tequila Badass
453 ratings
  • 81 Rating

This Cristalino is smooth and sweet at the same time. Cristalino’s should be their own category. Of all of them out there, this is the best.

Tequila Boss
506 ratings
  • 62 Rating

Yet again I’m faced with a cristalino devoid of any semblance of agave! Sharp alcohols drive the bus the entire time, it’s really not pleasant.

Tequila Savant
251 ratings
  • 79 Rating

Ok is a Cristalino but I still get the agave present. Compare to another Cristalino this one taste good. I would recommend it but won't buy it again. I can taste some Agave and sweetness cant tell what it is but has a good finish

Tequila Wizard
977 ratings
  • 79 Rating

Just a tinge of straw to the color. Nose: Dark ripe fruit, dried pitted fruit, creamy vanilla and piquant mineral notes. A faint hint of tobacco. Flavors come on much more forcefully than the nosing. Popping baking spices greet snickerdoodle cookie dough flavors. There’s vanilla, almond paste and light nuttiness going on. As a counterpoint to the sweetness, there is numbing black and crushed red pepper heat. Finish: Pleasing lengthy, balanced finish. Sweet - but not dessert type sweet. Nice pinging pepper lingers.

Tequila Boss
548 ratings
  • 88 Rating

Aromas of caramel, vanilla and dried fruit. The aroma has a barrel warmth to it, not flat or one note. Similar light touch flavors and I can still detect some barrel tannins in the mouth- rare for a cristalino! I like that the color is slightly golden so it won’t be visually confused with a blanco. This is an elegant example of the expression.

Tequila Honey Badger
1044 ratings
  • 87 Rating

This is a cristalino that’s actually not bad. I am surprised. It hasn’t been overly filtered, so you still get some barrel notes. Vanilla, chocolate, slight cake batter. Some agave in the flavor. Has a medium thick mouth feel. Some tannins on the finish. Surprisingly good. There is still some color left to this, which is evidence that it hasn’t been overly filtered like most cristalinos.

Tequila Badass
489 ratings
  • 84 Rating

My first bottle in the cristalino category. Notes of vanilla, tobacco, caramel, and agave. Suggest letting it breathe for a bit. Nicely done.

Tequila Ninja
107 ratings
  • 81 Rating

Very smooth, sweet and easy to sip. Faint agave and vanilla.

Tequila Ninja
132 ratings
  • 84 Rating

Bottle: Batch No. 1, Date 21/07/17, L060F17021789 Appearance: Light straw Nose: Green apple, caramel, nuts, alcohol, vanilla, raisin, butter, lemon, citrus, honey, smoke, lemongrass, alcohol, oak, baking spice, cinnamon, caramel, black pepper, tobacco, cooked agave, and slightly astringent…sweet, sour, and spicy Palate: Green apple, lemon, raisin, nuts, vanilla, alcohol, cinnamon, baking spice, barrel spice, oak, honey, tobacco, whiskey, coconut, brine/salinity, white and black pepper, caramel, molasses, butter, minerality, clove, cooked agave, and slightly astringent…very similar to the nose Finish: Brown sugar, molasses, and cinnamon…sweet, fleeting, and short Overall: I didn’t think I would enjoy a cristalino until having tried this. The depth on the nose was surprising and the palate very closely followed suit. The only thing keeping the score down was the slight astringency that felt out of place, comparatively. I’m excited to try the reposado cristalino now and see how it compares.

Tequila Fan
1 ratings
  • 98 Rating

The anejo is clean, additive free, smooth, near perfect.

Tequila Ninja
167 ratings
  • 92 Rating

This tequila is remarkable. Aroma is excellent. Agave drives it with caramel, oak, butter, barrel spice, alcohol, and anise barrel notes on the finish. It has a velvety oakiness agave buttery caramel finish that I wish lasted longer.

Tequila Guru
88 ratings
  • 83 Rating

This was bright and citrus flavored. Very smooth on the palate and a departure from other cristalinos. It was good and would be good chilled. The price is what too high for what it is and what else is out there.

Tequila Connoisseur
62 ratings
  • 65 Rating

Nothing left but caramel and maybe some agave. Nothing to appreciate here.

Tequila Maniac
30 ratings
  • 87 Rating

Interesting one, definitely not advanced enough to appreciate cristiliano, it makes no sense to me, but it is a kinda nice blanco, I liked it. not the value for the price for me

Tequila Savant
238 ratings
  • 83 Rating

Smooth, floral, lightly sweet

Tequila Honey Badger
1079 ratings
  • 61 Rating

Compared lot L050F170105 bottled on 21-06-2017 with marbete from 2014 with lot L111E180121 bottled on 13-09-2018 with marbete from 2016, on the front label the lote L05 has the word añejo smaller than the other one and states it is lot No.1 Lot L050F170105: Color: transparent like a blanco, although looking at the bottle it looks slightly orange but it’s from the bottle. This bottles has small white snow flake like particles inside. Aroma: raw agave, light ethanol sensation that is not sweet but bitter, vanilla, very light wood notes, earthy. Palate: light vanilla, slightly astringent, vanilla and light bitterness through retronasal, feels thin, earthy, just a hint of raw agave. Soft. Finish is short, light vanilla notes fade out quite quickly, on the retronasal I can smell light vanilla and wood notes that are not natural. Lot L111E180121 has slightly less vanilla aroma but slightly more woody and more astringent than the previous lot. Pretty consistent…

Tequila Connoisseur
67 ratings
  • 88 Rating

Fans of cognac will enjoy this very much. If it wasn’t certified additive free I would think it was literally blended with cognac.

Tequila Ninja
133 ratings
  • 71 Rating

Tasted bitter, disappointed in this one.

Tequila Ninja
127 ratings
  • 75 Rating

Aroma is vanilla, cooked agave Taste is peppery, vanilla and agave Finish is a bit sweeter than my liking but smooth

Tequila Guru
90 ratings
  • 65 Rating

I really wanted to enjoy the volcan cristalino, as it is one of the very few additive free cristalinos, but this came off so astringent to me. it was bitter, had a little bit of fruit flavor. small amount of spice and nuttiness but overall was not pleasant for me. tried to let it air out, tried to use different glasses, and it just didn't work.

Tequila Ninja
159 ratings
  • 72 Rating

Nose: Cotton candy Cherry Almond Flavor: Cherry Light chocolate Almond/amaretto Vanilla I’m getting quite a bit of cherry in both aroma and flavor. Picking up very little agave and oak. Tastes a bit like cherry cough syrup. I keep hearing how good this is for a cristalino—not impressed. My first cristalino and probably my last.

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