Bottle of Calle 23 Criollo

Calle 23 Criollo

Type: Tequila
Brand: Calle 23
Nom
1433
444 Ratings See All

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Production Details
NOM : 1433 ,
Agave Type : Tequilana Weber ,
Agave Region : Jalisco (Los Altos), Single Estate ,
Region : Jalisco (Ciénega) ,
Cooking : Autoclave (low pressure) ,
Extraction : Roller Mill ,
Water Source : Deep well water ,
Fermentation : Stainless steel tanks, 100% agave, Open-air fermentation, Fermentation without fibers ,
Distillation : 2x distilled ,
Still : Stainless Pot w/Copper Coil ,
Aging : - ,
ABV/Proof : 49.3% abv (98.6-proof)
Other : Rested in stainless steel, High-proof

Profile

Aromas & Flavors Detected By Our Community

Aromas Detected

71
Agave (cooked)
38
Mint
35
Vegetal
29
Pepper (black)
28
Citrus
27
Flowers
27
Earth
21
Minerals
19
Herbal
19
Grass
14
Agave (raw)
13
Cinnamon

Flavors Detected

73
Agave (cooked)
50
Pepper (black)
36
Vegetal
33
Mint
27
Earth
26
Minerals
26
Citrus
24
Flowers
21
Herbal
20
Grass
16
White Pepper
15
Alcohol

Ratings

Personal Scores & Reviews From Our Community

Tequila Ninja
138 ratings
  • 88 Rating

On the nose, huge punch of agave. Very vegetal, earthy, and mineral forward. Very herbal and “green”. An interesting floral note. On the palate, the agave is clearly the star of the show. White pepper, very earthy. I’ve heard a lot of people get minty notes and I’m not personally, but there’s something there that I can completely see being considered a mint note. Can’t put my finger on it, but it has that cool and fresh quality. Overall, a delicious tequila. Definitely have some if you can find it. There may be a bottle somewhere. I’ve seen it priced in the $130 range and that is too high for me personally, but at the $90 I found it at, I’m definitely happy with it.

Tequila Guru
81 ratings
  • 92 Rating

Beautiful in the glass with a really nice clean, not at all syrupy viscosity. The aroma for me is grass and white pepper. Fresh out of the bottle, the first taste was a burst of flavors and heat. By the second sip my palate had adjusted to the higher proof and it was really delicious! I taste the grass but am picking up a sweeter profile with licorice, anise, and maybe even a hint of vanilla. Nice lingering warm finish making me want more!

Tequila Ninja
118 ratings
  • 92 Rating

To mirror what someone else noted, fruit loop like scent with floral and cucumber essence balanced with agave notes. Flavor is agave, peppery, clean and pure. Finish, for a higher proof is about as perfect as it gets. Enough burn to punch through but never overpowering. Very sweet and unique Criollos.

Tequila Ninja
132 ratings
  • 92 Rating

Clean citrusy zest aromas melded with cooked agave. Sweet and viscous across the palate. Amazing burst of pepper and vegetal flavors on the finish. This is a special tequila.

Tequila Wizard
842 ratings
  • 90 Rating

One of the best blancos I’ve had! Didn’t even noticed it was a high proof, it was so easy to sip. A must have in your bar! I love the complexity of this tequila, and the subtle notes in every context below: Aroma: cooked agave, herbal & sweet citrus, grassy/earthy, white pepper & sweet hints Flavor: agave, sweet mint, orange/tangerine, orange blossom and a rich mineral end. Texture: medium to rich and oily mouthfeel, such a warm buttery sensation that exemplifies its delicious silky profile. Minimum alcohol presence

Tequila Ninja
182 ratings
  • 90 Rating

Very well rounded, love everything in the nose stays around for awhile, flavor is great and the finish punch of floral, earth and fire at the end.

Tequila Badass
421 ratings
  • 91 Rating

Go get this. Very nice clean and exciting blonco. Loads of agave (baking spices), citrus, fruit, and lots of pepper on the back end. Very nice

Tequila Boss
522 ratings
  • 95 Rating

8/2023 adjusting my rating because it needs to be higher!!! its my highest rated blanco. i had it at 92 but I'm increasing ... 9/8/22 this is my 2nd bottle. I let this sit for over an hour and it is delicious. got more anise on the finish this time. still lovin it. 5/20/21 Finally opened the Calle 23 last nt. It was yummy. Hit u in the face with sweet cooked agave. This is very complex tequila, and I keep getting new scents and flavors each time I drink it. Nose: In addition to the sweet cooked agave, I get some mint, floral, tropical fruit, earthy/vegetal scents and a touch of pepper. Taste: Sweet cooked agave and that special tropical fruit taste (I like to call it bubblegum)/banana, the mint is still there as are the vegetal flavors, some citrus and the pepper is more prominent in the taste than nose. Finish: nice and long, some anise and that tropical fruit carries thru and there's a warmth that stays with u, which I love.

Tequila Savant
275 ratings
  • 93 Rating

The heavens. The platinum standard of tequila

Tequila Ninja
178 ratings
  • 86 Rating

Very unique and I think it’s a really good tequila. Looking at the reviews I thought I’d like it a lot more. The nose is nice. I get vegetal, agave and citrus. You definitely feel the heat when it hits your tongue. The more I drank it the more I liked it. Complex. Pepper, agave, vegetal and citrus for me. The finish it a little hot. I would definitely recommend giving it a try. Fun, unique tequila.

Tequila Badass
478 ratings
  • 93 Rating

Bold and flavorful Aroma: cooked agave, licor anise, mineral, flowers, green bell pepper, mint, melon, vegetal, earth. Palate: Well water, agave, natural sugar, mint, cloves, gooseberry, butter cream, vegetal, fruity, black pepper. Finish: black pepper and lots of agave, mint, arugula, coffee beans, sugar, butter, fruits. This tequila takes a place above the TOP shelve brands, and next to my three favorite blancos I’ve had up to 4/2021

Tequila Savant
203 ratings
  • 94 Rating

Big agave nose up front. Vegetal and earthy, with green olives and bell pepper. The entry is not what you'd expect from an over-proof spirit, not as harsh as others in the category. It is oily and palate coating. The finish is long and complex, a mix of bitter/sweet/heat. Fantastic stuff.

Tequila Ninja
128 ratings
  • 94 Rating

Aroma : Cooked agave, herbal, grass, and mint notes hit first, then cinnamon, earth, and some minerality. Like many high proofs, the longer you let this open up the better. Taste : Bright and crisp cooked agave with black pepper, cinnamon, citrus, grass, mint, and mineral notes. There is light spice here and just the right balance of buttery agave sweetness. The texture is thick and oily, and the extra alcohol is barely noticeable considering the higher ABV. Finish : Very long and prolongs all the previous notes with some new emphasis on green olives and butter. Very complex tequila with lots of depth, but every note is distinct and works together in just the right way. This is one of the few times I've had to cut myself off because it's that good. Every tequila fan NEEDS to try this.

Tequila Badass
438 ratings
  • 87 Rating

I felt this had a lot heat. The alcohol is high obviously. Good mineral and floral notes. Rustic Blanco traits of cooked agave. Citrus notes are over taken by the heat.

Tequila Guru
76 ratings
  • 99 Rating

Superb and balanced tequila !

Tequila Ninja
112 ratings
  • 93 Rating

A bit pricy, but well crafted tequila is worth it. Best Blanco I’ve had in years. I hope it continues to be made.

Tequila Ninja
128 ratings
  • 90 Rating

The nose is deep and rich. Grassy, earthy, and sweet with loads of agave. I also get notes of banana. Despite the high abv, this is a refined flavor profile. Vegetal with Cooked agave that transitions into a pink peppercorn kick. Lingering heat that dances on the tongue and back of throat, a real treat.

Tequila Boss
506 ratings
  • 91 Rating

Herb and chocolate on the nose, nothing sharp or overpowering, just warm and inviting. Really rare in my experience for a tequila to taste exactly like it smells but this does just that. Dark chocolate, cherry, marzipan, you get the picture.

Tequila Ninja
161 ratings
  • 92 Rating

Wow, I don’t think i ever had such an interesting, complex, deep blanco. As a huge fan of high-proof blancos, this was amazing to me. The aromas and notes kept on coming. Tons of agave, earthy, herby, citrus on the nose. Despite the high ABV, it wasn’t hot at all. Lots of minerals on the palate. Vegetal, grassy, briny and citrusy. I tasted in both my Riedel and a high-alcohol glass and saw no difference. I believe the price is commensurate with what is inside. Well done, Sophie.

Tequila Phenom
390 ratings
  • 92 Rating

This blanco tequila is special! It’s made from the smaller ripe agaves called “Criollos” and it come in at the higher proof of 98.6 (49.3% ABV). I first detect the smell of fresh agave and citrus peel but then there is a sweet almond finish. I taste a lot of agave, bright citrus, white pepper and some brine. The high ABV accentuates the flavors without ruining the finish. The finish is unlike any other finish I’ve experienced. There is a pleasant tingling thats long and a sweet. The $97 price is high but it’s still worth it for a one of a kind. If you’re an aficionado then you must add this to your collection. Salad!

Tequila Badass
439 ratings
  • 90 Rating

This is a great blanco tequila in the “traditional” fashion. The aroma is full of vegetal notes - cooked agave, dirt/earth, green pepper and mint. The flavor picks up on the aroma and begins softly with vegetal flavors then evolves to a spicy black pepper and cinnamon. Finally, a bitter almond flavor emerges and carries into a long, lingering finish. This blanco takes a spot among some of the truly great blancos in the tequila universe. The aroma, flavor and finish combine into something special. However, with a price of $85 (from Astor Liquors) this blanco is double the price of other great blancos (Siete Leguas, Suerte, 123). So, it is hard to score the Criollo highly on value. 11/03/2018

Tequila Savant
271 ratings
  • 90 Rating

Aroma: Very unique aroma. I get a lot of mineral notes (clay, wet rocks) and also mint, cinnamon, and flowers. Not something that I've ever experienced before. Flavor: Very smooth for a high proof tequila. I still get a lot of the mineral notes and a lots of mint. There's almost a buttery flavor as well. Finish: Incredibly smooth. I'm surprised it's high proof because there is no burn but finishes really smooth and hangs around.

Tequila Wizard
961 ratings
  • 91 Rating

On the nose I get cooked agave, floral notes, mint, some sweetness, and earthiness. The flavor is full of agave, vegetal, is creamy with a hint of cinnamon. The finish is long with agave and pepper.

Tequila Wizard
974 ratings
  • 92 Rating

Nose: Initial wave of aromas is almost overwhelming. There are many layers here. First sally brings rosemary, hierbas finas, mineral notes and the aroma of wet river rocks. There’s lots of sweet agave and floral suggestions. Hints of cinnamon, toffee, licorice, mint. A touch of dandelion. Flavors: Rich luxurious mouth feel, juxtaposing with vibrant notes of pepper, cinnamon and cloves. Super creamy agave sweetness. Lite nutty hint. Finish: It blooms and lingers, and blooms and lingers.... I want more in my glass! Edit 9/24/2018 This is truly in a class unto itself. Nothing I’ve ever had compares: It tickles, assaults, surprises and awakens all your senses.

Tequila Boss
539 ratings
  • 96 Rating

This stuff is absolutely amazing. I get aromas of citrus, a nice light smoke, light mint, fresh sweet agaves, and a naturally sugary and sweet aroma, with the slightest hint of cinnamon and some floral. The taste on this high-proof showed medium to thick oils, a little bit of heat, some anise, minerals, earthy, delicious sweet cooked agave, citrus, green fresh raw and bright, slightly fruity but smooth considering the abv, with a little touch of olive brine. There's a touch of pepper and spice that comes on at the very finish, which is a long amazing ride. I never rate this high. This is special, regardless what the price is, and needs to be tried by everyone who loves quality blanco tequila.....a must!!

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