Bottle of Calle 23 Criollo

Calle 23 Criollo

Type: Tequila
Brand: Calle 23
Nom
1433
177 Ratings See All
$99.99
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Retail Partner Old Town Tequila

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Production Details
NOM : 1433 ,
Agave Type : Tequilana Weber ,
Agave Region : Jalisco (Los Altos), Single Estate ,
Region : Jalisco (Los Altos Southern) ,
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

Profile

Aromas & Flavors Detected By Our Community

Aromas Detected

32
Agave (cooked)
14
Mint
13
Flowers
13
Vegetal
12
Earth
12
Pepper (black)
9
Citrus
8
Herbal
8
Minerals
7
Cinnamon
7
Grass
6
Alcohol

Flavors Detected

32
Agave (cooked)
22
Pepper (black)
18
Vegetal
12
Earth
12
Mint
11
Minerals
9
Flowers
7
Herbal
6
White Pepper
6
Citrus
6
Brine/Salt
6
Grass

Ratings

Personal Scores & Reviews From Our Community

Tequila Badass
439 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 Ninja
180 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
113 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 Guru
46 ratings
  • 99 Rating

Superb and balanced tequila !

Tequila Ninja
81 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
125 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 Badass
405 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
184 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
334 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
218 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
593 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
712 ratings
  • 91 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, 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! Thanks G&S! 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 Savant
206 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!!

Tequila Wizard
856 ratings
  • 93 Rating

Oh my. This is a special treat. Difficult figuring out where to start, so I'll begin at the end and work forward. Let's start with the finish. Killer, long lasting, super pleasant, naturally sweet, and evolving on your palate. For me, I really love a finish that does 2 things: 1) prolongs all of the things you love about the aroma and flavor, and 2) adds something new that the aroma and flavor didn't -- a surprise, if you will. This does exactly that. The finish brings a nice creamy, buttery, clean lingering end to each sip. Try this and you will feel waves of character evolving long after you've swallowed. Flavor: Cooked agave (omg, tons!) black pepper, some vegetal, and mineral notes as well on the palate. A solid example of what tequila can be, should a creator put their heart into it. The beauty here is in the subtleties and the delicate approach it takes. Agave is honored and respected, and allowed to give us its natural gifts. Aroma: This is high proof, so the longer you allow it to open up, the more you get to experience. Don't rush this one because you'll miss a lot. I picked up on cooked agave, earth, and pepper immediately. After some time I detected some cinnamon and mint. Then brine/salt. Then butter. The evolving complexity of the aroma here is impressive. Let it open up and keep checking back to see what other gifts it wants to give you. Bravo, Sophie, for your part in the creation of this masterpiece.

Tequila Badass
467 ratings
  • 93 Rating

Delicious, creamy and filled with fresh notes of mint, flowers, cream soda snd cinnamon. What a nice surprise in a different variety of blue agave. High proof (49.3%), but you’ll barely notice because it is well balanced.

Tequila Honey Badger
1085 ratings
  • 94 Rating

Made from agave of a certain size, the Criollo Blue Agave stays small at maturity. Roast agave and floral notes along with some alcohol evident in the aroma. In the mouth this almost 50% ABV Blanco just blooms...rosemary, pepper, roast agave and on and on with a finish that lasts a looong time, long time. The open bottle was obtained in the US and is slightly different from the autographed MX release. Excited to see this in wider distribution. Somewhat pricy but bold enough to justify it I think. This really is about Sophie's brilliance as a fermenter and distiller. 10072018

Tequila Freak
24 ratings
  • 81 Rating

A delightful sipper with a diverse profile and a fascinating story. Sophie Decobecq is onto something that is truly unique from any tequila I have ever tasted. On the nose I pick up strong agave and citrus, while it sits more floral on the palate introducing what I would almost equate to a lavender taste, among a bouquet of other flavors. The alcohol content of the high-proof is certainly there but you almost forget because the finish is so smooth. Yet just enough lingers to leave a light tingle on your tongue while you wait for your next sip.

Tequila Guru
89 ratings
  • 87 Rating

Mostly pepper and vegetal notes with nice cooked agave at mid palate, slightly sour finish. Enjoyable but not my favorite over proof.

Tequila Ninja
101 ratings
  • 87 Rating

I’m sipping this at Quinta Don Jose served by Charlie himself! Nose is full, sweet agave, followed by mint and light earth with a tad of pineapple appearing. This is definitely nearly 100 proof. It finishes well, definitely doesn’t disappear quickly. Nice thick legs, I will say however I do prefer the oily profile I get from tahona crushed juice but this stuff is very good. A bit overpriced but very respectable.

Tequila Connoisseur
67 ratings
  • 91 Rating

Aroma - cooked agave, citrus, celery, pepper Taste-cooked agave, oily, peppery, light smoke Finish - long oily delicious

Tequila Maniac
39 ratings
  • 92 Rating

Flavor profile reminds me of Caballito Cerrero, but softer. Which is remarkable because this is 100 proof. Does not drink at all like high proof. Vegetal, tons of agave. The nose is pure agave sweetness. As others mentioned, the finish is long and interesting. One of the best blancos I have had without a doubt. I’m not sure if using criollos justifies the price or not (honest question), so it takes a bit of a hit on value when compared to other top tier blancos.

Tequila Enthusiast
8 ratings
  • 90 Rating

A very fruity nose and palate. A warm kick on the finish. The alcool is present but fortunately the flavors and aromas are stronger. Worth the value.

Tequila Ninja
177 ratings
  • 88 Rating

Aroma - took some time to get through the alcohol then roast agave and backing spices Flavor - complex, many spices, almost barrel like (amazing for a Blanco) Finish - lingering, smooth with a late burn

Tequila Ninja
124 ratings
  • 92 Rating

Wonderful aroma, incredibly smooth considering the proof. Love this one!

Tequila Connoisseur
64 ratings
  • 95 Rating

The Everest of tequilas. Absolutely delish. Astounding. Close your eyes and enjoy the aroma and flavor journey.

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