Bottle of Calle 23 Criollo

Calle 23 Criollo

Nom
1433
86 Ratings See All
$96.99
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Production Details
NOM : 1433 ,
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 w/Copper Coil ,
Aging : - ,
ABV/Proof : 49.3% abv (98.6-proof)
Other : No additives, Rested in stainless steel

Tequila Profile

Aromas & Flavors Detected By Our Community

Aromas Detected

19
Agave (cooked)
9
Flowers
8
Pepper (black)
7
Mint
7
Vegetal
6
Earth
5
Cinnamon
5
Herbal
4
Citrus
4
Minerals
4
Grass
3
Alcohol

Flavors Detected

19
Agave (cooked)
11
Pepper (black)
9
Vegetal
6
Earth
6
Minerals
6
Mint
4
Flowers
4
Cinnamon
3
Alcohol
3
Citrus
3
Herbal
3
Grass

Ratings

Personal Scores & Reviews From Our Community

Tequila Enthusiast
7 ratings
  • 94 Rating

This Criollo it's outstanding in everything from its history, its creation and its quality. It takes me to a valley in the mountains surrounded by a forest, just after it rained, those are the smells and flavours it makes you experience this Tequila. Incredible good. It has a mix of minerals and sweetness. Notes of cooked agave all the time, with notes of well water and wet stones. Aromas that I truly love. Flavours of cooked agave, pepper, vegetables minerals and of fresh rain, with sweetness that is not overpowering, just right, and there is also the bitterness of cacao.

Tequila Connoisseur
62 ratings
  • 92 Rating

Beside the agave it's quite spicy. Anise, fennel and caraway seeds.

Tequila Connoisseur
59 ratings
  • 82 Rating

Ill have to try again. too many comments with good feedback i didn’t get that at all. it was good but it didn’t stand out to me..hmmm hope i got the right pour!

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 Freak
21 ratings
  • 92 Rating

One of my favorites—not just favorite blanco, but one of my all time favorite tequilas. Surprisingly sweet. A tad hot on aroma but opens up really nicely. Honey, cream, cooked agave, vanilla, Thai basil, some pepper, and green apple. Complex, sweet, super enjoyable.

Tequila Ninja
103 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 Freak
24 ratings
  • 97 Rating

One of the Best Blancos I’ve Ever Drank!! Truly Special , With lots of Flavor and interesting notes and texture... Definitely a go to For me Now !!

Tequila Phenom
378 ratings
  • 97 Rating

This is nothing short of amazing, so much agave present in all areas and a nice high ABV to match. Absolutely love it!! Wish there was more available!! Xo

Tequila Enthusiast
7 ratings
  • 91 Rating

Dark chocolate, cherries, sweetness tempered by the alcohol and a long, long finish. What an extraordinary spirit this is.

Tequila Connoisseur
68 ratings
  • 93 Rating

probably my new favorite blanco. never ending sweet agave earth herbs vegetal grass spice pepper some citrus. extremely long finish. a little expensive but you have to pay for the best. only for special occasions

Tequila Phenom
360 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
141 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 Connoisseur
64 ratings
  • 94 Rating

Just wow!, I tried Calle 23 Criollo at home on a flight with a very tough competition, drank side by side with Fortaleza Blanco Still Strength, Gran Dovejo High Proof and G4 Blanco, in my opinion best of the best line up for blancos. Criollo aroma is the best I have ever had in any tequila. On Flavor, it is also pretty amazing but comparing it against Fortaleza SS and G4 is up to your preference and palate, very close, all 4 are really outstanding. On Finish and overall rating my preference is 1) Criollo, 2) Fortaleza SS, 3) G4, 4) GD HP.

Tequila Lover
11 ratings
  • 93 Rating

Easily the best blanco on the market. Hard to find but pick up if you can. One of the best tequilas I’ve ever had.

Tequila Guru
74 ratings
  • 95 Rating

Brilliant blanco with a lovely cooked floral sweet agave aromas alongside lime, freshwater combined with minerals, and a little spice.

Tequila Ninja
101 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 Maniac
39 ratings
  • 92 Rating

Wow. Believe the hype on this stuff. On a different level than any blanco I've had before and the finish... Wow! If you are going to drop 80 to 100 on a bottle this one just may be worth that much$

Tequila Freak
22 ratings
  • 92 Rating

Believe the hype. This Blanco while mild in aroma boasts an incredibly complex and layered group of flavors with the most extended and exciting finish I have personally experienced in a tequila.

Tequila Ninja
106 ratings
  • 95 Rating

Wow...this is exceptional!!!

Tequila Phenom
323 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 Aficionado
46 ratings
  • 94 Rating

I have heard all about this tequila before I did this sampling. it did not let me down. .lots of cooked agave goodness in this. It will make.your tastebuds sing!!

Tequila Ninja
189 ratings
  • 89 Rating

Wow this tequila is special one of the best Blanco available. If you have the chance grab a bottle a d try not to drink it too fast.

Tequila Boss
498 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.

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Additional news and perspectives about Calle 23 Criollo

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Dec 18, 2018

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Criollo is really special and unique. It is a high proof, additive free blanco tequila, at the top of it's class, and it is absolutely stunning. It's high powered in abv as well as flavors, and so silky and enjoyable to sip.

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