El Tesoro Blanco

Type: Tequila
Nom
1139
1894 Ratings See All
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Production Details
NOM : 1139 ,
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, Open-air fermentation, Fermentation with fibers ,
Distillation : 2x distilled ,
Still : Copper Pot ,
Aging : - ,
ABV/Proof : 40% abv (80-proof)
Other : No additives

Profile

Aromas & Flavors Detected By Our Community

Aromas Detected

147
Agave (cooked)
81
Citrus
69
Pepper (black)
56
Vegetal
55
Earth
53
Grass
40
Minerals
33
Flowers
29
Agave (raw)
20
Herbal
18
Alcohol
16
White Pepper

Flavors Detected

165
Agave (cooked)
113
Pepper (black)
77
Citrus
66
Earth
47
Vegetal
43
Minerals
35
Grass
30
Alcohol
29
Agave (raw)
24
Flowers
24
Herbal
22
White Pepper

Ratings

Personal Scores & Reviews From Our Community

Tequila Ninja
132 ratings
  • 88 Rating

What a great traditional blanco. When people ask me what I’d recommend that is similar in taste to Fortaleza since they can’t find it, I always point the to ET. This Tahona crushed offering has a great aroma with cooked agave, pepper, earth and vegetal notes. On the younger we get much of the same. It doesn’t carry the olive that many lotes of Fort have but this is a nice rustic tequila. Glad to see a big company can keep their hands out of the process.

Tequila Savant
218 ratings
  • 90 Rating

Aroma in the glass, features prominent notes of yeast, cherry, and agave. Ethereal essence of nuttiness, light smoke, citrus, faint brine, and an earthy undertone. Upon the palate, pronounced minerality, the essence of agave, earthy undertones, a hint of brine, subtle ethyl notes, a fleeting flash of nuttiness, light pepperiness, and a delightful infusion of cherry, vanilla, and lemon zest. Notably, the Blanco offers a pleasantly surprising smoothness, allowing for easy sipping or slurping without the abrupt onset of overpowering pepperiness or ethanol in the throat. The overall flavor profile is both delicious and bold, underscored by a subtle alcohol bite that is relatively brief, paving the way for the introduction of a prolonged finish characterized by freshness, grassiness and the lingering essence of cooked agave.

Tequila Boss
515 ratings
  • 85 Rating

Tasted at a bar.

Tequila Badass
453 ratings
  • 87 Rating

A well made Blanco with a long history of making great tequila. One of the few 100 percent Tahona crushed agave tequilas out there. Priced right. Drink very well, some heat, some spice, over all very good

Tequila Ninja
134 ratings
  • 88 Rating

El Tesoro Blanco starts with bright aromas of agave melded with citrus and vegetal minerality, with some light hints of basil. The taste is all silky cooked agave with some notes of spice, which carries through into a finish of herbs, black pepper, and the sensation of biting into a freshly cooked agave. One of the best blanco tequilas out there.

Tequila Ninja
146 ratings
  • 94 Rating

Fantastic stuff. Nose punches you with agave and other hidden things like vanilla, citrus, even grass Tastes similar to the nose with the exception that pear also comes through strong and is delicious!

Tequila Badass
489 ratings
  • 86 Rating

Citrus, minerals, white pepper, agave

Tequila Ninja
138 ratings
  • 88 Rating

On the nose, loads of cooked agave and some salinity, definitely getting minerals. A honey like sweetness, very appealing. On the palate, honey first, and an aromatic sweetness like agave nectar. Tons of agave, and it’s very oily, completely coats the mouth beautifully. A little bit of spice, but really the agave and honey notes are stealing the show. I get a little bit of aromatic floral notes but it’s faint. Overall, an banger from Carlos Camarena. On my first tasting, I didn’t love it but now that I come back to it, I am finding this to be absolutely fantastic. This is, in my opinion, the platonic ideal of blanco tequila. It’s not necessarily the best I’ve ever had, but it is, in all aspects, very good with no discernible flaws.

Tequila Phenom
311 ratings
  • 85 Rating

Lote 10 from new bottling. El Tesoro is very balanced and I think can be liked by most people, in Mexico it feels expensive vs. other (better imo) offerings but in the US it’s a good value.

Tequila Wizard
977 ratings
  • 86 Rating

Nose: Agave and fruity entrance. . Mango, citrus, anise, minerals and vanilla-ginger-spicy goodness. A hint of lactic. A floral presence. This has an “ebullient” bouquet. Flavor: Oily agave flavor with hints of cinnamon and spice. Rounded fruit notes. Perfect dose of pepper for balance. A good all purpose blanco.

Tequila Phenom
395 ratings
  • 87 Rating

I smell the agave, minerals and floral notes. It’s soft. I taste naturally sweet agave and white pepper along with some anise. The finish is nice and clean but short. Overall it’s a well made tequila that’s slightly on the sweet side.

Tequila Savant
289 ratings
  • 91 Rating

One of the best blancos I have tried. Easy to sip but complex with not a lot of bite. I would sip this all day and makes a great margarita as well

Tequila Ninja
118 ratings
  • 89 Rating

Aroma starts with sugary agave then blends into floral and citrus. Flavor is a bit of burn followed by rich, oily, smooth agave. Never ending up as sweet as it smells and never burns more than first bite. A perfect balanced Blanco with no lean one way or the other. The standard by which all should be compared.

Tequila Ninja
180 ratings
  • 94 Rating

This is an absolute favorite for me. From nose to finish this tequila delivers. Agave shines throughout with slight sweetness and citrus with just a touch of brine. Velvety with robust flavor and just enough spice, consistent with each expression.

Tequila Boss
506 ratings
  • 89 Rating

As solid as they come, agave to be found around every corner and the price is tonight to beat. This is one of those reference products that new producers should taste before they decide on their profile....it’s a classic.

Tequila Boss
546 ratings
  • 89 Rating

This is filled with a nose of sweet cooked agave, light anise, very light vanilla, definite citrus, and definite black pepper. On taste- you get the citrus and the delicious sweet cooked agave, grass, citrus and black pepper. This is a really solid tequila.

Tequila Phenom
378 ratings
  • 86 Rating

Batch B - 008 40% ABV Initial nasal impact is sweet and somewhat warming. Sweet agave and fruit on the aroma. Oily mouth feel with adequate alcohol. Sweet cooked agave, cinnamon and earth on the flavor. Floral and citrus follow. There is some mineral on the retro nasal. Is this the perfect tahona crushed blanco? Not many stand up to it. Certainly a benchmark, traditionally made blanco. Carlos Camarena sets the bar with this El Tesoro blanco. Well priced. It is a must have.

Tequila Ninja
128 ratings
  • 85 Rating

Aroma : Cooked agave, citrus, and some pear and pineapple notes. Also some degree of black pepper and earthy, grassy notes, but not necessarily mineral notes. Taste : Cooked agave and black pepper spiciness. Some earthy, grass notes. Light celery, citrus, and medium oils. I actually got a little bit of vanilla from this which is an interesting sight for a blanco, but it doesn't take away from the experience. Finish : Short to medium length with more spice and agave. To a lesser extent some greener, vegetal notes from before. This Blanco has some really good spice that goes well with the other flavors. I can find this for $36.99 USD so there's a lot of value as well.

Tequila Badass
479 ratings
  • 88 Rating

Free tasting at local liquor store, county/gov operated. Aroma: cooked agave, pepper, oak, green olives, and honey-vanilla. Flavor: cooked agave, pepper, greens, honey-vanilla. Nice but short finish, barely no after taste.

Tequila Ninja
175 ratings
  • 86 Rating

Nose = Nice pop of sweet agave. No heat on the nose either, very even keel, subtle almost. Super pleasant. Taste = Oh yes. Agave forward, citrus, some pepper. Very well balanced. Finish = Nice and long. Warm but not aggressive. Vanilla at the end with a bit of sweetness. For 44$ @ Old Town Tequila it’s solid value. Easily a sipper and would mix well. Would recommend to a friend

Tequila Honey Badger
1366 ratings
  • 90 Rating

Man do I like this! Full agave and some tartness to this Lot ETNP-B-001. Not a sweet product in the slightest I can see this being offputting to some drinkers. Stone ground, wood vat fermented, copper pot distilled and all El Tesoro de Don Felipe.

Tequila Maniac
32 ratings
  • 94 Rating

Master distiller is Carlos Camareno.

Tequila Fanatic
18 ratings
  • 88 Rating

El Tesoro Blanco - Tasting Notes NOM: 1139 Nose: * White Pepper * Cooked Agave * Lemon Taste: * Bell Pepper * Agave Finish: * A little on the syrupy side of mouthfeel. Medium-Long finish. Bright, spicy, long sweet aftertaste. Verdict: * A well put-together blanco. Clean, well-constructed. Exciting but not erratic. Solid, but may be a little spicier for the beginner.

Tequila Maniac
37 ratings
  • 85 Rating

NOM 1139 Batch B-030 Nose: cooked agave, citrus Taste: cooked agave, vegetal, mineral, citrus Finish: oily, agave, citrus, black pepper,

Tequila Fan
3 ratings
  • 91 Rating

This is so clean and agave forward, that i can’t imagine there being a more perfect blanco. I’m still a novice taster, but the mineralization, the agave, the crisp taste makes this perfect for sipping and especially good in a Tomy margarita or ranch water. (Even just mixed with topo chico)

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