Arette Fuerte Artesanal 101 Blanco

Type: Tequila
Brand: Arette
Nom
1109
177 Ratings See All

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Production Details
NOM : 1109 ,
Agave Type : Tequilana Weber ,
Agave Region : Jalisco (Tequila Valley) ,
Region : Jalisco (Los Valles) ,
Cooking : Stone/Brick Ovens ,
Extraction : Roller Mill ,
Water Source : Deep well water ,
Fermentation : 100% agave, Cement Tank ,
Distillation : 2x distilled ,
Still : Stainless Steel Pot ,
Aging : - ,
ABV/Proof : 50.5% abv (101-proof)
Other : No additives, High-proof

Profile

Aromas & Flavors Detected By Our Community

Aromas Detected

16
Agave (cooked)
13
Alcohol
6
Citrus
5
Pepper (black)
3
Anise
3
Cinnamon
3
Herbal
3
Minerals
2
Orange Peel
2
Agave (raw)
2
Rosemary
2
Thyme

Flavors Detected

19
Agave (cooked)
15
Pepper (black)
12
Citrus
9
Alcohol
7
Vegetal
7
Cinnamon
6
Minerals
6
Earth
4
Anise
3
Clove
3
Herbal
2
Melon

Ratings

Personal Scores & Reviews From Our Community

Tequila Savant
273 ratings
  • 89 Rating

Blind rating: 1/31/2024 score of 89 Aroma: minerality right from the jump followed by a small amount of ethanol. Hints of pear, thyme, anise, clove, and cinnamon. Flavor: lots of cooked agave sweetness followed immediately by minerality and earthiness. There’s a wet cement sharpness to it with an almost watered down grape-like flavor right behind it. Finish is medium-long in length. With a citrus like sweetness and chili pepper type heat that slightly warms the lower chest.

Tequila Ninja
105 ratings
  • 86 Rating

The alcohol definitely hits you on the nose and the tongue (in a good way). The high proof allows an appreciation of the agave flavors, natural sweetness, but does have a minor bitter finish. A great sipping tequila that belongs in the bar.

Tequila Badass
416 ratings
  • 88 Rating

Nose- cooked agave, citrus, spring water(lil minerality, pepper Taste-nice agave cinnamon up front, citrus, little anise, pepper. Very clean tasting. UPDATED 12/30/23 loads of cinnamon in the forefront from the cooked agave. Nice subtle minerality throughout, definitely not overpowering but instead enhances the natural agave sweetness. Then flows into the slight bitterness of the citrus. I think some kind of peel, I would say orange peel that goes all the way to the finish line where it’s paired with pepper. Mouth feel is viscous with pepper front start to end. Super enjoyable. Strap in for the ride my friends.

Tequila Ninja
138 ratings
  • 86 Rating

On the nose, brine. Agave, a bit of ethanol but not over the top. I love that brininess. On the palate, lots of agave and “spiciness” for lack of a better term. A slight vegetal note and some ethanol bite. Some cinnamon. Overall solid stuff. Very good price on it too. One of the “smoother” high proofs imo.

Tequila Wizard
977 ratings
  • 87 Rating

Loved both the 101 Fuerte and 101 Artesanal Fuerte. A one point nod to the horno cooked Artesanal.

Tequila Ninja
161 ratings
  • 88 Rating

This is so nice… Aroma- wet agave, pepper, vegetal, and some wet grass. On the palate- whew…wet agave- more agave- pepper- herbal and some pepper. I do not taste any alcohol- it’s all delicious agave. Incredible job!! Finish- it’s a little short but the flavor is incredible- agave- pepper- silkiness- makes you want another one…so good.

Tequila Enthusiast
8 ratings
  • 93 Rating

this arette is fantastic big agave and pepper notes and a bit of vegetal/pineapple flavor. it's a bit hot and pepper flavor intensifies on finish for me. I personally really love that, as I use to drink cash strength bourbon/scotch.

Tequila Connoisseur
70 ratings
  • 85 Rating

Very strong and peppery

Tequila Connoisseur
67 ratings
  • 93 Rating

Total agave bomb. Hits you in the face with sweet cooked agave and some pepper upfront, then diminished into a sweet pineapple with nearly no alcohol. Smoother than most 80 proof blancos. Damn near perfect execution here.

Tequila Phenom
351 ratings
  • 86 Rating

I’m impressed. Cooked agave(not raw) with pepper. There is very little alcohol burn. A nice product. (I don’t get the anise that some high proofs have. Thankfully. I dislike anise.)

Tequila Guru
80 ratings
  • 89 Rating

LOT I292304 Aroma: it smells like ferment, in a very pleasant way, like cooked agave, herbaceous, sweet, piloncillo, pineapple, green apple, lemon, rosemary, a very complex aroma with many profiles but pointing to the sweet and herbal. Taste: very sweet, very herbaceous, tastes like cooked agave, truly delicious from the first sip. A little mint, or something similar that opens the nasal passages. I oxygenate it and let it rest for 15 minutes. Aroma: it seems to me that the sweetness opens up even more, it is more expressive, the rest of the notes are still there, but they even seem secondary behind the sweetness, a lot of pineapple, very herbal, Flavor: it is really delicious, very sweet, very herbal and a little mint in the aftertaste. Slightly astringent with a touch of grapefruit peel. I allowed it another 10 minutes of oxygenation and it tastes better and better, this is undoubtedly a reference to what a good tequila should taste like.

Tequila Freak
20 ratings
  • 63 Rating

Day 1 Advent Calendar 2023 : Very spicy with a bit of a burn.

Tequila Honey Badger
1011 ratings
  • 85 Rating

Lote: LF122004, bottled on 23-07-2020, tasted on 10-5-23. Aroma: light sweet cooked agave, quite minty, fresh, spearmint, light floral note, 30 minutes in the glass the cooked agave note becomes stronger, light resinous sweetness, clean & crisp. Palate: confirms aromas perceived, ends with fresh spearmint note. Finish is long, spearmint freshness with light sweet cooked agave notes persist.

Tequila Ninja
110 ratings
  • 88 Rating

Aroma: agave, mild ethanol, minerals Taste: butter, citrus, agave, pepper, anise, fresh cut grass Finish: long, pleasant finish. The taste of cooked agave really stays for a long time. Overall: a fantastic still strength

Tequila Ninja
102 ratings
  • 88 Rating

Nose Spicy, agave, pepper, minerality, briney, very tasty on pallet as well, same notes, very nice silky mouthfeel, awesome bang for your buck in 50-60 range

Tequila Aficionado
52 ratings
  • 91 Rating

This is my first higher proof purchase and I now understand the hype of stronger blancos. Very impressive flavor profile and smoothness from a 101 proof spirit, and at $36. Took me a long time to find Arette of any kind but I have and agree with the community that it is a tremendous value tequila.

Tequila Ninja
111 ratings
  • 92 Rating

Smooth and flavourful artesanal strong blanco for such a high alcohol level. One of my favs.

Tequila Ninja
139 ratings
  • 88 Rating

Absolutely no ethanol on the nose. Very nice smell, maybe grass, citrus. Getting lots of green flavors like a poblano pepper. very nice finish for a 101. Bottle is full of glass bubbles and there is a sharp chip right inside the bottle mouth. Hopefully glass chips are not one of the detected flavors.

Tequila Fanatic
15 ratings
  • 91 Rating

I call this tequila my best buy , best value. I use it in Ranch Waters with Topo Chico and the mineral forward nature of the Arette works amazingly well together.

Tequila Warrior
47 ratings
  • 91 Rating

This is a great tequila! In my opinion this tastes similar to the 1123 blancos with the green/vegetal flavor, but it’s got the softness/sweetness of what I would call more ripe agave. This is one of those where it’s nice enough to sip but would really shine through in a cocktail. I’ve been challenging myself to choose 4 tequilas. This fills the Los Valles cocktail spot nicely, and it’s a great price too! It’s sweet, green, nice minerals, with very little bite for being 50.1%

Tequila Ninja
127 ratings
  • 87 Rating

Aroma is agave and pepper Taste is pepper sweet agave and citrus Finish is warm smooth and long

Tequila Ninja
136 ratings
  • 69 Rating

Strong alcohol. Nice strong blanco.

Tequila Aficionado
50 ratings
  • 88 Rating

Arette is a solid valley producer, consistently producing highly rated Tequila and this 101 Blanco is no exception. It opens with bold forward flavors enhanced by initial heat that is quick to subside. Complex, balanced notes of agave, citrus, pepper and earth are prominent. Does not taste of alcohol like other 100+ spirits. Well recommended.

Tequila Fan
3 ratings
  • 87 Rating

Agave fruit and cinnamon on the nose. Clean agave alternating with ethanol and cinnamon again on the palate. Cinnamon, salt and ethanol on the finish. My first > 80 proof blanco. I enjoyed this a lot. Not the most complex, but totally enjoyable.

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