Lágrimas del Valle Plata - 2022 El Chiqueño

Type: Tequila
Nom
1123
102 Ratings See All
$63.99
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Production Details
NOM : 1123 ,
Agave Type : Tequilana Weber ,
Agave Region : Jalisco (Tequila Valley) ,
Region : Jalisco (Los Valles) ,
Cooking : Stone/Brick Ovens ,
Extraction : Tahona, Roller Mill ,
Water Source : Deep well water ,
Fermentation : Wood fermentation tanks, Stainless steel tanks, 100% agave, Open-air fermentation, Fermentation with fibers, Fermentation without fibers ,
Distillation : 2x distilled ,
Still : Stainless Pot w/Copper Coil ,
Aging : - ,
ABV/Proof : 46% abv (92-proof)
Other : No additives, High-proof

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Aromas & Flavors Detected By Our Community

Aromas Detected

11
Agave (cooked)
7
Vegetal
5
Grapefruit
5
Citrus
5
Grass
5
Mint
4
Minerals
4
Earth
4
Grass (cut)
3
Alcohol
2
Olive
2
Anise

Flavors Detected

11
Agave (cooked)
8
Minerals
7
Pepper (black)
6
Citrus
6
Vegetal
5
Alcohol
5
Brine/Salt
4
Grapefruit
4
Olive
4
Grass
4
Mint
3
Anise

Ratings

Personal Scores & Reviews From Our Community

Tequila Ninja
110 ratings
  • 88 Rating

Nose: cooked agave / apple / pepper / grapefruit/ lemongrass/ Taste: cooked agave sweet !!! / pepper / cinnamon!!! / vegetal / mineral/ brine / melon / citrus/ grapefruit/ lemongrass/ mint / Finish: slightly oily mouthfeel that’s enjoyable/ lingering sweet and pepper that leave quick to form a cinnamon like taste that is clean and minty This plata is so beautifully sweet and transitions to a fiery cinnamon and mint concert that has the volume up to 11. But in contrast, the nose is weak…not bad, but weak. It’s sad that this incredible tasting tequila may suffer a lower TMM score than it’s stable mate (El Sabino) just for not smelling better. I think the flavors of El Chiqueno are more in harmony and provide a better experience than El Sabino, but that broken nose just doesn’t add up the points .

Tequila Ninja
132 ratings
  • 90 Rating

Rated this blind for Fuerte Friday. I found this thin on the glass but the mouthfeel is fine. The nose was outstanding with a beautiful sweet agave with notes of citrus and mint vegetal and grass the taste shines too with sweetness and earthiness like being outside on a beautiful spring day with fresh cut grass in the air. Out of the flight tasted this night. This is my winner. More please!

Tequila Badass
448 ratings
  • 87 Rating

A really great blanco.

Tequila Badass
481 ratings
  • 89 Rating

Another great estate from Lagrimas with nice clean aromas and flavors of agave, minerals, lime, herbs, and a nice spicy kick.

Tequila Wizard
961 ratings
  • 86 Rating

Nose: cooked agave, mint, minerals, notes of lime, and cut grass Flavor: cooked agave sweetness , citrus, lime, mineral like dry rocks, and a buttery mouth feel Finish: medium starts with sweet agave a and gets spicy

Tequila Savant
215 ratings
  • 87 Rating

3rd night Bold aroma of minerality, fresh agave, smoke, ethyl, citrus zest, and very meek wisps of cooked sugar makes the presentation. Initially tasting, the palate gets dominated by minerality before fresh agave, smokiness, earthy, peppery bite ,sour grass, licorice, multiple types of citrus zest ( citron, lemon, orange etc.) come through. A striking taste of terroir flavor that is distinct from its predecessor. The finish is short with cooked sugar, grassiness, and minerals, that eventually leaves the tongue with a pleasant watery cleanness. Pure in it’s totality.

Tequila Wizard
931 ratings
  • 89 Rating

Agave, wet grass, minerals on the nose. Olive, brine, agave, pepper on the tongue, not as refined as its predecessor (Palo Verde). Minty, spicy finish.

Tequila Maniac
34 ratings
  • 92 Rating

Palette- agave bomb- really nice pepper on the finish/ big mint/ earthy notes Big long finish Nose- cooked agave/ earth/ white sugar

Tequila Phenom
334 ratings
  • 87 Rating

Vegetal, grapefruit, and minerals in the aromas. Citrus, black pepper, and grass in the taste. Finishes with mint, raw agave, and

Tequila Guru
79 ratings
  • 89 Rating

Nose: Agave with a lactic funkiness hiding on the back end. Body: fairly watery but thorough Taste: Agave forward with a sharp spicy heat right behind it that trails off the a soft creamy sweetness

Tequila Maniac
33 ratings
  • 86 Rating

more minty than pepper flavor. Finish brings some heat but not a burn. good, but nothing stands out to me on this one.

Tequila Ninja
101 ratings
  • 90 Rating

2nd tasting from the set of 4 Lagrimas expressions. As opposed to the Palo Verde, this blanco displays more vegetal notes like green pepper and olive along with stone fruit & some citrus with earthy tones. Reminded me a bit of Fortaleza Still Strength. A winner!

Tequila Fanatic
15 ratings
  • 100 Rating

This tequila is absolutely incredible. Something special that’s for sure

Tequila Warrior
41 ratings
  • 86 Rating

Grapefruit

Tequila Maniac
32 ratings
  • 90 Rating

aromas of hay, leather. flavor notes of anise, sugar cane, vanilla, smoky. long finish.

Tequila Freak
23 ratings
  • 85 Rating

For $45 i paid solid bottle not worth the $70 it’s fetching in some areas. It is a simple briney blanco, not very sweet, no one overwhelming note its just straightforward and simple doesnt move the needle for me but at $45 I would grab again and make cocktails or neat, willingly share with others. Overall point is solid tequila look forward to subsequent releases from Lagrimas.

Tequila Phenom
302 ratings
  • 86 Rating

Really solid sipper with vegetal undertones and notes of mint.

Tequila Ninja
166 ratings
  • 87 Rating

Aroma is earthy, anise, wet agave, alcohol, and herbs. Flavor- wet agave , earthy minerals, silky anise, olive, and it’s delicious. Finish is silky smooth with a bite from the alcohol but an earthy finish that is wonderful.

Tequila Guru
87 ratings
  • 88 Rating

I just love this tequila. For me it's a near perfect blanco. But I happen to like the vegetal and fresh cut grass notes in a blanco. Just enough black pepper and bite to make it interesting. Only the high cost brought my score down to an 88. Well done Lagrimas and NOM 1123

Tequila Ninja
141 ratings
  • 89 Rating

Very tasty. Getting pickle, grass, good amount of sweetness with this one. Palo Verde was probably a little better and was better priced but this is still a delicious blanco. Would definitely add 2 points if overall price was similar to Palo Verde.

Tequila Aficionado
53 ratings
  • 90 Rating

Nose: Rich, cooked agave. Heavy minerality, orange and lime zest on the back end. Some sweetness and fresh cut grass. Palate: Sweet cooked agave immediately on the palate with some pretty strong mineral notes. Fresh cut grass, green bell pepper and black pepper. The second sip I get citron zest (orange, lemon) with a little olive brine. Finish: A little ethanol burn comes in at the end. Heavy on the minerality and citrus peel (orange and lemon hit heavy) spearmint, white pepper. A little astringent.

Tequila Honey Badger
1078 ratings
  • 87 Rating

LOTE 406, bottled on 020823, tasted on 10-5-23. Aroma: intense cooked agave with medium sweetness. Crisp clean green notes, minty, slight acidity, aromatic herbs, good sweet sour & acidic balance, resinous sweetness! Palate: confirms aromas perceived, sweet spearmint. Finish is medium to long, sweet cooked agave with minty herb notes persist.

Tequila Ninja
148 ratings
  • 89 Rating

I get a little but more of the Mineral rich petrochor nose that 1123 is known for and some grassyness, green bell pepper and cooked agave. That's about it for the nose. For me, the taste and the finish do a lot more than the nose comapared to the other two. In any case, Super solid.