Submitted by Tequila.net August 21, 2007
I first tried Maestro Tequilero in Cuervo's restaurant in the town of Tequila and was not impressed... we didn't even bother to finish it. Now that someone has given me a gift bottle and can try it at my leisure, I remain unimpressed. Attractively and securely packaged (so you can get it home intact, to be sure) colour is an unusually dark mahogany-gold. Nose is diverse with deep herbal and chemical aromas - something similar to camphor. Nose fails to improve with exposure. An over-reaching bitterness dominates the body and the agave fails to present itself. This tequila stumbles and muddles into a harsh, unsatisfying finish. Aftertaste is mineral and chemical with strong alcohol bite. Hmmm.... Like the 1800 Anejo, Maestro Tequilero is a Cuervo product, but apart from the NOM 1122, it carries no mention of Jose Cuervo anywhere on the product. I'll have to find a home for this one, too... but not on my bar.