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Don Pilar Tequila Blanco
Blancos
Submitted by Tequila.net     October 08, 2011    
Tasted 2/19/12 from Riedel glass.

Crystal clear color, nice body in glass.

Initial nose is agave, with a little bit of black pepper and banana leaves, very "green" smell. Secondary nose has hint of cinammon and fresh-baked bread.

First sip gives a little sweetness with some spice, and a little heat. The mid-palate gives me a vegetal taste, reminding me of cooked brussel sprouts or artichoke leaves and the touch of bitterness they both have. It has a rich mouth feel to me, just right. The finish gives a little more of the bitter/licorice taste, topped with black pepper heat. It feels warming going down, without any harshness or alcohol predominance.

Don Pilar blanco is a beautiful expression, either as a sipper or a mixer for any tequila cocktail. I got this bottle at the Costco in Concord, CA, for $23, and my only regret is that I didn't buy a case of it. At that price is might be the best blanco to be had, and even at the predominant price I've lately seen it ($30-35) it's still a must-buy.
Overall rating 
 
92
Aroma-Nose 
 
90
Initial Taste 
 
91
Body 
 
92
Finish 
 
91
Enjoyability 
 
93
Price 
 
95
Presentation 
 
90
Reviewed by det February 20, 2012
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Tasted 2/19/12 from Riedel glass.

Crystal clear color, nice body in glass.

Initial nose is agave, with a little bit of black pepper and banana leaves, very "green" smell. Secondary nose has hint of cinammon and fresh-baked bread.

First sip gives a little sweetness with some spice, and a little heat. The mid-palate gives me a vegetal taste, reminding me of cooked brussel sprouts or artichoke leaves and the touch of bitterness they both have. It has a rich mouth feel to me, just right. The finish gives a little more of the bitter/licorice taste, topped with black pepper heat. It feels warming going down, without any harshness or alcohol predominance.

Don Pilar blanco is a beautiful expression, either as a sipper or a mixer for any tequila cocktail. I got this bottle at the Costco in Concord, CA, for $23, and my only regret is that I didn't buy a case of it. At that price is might be the best blanco to be had, and even at the predominant price I've lately seen it ($30-35) it's still a must-buy.

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