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    Ok guys, (and gals), I need to nail down the agave flavor when enjoying different tequila's. It seems that a blanco is going to have the strongest agave taste to it, so I guess one of them would be the way to do this. How about some suggestions on what to get in order to definitely recognize and learn the agave taste. You guys have brought me a long way, it's time for me to move up a level here, don't let me down now!

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    Default Re: Strongest Agave Taste

    For me the tops are:

    Casa Noble

    Don Valente

    1921

    Los Abeulos

    El Tesoro


    Some contenders are:

    Lapis

    Herencia de Plata

    Espolon

    Chinaco

    Simbra Azul

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    Default Re: Strongest Agave Taste

    I agree with all of Wichie's selections, and would also recommend the following, in order from least expensive:

    Fina Estampa
    Hacienda de Oro
    Sol Azul
    Don Fulano
    4 Copas

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    Default Re: Strongest Agave Taste

    Got to go with Casa Noble Blanco

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    Default Re: Strongest Agave Taste

    casa noble all the way, but then again 4 copas is definitely another way to go, with it being all natural you'll probably get a really good idea of the natural agave taste. fina estampa has a really good taste for the price, but let me throw a curve ball your way, don julio silver, pretty good agave taste also.
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    Default Re: Strongest Agave Taste

    Quote Originally Posted by La Buena Vida
    Ok guys, (and gals), I need to nail down the agave flavor when enjoying different tequila's. It seems that a blanco is going to have the strongest agave taste to it, so I guess one of them would be the way to do this. How about some suggestions on what to get in order to definitely recognize and learn the agave taste. You guys have brought me a long way, it's time for me to move up a level here, don't let me down now!
    No one mentioned Penca Azul? I think the agave taste is SO apparent in this line.

    Oh, and I agree on the Don Julio blanco call as well.

    My latest breakdown of excellent agave body:
    El Tesoro
    Los Abuelos
    Penca Azul
    Chinaco
    Don Valente
    Don Julio
    Siete Leguas

    All have awesome agave flavor to me..
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    Default Re: Strongest Agave Taste

    Ok, having never had the oportunity to taste baked agave, is this what we are talking about here? I have always felt like I am disavantaged in that I have never tasted it as many others here have. So, for those who have, is the taste of baked agave close to what you would call the "true agave flavor" of tequila? I have read many decribe the tastes and or smells associated with baked agave, but just how closely does it remind you of what you taste in a blanco. For me, until I can get more experience, I have based my standard on a combination of ETWLS, CNB, and Fortaleza, for what I think of as closest to a true agave flavor. I think these put me close to true agave taste home base, but I still won't know until I taste baked agave or aguamiel juice from a vat. That day can't come soon enough for me. Also I think Fina Estampa blanco to be very close. Haven't tried the 1921 yet but have heard is very close as well.
    "There are two ways to sleep well at night... be ignorant or be prepared." - Simon Black, Editor of the Sovereign Man blog. and I believe the best way to do that might be to have plenty of good tequila around.

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    Default Re: Strongest Agave Taste

    I've never had natural agave, by itself...so I can see where you are coming from. But I have picked out the natural essence in tequila that gives it the flavor we all love...

    The best blancos I have found with strong agave are....

    Don Valente
    Don Augustin
    Don Julio
    Fina Estampa
    Jose Cuervo RDLF Platino
    Casa Noble

    Some other notables are...Don Eduardo, Don Augustin, and Chinaco
    Tequila Don Valente....ask for it.

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    Default Re: Strongest Agave Taste

    I found that Arroyo Negro Blanco had a very strong agave flavor, that is the first bottle I bought when I started collecting Tequila. Salud!!!

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