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El Arco Tequila Añejo

El Arco Tequila Añejo - 100% Puro de Agave, and is exclusively distilled and bottled by Tres Mujeres, in Amatitan, Jalisco, in the heart of tequila valley. Our tequila is distilled 100% naturally, with no chemicals, fillers, colorants, etc. Just 100% premium Blue Agave.

El Arco Tequila is available currently in two collector edition designs. Arco decco and El Arco. Both bottles are hand made and uniquely beautiful and contain smooth award winning tequila from the Tres Mujeres Ranch. Available in blanco, reposado, and añejo, in 750 ml. and 375 ml sizes.

El Arco Tequila changed their name from Arco del Cabo Tequila in 2011. Arco del Cabo Tequila Products.

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Editor review

El Arco Anejo * Tasted June 2011 * Riedel Tequila Glass

Appearance: medium straw - medium tears
Aroma: musty agave, light oak and spice
Initial Taste: sweet agave with a hint of clove
Spirit Body: spicy agave, light grass and herbs, and hint of dark chocolate
Finish / Aftertaste: long finish with citrus and mint
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Reviewed by Tequila.net January 23, 2012
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El Arco Anejo * Tasted June 2011 * Riedel Tequila Glass

Appearance: medium straw - medium tears
Aroma: musty agave, light oak and spice
Initial Taste: sweet agave with a hint of clove
Spirit Body: spicy agave, light grass and herbs, and hint of dark chocolate
Finish / Aftertaste: long finish with citrus and mint

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I've always been curious about the El Arco line of tequilas. The bottle is striking and if you love the Arch in Cabo, this will probably bring back memories for you. However, I will admit that the products from NOM 1466 (Tequila Tres Mujeres, S.A. De C.V.) tend not to sit well on my palate due to a raw agave flavor that leads to bitterness and a bit of a medicinal and harsh finish. I should state that I tasted and wrote the notes and review of this blind from a 2 ounce sample. I had no knowledge of what the brand was beforehand.

Price: $40-45/bottle

Aroma: Despite being aged, there’s still tons of agave. There’s also minty notes and a light ripe fruits (apples/pears). Unique.

Initial Taste: Raw agave flavor which creates a bit of harshness. There’s also hints of honey and fruit.

Body: Medium bodied mouth feel and oils. It’s fairly spicy despite the aging. The agave notes are still very strong with the barrel additions being very much in the background.

Finish: Some bitterness at the finish with spice and pepper, but decent overall. The raw agave flavors are still there and the spice rounds it out.

In all honesty, this is one of the better tequilas that I've had from this distillery. The raw agave flavors are still there, but the aging rounds it out a bit and gives it some uniqueness. The price is that of a premium tequila and while I wouldn't rush out to buy this bottle, if you like NOM 1466 (enjoy more raw agave flavors) or have a fondness for Cabo, I don't think you'll regret buying this bottle.
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85
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84
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86
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84
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84
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85
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83
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Reviewed by Tequila Tourist March 16, 2014
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I've always been curious about the El Arco line of tequilas. The bottle is striking and if you love the Arch in Cabo, this will probably bring back memories for you. However, I will admit that the products from NOM 1466 (Tequila Tres Mujeres, S.A. De C.V.) tend not to sit well on my palate due to a raw agave flavor that leads to bitterness and a bit of a medicinal and harsh finish. I should state that I tasted and wrote the notes and review of this blind from a 2 ounce sample. I had no knowledge of what the brand was beforehand.

Price: $40-45/bottle

Aroma: Despite being aged, there’s still tons of agave. There’s also minty notes and a light ripe fruits (apples/pears). Unique.

Initial Taste: Raw agave flavor which creates a bit of harshness. There’s also hints of honey and fruit.

Body: Medium bodied mouth feel and oils. It’s fairly spicy despite the aging. The agave notes are still very strong with the barrel additions being very much in the background.

Finish: Some bitterness at the finish with spice and pepper, but decent overall. The raw agave flavors are still there and the spice rounds it out.

In all honesty, this is one of the better tequilas that I've had from this distillery. The raw agave flavors are still there, but the aging rounds it out a bit and gives it some uniqueness. The price is that of a premium tequila and while I wouldn't rush out to buy this bottle, if you like NOM 1466 (enjoy more raw agave flavors) or have a fondness for Cabo, I don't think you'll regret buying this bottle.

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Maybe the blanco would be better, and the aging was what created the unpleasantness with the anejo.

Lots of minerals and a strange spiciness in the nose, with little-to-no sweetness or fruit. I'm not sure I would recognize it as tequila in a blind tasting. Upon tasting, the minerality smacks me in the face with more strange spice, but now there is some sweetness on the tongue, and also a vinegar/sour tone, with some alcohol tingle as well. It has a medium-light body with some dryness in the mouth. The finish is a little harsh, and an unpleasant lingering of the same flavors, plus some vegetal notes.

This was not a pleasant experience for me, and I almost feel generous with the scoring. Ultimately, I gave the rest of my bottle to a friend who will drink anything. This normally sells at a premium, but I got it on closeout for $43. However, I will never buy this again at any price. It does have an interesting bottle shape copied from a famous rock structure, but it is an awkward shape that doesn't store well.
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83
Aroma-Nose 
 
80
Initial Taste 
 
82
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89
Finish 
 
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80
Price 
 
80
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89
Reviewed by jdjohn84 June 21, 2013
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Maybe the blanco would be better, and the aging was what created the unpleasantness with the anejo.

Lots of minerals and a strange spiciness in the nose, with little-to-no sweetness or fruit. I'm not sure I would recognize it as tequila in a blind tasting. Upon tasting, the minerality smacks me in the face with more strange spice, but now there is some sweetness on the tongue, and also a vinegar/sour tone, with some alcohol tingle as well. It has a medium-light body with some dryness in the mouth. The finish is a little harsh, and an unpleasant lingering of the same flavors, plus some vegetal notes.

This was not a pleasant experience for me, and I almost feel generous with the scoring. Ultimately, I gave the rest of my bottle to a friend who will drink anything. This normally sells at a premium, but I got it on closeout for $43. However, I will never buy this again at any price. It does have an interesting bottle shape copied from a famous rock structure, but it is an awkward shape that doesn't store well.

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