Blancos Bonita Tequila Platinum

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Bonita Platinum Tequila

Bonita Platinum Tequila is 100% Agave and produced at La Cofradia in Jalisco, Mexico. Bonita Platinum is the world’s only five-times distilled tequila, but the true secrets behind our exceptionalism are held close to the chest. Indeed, only those who are themselves exceptional have had the pleasure of tasting the true refinement and elegance of our craft.

Bonita Platinum Tequila is enclosed in a stunning bottle and stopper made of pure crystal housed in a velvet-lined box and tied with a satin black tie.

Celebrity Affiliation:
Hip-hop star / Rapper "Xzibit" became a partner in Bonita Spirits, November 2012, after owner Chris Brown sent him one of the first bottles of Tequila produced to try. Bonita Spirits was founded in 2010.

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Overall rating 
 
84
Aroma-Nose 
 
85  (1)
Initial Taste 
 
84  (1)
Body 
 
86  (1)
Finish 
 
87  (1)
Enjoyability 
 
85  (1)
Price 
 
50  (1)
Presentation 
 
95  (1)
Normally, I try to approach every tasting with an open mind. However, when a tequila is released with the main promoter saying it doesn't taste like gasoline and other statements that clearly show a lack of understanding that is the elegant spirit of tequila, I'll admit that skepticism creeps in. Generally you keep distilling something to take flavors/impurities out. Bonita is 5 times distilled which just made me expect agave vodka. Perhaps I'll be pleasantly surprised...


Aroma: Earthy agave, but with a bit more softness than the ones that smell like cement or a mud pit. There's a sweetness there, but it's faint.

Initial Taste: A very mild agave sweetness with a hint of white pepper.

Body: The body of this tequila changes the taste completely. There is no longer a softness. There’s a giant peppery kick that takes you completely by surprise.

Finish: It lasts a long time. Strong vegetal and pepper notes last much longer than I expected.


This is not a blanco for rookies and it's not bland at all. The aroma fools you a it, but as it advances on your palate you get a huge spicy punch and some green notes to compliment. It's a confusing tequila. Juices from NOM 1137 tend to be a bit more green and earthy, but the 5x distillation takes a lot of that out. In all honesty, this is a decent tequila. However, if you factor in the $100 price tag, you just leave this on the shelf. It can compete in the $30 range, but it is blown out of the water by most other options in the luxury price category.
Overall rating 
 
84
Aroma-Nose 
 
85
Initial Taste 
 
84
Body 
 
86
Finish 
 
87
Enjoyability 
 
85
Price 
 
50
Presentation 
 
95
Reviewed by Tequila Tourist March 28, 2013
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Normally, I try to approach every tasting with an open mind. However, when a tequila is released with the main promoter saying it doesn't taste like gasoline and other statements that clearly show a lack of understanding that is the elegant spirit of tequila, I'll admit that skepticism creeps in. Generally you keep distilling something to take flavors/impurities out. Bonita is 5 times distilled which just made me expect agave vodka. Perhaps I'll be pleasantly surprised...


Aroma: Earthy agave, but with a bit more softness than the ones that smell like cement or a mud pit. There's a sweetness there, but it's faint.

Initial Taste: A very mild agave sweetness with a hint of white pepper.

Body: The body of this tequila changes the taste completely. There is no longer a softness. There’s a giant peppery kick that takes you completely by surprise.

Finish: It lasts a long time. Strong vegetal and pepper notes last much longer than I expected.


This is not a blanco for rookies and it's not bland at all. The aroma fools you a it, but as it advances on your palate you get a huge spicy punch and some green notes to compliment. It's a confusing tequila. Juices from NOM 1137 tend to be a bit more green and earthy, but the 5x distillation takes a lot of that out. In all honesty, this is a decent tequila. However, if you factor in the $100 price tag, you just leave this on the shelf. It can compete in the $30 range, but it is blown out of the water by most other options in the luxury price category.

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