Blancos Don Valente Tequila Blanco

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Tequila Don Valente Blanco

Don Valente Blanco Tequila - This 100% agave product is bottled in a uniquely crafted display. A limited production Tequila, shiny and cyrstalline with light blue sparkles and a medium body. To the sense of smell it brings the enigmatic presence of the cooked blue agave, filling the mouth with a great flavor and fine matchless aroma.

The bottle shown above is the Licorera bottle, a piece of art displaying tequila related photos around the entire bottom, and a stopper filled with one shot to save or give away once the contents are consumed.

Editor review

Clear in color, clean and pure, sweet smells of cooked agave, with mild butter and olives, and a hint of black pepper. This medium body spirit has a mild initial taste, sweet agave and a hint of nuts, turns to a warm grassy finish, with a reminence of olive and lemon in the aftertaste.
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Reviewed by Tequila.net July 29, 2007
Last updated: November 24, 2007
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Clear in color, clean and pure, sweet smells of cooked agave, with mild butter and olives, and a hint of black pepper. This medium body spirit has a mild initial taste, sweet agave and a hint of nuts, turns to a warm grassy finish, with a reminence of olive and lemon in the aftertaste.

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Overall rating 
 
93
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92  (4)
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93  (4)
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92  (4)
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93  (4)
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93  (4)
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90  (4)
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Slightly thin in the Reidel glass with a silvery metallic sheen.

Nose is subdued baked agave with green herbal undertones. With the first sip the agave erupts, leading into a delightfully complex semi-sweet body which offers secondary mild flavours of minerals and licorice. Finishes with light herbals, more mineral, pepper, earth and a finely balanced alcohol presence.

I rate this blanco among the best for its lightness on the tongue but with such an exceptionally complex character.

Don Valente continues to impress this reviewer!
Overall rating 
 
93
Aroma-Nose 
 
90
Initial Taste 
 
93
Body 
 
93
Finish 
 
92
Enjoyability 
 
94
Price 
 
92
Presentation 
 
92
Reviewed by deedub September 05, 2009
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Slightly thin in the Reidel glass with a silvery metallic sheen.

Nose is subdued baked agave with green herbal undertones. With the first sip the agave erupts, leading into a delightfully complex semi-sweet body which offers secondary mild flavours of minerals and licorice. Finishes with light herbals, more mineral, pepper, earth and a finely balanced alcohol presence.

I rate this blanco among the best for its lightness on the tongue but with such an exceptionally complex character.

Don Valente continues to impress this reviewer!

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This is my favorite blanco. It has every characteristic I look for. A sweet citrus initial taste followed by a smooth complex finish that will leave you wanting more. And the option to get a basic bottle or classy bottle is wonderful. The blancos are the same in both the licorera and artesenal blancos. The agave is very prominent throughout the whole taste and lingers in the throat afterwards. A+
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Reviewed by bn087 August 01, 2008
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This is my favorite blanco. It has every characteristic I look for. A sweet citrus initial taste followed by a smooth complex finish that will leave you wanting more. And the option to get a basic bottle or classy bottle is wonderful. The blancos are the same in both the licorera and artesenal blancos. The agave is very prominent throughout the whole taste and lingers in the throat afterwards. A+

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Don Valente blanco is a nice blanco from start to finish. Sort of middle of the road. Not too aggressive, and not too subtle. I like this blanco very much.

Aroma: Hints of vanilla, earth, and spices.

Initial taste: subtle hints of agave and earth.

Body: from initial taste, leading to a fuller agave presence with peppery and creamy tones.

Finish: Finish is smooth, very mild alcohol sensation, and medium duration.
Overall rating 
 
90
Aroma-Nose 
 
89
Initial Taste 
 
90
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90
Finish 
 
90
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90
Price 
 
80
Presentation 
 
92
Reviewed by Piña May 14, 2008
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Don Valente blanco is a nice blanco from start to finish. Sort of middle of the road. Not too aggressive, and not too subtle. I like this blanco very much.

Aroma: Hints of vanilla, earth, and spices.

Initial taste: subtle hints of agave and earth.

Body: from initial taste, leading to a fuller agave presence with peppery and creamy tones.

Finish: Finish is smooth, very mild alcohol sensation, and medium duration.

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I liked this blanco. I would put Don Valente Blanco into the middle category of silvers - with the sweet, smooth, mild flavors of a 4 Copas Blanco on one side and the hot, intense agave flavors of a Casa Noble Crystal on the other. Don Valente Blanco finds a happy middle ground and is well balanced.

For me, Don Valente Blanco was a bit more complex than I am used to in a silver tequila. It's medium bodied and there are certainly hints of grassiness and pepper to be found.

I wouldn't hesitate to put this tequila into the category of "sipper". I'm not sure how well it would mix - and it's probably best not to find out. It's definitely worth trying if you can find it.
Overall rating 
 
93
Aroma-Nose 
 
93
Initial Taste 
 
92
Body 
 
90
Finish 
 
95
Enjoyability 
 
92
Price 
 
95
Presentation 
 
98
Reviewed by tvJefe August 28, 2007
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I liked this blanco. I would put Don Valente Blanco into the middle category of silvers - with the sweet, smooth, mild flavors of a 4 Copas Blanco on one side and the hot, intense agave flavors of a Casa Noble Crystal on the other. Don Valente Blanco finds a happy middle ground and is well balanced.

For me, Don Valente Blanco was a bit more complex than I am used to in a silver tequila. It's medium bodied and there are certainly hints of grassiness and pepper to be found.

I wouldn't hesitate to put this tequila into the category of "sipper". I'm not sure how well it would mix - and it's probably best not to find out. It's definitely worth trying if you can find it.

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