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El Cartel Tequila Blanco

El Cartel Tequila Blanco is 100% Agave, double distilled, and produced at Productos Finos de Agave.

El Cartel is redefining the world of ultra premium tequila. Estate grown in the very highest regions of Jalisco, Mexico, El Cartel is crafted using only the finest hand selected hearts of 100% Weber Blue Agave that have matured for at least nine years. The pinas are slow cooked in brick ovens and then distilled in the age-old traditions, producing the ultimate luxury Tequila.

Ramón Luis Ayala Rodríguez, known by his stage name Daddy Yankee, is a Latin Grammy Award-winning Puerto Rican Reggaeton recording artist. Daddy Yankee is the brand ambassador of El Cartel Tequila.

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Overall rating 
 
90
Aroma-Nose 
 
87  (2)
Initial Taste 
 
89  (2)
Body 
 
89  (2)
Finish 
 
90  (2)
Enjoyability 
 
90  (2)
Price 
 
93  (2)
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92  (2)
Price: $45-50/bottle
Aroma: A crisp aroma of sweet and green agave with a hint of mint.
Initial Taste: A nice entry with a solid amount of sweet and vegetal balance.
Body: Medium-thin body. The pine and minty notes come forward a bit. The cooked agave sweetness rounds it out a bit.
Finish: It’s relatively short, but it’s a nice one. There’s no big peppery kick, but the short linger of the flavors from the body are tasty and make you want another sip.

I might not like the name, but the tequila within is solid. It's got good balance and a nice crispness. It doesn't have a big kick that some might want, but it's got the smooth finish (like Patron) that the masses seem to enjoy. All in all, it's a pretty good juice in a sleek package. If the name doesn't bother you and you want something triple distilled and without the agave punch on the finish, you'll probably like this tequila.

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86
Aroma-Nose 
 
85
Initial Taste 
 
86
Body 
 
86
Finish 
 
86
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86
Price 
 
88
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90
Reviewed by Tequila Tourist October 30, 2013
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Decent Tequila...Don't Care for the Name

Price: $45-50/bottle
Aroma: A crisp aroma of sweet and green agave with a hint of mint.
Initial Taste: A nice entry with a solid amount of sweet and vegetal balance.
Body: Medium-thin body. The pine and minty notes come forward a bit. The cooked agave sweetness rounds it out a bit.
Finish: It’s relatively short, but it’s a nice one. There’s no big peppery kick, but the short linger of the flavors from the body are tasty and make you want another sip.

I might not like the name, but the tequila within is solid. It's got good balance and a nice crispness. It doesn't have a big kick that some might want, but it's got the smooth finish (like Patron) that the masses seem to enjoy. All in all, it's a pretty good juice in a sleek package. If the name doesn't bother you and you want something triple distilled and without the agave punch on the finish, you'll probably like this tequila.

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El Cartel Is made by the same distiller as Avion and Clase Azul. Which are two of my favorites that I personally rate very high. El Cartel was no dissapointment either. I got it cheaper than Avion and Clase Azule is 70.00. Cool bottle too. The label is beautiful and looks like it came out of the Christian crusades during Richard the lionheart. Nose is a bit fumey compared to Avion but that concern vanished after the initail taste which was very enjoyable. Nice clean body, very refined with nothing to distract. A nice linguring sweet agave finish. This silver would be a hit on any occasion. A very nice tequila at a great price. I will be getting this instead of Avion. and can't think of a better deal either.
Overall rating 
 
93
Aroma-Nose 
 
88
Initial Taste 
 
92
Body 
 
92
Finish 
 
94
Enjoyability 
 
94
Price 
 
98
Presentation 
 
94
Reviewed by punasurfer July 24, 2013
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El Cartel should only mean good tequila

El Cartel Is made by the same distiller as Avion and Clase Azul. Which are two of my favorites that I personally rate very high. El Cartel was no dissapointment either. I got it cheaper than Avion and Clase Azule is 70.00. Cool bottle too. The label is beautiful and looks like it came out of the Christian crusades during Richard the lionheart. Nose is a bit fumey compared to Avion but that concern vanished after the initail taste which was very enjoyable. Nice clean body, very refined with nothing to distract. A nice linguring sweet agave finish. This silver would be a hit on any occasion. A very nice tequila at a great price. I will be getting this instead of Avion. and can't think of a better deal either.

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