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Tequila El Tequileno Platino

Tequila El Tequileno Platino is produced from the best Highlands Blue Agave. This premium Tequila by Jorge Salles Cuervo and Sucesores contains exquisite flavors and excellent quality that have always characterized the family of products of El Tequileno.

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90
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90  (2)
Initial Taste 
 
90  (2)
Body 
 
91  (2)
Finish 
 
91  (2)
Enjoyability 
 
91  (2)
Price 
 
92  (2)
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92  (2)
When I think of a good value of a Mexican palate line of tequilas, El Tequileño is one of the first ones that crosses my mind. I generally write my reviews on the first & second tasting of a tequila, but I've had this one more times than I can count. Purchased on closeout at Hi Time Wines, this is a go to for sipping and mixing and has been a hit with friends and family.

Price: $30-35/bottle
Aroma: Lots of cooked agave, hints of citrus and light pepper.
Initial Taste: A light entry with a nice agave sweetness. Not as heavy on flavor as some blancos, but it's really pleasant and tasty.
Body: Medium bodied. Light hints of earth and spice compliment the agave. Well rounded.
Finish: A medium length linger of agave pepper kick and the same earth/spice mix that was in the body. A nice finish that hangs on just long enough to be satisfying.

There's nothing "exciting" about El Tequileño. But it is a rock solid blanco that you know is going to give you a lot of agave flavor every time you taste it whether straight or mixed. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a clean agave flavor at a good price and in a cool bottle. And I'm glad that my cabinet is well stocked with this one.
Overall rating 
 
90
Aroma-Nose 
 
90
Initial Taste 
 
89
Body 
 
90
Finish 
 
90
Enjoyability 
 
90
Price 
 
91
Presentation 
 
92
Reviewed by Tequila Tourist October 30, 2013
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Great Bang for the Buck!

When I think of a good value of a Mexican palate line of tequilas, El Tequileño is one of the first ones that crosses my mind. I generally write my reviews on the first & second tasting of a tequila, but I've had this one more times than I can count. Purchased on closeout at Hi Time Wines, this is a go to for sipping and mixing and has been a hit with friends and family.

Price: $30-35/bottle
Aroma: Lots of cooked agave, hints of citrus and light pepper.
Initial Taste: A light entry with a nice agave sweetness. Not as heavy on flavor as some blancos, but it's really pleasant and tasty.
Body: Medium bodied. Light hints of earth and spice compliment the agave. Well rounded.
Finish: A medium length linger of agave pepper kick and the same earth/spice mix that was in the body. A nice finish that hangs on just long enough to be satisfying.

There's nothing "exciting" about El Tequileño. But it is a rock solid blanco that you know is going to give you a lot of agave flavor every time you taste it whether straight or mixed. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a clean agave flavor at a good price and in a cool bottle. And I'm glad that my cabinet is well stocked with this one.

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EDIT: This is an updated review. Although I still think very highly of this brand, I am backing off on the throttle just a bit after another year of experience.

I struggled with rating the nose, and went with a score in the high 80s instead of the low 90s. It is not offensive in any way, but not complex - banana and slight coconut with a tinge of acetone. A sweet entry with ever-so-slight spiciness. There is a minor tingle, but not a lot going on. It has a nice weight and oiliness, although I'm a little suspicious of added glycerin. A short-to-medium finish, but it does creep down the throat. The lingering is of medium-rare cooked agave - not raw, but not as sweet as fully cooked.

A pleasant tasting experience that would appeal to a diverse crowd. It is a very good entry blanco for sipping. I got this bottle on clearance for about $19, which is a steal for an all-around good blanco as this is. I like the sturdy, heavy, glass bottle, but the sticker art is kind of elementary, and it has an acrylic cap with a plastic cork.
Overall rating 
 
91
Aroma-Nose 
 
89
Initial Taste 
 
90
Body 
 
92
Finish 
 
91
Enjoyability 
 
91
Price 
 
92
Presentation 
 
91
Reviewed by jdjohn84 January 18, 2012
Last updated: August 14, 2013
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EDIT: This is an updated review. Although I still think very highly of this brand, I am backing off on the throttle just a bit after another year of experience.

I struggled with rating the nose, and went with a score in the high 80s instead of the low 90s. It is not offensive in any way, but not complex - banana and slight coconut with a tinge of acetone. A sweet entry with ever-so-slight spiciness. There is a minor tingle, but not a lot going on. It has a nice weight and oiliness, although I'm a little suspicious of added glycerin. A short-to-medium finish, but it does creep down the throat. The lingering is of medium-rare cooked agave - not raw, but not as sweet as fully cooked.

A pleasant tasting experience that would appeal to a diverse crowd. It is a very good entry blanco for sipping. I got this bottle on clearance for about $19, which is a steal for an all-around good blanco as this is. I like the sturdy, heavy, glass bottle, but the sticker art is kind of elementary, and it has an acrylic cap with a plastic cork.

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