Blancos Excellia Tequila Blanco

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Excellia Tequila Blanco

Excellia Tequila Blanco is 100% Agave and rests a few weeks in Grand Cru Sauternes wine casks and cognac barrels. Excellia Blanco is a fine example of a well-made Highland Tequila that dares to use the delicate flavors typically seen in an Añejo or Extra Añejo, without losing the classic focus and strength found in Blanco Tequila.

Excellia is the fruit of the meeting of two visionary men:
Jean-Sébastien Robicquet, founder of EWG Spirits & Wine, groundbreaking brand creator and producer (G'Vine gin and esprit de June liqueur) and Carlos Camarena, precursor and award-winning tequila master-distiller (Tapatio and El Tesoro tequilas).

Sharing the same common values, the two men respect the traditions, know-hows and the culture they’re coming from while implementing their innovative vision to the spirit industry.

Excellia™ benefits from the influence of three different regions and two cultures:
Los altos (Jalisco, Mexico)
A hot and dry climate followed by a heavy rainy season and the rich red clay soil rich in minerals of the highlands generate sweet, soft and fruity Agaves.

Sauternes region (France)
A micro-climate with foggy mornings, sunny afternoons by the river and botrytis create the Grand Cru of dessert wine with delicate notes of dried fruits and flowers and a perfect balance between acidity and sugar.

Cognac region (France)
A lot of sun with the right amount of rain, mild temperatures all year long thanks to the ocean's influence and the region's chalky soil contribute to the finest brandy and its so specific rancio character.

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My first foray into Excellia. I've heard wonderful things and the price dictates that it better be good too. I guess we'll see...

Aroma: A lot of complexity for a blanco. Hints of spice, light fruit and a lighter agave scent than most blancos.
Initial Taste: Excellent entry. Lots of sweetness...some from agave, some from the resting. Complex for a blanco, not the agave punch that I'm used to.
Body: Medium body. Lots of agave, citrus and spice. Very well put together.
Finish: Shorter finish. Lacks the strong agave punch, but it is mellowed and is ultra smooth. Lots of lingering flavors...not a lot of peppery linger.

This is not your everyday blanco. It's well crafted and very tasty. The price of Excellia is expensive, but it's not a bad buy...but I wouldn't call it a good value either. All in all, this was a very nice tequila experience, but for what's out there in the marketplace, I wouldn't say to rush out and buy it.
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Reviewed by Tequila Tourist May 26, 2012
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My first foray into Excellia. I've heard wonderful things and the price dictates that it better be good too. I guess we'll see...

Aroma: A lot of complexity for a blanco. Hints of spice, light fruit and a lighter agave scent than most blancos.
Initial Taste: Excellent entry. Lots of sweetness...some from agave, some from the resting. Complex for a blanco, not the agave punch that I'm used to.
Body: Medium body. Lots of agave, citrus and spice. Very well put together.
Finish: Shorter finish. Lacks the strong agave punch, but it is mellowed and is ultra smooth. Lots of lingering flavors...not a lot of peppery linger.

This is not your everyday blanco. It's well crafted and very tasty. The price of Excellia is expensive, but it's not a bad buy...but I wouldn't call it a good value either. All in all, this was a very nice tequila experience, but for what's out there in the marketplace, I wouldn't say to rush out and buy it.

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