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Jose Cuervo
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Tequila Jose Cuervo Platino Reserva de la Familia

Tequila Jose Cuervo Platino Reserva de la Familia - Set aside in the cool cellars below Casa Cuervo is a coveted 100% de Agave plata Tequila once reserved only for the Cuervo family's private enjoyment, Jose Cuervo Platino.

This exquisite spirit is handcrafted using a unique process we call "Esencia de Agave", a meticulous method that brings the full character, flavor and essence of the Agave to life.

Our process is the result of over 200 years of heritage and experience, embodying a family tradition that began in 1795. Casa Cuervo is proud to share this exquisite treasure with you. Made from only the finest hand-selected Blue Agave from the Valley of Tequila, Platino is a lush, vibrant, ultr-premium Tequila like no other, past or present.

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Overall rating 
 
92
Aroma-Nose 
 
91  (14)
Initial Taste 
 
91  (14)
Body 
 
92  (14)
Finish 
 
92  (14)
Enjoyability 
 
93  (14)
Price 
 
89  (14)
Presentation 
 
93  (14)
This is not a typical blanco, and not a typical nose...and I don't mean that in either a good or bad way. There is some sweet cooked agave in there, but I mainly get yeast - bread...maybe sourdough. It's really like nothing else, so hard for me to compare. Once it hits your mouth, the typical Cuervo taste kicks in - more yeast with some sweetness, but I'm not a fan. Again, it's hard to compare this; it's not that this is awful, but I just don't care for the JC taste. Moving on, actually a nice velvety body with this platino, and a nice, mild mouth-numbing. Overall, a very above-average body. Hard to rate the finish here; on the one hand, it is smooth with a medium-to-long duration of good quality; on the other hand, it has the classic Cuervo taste and lingering.

This is really tough to measure for overall enjoyability. My scores jumped around a lot. It has a nice body and a decent finish from a physical aspect, but the JC taste is not my thing. Price really fails on this product. It has an ultra-premium price wherever you find it, and it simply is not worth it. If you can find it at a 'bargain' of, say, $40 or less, it might be worth having in your collection, but not as a go-to blanco. A very elegant bottle normally packaged in a nice wooden box. The label is colorful and artful.
Overall rating 
 
88
Aroma-Nose 
 
84
Initial Taste 
 
82
Body 
 
94
Finish 
 
90
Enjoyability 
 
88
Price 
 
80
Presentation 
 
95
Reviewed by jdjohn84 December 12, 2013
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This is not a typical blanco, and not a typical nose...and I don't mean that in either a good or bad way. There is some sweet cooked agave in there, but I mainly get yeast - bread...maybe sourdough. It's really like nothing else, so hard for me to compare. Once it hits your mouth, the typical Cuervo taste kicks in - more yeast with some sweetness, but I'm not a fan. Again, it's hard to compare this; it's not that this is awful, but I just don't care for the JC taste. Moving on, actually a nice velvety body with this platino, and a nice, mild mouth-numbing. Overall, a very above-average body. Hard to rate the finish here; on the one hand, it is smooth with a medium-to-long duration of good quality; on the other hand, it has the classic Cuervo taste and lingering.

This is really tough to measure for overall enjoyability. My scores jumped around a lot. It has a nice body and a decent finish from a physical aspect, but the JC taste is not my thing. Price really fails on this product. It has an ultra-premium price wherever you find it, and it simply is not worth it. If you can find it at a 'bargain' of, say, $40 or less, it might be worth having in your collection, but not as a go-to blanco. A very elegant bottle normally packaged in a nice wooden box. The label is colorful and artful.

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I was surprised with this tequila on a visit to my son-in-law. I've never been a big Cuervo fan, considering it for the most part a cheap shooter/mixer. I was utterly and pleasantly amazed by the flavor and smoothness of this product. It is as good in its own way as many reposados and some anejos. I'll be adding this to my collection and would encourage anyone who appreciates fine things to do so as well. VERY good indeed.
Overall rating 
 
95
Aroma-Nose 
 
93
Initial Taste 
 
96
Body 
 
95
Finish 
 
96
Enjoyability 
 
97
Price 
 
92
Presentation 
 
92
Reviewed by Mournstorm October 16, 2012
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I was surprised with this tequila on a visit to my son-in-law. I've never been a big Cuervo fan, considering it for the most part a cheap shooter/mixer. I was utterly and pleasantly amazed by the flavor and smoothness of this product. It is as good in its own way as many reposados and some anejos. I'll be adding this to my collection and would encourage anyone who appreciates fine things to do so as well. VERY good indeed.

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In short, this was a decent blanco tequila that is wonderfully packaged and not at all worth the price.

Aroma: Simple agave and maybe a bit of earth and spice.
Initial Taste: Clean, light agave and a touch of bitterness that I didn't like that much.
Body: Thin, but the agave comes through a bit more.
Finish: A bit of burn and it doesn't stay with you.

If you bought it, you'll enjoy it and enjoy the bottle. From a value perspective, you can just flat out do better. It will look great on a shelf though.
Overall rating 
 
88
Aroma-Nose 
 
90
Initial Taste 
 
86
Body 
 
89
Finish 
 
89
Enjoyability 
 
88
Price 
 
86
Presentation 
 
95
Reviewed by Tequila Tourist January 22, 2012
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In short, this was a decent blanco tequila that is wonderfully packaged and not at all worth the price.

Aroma: Simple agave and maybe a bit of earth and spice.
Initial Taste: Clean, light agave and a touch of bitterness that I didn't like that much.
Body: Thin, but the agave comes through a bit more.
Finish: A bit of burn and it doesn't stay with you.

If you bought it, you'll enjoy it and enjoy the bottle. From a value perspective, you can just flat out do better. It will look great on a shelf though.

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I won't lie, I have plenty of memories tied to the Cuervo brand. The first tequila I ever drank was Cuervo gold, and I'm sure this is the case with most everybody reading this, and like it or not, the Cuervo name has a certain mystique.
But alas, times have changed and we have all moved on to better things. This Cuervo Platino is certainly a better thing. This is a nice tequila. Smooth, flavorful, and with one of the best bouquets of any spirit I've had recently. I smell it and I just want it.
Overall, this is a smooth, tasty, agave laden tequila that shines with the best of them. Highly recommended.
Overall rating 
 
93
Aroma-Nose 
 
96
Initial Taste 
 
91
Body 
 
93
Finish 
 
93
Enjoyability 
 
94
Price 
 
89
Presentation 
 
94
Reviewed by MilesDavis June 02, 2010
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I won't lie, I have plenty of memories tied to the Cuervo brand. The first tequila I ever drank was Cuervo gold, and I'm sure this is the case with most everybody reading this, and like it or not, the Cuervo name has a certain mystique.
But alas, times have changed and we have all moved on to better things. This Cuervo Platino is certainly a better thing. This is a nice tequila. Smooth, flavorful, and with one of the best bouquets of any spirit I've had recently. I smell it and I just want it.
Overall, this is a smooth, tasty, agave laden tequila that shines with the best of them. Highly recommended.

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I'm not a big fan of the Cuervo brand. What made me buy this bottle was how pretty the box and bottle was. I was surprised how much i ended up like this blanco. It is by far the best tequila that Jose Cuervo makes. I would buy this again
Overall rating 
 
94
Aroma-Nose 
 
92
Initial Taste 
 
93
Body 
 
92
Finish 
 
94
Enjoyability 
 
95
Price 
 
91
Presentation 
 
99
Reviewed by akrontequila December 29, 2008
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I'm not a big fan of the Cuervo brand. What made me buy this bottle was how pretty the box and bottle was. I was surprised how much i ended up like this blanco. It is by far the best tequila that Jose Cuervo makes. I would buy this again

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