Blancos Partida Tequila Blanco

Partida Tequila Blanco http://www.tequila.net/media/reviews/photos/thumbnail/350x350s/3a/98/f0/300_partida_blanco_tequila_1175198148.jpg Hot

Submitted by Tequila.net     March 29, 2007    
 
90
 
87 (6)
17984   0   2   0   3
 

Tequila Review

Brand
Partida
NOM
Agave Region
Alcohol Volume
Tasting Awards
2008 Agave Spirits Challenge Silver Medal
2008 Agave Spirits Challenge Silver Medal

Partida Blanco Tequila

Partida Blanco Tequila, redolent of Blue Agave, brilliant, clean and crisp. Well balanced with a natural, pure Agave flavor and a pleasant finish that lingers gently on the palate. The most distinctive Blanco, truest to Agave with remarkable quality and individuality.

A meeting of the old and the new is what makes Partida Tequila unique.

Partida Tequila is the product of a special marriage between ages-old Tequila traditions and cutting edge technology insuring that each and every sip of Partida Tequila delivers the pure natural essence of Blue Agave.

Our Agave is cultivated for 10 years, harvested by hand and then baked in state-of-the-art stainless steel autoclaves.

Editor review

Partida Blanco - Clear and medium body. Nose is complex intensity, with olive and varnish nose, and hints of spearmint. Sweet and earthy agave initial taste, turning herbal and fruity. Semi-hot finish full of mint, and leaves a medium heated pepper aftertaste.
90
Excellent
Highly Recommended
Overall rating 
 
90
Aroma-Nose 
 
88
Initial Taste 
 
91
Body 
 
92
Finish 
 
89
Enjoyability 
 
90
Price 
 
88
Presentation 
 
90
Reviewed by Tequila.net November 24, 2007
Top 10 Reviewer  -   View all my reviews (186)

Partida Blanco - Clear and medium body. Nose is complex intensity, with olive and varnish nose, and hints of spearmint. Sweet and earthy agave initial taste, turning herbal and fruity. Semi-hot finish full of mint, and leaves a medium heated pepper aftertaste.

Was this review helpful to you? 
 

User reviews View all user reviews

Average user rating from: 6 user(s)

Already have an account? or Create an account
Overall rating 
 
87
Aroma-Nose 
 
87  (6)
Initial Taste 
 
87  (6)
Body 
 
87  (6)
Finish 
 
86  (6)
Enjoyability 
 
87  (6)
Price 
 
81  (6)
Presentation 
 
94  (6)
Some people put Partida on a fairly high pedestal for some reason - the premium price, the cute little bird logo...whatever. Other folks think it is somewhat over-hyped and definitely over-priced. I fall into the latter category, but tried to be fair with my ratings. In the end, I guess it beat my expectations, so my rating was higher than I might have anticipated, but it is what it is.

A pleasant, but light, nose of floral and mint, with a whisp of cooked agave and alcohol. There is a well-balanced sweet and minty taste. I have heard Partida described as a crowd pleaser, and I think that's fitting. A nice medium-weight body that coats well, but is not oily. The balance of the nose and taste go well with the weight. There is some heat in the finish that hits the back of throat, but it diminishes fairly quickly. There is a slight duration, where a subtle vegetal note is present.

This is a well-balanced tequila throughout, with above average characteristics in all aspects, making it a solid product. But, nothing particularly shines or stands out, which keeps it from being especially memorable or remarkable. The high price is a major hindrance for this brand; it is consistently priced over $40 (usually closer to $45), which is a little steep in my opinion. I paid $39.99 for my bottle, and I will enjoy the rest of it, but probably won't replace it or keep it in stock - not a difficult choice since it's not locally available anyway :) It is a very attractive bottle and overall classy presentation that should appeal to the high-end crowd.
Overall rating 
 
91
Aroma-Nose 
 
88
Initial Taste 
 
91
Body 
 
92
Finish 
 
91
Enjoyability 
 
92
Price 
 
86
Presentation 
 
95
Reviewed by jdjohn84 November 01, 2013
Top 10 Reviewer  -   View all my reviews (67)

Some people put Partida on a fairly high pedestal for some reason - the premium price, the cute little bird logo...whatever. Other folks think it is somewhat over-hyped and definitely over-priced. I fall into the latter category, but tried to be fair with my ratings. In the end, I guess it beat my expectations, so my rating was higher than I might have anticipated, but it is what it is.

A pleasant, but light, nose of floral and mint, with a whisp of cooked agave and alcohol. There is a well-balanced sweet and minty taste. I have heard Partida described as a crowd pleaser, and I think that's fitting. A nice medium-weight body that coats well, but is not oily. The balance of the nose and taste go well with the weight. There is some heat in the finish that hits the back of throat, but it diminishes fairly quickly. There is a slight duration, where a subtle vegetal note is present.

This is a well-balanced tequila throughout, with above average characteristics in all aspects, making it a solid product. But, nothing particularly shines or stands out, which keeps it from being especially memorable or remarkable. The high price is a major hindrance for this brand; it is consistently priced over $40 (usually closer to $45), which is a little steep in my opinion. I paid $39.99 for my bottle, and I will enjoy the rest of it, but probably won't replace it or keep it in stock - not a difficult choice since it's not locally available anyway :) It is a very attractive bottle and overall classy presentation that should appeal to the high-end crowd.

Was this review helpful to you? 
I've always learned not to judge a tequila brand just from one expression. I haven't fallen in love with the Partida Anejo the times that I've had it because it lacks character that makes it unique. It's a fine tequila, but for the premium price that Partida has on the sticker, I just expect more. So I decided to try the base tequila to see the starting point...

Aroma: Straight cooked agave with a hint of earth. Very basic.
Initial Taste: Nice full agave flavor with just a bit of earth and pepper.
Body: Fairly thin body. There's not much there to make it unique. The flavor is good, but it's very basic and sort of muted...agave, earth and pepper.
Finish: A pleasant light finish that ends fairly quickly. Nice agave/peppery kick that I wish would last longer.

It's a very basic tequila. I would describe it as a similar tequila to Patron with a bit more agave and earth. It's REALLY easy to drink and smooth, but it lacks the character that most are looking for in a premium tequila...particularly for the premium price. The bottle looks great and it will probably not be offensive to tequila newbies, but for $45-50 a bottle, you can do better.
Overall rating 
 
86
Aroma-Nose 
 
86
Initial Taste 
 
85
Body 
 
85
Finish 
 
86
Enjoyability 
 
86
Price 
 
82
Presentation 
 
96
Reviewed by Tequila Tourist October 10, 2012
#1 Reviewer  -   View all my reviews (405)

I've always learned not to judge a tequila brand just from one expression. I haven't fallen in love with the Partida Anejo the times that I've had it because it lacks character that makes it unique. It's a fine tequila, but for the premium price that Partida has on the sticker, I just expect more. So I decided to try the base tequila to see the starting point...

Aroma: Straight cooked agave with a hint of earth. Very basic.
Initial Taste: Nice full agave flavor with just a bit of earth and pepper.
Body: Fairly thin body. There's not much there to make it unique. The flavor is good, but it's very basic and sort of muted...agave, earth and pepper.
Finish: A pleasant light finish that ends fairly quickly. Nice agave/peppery kick that I wish would last longer.

It's a very basic tequila. I would describe it as a similar tequila to Patron with a bit more agave and earth. It's REALLY easy to drink and smooth, but it lacks the character that most are looking for in a premium tequila...particularly for the premium price. The bottle looks great and it will probably not be offensive to tequila newbies, but for $45-50 a bottle, you can do better.

Was this review helpful to you? 
Earthy pepper flavor with a moderate burn. Clears quickly but leaves residual after taste. Not on my top 10 list.
Overall rating 
 
86
Aroma-Nose 
 
89
Initial Taste 
 
86
Body 
 
87
Finish 
 
85
Enjoyability 
 
86
Price 
 
75
Presentation 
 
90
Reviewed by tequilaray December 26, 2011
Top 100 Reviewer  -   View all my reviews (5)

Earthy pepper flavor with a moderate burn. Clears quickly but leaves residual after taste. Not on my top 10 list.

Was this review helpful to you? 
Clear with medium viscosity and some suspended sediments. Aromas of sweet baked agave, some alcohol and florals. Very soft and sweet entry. Body offers no real depth of flavour - aromas similarly fail to develop. Finishes quickly, leaving a taste of pepper and semi-bitter earthy anise.
Overall, Partida Blanco fails to measure up to the promise of its very attractive package.
Overall rating 
 
85
Aroma-Nose 
 
85
Initial Taste 
 
85
Body 
 
84
Finish 
 
85
Enjoyability 
 
84
Price 
 
80
Presentation 
 
95
Reviewed by deedub March 29, 2010
Top 50 Reviewer  -   View all my reviews (47)

Clear with medium viscosity and some suspended sediments. Aromas of sweet baked agave, some alcohol and florals. Very soft and sweet entry. Body offers no real depth of flavour - aromas similarly fail to develop. Finishes quickly, leaving a taste of pepper and semi-bitter earthy anise.
Overall, Partida Blanco fails to measure up to the promise of its very attractive package.

Was this review helpful to you? 
The presentation was wonderful, almost perfect, I think thats why its so expensive. Overall, a strong 'B' grade tequila, in my humble opinion. But not my first choice for purchasing another bottle.

Aroma: Earthy with strong agave hints
Initial taste: Peppery, slight alcohol burn
Body:Not as much depth as Id like, but still mild hints of floral
Finish and duration: smooth finish and short duration
Overall rating 
 
86
Aroma-Nose 
 
85
Initial Taste 
 
85
Body 
 
87
Finish 
 
85
Enjoyability 
 
87
Price 
 
75
Presentation 
 
99
Reviewed by Piña April 14, 2008
Top 10 Reviewer  -   View all my reviews (257)

The presentation was wonderful, almost perfect, I think thats why its so expensive. Overall, a strong 'B' grade tequila, in my humble opinion. But not my first choice for purchasing another bottle.

Aroma: Earthy with strong agave hints
Initial taste: Peppery, slight alcohol burn
Body:Not as much depth as Id like, but still mild hints of floral
Finish and duration: smooth finish and short duration

Was this review helpful to you? 
 
View all user reviews