Blancos Sol de Mexico Tequila Blanco

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Sol de Mexico Tequila Blanco

Sol de Mexico Tequila Blanco is produced from 100% Blue Agave, a pure, non-aged spirit bottled directly from the still. It preserves the purest Agave flavor, the best ingredient for most Tequila cocktails, and is perfect for sipping.

Paschal Don Gonzalez Gutierrez and his son Juan Gonzalez Ramirez planted their first agave seeds in 1951 in the sun-washed highland fields and volcanic soil of Jalisco, Mexico, beginning the journey of Sol de Mexico. Today, great grandson Cesar Gonzalez is the driving force that continues the tradition of distilling this premium Tequila. With the additional guidance of Master Distiller Salvador Fonseca, each step of the production is steeped in a culture that has been handed down in his own family for generations.

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Editor review

Sol de Mexico Blanco * Tasted Blind July 2009 * Riedel Tequila Glass

Appearance: clear - thick body and slow tears
Aroma: crisp - ripe agave with hints of banana and pear
Initial Taste: sweet - mild agave
Spirit Body: spiced fruit, warm mouthfeel
Finish / Aftertaste: tart citrus finish, medium heat and mint aftertaste

Sol de Mexico Blanco is a smooth Tequila with wonderful fruit aromas, packaged in a unique, raised glass bottle with wood stopper and real cork.
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Reviewed by Tequila.net August 09, 2009
Last updated: August 09, 2009
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Sol de Mexico Blanco * Tasted Blind July 2009 * Riedel Tequila Glass

Appearance: clear - thick body and slow tears
Aroma: crisp - ripe agave with hints of banana and pear
Initial Taste: sweet - mild agave
Spirit Body: spiced fruit, warm mouthfeel
Finish / Aftertaste: tart citrus finish, medium heat and mint aftertaste

Sol de Mexico Blanco is a smooth Tequila with wonderful fruit aromas, packaged in a unique, raised glass bottle with wood stopper and real cork.

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After trying all of Sol de Mexico's line, I would have to say that this is my favorite by far. For a blanco this tequila was very balanced and had nearly no alcohol burn. As far as blancos go I would put this on the same level as Casa Noble, Don Julio and 1921 in terms of quality. This was very pleasant to sip straight. Due to it's price and smoothness, I would consider it a new favorite and strongly recommend it. This should not be priced higher than $26.

Nose: Earthy and peppery
Initial Taste: Strong agave
Body: Fairly balanced in that it's neither thick nor thin
Finish: Medium length, starts off spicy then gets slightly smokey before becoming smooth
Presentation: Points for a thick and sturdy bottle. Deductions for it being over the top and somewhat tacky looking. Some might think its cool though.

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Reviewed by Ssimon December 12, 2013
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What a Suprise

After trying all of Sol de Mexico's line, I would have to say that this is my favorite by far. For a blanco this tequila was very balanced and had nearly no alcohol burn. As far as blancos go I would put this on the same level as Casa Noble, Don Julio and 1921 in terms of quality. This was very pleasant to sip straight. Due to it's price and smoothness, I would consider it a new favorite and strongly recommend it. This should not be priced higher than $26.

Nose: Earthy and peppery
Initial Taste: Strong agave
Body: Fairly balanced in that it's neither thick nor thin
Finish: Medium length, starts off spicy then gets slightly smokey before becoming smooth
Presentation: Points for a thick and sturdy bottle. Deductions for it being over the top and somewhat tacky looking. Some might think its cool though.

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Another tequila that has waited too long to be sampled and reviewed. I can't believe with how much I liked the anejo and that it took me this long to get to another expression of this brand. Top that off with the fact that it's made at NOM 1526 (which is home to some of my very favorites) and now I just feel like a first class idiot.

Price: $35-45/bottle

Aroma: Tons of highland agave and white pepper. It fills the glass, room and your nostrils.

Initial Taste: Just what the nose tells you with an added mushroomy essence.

Body: The body is crisp and clean. Not overly oily or too thin. Very nice mouth feel. The agave flavor is still at the forefront and the pepper notes are there as well with a sweet vegetal hint that gives it a nice complexity. It's not sweet enough that I would classify it as fruity though.

Finish: A medium length finish that is just a "best of" compilation of all of the flavors. Nothing sticks out, but it's very good. Also, it's oh, so smooth.

I liked the añejo, I love this blanco. The balance and overall profile of this makes it one of the best blancos I've had in recent memory. It has notes of highland and lowland and a ton of agave flavor. The bottle also has a nice look if you're looking for that as well. All in all, a stellar effort from Sol de Mexico.
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Reviewed by Tequila Tourist September 01, 2013
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Sol de Mexico makes a winner!

Another tequila that has waited too long to be sampled and reviewed. I can't believe with how much I liked the anejo and that it took me this long to get to another expression of this brand. Top that off with the fact that it's made at NOM 1526 (which is home to some of my very favorites) and now I just feel like a first class idiot.

Price: $35-45/bottle

Aroma: Tons of highland agave and white pepper. It fills the glass, room and your nostrils.

Initial Taste: Just what the nose tells you with an added mushroomy essence.

Body: The body is crisp and clean. Not overly oily or too thin. Very nice mouth feel. The agave flavor is still at the forefront and the pepper notes are there as well with a sweet vegetal hint that gives it a nice complexity. It's not sweet enough that I would classify it as fruity though.

Finish: A medium length finish that is just a "best of" compilation of all of the flavors. Nothing sticks out, but it's very good. Also, it's oh, so smooth.

I liked the añejo, I love this blanco. The balance and overall profile of this makes it one of the best blancos I've had in recent memory. It has notes of highland and lowland and a ton of agave flavor. The bottle also has a nice look if you're looking for that as well. All in all, a stellar effort from Sol de Mexico.

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