Blancos Tenampa Azul Tequila Silver

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Tenampa Azul Tequila Silver

Tenampa Azul is a 100% Agave Silver Tequila from the house of Gran Centenario - the name is derived from the Blue Agave or Agave Azul. Tenampa Azul Silver Tequila is bottled directly after distillation.

Named in 1895 to commemorate the turn of the new century, Gran Centenario has remained family owned and continues to be hand-crafted in small batches.

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Casa Cuervo is a bit of a mystery to me. Of course many tequila purists will tell you that anything associated with NOM 1122 or Cuervo is bad, but they actually make some quality juices. The best seller (Cuervo Especial) is pretty awful, but some other brands like Centenario and Maestro Tequilero/Dobel are solid. This is my first sip of anything from the Tenampa Azul brand, but I know that it is often used by tequila bars as the house mixer (for 100% agave tequilas) and I've had some good margaritas made with it. Let's check it out.

Aroma: A bit of grassy agave and hint of earth and ripe fruit (pear/apricot). There's also an astringent scent that is common in tequilas that are made/processed quickly. Slightly metallic.

Initial Taste: A strange flavor. A bit of agave, fruit and a medicinal taste. It's not as bad as it sounds, but it's a bit like a spicy cough syrup. It sweet and spicy, but it has a fruity and metallic aspect to it.

Body: An earthy and peppery body. The sweetness is pretty much gone as it moves along your palate. Medium-thin body.

Finish: A spicy pepper linger with a bit of alcohol burn as well. The burn stays with you a while, the flavors fade fairly quickly.

In all honesty, while I don't love this as a sipper, I can see why it is used as a 100% agave mixer and with good results. It's a bit too hot to be sipped enjoyably, but the flavors within lend it to being a nice and well priced tequila to throw into a margarita. It's not great, but when considering that it's priced like a mixto, you can certainly do worse. I'll definitely be mixing the rest of this bottle...
Overall rating 
 
84
Aroma-Nose 
 
84
Initial Taste 
 
82
Body 
 
84
Finish 
 
84
Enjoyability 
 
83
Price 
 
90
Presentation 
 
83
Reviewed by Tequila Tourist September 19, 2012
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Casa Cuervo is a bit of a mystery to me. Of course many tequila purists will tell you that anything associated with NOM 1122 or Cuervo is bad, but they actually make some quality juices. The best seller (Cuervo Especial) is pretty awful, but some other brands like Centenario and Maestro Tequilero/Dobel are solid. This is my first sip of anything from the Tenampa Azul brand, but I know that it is often used by tequila bars as the house mixer (for 100% agave tequilas) and I've had some good margaritas made with it. Let's check it out.

Aroma: A bit of grassy agave and hint of earth and ripe fruit (pear/apricot). There's also an astringent scent that is common in tequilas that are made/processed quickly. Slightly metallic.

Initial Taste: A strange flavor. A bit of agave, fruit and a medicinal taste. It's not as bad as it sounds, but it's a bit like a spicy cough syrup. It sweet and spicy, but it has a fruity and metallic aspect to it.

Body: An earthy and peppery body. The sweetness is pretty much gone as it moves along your palate. Medium-thin body.

Finish: A spicy pepper linger with a bit of alcohol burn as well. The burn stays with you a while, the flavors fade fairly quickly.

In all honesty, while I don't love this as a sipper, I can see why it is used as a 100% agave mixer and with good results. It's a bit too hot to be sipped enjoyably, but the flavors within lend it to being a nice and well priced tequila to throw into a margarita. It's not great, but when considering that it's priced like a mixto, you can certainly do worse. I'll definitely be mixing the rest of this bottle...

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