Patron Añejo #28476
Tasted 15.06.2010 in a Riedel Tequila glass.
Slight hint of vanilla and oak, but there is a sort of synthetic smell to it, could it be the caramel?
Thin mouth feel, strong spirit burn and the Tequila itself has very little flavour too it.
I can pick up some slight agave, vanilla and caramel
Nothing special about this Añejo.
Simple and stylish bottle with a BIG natural cork stopper.
I guess if you are gonna use an añejo for coctails, this would work quite good due to the sweetness.
Bought this at costco, paid $99 for 1.75 liters. Sampled form a 6 oz. shot glass. I have had this tequila many times and the one thing I can say about Patron is that it is NEVER the same. It is a bit disturbing to say the least. Color is straw, works it way down the glass with fast legs and settles to small tears quickly. Not too complex in the nose, agave/alcohol some caramel and floral comes through. Thin in the mouth and a bit of heat in the finish. It's cheap and comes in a nice big bottle, the top will start to come apart over time. Patron is a marketing success and has brought some attention to the industry. All they need to do now is figure out how to be consistent with their product.
One of the few bottles of Anejo that I did not finish. Let my wife use it up cooking shrimp. It wasn't awful, but life is too short to sip Tequila you don't really like. I will order Patron if it is all a bar has to offer. May try some of their higher end Tequila just to make sure I am not missing anything.
Patron is a "good" tequila; but, in my opinion, not a "GREAT" tequila. In my humble opinion, not the quality of other anejos in this price-catagory. In the future, I will order something else when savoring an anjeo (Don Julio, Chinaco, Herradura, etc...) This one goes in my margarita...
I think this anejo gets a bit of a bad rap because of the heavy marketing/popularity of the brand. If you remove the label and just put this anejo aside others I think it would do much better among tequila lovers.
Anyway, this anejo lacks a bit of complexity at first blush I'll admit, but what I love about it is its versatility. Most anejos I have a very strong preference to how I like to drink it - on the rocks, straight up (most typical preference), or in a snifter/riedel - but with this I have no preference... my favorite way always seems to be however I'm drinking it at the time! Warmed up in a snifter really brings out some nice carmel and oaky notes, while on ice brings out a little bit of vanilla, and an earthy flavor where the agave is more present. Straight up it is is crisp and refreshing with a nice agave flavor with just the right amount of oak.
This doesn't cost much more than most good anejos so I'm not quite certain why people fuss over the price so much - I typically find the 1.75 l on sale for between $80-90 and for that price it is quite a steal! Marketing and hype aside, this anejo is a great choice!