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.
Tasted in rocks glass on April 18, 2008 showing long lasting legs down the glass.
Color: light golden
Aroma: slight wood
Taste: ground black pepper, agave and a tinge of wood with medium to heavy on the tongue finishing with a numbing burn
For anejos I would much rather drink either the Sol Azul, Casa Noble or Don Julio 1942. My current top three anejo picks as of the writing of this review. If in a pinch as I was with the bar only have Patron as the "top shelf" Tequila brand then Patron is what you are stuck ordering.
I liked the Patron Anejo a little better than the Silver. It has a mild flavor of agave and oak, however not as prominent as other anejos. I found it a bit smoother than the Silver... that's not saying much though. Patron Anejo is not a bad tequila but for the price there is much better out there.
The first time I got to try this, I was at a tasting where a dozen tequilas were available. I thought this stuff tasted like paint thinner compared to most of the others. This is before the massive marketing rush that has made this popular among people who let signs on trucks tell them what to think.
Good rule of thumb: Anyone who calls their blanco tequila "silver" is trying to pull a fast one. This is no exception.