I'll admit that I'm a reposado or anejo guy in most instances. I generally like the smoothness of aged tequilas a bit more, but this tequila seemed even a bit more harsh in the initial taste with a alcohol than most blancos.
The flavor is not a sweet agave flavor. It's an earthy and spicy tequila. The finish is nice and the overall taste is good, but it's not at the very top of my list. However, it is a good value for blanco lovers at the price of $35-40 a bottle.
Tequila 1921 blanco lot #100
Tasted in a Riedel tequila glass 15.06.2010
Herbal nose, i smell basil, mint and bitter oranges.
Good mouth feel, but way to much spirit burn.
Quite bitter aftertaste, beeing a blanco, this is strange because i get
a sligtly woody taste.
Maybe a bad batch, but not my type of blanco.
The bottle is very nice though.
The wax seal is also very cool, but a pull tab like Makers Mark would be a nice touch.
I was able to enjoy some of this blanco over the weekend. A strong alcohol initial taste seemed to be the only thing I didn't love about this blanco, but that didn't last long. Let it sit for a few minutes before sipping. I like the traditional feel of the bottle.
Purchased a bottle from Top Line in Glendale for $34.99. Tasted out of double ball glass. This is a very unique blanco, although very reminiscent of Herencia Mexicana all the way through except for the finish. I rated the finish based on my personal preference (well, that's how all my ratings are), but up until then, I think this blanco is pretty darn good.
I don't think I'd be rushing out to get this one again though. The black licorice finish just isn't my vibe. But if it's yours, this is where its at.
Aroma: A very floral nose. I mean very floral and earth. After reading other reviews stating they detected 'wet cement', I swirled the glass many times and sniffed. I finally got the same. I don't know if I would have detected that without reading a previous review.
Initial Taste: A semi oily mouth feel. Its nice and sweet with no bitterness. First taste I detected was fruity.
Body: The body evolves into a very spicy and earthy agave.
Finish: A heated finish of medium duration, and with a lingering of black licorice.