tasted on 12/1/09 out of a snifter at home. An excellent blanco that doesn't overdo it, or fall short. Highly recommended for new tequila drinkers who still need a little convincing. Personally, I would never mix this one.
Aroma: lightly floral and citrus.
Initial Taste: A thin mouth feel, upon entry its sweet with no bitterness. First taste is earth.
Body: A very nice body consisting of earth, agave, citrus and slight pepper. I tasted all of these and they seem really well balanced.
Finish: A nice semi heated finish of short to medium duration, with a lingering taste of floral.
Balance and enjoyability is what it is all about, and this blanco delivers the goods. Its nose is bright (but not excessive) agave and spice. Entry is sweet agave which rolls over to a slight and very agreeable bitterness as the agave flavour deepens. Body is moderate and balanced. Finishes modestly with more agave and a light herbal note. Handmade blown-glass bottles completes this outstanding package. This is the blanco against which I measure the others.
Tequila 4 Copas Blanco tasted 3/16/08 in a Riedel glass. NOM 1457 La Quemada. I ordered this bottle from Hi-Time for $50.00. A lot of extra work goes into the creation of this virgin organic tequila before it ever hits your tongue. It shows, and I appreciate that. This blanco stands out in the crowd not because its necessarily better than the rest but because it's so good at being unique among other blancos. For tequila to rate exceptional in my book it must cover three bases well. Agave taste, tequila flavor, and alcohol balance. 4 Copas balances all three of theses quite nicely. Its pure cooked agave peppery taste and citrus nose are not overly intense. It has a very traditional tequila profile that is medium bodied, low in bitterness, and high in sweetness. Its perfect balance of alcohol burn and harshness make this an excellent sipper and mixer. The bottles beautiful deep azul gradient to clear glass and artwork presentation, especially when lit up, rounds out this top shelf addition to any bar.
4 Copas Blanco: Tequila for people who don't like tequila.
This tequila is very sweet, very smooth, and finishes short. There is a buttery feel in the mouth, but I would be hesitant to call it even medium bodied. It's very, very light. There is a moderate amount of agave, but I didn't experience any "intense" flavors.
All in all, I think it's a great effort; and it would probably mix extremely well. Even just for shear contrast between this and Case Noble or Don Valente, it is worth checking out.
4 Copas Blanco ? NOM 1457 ? Tasted 3/4/07. 4 Copas Blanco is clear in color. Aromas consist of intense earth and floral followed by moderate fruit, smoke, pepper, and spice scents. The first sip of the tequila is sweet and has a low-to-no amount of bitterness. The types of flavors 4 Copas Blanco has include intense earth and floral. On the mild side, there are agave, spice, pepper, and smokey flavors. Unfortunately, the tequila finished with a short duration of flavor and a slight tingly alcohol intensity. I awarded 4 Copas Blanco the rating of ?B+? overall.