El Espolon Tequila Silver

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The bottle may not catch your attention but the price does. Don't let that mislead you, I was skeptical when I brought this home but then was extremely surprised by the smooth taste and nice aroma. This is better than most blancos that are 30% higher in price. As with most very good Tequilas, sip out of snifter if possible and you will then enjoy the complexities of this Tequila.
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Aroma: Pretty potent earthy aromas that are dominated by sweet agave. Quite herbal and flowery. A little smokey.

Initial Taste: Real clean and crisp. Has a burst of freshness like cold, natural spring water. Agave, moderate spice, and a tinge of bitterness are present. Really just an excellent first impression.

Body: Pretty oily. Makes for a pleasant sip.

Finish: Long and smooth. Rounds out nicely as it rests on the tongue. The bitterness becomes mildly sweet and the spices really pick up. Also finishes with a hint of smokiness you'd expect from a lighter reposado. The finale is all agave.

Awesome for the price. Picked it up for $19 and I'll keep it around, especially for cocktails. I'm not big on blancos, but this one is quite good. My favorite blancos currently are Azunia, Milagro, Chinaco, and Casa Noble.
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Silver-grey cast - bright and polished with moderate to heavy viscosity. Offering initial aromas of cooked agave, melon and earth, the first sip flows across the tongue with a soft bitterness and deep earthy agave. Yum! Aroma expands to include a whiff of smoke, as the body offers insights into the deepening flavours of agave and earth. Finishes with smoke, pepper and reminders of the earthiness of the fine tequilas of Arandas. This is an excellent blanco at a very modest price. Thanks again, Seth - Espolon Blanco is a keeper.
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Tasted out of a double ball glass.
I was very impressed by this blanco as I fel
it covered all the bases as far as a blanco is concerned.
Fruit, vegetal, sweet, earthy, and finishing with a great agave lingering.
For $21.99 it's the best blanco bargain in town.
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Tequila Espolon Silver, NOM 1440. I tasted this tequila in a small, stemmed Cognac glass. It is crystal clear in color & has an almost neutral, light agave nose with a clearing, open, alcohol sensation. The rainbow of spicy-sweet tastes included cardamon, cinnamon, nutmeg, pepper, & an ample amount of cloves all blended together very nicely with some traces of alcohol. The sweetness continued into the body with a nice, warm glow. This spirit finished in the middle of the tongue & faded off with an earthy, floral bouquet. Espolon is smooth but still possesses a youthful, rawness experienced as a moderate, alcohol burn. I enjoyed the initial taste of this blanco more than any other to date but overall it fell just a bit short of my expectations. B+/A
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