Gran Dovejo Tequila Blanco

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Gran Dovejo Tequila Blanco

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2011 TEQUILA.net Awards - "Best of the Best" Best Highland Blanco Tequila
2011 TEQUILA.net Awards - Best of the Best

Tequila Gran Dovejo Blanco

Tequila Gran Dovejo Blanco is 100% Blue Agave, unaged, and bottled directly after distillation.

Tequila Gran Dovejo is a small-batch, traditionally crafted, premium tequila. Made from 100% of the finest, single-estate blue agave, our plants are exclusively grown in the beautiful highlands of Jalisco, Mexico by the Vivanco family who has been producing some of the finest agave in the region for over five generations. The agave plants are harvested at the peak of maturity, stripped of their "pencas", and the "piñas" are then slowly roasted in traditional clay ovens for up to 36 hours. Once roasted, the "piñas" are shredded in a mill after which the sweet agave juices are extracted. Once the juices are isolated, they are fermented with the use of champagne yeast while the harmonious sounds of music play in the background as this is found to optimize the sugar conversion. Our tequila is then double distilled in Alembic copper pot stills. Expressing his craftsmanship and worthy of carrying his name, Mr. Leopoldo Solis Tinoco introduces his exquisite creation: Tequila Gran Dovejo. Masterfully done.

Master Distiller: Leopoldo Solís Tinoco
Born in Guadalajara, Jalisco mexico and considered one of the top tequila connoisseurs and blend designers in the world, Leopoldo Solis Tinoco is the master behind Gran Dovejo’s premium taste and quality. A chemical engineer,  Mr. Solis has been a key advisor to many high quality tequila brands for the past 26 years. Currently, Solis is the General Director at Profesionales en Equipo y Filtracion (PEFIL); a company dedicated since 1984 to the creation of equipment and administering of education for the fermentation and distillation of fine spirits. The accolades are endless and his experience is unmatched. Together, with renowned master distiller Gabriel Espindola Martinez, his love and passion now converge on his exceptional creation; encompassing his style, radiating his experience and unearthing the soul of Jalisco. Tequila Gran Dovejo.

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(Updated: June 26, 2011)
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Gran Dovejo Blanco * Tasted June 2011 * Riedel Tequila Glass

Appearance: clear - slow tears
Aroma: agave and black pepper with hints of olive and honey
Initial Taste: sweet agave and citrus
Spirit Body: asparagus and lemon
Finish / Aftertaste: spicy agave finish, sweet mint aftertaste
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Sometimes, a tequila is so good that you can't wait to get your hands on the rest of the line. I was fortunate enough to have the Gran Dovejo Reposado a short while back that I was very anxious to try to base blanco juice from the line.

Aroma: A complex nose that includes agave, pepper and honey...a slight grassy note too.
Initial Taste: Strong agave initial taste with a nice citrus note.
Body: Medium thickness, semi-oily. A BIG and crisp agave flavor. There are slight vegetal notes that compliment the citrus flavors. It's a very complex tequila with lots of agave, but nice complex green notes as well. The honey aspect comes through in the body as well with a slight spice note that adds a hint of creaminess to it.
Finish: A wonderful spicy finish. The agave is still most prominent. The pepper comes forward a lot and the citrus, honey and baking spice leave a long tasty finish that makes you want more while simultaneously reminding you how good your last sip was.


NOM 1414 is probably my favorite distillery. This rates up with the best from that distillery and the best in my collection. It's slightly green, but not overly so. It's very complex, but without the flavors getting in the way of each other. It's strong from start to finish. The price and packaging say premium...and the juice inside says ultra-premium. It's a great tequila. I'd highly recommend getting some.
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This is a very well-balanced blanco. It has a very subtle nose of earth and vegetables. The taste is very pleasant, and not too strong in any particular way...again, very balanced. It continues with more vegetal taste along with agave and earth like a classic blanco would have.

Nice body in the mouth and on the tongue, with a smooth finish. Not too much burn, but some spice on the back end.

A very attractive bottle and presentation. A nice tequila to use as an introduction into premium tasting.
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