Beautifully packaged, but I think I was paying more for that than the tequila itself! In my humble opinion, a bit overpriced. But is it a great blanco? Id have to say yes, but it doesnt break into my top five.
Aroma: Nice hints floral and earth
Initial taste: Slightly bitter but very tasty
Body: intense flavors of agave and earth
Finish and duration: A bit of a short numbing finish for me.
In short, this was a decent blanco tequila that is wonderfully packaged and not at all worth the price.
Aroma: Simple agave and maybe a bit of earth and spice.
Initial Taste: Clean, light agave and a touch of bitterness that I didn't like that much.
Body: Thin, but the agave comes through a bit more.
Finish: A bit of burn and it doesn't stay with you.
If you bought it, you'll enjoy it and enjoy the bottle. From a value perspective, you can just flat out do better. It will look great on a shelf though.
I was surprised with this tequila on a visit to my son-in-law. I've never been a big Cuervo fan, considering it for the most part a cheap shooter/mixer. I was utterly and pleasantly amazed by the flavor and smoothness of this product. It is as good in its own way as many reposados and some anejos. I'll be adding this to my collection and would encourage anyone who appreciates fine things to do so as well. VERY good indeed.
I'm not a big fan of the Cuervo brand. What made me buy this bottle was how pretty the box and bottle was. I was surprised how much i ended up like this blanco. It is by far the best tequila that Jose Cuervo makes. I would buy this again
I won't lie, I have plenty of memories tied to the Cuervo brand. The first tequila I ever drank was Cuervo gold, and I'm sure this is the case with most everybody reading this, and like it or not, the Cuervo name has a certain mystique.
But alas, times have changed and we have all moved on to better things. This Cuervo Platino is certainly a better thing. This is a nice tequila. Smooth, flavorful, and with one of the best bouquets of any spirit I've had recently. I smell it and I just want it.
Overall, this is a smooth, tasty, agave laden tequila that shines with the best of them. Highly recommended.