I've mentioned this in my other Patron reviews - I think the brand receives lower marks because of the popularity/hype associated with it. I like the presentation of their line - very distinct, yet not overdone; classy, but not pretentious.
There is an alcohol presence to the aroma as there often is with a silver. The agave is present, but I wish it was a bit more evident. There are slight floral and earthy tones as well, but neither very distinct. While the finish isn't overly dramatic this often leaves my mouth a bit numb for a while - sometimes I can even feel it the next day. This isn't an incredibly complex drink, but more on the crisp, light and easily enjoyable side.
I most recently purchased this with a bottle of Corazon blanco and felt like this one was slightly more pleasurable to drink. If you're going to mix a high-end tequila, or if you prefer silvers, I would recommend this. But if you're just looking to sip a great tequila I'd go with an anejo any day.
A good starter tequila, especially for the I-don't-drink-tequila crowd. Converts many of the wary.
Great marketing and presentation, but underwhelming nose, body, finish, and price. You are paying for a label and a massive ad budget, rather than true quality.
I don't hate Patron. Actually, I love it, because it introduced me to a spirit that I love. But, I have moved on, as my palette has become more sophisticated. There are far better values and experiences to be had.
Let me first say that this Tequila is something that I really wanted to like. I would also agree with the other reviewer here that Patron Tequila is overrated. After taking several weeks to finish a pint I was very disappointed and completely under-impressed. The initial taste is clean and fairly smooth but that is the only positive point I can give this tequila. I have sampled various other premium and non-premium Tequilas and this stuff does not live up to its reputation. For me, the finish was by far the worst part of the experience and terrible. My overall impression was an overwhelming prolonged alcohol burn with an unpleasant bitter aftertaste. I was expecting something very smooth and fairly mild based on other reviews and hype, but this is not even close. Again, I gave Patron Silver a nice long test run and every benefit of the doubt, but needless to say I will not be purchasing again.
It's popular to knock it, but it tastes nice and is an enjoyable sipper. It may have added agave nectar as some think, but the taste is pleasant and better than many,(comparably priced) tequilas. Yes the price is ridiculous but besides respecting it for starting the recent tequila revolution for many many people, it truly is not bad. The nose is tangy, floral and sweet, with a touch of pepper and spice. It has medium oil, hot, spicy, like many quality blanco's. Although it's hot at times, it is also smooth. The flavors finish nicely with spice and some heat.- Long Island Lou