Tasted on 07/05/08 out of Double ball glass. I don't feel let down, yet I wasn't WOWED either. I definitely don't see myself buying a bottle of this. As a matter of fact, I was 'forced' into drinking this because it was the ONLY tequila they had at the bar I was at.
Aroma: A bit difficult to detect. On the subtle side definitely. Hints of earth and agave.
Initial taste: A thin mouth feel, on the tip of the tongue there was slight bitterness.
Body: A subtle body of agave, earth, and spices. I like my bodies to be bolder.
Finish: Of short duration, with no alcohol burn.
In my opinion Patron Silver is highly overrated. I find the flavor to be mediocre. It hasn't been a smooth drink for me and it kind of left me with a bad after taste. Because of the Patron name it has gotten a lot of hype. However, from what I've seen the majority of the people drinking it are either drunk college girls or guys trying to show off their wallets... All and all I feel that for the money there are much better tequilas out there.
Patron Silver Tequila, NOM 1492. I enjoyed this crystal clear spirit in a small Cognac snifter where it released a clean, earthy agave nose accompanied with light alcohol. It initially had a hot, peppery taste but softened into flavors of agave, sweet citrus & spice. This light bodied tequila soon opened up with more hints of alcohol, spice & a sweet aftertaste that followed all the way through a medium duration finish. There was also an open sensation due in part to the alcohol which was present through the entire tasting. I thought this tequila could be smoother considering the Patron name & the price. B/B+
Taste: clay with ground black pepper and light on the tongue with help from the ice finishing with a blanco burn
For blancos I would much rather drink either the Chinaco, Corralejo or the Milagro. My current top three blanco picks as of the writing of this review. If in a pinch as I was with the bar only have Patron as the "top shelf" Tequila brand then Patron is what you are stuck ordering.
Patron Silver NOM 1492 Tasted 3/7/08. On this date I tried this tequila at the Davis Graduate Tequila Bar using a snifter. This tequila is clear in color and has intense floral and earthy aromas with moderate fruit and spice. There are also hints of smoke to this silver tequila. A mellow taste on the tongue leads to a sweet entry with mild bitterness. The Patron Silver flavor contains intense earthy and floral flavors and moderate to intense agave. The tequila also has mild intensities of fruit and spice followed by a small amount of alcohol bite to the finish. Patron Silver finishes with a medium to long duration of flavor and a numbing alcohol feeling. This tequila has been awarded the overall rating of 87/88 points out of 100.