Pepe Zevada Tequila Blanco

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Pepe Zevada Tequila Blanco

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Tequila Pepe Zevada Blanco

Pepe Zevada Blanco Tequila - The delicate smoothness and exquisite bouquet of Pepe Zevada “Z” Blanco evokes the authentic aromas of the agave from where the spirit is distilled.  It is a testimony of a precise fermentation and distillation, giving the true original taste of premium agave.

Jose “Pepe” Zevada embodies the word tradition.  Born of European parentage, Pepe was raised by the values that your “word and a handshake” meant a promise would be kept.  He was taught that the dinner table was sacred because that is where families came together to celebrate life’s events.  Pepe has been in the liquor business for over 30 years, and as a tequila expert, his name on the bottle represents his personal commitment that this product contains all the characteristics an excellent tequila should possess. 

Through the combination of tradition and high technology, this has placed Pepe Zevada among the leading distillers in Mexico.  Pepe Zevada “Z” Tequila is produced with extensive care to detail, from the selection of 7 to 9 year old agave plants, the careful choice of cultivated yeasts through the unique short column distillation process, managed by a staff with over 30 years distillation experience. A single sip reveals the smooth uncompromising taste.

Pepe Zevada “Z” Tequila is produced from 100% natural ingredients, with no additives to modify or change its exceptional quality or authentic taste.  This is insured through using dimineralized water so the minerals do not contaminate the spirit.


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Slightly floral, slightly citrus, slightly wet grass...almost a tangy aspect minty citrus flavor with a hint of earth in the nose. Initial taste is tart with only minimal sweetness. Medium body with a noticeable, but not necessarily oily, coating. A quick, yet balanced finish of heat with a slight lingering of the mint and citrus; it dissipates quickly, however, except for a faint aftertaste and tingling on the lips.

This was fairly well-balanced throughout, but nothing exceptional or remarkable in any particular aspect. This is strictly a mixer for me, but very worthy in that respect. I've seen it for under $20, and that is a great price for it; but I've also seen it around $30, which is really pushing the limit IMO; I think mid-to-lower 20s is about right for this blanco. Nothing fancy with the bottle, but a nice screw-on top and wooden cap. Clearly not a lot of thought went into the label design with the big 'Z' and not much else on a clear sticker. The bottle shape is familiar...hmmm...maybe a taller and slimmer version of Casa Noble?
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Z Tequila is a smaller brand that may be a bit lesser known, but made a splash at this year's San Francisco spirits competition. Any time I can get my hands on something that wins a Double Gold for under $30, you can be sure that I'm going to check it out.

Price: $25-30/bottle

Aroma: A great big agave nose on this one. Complimentary smells of floral and grassy notes with black pepper...and just a touch of extra sweetness like a vanilla.

Initial Taste: A nice clean agave forward entry. Citrus and mint hints make it really crisp and sweet.

Body: Medium to thin body, but it has some oiliness to coat the palate. There's a great agave pepper kick there that you want in a good blanco.

Finish: Medium length finish that brings all of the clean agave notes to the forefront again. The complexities are subtle, but they worth well with the agave forward flavors. A very nice finish to a splendid blanco.

This is a tequila lover's blanco. Big agave notes and a clean entry and smooth finish with the signature pepper kick that you want in a good blanco. Add in the fact that you can find this around $25 or so...and sign me up. Well done Pepe!
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Purchased bottle from Wine and Liquor depot 06/03/08. Tasted in snifter.

Zeveda blanco tequila definitely is a unique tequila. it is a smooth sipper but it does have a slight alcohol burn at the end. I dont love it, but I do like it alot.

Aroma: Very cool aroma! A clean fresh nose of mint and vanilla.
Initial taste: A thin mouth feel of spicy mint that turns into a subtle yet very present agave
Body: The agave presence intensifies at this point, with hints of floral and vanilla.
Finish:Very minty agave finish of medium to long duration with slight alcohol burn.
Presentation: As I've stated before, presentation doesn't mean much to me. However, this bottle is pretty dull. A better presentation could possibly convince someone to pick this bottle up!

Like I said, in my humble opinion, a very unique blanco. Does it break into my top 5 though? No. Would I buy another bottle? At $27 dollars a bottle? You bet I would!
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