This new tequila is only available in a reposado expression (time in barrel is 10 months, very lengthy for a reposado). 100 percent agave, of course, the nose is pungent and big, loaded with agave and pepper character, plus a touch of wood. The body reveals more nuance: Lots of sweet caramel and honey, maple syrup, and a dusting of citrus. The sweet sticks to your ribs, and your teeth: Nougat, chewy and rich, with a creamy, lasting denouement.
The label may not be the most sophisticated we’ve seen here, but what’s inside is solid.
A- / $35 / tequilasanlorenzo.com
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