Suerte is the tequila with the rabbit on the label. The name means fate or luck — as in rabbit’s foot — but inside the bottle you’ll find 100% agave tequila from the Jalisco Highlands. This reposado (the only expression we’re reviewing) is aged for 7 to 11 months in oak barrels before bottling at 80 proof.
I love the nose. Agave-focused with caramel underpinnings, the aroma is balanced but up-front with its sweetness. Some orange notes lie beneath if you breathe deep. The body is surprisingly peppery, an interesting balance to the relatively sweet nose. Some light smoke, more citrus (including lime notes), and a somewhat fiery — yet pleasant — finish round out a fine little reposado.
A- / $40 / drinksuerte.com
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