Review: Jose Cuervo Platino Tequila

Review: Jose Cuervo Platino Tequila

cuervo platino

From the biggest name in the tequila business comes an ultra-premium bottling, Jose Cuervo Platino, a silver tequila that’s priced to the skies.

Made using the innermost part of the agave, the piña, the tequila is meant to evoke agave in the extreme. And it certainly does. While it’s impressively smooth, it packs quite the agave wallop. If you love that musky, peppery tequila taste, this is the bottle for you.

For me, the flavor is simply too intense. A more charitable reviewer would say it has a “long finish,” but for me it’s an aftertaste that lingers for 10, 15 minutes. That finish begins with floral notes but ultimately gives way to vegetal flavors. It’s just too much “agave” for me. Try it with lime, on the rocks, instead of neat.

The packaging, by the way, is impressive: Bottles are hand-numbered and dipped in wax. The glass is meant to evoke age, with microscopic bubbles embedded within. It’s a striking design, and the whole thing is packed inside a wooden box. Amazing gift potential here.

80 proof.

B / $53 

Jose Cuervo Platino Tequila




Christopher Null is the founder and editor in chief of Drinkhacker. A veteran writer and journalist, he also operates Null Media, a bespoke content creation company.


  1. Anonymous on February 8, 2011 at 8:14 am

    You don’t know nothing, how are you going to compare reposado to a silver. Like Cab to Merlot or apples to oranges. Quite frankly best tequila in the world in my opinion and unarguably the best silver tequila available for purchase.

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