- Herradura Silver ($30, 40% vol.)
- Don Julio Blanco ($36, 40%vol.)
- Partida Silver (42, $0%vol.)
- Patron Silver ($40, 40%vol.)
- Casa Noble Cristal ($36, 40%vol.)
- Siete Leguas Silver ($NA, 40%vol)
- Don Eduardo Silver ($33, 40%vol.)
Pictured L-R: Casa Noble, Don Eduardo, Don Julio, Herradura, Partida, Patron, 7 LeguasFolllowing is a tasting note summary for each tequila with final scorings/rankings at the end. Tequilas were tasted blind (thanks to some help from Julie) along with some Sangrita, and were rated on a 50-100 scale. There was some discussion during the tasting to describe and compare some of the taste profiles.
#1 Herredura Blanco
Nose - something off, a chemical aroma, flawed
Taste - more of the same
Finish - peppery, spicy
Barf/Charitably papaya on the nose. Some cedar, woodsiness
#2 Don Julio Blanco
Nose - very round, vanilla, beeswax
Taste - full bodied, vanilla, dulce de leche.
Finish - smooth, round
Full-bodied, chardonnay oaky nose. Caramel initially on the palate, unctuous mouthfeel.
#3 Partida Blanco
Nose - delicate, citrusy
Taste - not a lot of flavor development. Agreeable, but not a lot of character.
Finish - hot, not too complex
Lighter, not much flavor. Hot & peppery finish. Agreeable.
#4 Patron Silver
Nose - Citrusy
Taste - citrus, vanilla. Medium-bodied (less body than #2)
Finish - long, smooth
Lighter - refined. Smooth finish. Great agave flavor.
#5 Casa Noble Crystal
Nose - Vegetal
Taste - More vegetal elements
Finish - medium length
Bland. B.O. on the nose. Wet newspaper, vegetal flavors.
#6 Siete Leguas Blanco
Nose - wet cement
Taste - more wet cement
Finish - long, cementy
Not much on the nose. Somewhat indistinctive but pleasant flavor. Pepper and wet cement on the finish.
#7 Don Eduardo Silver
Nose - mostly vanillin. Buttered, steamed cauliflower.
Taste - full-bodied agave, citrus vanilla
Finish - medium length
Full mouthfeel, creamy finish. Minerally, pleasant.
#1 Don Julio Blanco (93/95)
#2 Patron Silver (92/91)
#3 Don Eduardo Silver (90/90)
#4 Partida Silver (88/88)
#5 Siete Leguas Blanco (86/89)
#6 Casa Noble Crystal (89/80)
#7 Herradura Blanco (70-/75)
All of these tequilas were enjoyable with the exception of the Herradura Blanco which has something off in the nose and palate which both of us considered flawed and discounted the score accordingly.