April 27, 2009

Tenampa Azul Tequila

Gran Centenario is one of the major tequila brand names, and the company has a lengthy line of products.

• Tenampa Azul Tequila

This expression of 100% blue agave tequila ("azul" is Spanish for "blue") may be rested for two months in charred American oak barrels, but it retains the heat and edge of a new spirit. That's a good thing for those who prefer a bitier tequila compared to the more aged expressions taking an ever-larger chunk of the market.

The roasted agave notes come through immediately on the nose, joined by hints of green apple, oak and roses.

An ever-so-slight element of sweetness -- banana and vanilla -- is evident in the complex flavor profile, yet the heat and slight bite prevail.

This is an excellent reposado, ideal for cocktails because the taste will hold up, and because it's a good value for the price. And, just in time for Cinco de Mayo festivities.

Suggested retail price: $21.99.

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Anonymous said...

Best tequila for the price!!

Anonymous said...

There is nothing on the market that comes close to this tequila's quality at this price. I almost use it exclusively for my margaritas.

Anonymous said...

I've been paying $17.99 per bottle, for that price it is really the best bang for buck for tequilas that are 100% agave!

Megan said...

I'm partial to reposados, and I noticed that my local liquor store just started carrying this brand. They also carry the Azul Silver. Has anyone tried this? Torn between which one to get! Thanks.