Updated: Jan 22
1921 Blanco Tequila (NOM 1079) 4th Gen - 40%
One of my highest rated blancos to date is a 1921 3rd Gen from NOM 1079. The soft rolling structure, bright fruit, expressive notes, and overall richness blew me away. While I've enjoyed other 1079 blancos (Oro Azul, Frida, Aha Toro), none have made the impression that 3rd Gen did. Needless to say, I was excited to get a chance to try a 4th Gen to see how it stacks up.
Be sure to check out the two tequilatracker.com articles on 1921. Fantastic work there. Thanks to the resource, I was able to match the wax and bottle info. Part 1 also relays detailed historical notes and production information.
Nose: Earthy and peppery. Slightly cheesy. Miss the fruit I loved on earlier gens.
Flavor: Fruitier up front - peach. Touch of honey. Licorice. Then it dries out with minerality and light spice.
Structure: Dynamic with a nice weight. Moves quickly and in layers.
Alcohol Integration: Slight chemical/boozy notes at the tail of the finish - otherwise it’s spot on.
Score: 7 (Highly Recommend) A crusher blanco. Engaging structure. Lots of action. Bold notes. The nose lacks some character and the finish gets a little prickly. Generally, it’s missing that unique, fruity character of the 3rd Generation I tried. Drinks closer in profile to Aha Toro than the 3rd Gen. Still bolder and more expressive than the Oro Azul and Frida blancos also from NOM 1079.
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