Updated: Jan 22
El Tesoro de Chuy Chavez Plata - NOM 1443 - 38%
The bonus to exploring this blanco was taking some time to listen to some of the music of Chuy Chavez'scorrido norteño group, Los Original San Juan. This plata is contracted out of NOM 1433 which services 11 brands, utilizing high pressure autoclaves and, yet again, classical music during fermentation. I had no idea how prominent this process was in tequila before my current run of blanco reviews.
Nose: Generic earthy profile. Kicking some peanuts - boiled and roasted.
Flavor: Peanuts and earth again. Faint rubber. Drops flavor in the finish.
Structure: Flabby. I like a viscous palate, but it should provide room for the flavors to play with depth and complexity while keeping the ethanol in check. Decent weight, but not enough flavor to fill it and the ethanol still pokes through.
Alcohol Integration: Flavors ghost on the finish. Turns spirit-y.
Score: 3 (Anything Else?) Structure is disappointing. A few off-notes with the rubber and ethanol in the finish. Nothing tastes bad. Just not a lot going on.
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9 - Stash Two (If Able)
8 - Stash One (At The Right Price)
7 - Highly Recommend It To Strangers
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5 - Acceptable For The Situation
4 - Not Vocally Complaining
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2 - Nothing Nice To Say
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