Updated: Jan 22, 2021
G4 Blanco 108- NOM 1579 - 54%
I'm not starry-eyed when it comes to high proof blancos. With some exceptions (Fuenteseca 2013, Calle 23 Criollo), my palate prefers low distillation proof, 40-percenters over higher proof expressions. I'll take Yeyo and Olive Oil Tesoro over Tapatio 110, Fortaleza 100-B over Still Strength. It's a hit or miss category for me. And while I've enjoyed all the G4 I've tried, I've yet to find an expression that scores up there with my all-time favorites. I feel like the deck is stacked a little against G4 Blanco 108 - especially with it coming in at significantly higher ABV than my favorites in the high proof blanco category.
Nose: Fresh bell and poblano peppers. Honey. Cashews. Faint pollen. This is really nice.
Flavor: Vegetal. Herbal. Touch of sweetness. Baking spice. Citrus and root-y bitterness in the finish.
Structure: Heavy and rolling. Long. Get out of here! Really nice.
Alcohol Integration: Couple drops of water clarify some of the notes on the palate - jalapeño, parsley, black jelly beans, honey. Lengthens the finish and kills the bitterness.
Score: 8 (Stash One) This is an impressive drop. Feel free to add some water. Loves to swim. My favorite G4 to date.
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Those fresh vegetal, herbal, and spice notes coupled with the elevated proof would have me suggest a fully ripe mezcal with low smoke influence.
Reina Sanchez 100% Tepeztate
10 - Reevaluate The Budget
9 - Stash Two (If Able)
8 - Stash One (At The Right Price)
7 - Highly Recommend It To Strangers
6 - Solid - Above Average
5 - Acceptable For The Situation
4 - Not Vocally Complaining
3 - Anything Else To Drink?
2 - Nothing Nice To Say
1 - Drain Pour