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September 27, 2017

Review: Azunia Platinum Blanco Tequila

by Jeff Ellingson

Azunia Platinum Blanco Tequila was introduced in 2010.  It has since been replaced by Azunia Blanco Tequila, a tequila now created with organic agave.  While Azunia Platinum Blanco Tequila is no longer produced, it may still be available in limited quantities.  My review of Azunia Blanco will be posted tomorrow.  I will highlight the differences between the two in tomorrows review.  Azunia Platinum Blanco Tequila is crafted by Master Distiller Salvador Rivera Cordona at the family owned and operated Rancho Miravalle Estate.  The agave is grown for 8-10 years in the small town of Amatitan.  The agave is slow roasted for 36 hours and allowed to cool before the cooked pinas are crushed in pressing mills to extract the agave juice.  After fermenting in the open air for 5-7 days it is double distilled in a pot still.   The aroma is floral agave, citrus, and jalapeno pepper.  The sweet agave entry is joined by lemon citrus flavor.  Creamy caramel arrives at the midpoint.  It fades with jalapeno pepper, flavor and heat.  The finish is warm, bitter, and peppery with oily mineral texture.  While I enjoyed the taste of Azunia Platinum Blanco Tequila, the finish was a little too warm and peppery to serve as a sipper.  I’ll save the balance of the bottle for mixing cocktails.

NOM: 1426

Region: Lowlands

40% Alcohol

Score: 87

Award: Bronze Medal

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