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July 28, 2017

Review: Dos Armadillos Plata Tequila

by Jeff Ellingson

Dos Armadillos Plata Tequila is crafted at Premium de Jalisco in the Village of Mazamitia, 7220 feet above sea level.  It is made from 100% Blue Agave grown for a minimum of 8 years in Amatitan.  Once harvested the pinas are split into four pieces and slow cooked with steam in a stainless steel autoclave.  The temperature is gradually increased to 198 degrees over a period of several hours.  Steam is generated and injected into the oven.  The pinas are washed to remove the bitter honey, waxes, and agave cuticles that give the juice an unpleasant taste.  The pinas are chopped into small pieces and than crushed by very heavy rollers to extract the juice.  After fermenting for seven days with a unique yeast strain the tequila is double distilled in small batches.  The tequila is immediately poured into handcrafted crystal bottles featuring two green tinted armadillos.The aroma is citrus, agave, vanilla, and salted bell pepper.  The sweet citrus and vanilla agave entry builds to a juicy pear peak.  The fade is smooth and semidry with vanilla cream flavor.  It finishes warm, and oily with light mineral texture, banana pudding taste, and a mild sting.  Dos Armadillos Plata is a tequila I enjoy more every sip I take.

NOM: 1558

Region: Highlands

40% Alcohol

Score: 92

Award: Gold Medal

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