Reviewer’s Note: Sample of the product discussed here was provided to me for reviewing purposes at no cost.
As I type this, it is National Tequila Day 2016, and the reviewing is easy during a summer characterized by humidity levels bordering on malevolent. Given the number of summery tequila-based cocktails typically consumed during this season, the timing could not be more fitting for me to say a few words about a bottle of Patrón Tequila Silver that came to me some time ago.
This premium tequila pours crystal-clear, with powerful aromatics that leap from the glass. Notes of citrus like lemon, lime and tangerine lead that parade, underlaid by a spicy element dusted with white pepper. Crafted of 100% Blue Agave, it’s a prime example of the tequilas produced in the highlands of Jalisco Mexico, where the agave plants tend to grow larger and mature more slowly than their lowland counterparts that are drier, earthier, and more herbaceous. This 80-proof silver tequila expresses pronounced fruity characteristics, and despite significant alcohol heat, remains smooth and supple on the palate.
The citrus declarations in its aroma carry over onto the tongue, where a moderate finish awaits, warmed by suggestions of black pepper and the faintest essence of wood. This product provided me with a pleasant drinking experience and expressed its highland terroir in a successful and at once recognizable fashion that satisfied me at every stage.
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