Turns out this is actually a single barrel version chosen for a local shop, but we got it for the upcoming St Patrick’s Day (in true Honest Booze Reviews tradition). It’s actually not a bad reposado overall, but for the typical mixers we have it doesn’t do very well here, which is sad for us.
I wish here that the aftertaste was just much nicer because that would make it a perfectly serviceable sipping tequila. This is without a doubt though the kind of tequila you would expect to see in a Mexican restaurant, and I’m sure it mixes quite well with tacos.
What they Say: “Tequila Corazon is produced in the “heart” of the Blue Agave growing area of Mexico known as “The Highlands” of Jalisco. The family that creates this exceptional Tequila has been growing Blue Agave more than three generations. Tequila Corazon is estate grown, distilled and hand bottled”
Taste: 6.5 – It starts off nice and pleasant really. The agave and sweetness are the right ratio.
Aftertaste: 3.5 – Here though it goes south. The taste is just not pleasant.
Burn/Smooth: 5.5 – Despite the aftertaste though this does go down smoothly enough with minimal burn.
Aroma: 6.0 – You get only the agave here – a good thing. You do wish there was a lot more complexity here.
Manliness: 7.0 – It has a heart on it, which is about the only demerit here. The bottle, text, and pedigree are totally working well here.
Tequila Sunrise: 3.0 – I am not a fan of that sunrise if I’m honest. The recipe is right, but I’d rather have this tequila straight up. (Or possibly in some lime/mango juice concoction)
w/ Lime: 5.0 – It’s fine. Nothing special.
Value: 4.0 – This makes a fine holiday purchase, but I’ll not be buying it again which says the most about a ‘value’ product.
Google Shop Average: $30
Metric Score: 36.5/70 |+| Metric Average: 5.21 |+| Reviewer Average: 5.5
Final Thoughts: Well happy St Paddy’s day everyone we’ll be enjoying it with some empanada’s and a smattering of this tequila and the one to be reviewed next week.
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