Purchased a bottle from Top Line in Glendale for $34.99. Tasted out of double ball glass. This is a very unique blanco, although very reminiscent of Herencia Mexicana all the way through except for the finish. I rated the finish based on my personal preference (well, that's how all my ratings are), but up until then, I think this blanco is pretty darn good.
I don't think I'd be rushing out to get this one again though. The black licorice finish just isn't my vibe. But if it's yours, this is where its at.
Aroma: A very floral nose. I mean very floral and earth. After reading other reviews stating they detected 'wet cement', I swirled the glass many times and sniffed. I finally got the same. I don't know if I would have detected that without reading a previous review.
Initial Taste: A semi oily mouth feel. Its nice and sweet with no bitterness. First taste I detected was fruity.
Body: The body evolves into a very spicy and earthy agave.
Finish: A heated finish of medium duration, and with a lingering of black licorice.
I'll admit that I'm a reposado or anejo guy in most instances. I generally like the smoothness of aged tequilas a bit more, but this tequila seemed even a bit more harsh in the initial taste with a alcohol than most blancos.
The flavor is not a sweet agave flavor. It's an earthy and spicy tequila. The finish is nice and the overall taste is good, but it's not at the very top of my list. However, it is a good value for blanco lovers at the price of $35-40 a bottle.
Snag all of the 1079's you can get. The tequila tracker was right on this one. Thank you BOB. this was delicious
The first time I had it I was getting alot of dill and fresh herbs. tonight I tasted it along 7LB, Milagro select blanco, ocho 2009 plata, and boy did I smell things differently.
I was smelling a blueberry candy and the taste confirmed the smell. I still got the fresh herb taste but this night in particular I was detecting a spicy blueberry agave thing going on. It is absolutely declious.
A game changer in the blanco department. I havenot tried the new offerings but I will continue to snatch up in 1079 noms. I live in the bay area, so if you live in the bay area, please keep these on the shelves for me to find. THANK YOU