DeLeon Tequila Diamante

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DeLeon Tequila Diamante

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DeLeón Tequila Diamante

DeLeón's exceptionally elegant and flavorful Blanco was given its own name by the locals, as a testiment to its superiority. They call it Diamante. While sipping silver Tequila is unheard of, with DeLeón, it has become the benchmark. We recommend the Diamante's smooth taste be savored neat, on the rocks, or as the perfect base for the highest quality cocktails.

~ Bottle
The beautifully crafted bottle is uniquely squared, unusually heavy, and created by one of the finest glassmakers in the world. The family's trademark DL is subtly sandblasted on the front as to not draw attention away from the perfection that rests inside.

~ Rock
The master, used to create the stunningly beautiful metal top, was hand carved from a one pound ball of sterling silver by famed rock and roll jewelry designer Bill Wall and remains the most familiar iconic identifier of the brand. (shown below)

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3 reviews
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93
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93(3)
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94(3)
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94(3)
Enjoyability
 
94(3)
Price
 
85(3)
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97(3)
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96
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95
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96
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98
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98
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80
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98
This was a gift to myself. A great choice.

The presentation is high quality. A monolithic black box. The tequila can be presented with the lid removed. The cap is heavy and elegant. The bottle itself is unique and graceful.

I'm not great at identifying scents or flavors but words that come to mind are clean, clear, crisp and pure.

The subtlety of this tequila is what makes it stand out as a tequila.

I just opened the bottle today and look forward to enjoying the rest of this tequila.

I usually spend around $40 per bottle for blancos. This was a risk since I spent $99. Just after the few sips I have enjoyed I am confident that it was well worth the money.
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DeLeon Tequila Diamante
Overall rating
 
96
Aroma-Nose
 
95
Initial Taste
 
96
Body
 
97
Finish
 
96
Enjoyability
 
96
Price
 
92
Presentation
 
99
If presentation had anything to do with taste then DeLeon Diamante Tequila would be the best blanco tequila in the world. The bottle is thick and heavy. The top is silver and well-decorated - and heavy. The box is not a flimsy piece of cardboard but a well-constructed case of thick compressed paper. I can't think of a tequila that would be better served by its presentation. With these accolades out of the way what can I say about the product itself?
Well, there are thick and luxurious legs in a Riedel glass. The aroma is strong with agave and earth - but in a good way. Holding the liquid in your mouth brings a mild flavor but distinctive in its elements. It is difficult to characterize the taste but I liken it to some blanco mezcals - but without the smokey taste. My first swallow (finish) brought a slight burn but virtually every tequila offers this. My second taste was incredibly smooth and I could feel the character of the tequila building. The second swallow which most call the finish - I call the pedigree. It's that second taste and finish that will really tell you what a tequila is all about. Well this is ABOUT the best blanco tequila I have ever tasted.
Did I enjoy the tequila? Does anyone enjoy living the high life - and making it last as long as possible? Try a double shot sipped over a period of 15-20 minutes; nice and slow with a few pieces of fruit between sips. Price is not as heavenly as the taste but it has been coming down to a reasonable $100 a bottle - at least in Florida where I purchased mine.
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87
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89
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87
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87
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87
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87
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82
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Tasted out of a snifter. Clear in color with nice legs, this blanco is very good, but what defines good? IMHO, usually a bold agave flavor with lots of character, a nicely heated finish. The definition for good regarding this tequila is 'easy to sip'. Definitely not an intimidating tequila. Smooth as can be, yet a little lacking in depth of flavor. Aroma: A soft nose of agave and clove. Initial Taste: A thin mouth feel with no entry burn. Initial taste of clove. Body: A decent agave body with light hints of smoke and fruit. Finish: A lightly heated finish of very short duration, with an agave lingering.
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