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Blancos T Tequila.net December 17, 2006 23106
This blanco version of Arette is a small step in the right direction for the Orendain tequilas, although not yet quite a stunning blanco at all. The texture is watery and the sharp alcohol notes undermine the nice agave notes and herbal accents that tend to dominate Arette's organoleptic feature. One thing that gets my attention is that it smells too strong, kinda yeasty and mineral at the same time. The main agave notes at the nose and palate are fresh and sweet, but later some salty, slight celery-like notes become present in the tongue and aftertaste. I would love this tequila to offer mich more definition on the flavor structure, because in this version the agave, alcohol and herbal notes appear to the palate in an erratic, disengaged way. There is this touch of artificiality that keeps Arette from climbing all the way to the top, but overall, an above-average blanco to enjoy before spicy foods.