Casamigos Blanco Tequila
Casamigos Blanco is a light, refreshing tequila, made with 100% agave, which ripples with notes of freshly chopped herbs (think mint leaves), vanilla and subtle agave. The Casamigos brand is the brainchild of businessman Rande Gerber and international film-star George Clooney.
Region: Mexican Tequila
Nose: The nose is creamy, lifted by warm, earthy agave, chilli spice, black peppercorn and vanilla pod notes. It’s also pretty green with a mossy character, perhaps damp leaves and freshly cut grass. Menthol comes through too, along with hints of herbal cough sweets – think Ricola. There’s also a sweetness, with suggestions of lemon pith and fresh apple. We also picked found a minerality reminiscent of wet stones and rocket leaves.
Palate: Initially there was quite a ‘heavy’, oily mouthfeel, and there’s a lot more sweetness than you’d expect: vanilla and hints of lemon meringue pie, with whispers of oak influence. The greenness comes through too, with notes of tomato leaf, basil, and fresh mint. Absolutely delicious – very easy to sip and would mix fabulously too.
Finish: Long and luscious. The peppery agave goes on and on, flanked by puffs of icing sugar.
Overall: An incredibly smooth, supremely balanced Tequila which lies on the sweeter side of proceedings. Both the nose and palate develop beautifully with time. Incredibly easy to sip, yet with enough points of interest to make it inherently mixable. Really rather lovely – George is clearly more than just a pretty face.
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