When they write the history of the great “Bargain Bottle Battles” of 2010 one brand will stand above all the others: “El Ultimo Agave”. Regular viewers of the “Tequila Whisperer Show” will no doubt remember that the EUA reposado has been seemingly unstoppable in its reign as the CHAMPION of the under $20 repos. Many brands have risen to challenge the KING only to be smacked apart by EUA’s smooth, sweet, and “round” flavor profile.
In this episode Th’ Lip tastes ALL of the ages of “El Ultimo Agave” and he hoists the massive pours from the GIGANTIC 1.75 liter bottles so graciously provided by the brand owners! It’s a workout of his palate prowess AND his biceps! Can he power through the show while doing reps with his repo?? Watch and be amazed!
BRAND: EL ULTIMO AGAVE
AGAVE SOURCE: lowlands
GENERAL TASTING NOTES:
El Ultimo Agave brings a copious amount of sweet, roasted agave to the flavor party in all three ages of this “value” tequila. Don’t look for hours of flavor interest with this brand, but for the price (all ages under $20!) this is a Champion that just can’t be beat. Lippy found the blanco a bit too unbalanced for a 2-glass retreat and found the anejo a bit too sweet and over-oaked for a double-glass repeat. But the repo continues to carry the best of both the blanco and the anejo in a fairly balanced flavor package. Especially when tasted side x side against all other bargain bottles (so far), El Ultimo Agave is a great place to park your palate for a glass or even two.
FLAVOR Profiles (out of a possible 4 points)
Music Picks From This Show
“Solid Rock” – Bob Dylan
“People Like Us” – Talking Heads
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