Wedding bells are pouring for that ol’ gang of mine! Th’ Lip was all set to hunker down and do a solo tasting of the fantastic new “Arette Suave” re-releases, when MRS. LIPPY ( http://slowfamilyonline.com ) decided to pad down to the Man-Cave and join in the fun! It’s a love-fest filled with gorgeous gams and saucy Suaves!
Sip along with the Lippys as they work their way through all three ages of this newly re-packaged fan favorite: Arette Artesanal Suave. These “top shelf” varieties of the basic Arette line feature hand-chosen agaves, a tighter “cut” on the heads & tails of the distillate, and a special “solera-like” blending and aging method. Be prepared to take notes and take sips because this is one Love-In you don’t want to miss!
BRAND: ARETTE ARTESANAL SUAVE
AGAVE SOURCE: pure LOWLANDS
GENERAL TASTING NOTES:
The Arette Artesanal Suave line features fruity-sweet flavor notes up and down the line. The tighter cut of the distillate ensures less acetone flavors and puts an emphasis on a mid-palate wash of mint, pepper, and of course those fruity tastes of ripe apple and plum. If you’re looking for “smooth” and fruity, this is your bountiful basket of tequila. Lippy was partial to the blanco overall because it had the most agave presence, and felt that the addition of wood and vanilla started to overtake the complexity and balance as the Suaves moved up the line into the repo and anejo. Look for a “Juicy Fruit” note in the repo’s high mid-palate and enjoy the entire line!
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