Get out the pruning shears and make sure the lawn bags are emptied! This is gonna be one GRASSY tasting event, Friends! Presenting Meloza tequila, perhaps the most VEGETAL and “green” tasting blanco currently on the market.
In this omnibus Meloza tasting (from blanco to extra anejo!), Th’ Lip walks his palate through the 4 ages of Meloza looking for that vegetal goodness to be present throughout the product line. Will he find a “Harvester Heaven”, or a “Hackneyed Hell”? Watch and be surprised at how it all shakes out!
AGAVE SOURCE: LOWLANDS
GENERAL TASTING NOTES:
As advertised (by Lippy), this Meloza blanco is perhaps the “freshest” and greenest blanco you can buy. And you SHOULD buy it, if for no other reason than it is a completely anomalous taste sensation that will be a great place to “go to” in your collection. This may be the template blanco for starting an evening of tastings. Unfortunately the reposado and anejo ages were less than stellar. The repo in particular housed flavors of astringent acetone and thin wood while bringing a lot of heat. The anejo featured more sweet caramel flavors and presented a surprisingly long and pleasing finish with some great jalapeno pepper in the nose, but ultimately in both ages the vegetal quality of the blanco was completely missing – leading Th’ Lip to guess that perhaps those ages were from a different tequila “seed stock”. The extra anejo brought some welcome depth to the flavor party with the introduction of banana & pineapple all with a light touch for under $60! Nice.
FLAVOR Profiles for MELOZA Blanco (out of a possible 4 points)