Feel like taking a ROCKET Ride through the spicy Highlands of Jalisco, Mexico? Then look no further than this classic and bold brand, Don Celso tequila!
In this episode, Lippy’s palate gets ripped apart and rearranged by the Rip-Roarin’ full-bore loads of agave and spice that Don Celso brings to the flavor party! Hear about Th’ Lip’s recent trip abroad and the magical juices he tasted from Amsterdam. Also tequila Fortaleza photo contest winners are announced. It’s a party show that will make you choke on your water “chaser”! Musical Guests: The Allman Brothers Band & Lynyrd Skynyrd
BRAND: DON CELSO
AGAVE SOURCE: HIGHLANDS
GENERAL TASTING NOTES:
Don Celso blanco takes NO PRISONERS in its full-bore abandoning of subtlety. Watch out that you don’t get cut on the sharp and tangy spikes of spicy agave flavor on this one! The blanco also features a pleasing oily mouth that fades into a hint of anise and mint on the finish. The reposado introduces a slather of sweet oak that is at once buttery with a coconut specter in the back of the mouth. While the oak is very up-front in the taste, the alcohol spike is always present and unbelievably doesn’t affect the total balance of the product! The anejo brings the oak flavor way down in the “mix”, and turns up the volume on a “brown” and pleasing bottom-end to the flavor. Look for this anejo to be a nice companion through a long tasting session as its overall balance and flavor profile doesn’t get boring or oppressive over the long haul. This is a VERY reasonably-priced brand, and you should absolutely be procuring a bottle of each age for you drinking collection!
FLAVOR Profiles for DON CELSO REPOSADO (out of a possible 4 points)