Take a walk down Calle 23 in this sexually ambiguous episode of the Tequila Whisperer Show! Tonite’s brand is one of the few tequilas created by a woman: Sophie Decobecq, a master biochemist. It’s a great excuse for Th’ Lip to get in touch with his feminine side.
Join us as Lippy breaks it down on this highlands tequila which features a different combination of yeasts for each age! If you’re not familiar with the role yeast plays in the tequila fermentation process, then by all means this is a great show for you to “cut your teeth on”.
BRAND: CALLE 23
AGAVE SOURCE: HIGHLANDS
GENERAL TASTING NOTES:
Ms. Decobecq has created a wonderfully balanced and pleasing tequila in Calle 23. It’s easy at first to be misled by the subtlety of its flavor profile. But one of the great characteristics of Calle 23 is the slow and seductive way it grows on you until before you realize, you finished a glass and are looking to pour another!
The blanco brings some subtle spice and pepper on the mid palate with a wash of deep-sweet cooked agave floating over it all. Look for the beginnings of a warm finish which really becomes present in the reposado. The blanco and the anejo both share the same combination of 2 different yeast stocks, while the reposado has its own singular combination of yeasts. This separates the reposado from the other ages a bit – and Th’ Lip ended up being seduced by this slightly “deeper” repo flavor. The anejo is barely different from the reposado, though it’s aged twice as long and the finish is “wider” in the throat and longer lasting.
Overall this brand is a great value for the money and Lippy recommends tasting all the ages. You’re sure to find a new girlfriend in this group.
Calle 23 REPOSADO
FLAVOR Profiles for CALLE 23 reposado (out of a possible 4 points)