Baluarte – blanco, reposado, tequila review (episode 89)

Here’s a highlands brand that has quite a large distribution area (many States) but doesn’t get a whole lot of attention.  In this episode we rectify that situation; Presenting Baluarte tequila!

Your TEQUILA WHISPERER delves deep into the heart of darkness as he spelunks the black-glass bottles looking for flavor treasure.  Come along, and bring your fedora!

TEQUILA Details:

BRAND: BALUARTE

NOM: 1465

AGAVE SOURCE: HIGHLANDS

GENERAL TASTING NOTES:

Like a shining shard of black onyx found on the Jaliscan desert floor, Baluarte tequila delivers a bright tingle of pure highlands spice with major agave and some spiky heat.

Th’ Lip singled out the reposado as a great “social tequila”.  This age will be great for bringing to parties and conversing with a special someone in the kitchen or on the couch(!)  It’s got a wonderful black pepper note which floats above the “smiling wood” bottom end while maintaining the heat and spice of the blanco.  This is one easy drinking repo with a great balance of close-flavors.  You’ll be drinking half the bottle before you realize how much is gone!

The blanco strips the wood away and leaves the palate in a brighter, sharper, grip of highlands sweet spice and heat.  Look for a really long-lasting finish and a wonderful mouthfeel that is at once light and fiery.  While BOTH ages were completely pleasing and made your TEQUILA WHISPERER smile wide, it was the blanco which slightly edged out the repo which after a bit of sustained sipping seemed just a hair flaccid compared to the blanco.  Where oh where will the (forthcoming) anejo take us?  Watch this space and see!

RECOMMENDED BUY:
Baluarte BLANCO


FLAVOR Profiles for BALUARTE blanco (out of a possible 4 points)


7 Responses to “Baluarte – blanco, reposado, tequila review (episode 89)”

  1. Warren Tracey January 1, 2013 at 5:49 pm #

    Where can I purchase Baluarte Reposado? Thank you.

  2. Lippy January 2, 2013 at 9:18 am #

    HI Warren,
    Unfortunately that brand is getting very difficult to find. You’ll have to search online for sure. Try Spec’s in TX.

    Let us know how it turns out for you. Thanks for watching.

    -Lip

  3. Mike July 17, 2013 at 3:17 pm #

    I just purchased a bottle at duty free on my way back from Playa Del Carmen for my parents. When I crack it open, I’ll be sure to leave my opinion.

  4. Lippy July 17, 2013 at 11:11 pm #

    Sounds great! DO let us know!

  5. Sally July 20, 2014 at 2:21 pm #

    This is the best Tequila I had I bought a bottle at Playa del Carmen Duty Free I wish I had purchased the maximum allowed. I opened it for my 62 birthday with my gal friends we had a blast I wish we could find in NYC ! Can it be bought in New York?

  6. Lippy July 27, 2014 at 10:19 am #

    I don’t know about NY, Sally. Try contacting them through their website. They should be able to give you a definitive answer.

  7. Toni Parson August 27, 2015 at 6:36 am #

    It is my favorite every time we go to Cancun I get 3 bottles of it.

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