Riazul anejo (episode 20) tequila review

What do you get when you cross the rich mouth-feel of syrupy honey with the vegetal sweet-heat of properly prepared cooked agave?  Why, that’d be RIAZUL blanco, friends!  And that’s what Lippy has a great time tasting and talking and thundering about in this extra musical episode of “Tequila Whisperer”!

All three ages of Riazul are sipped and dissected for your reviewing pleasure.  Which age will th’ Lip finally choose as his MASTER SIPPER for the evening?  This show was a real party, and the GRATEFUL DEAD even showed up to space everyone out for a while.  Turn this one up!

TEQUILA STATS:

BRAND: Riazul

NOM: 1460

AGAVE SOURCE: Jalisco highlands

GENERAL TASTING NOTES:

Riazul packs a sweet, very chewy mouth that is quite pleasurable.  The basic sweet agave taste is present in both the blanco and the repo.  The anejo however features a VERY strong “Christmas Spice” taste that stems, perhaps, from the year it spent aging in cognac/brandy barrels.  This flavor introduction overpowers any lingering agave that may still be residing ithere.

FLAVOR Profiles (out of a possible 4 points)

Music Picks From This Show:
“Tangled Up in Blue” (Real Live) – Bob Dylan

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“The Rounder” – Dan Hicks & The Hot Licks

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2 Responses to “Riazul anejo (episode 20) tequila review”

  1. Allison Matsu January 28, 2010 at 1:35 am #

    Thanks Lippy!

  2. Rastaman April 28, 2010 at 4:26 pm #

    Good tunes as usual Lippy! Enjoyed the show! Texas is definitely getting on the tequila map so to speak with a recent flourish of brands from the Lone Star state. Best wishes to them! I hope Riazul does well.

    This Dan Hicks & The Hot Licks is particularly enjoyable. Such high sound quality too! Excellent! The Bob Dylan is very good as well.

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