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!
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