Cabo Wabo Tequila Blanco
- SP Wine Spectator
- WE Wine Enthusiast
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- RP Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate
- ST Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar
- Gold Premier Gold - Best Value*
- Plat Premier Platinum - Our Highest Recommendation
- * as rated by our staff
90–95 pts. Wine Enthusiast: April, 2004
Bouquet offers aromas of salty brine, fennel and green peppercorn; in time, a dried-sage aroma takes command, with assistance from burnt match and metallic notes of lead, rust, nickel. Palate entry is vegetal-herbal, but semisweet and oily; the midpalate is sweet, buttery, fatty, and intensely peppery.
F. Paul Pacult’s Spirit Journal
Silvery and limpid, but with more pulpy sediment floating about than I’d like to see; the zesty bouquet starts right in offering piquant, vegetal aromas that include salty brine, fennel and green peppercorn — after an aeration period of seven minutes an arid, dried sage/southwestern USA/dessert-like aroma takes command, with assistance from palm oil, burnt match, and metallic notes of lead/rust/nickel — a real aromatic, briny handful for a blanco. The palate entry is vegetal/herbal, but semisweet and oily — the mid-palate phase is sweet, buttery, fatty and intensely peppery, ends in an agave pulp-like way, highlighting the vegetal/“green” side of agave; a rustic unbridled blanco that, for me rivals the unaged silver/blanco tequila landmarks from Herradura, El Tesoro de Don Felipe and Don Julio all in a word, delicious.
Aromas of underripe honeydew, summer cucumber, and aloe with light floral notes on top; initial sweetness on the palate turns savory as it finishes with some spicy pepper on the long, green vegetable finish.