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Cenote Ahumado

  • Distiller:

    Fabrica de Tequilas Finos

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  • Age:

    2 months

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  • Intro:

    Amidst the trending popularity of mezcal, Cenote has released a new tequila that trades out steam for fire-roasted agave. Dubbed Ahumado (literally, "smoked" in Spanish), this is sure to be an interesting one.

  • Nose:

    Smoky yet clean - it’s more of a liquid smoke than vibrantly ashy or diesel-y sort of smoke. Pop of ethanol.

  • Taste:

    Light on the palate, pleasant sweetness but the smoke rolls in and covers up all of the other flavors. It’s bland beyond the initial flavors, purely a hint of oak and all smoke.

  • Finish:

    Short finish, tastes like cedar, light sweetness and a touch of ginger and … you guessed it … more smoke.

  • Overall:

    I’m not terribly impressed with this expression. Bucking the enjoyable complexity and diversity of flavor of tequila in favor of covering it up with a fairly ubiquitous smoke note could maybe see some use on the bar, but is ultimately without use to a discerning or learning drinker.

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  • By Pedro Wolfe
  • Our in house critic rates spirits on a scale of 0-10 (10 best) and is aggregated the same as external sources
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