Partida Blanco, 100% Agave Tequila

The Data

Category   Tequila

Sub-Category   Blanco, 100% Agave Tequila

Origin   , Mexico

Retail Price   $45

ABV   40%

In the Glass

Appearance

Brilliant crystal clear with many thin legs on the glass showing its viscosity.

Aromatics

The nose is amazingly complex offering rustic notes of baked agave with loads of salty aromatics ranging from green olives to pickles and capers with hints of earth and pineapple skins.

Flavor

The palate delivers a silky entry with dry tropical fruit on the mid-palate with loads of black and white pepper, lime zest, and sea salt. The second sip is far more rich and elegant with flanking notes of spice, honey, and dried herbs.

Intensity & Texture

This blanco is wonderfully intense while vibrant and refreshing as well. It walks the line between delicate and rustic in the best possible way.

Cool Factor

A

From its beautiful package to the beautiful, complex aromatics and flavors the Partida Blanco is the essence of what is right with Tequila today.

Value Grade

B

The list price sits at $45 while this great spirit can often be found at under $40 (depending on where you live). It's not in the bargain segment of the agave spirit category but it's about as good as it gets.

Analysis

One of the Partida slogans has been that they fuse tradition with tech. What this means is that they cook their mature agave piñas (7-10 years old) in state-of-the-art stainless steel ovens rather than the old stone ovens in order to preserve pure and clean flavors. This is surely evident in the glass. The Partida Blanco while being a great primary ingredient in cocktails is a great sipping Tequila. It is so incredibly balanced and silky on the palate that it's a pure joy to drink.

How to Enjoy

This Tequila is great in all of your traditional Tequila based cocktails. The Partida Margarita skips the usual addition of an orange liqueur in favor of agave nectar. It's delicious. Again, I am a huge fan of sipping the Partida Blanco straight. In the hot summer months give it a quick chill with fresh ice and strain into a rocks glass.

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