This is an extremely smooth tequila. Produced in the highlands of Jalisco, it’s rested for between eight and twelve months prior to bottling. It offers up a smooth, satiny texture, along with a pronounced, cotton candy like sweetness. On the nose, it has a creamy, almost custard like quality, followed by floral, jasmine and white flowers, and notes of apple and hints of tropical fruit and just a bit of vanilla. The herbaceousness typical of most tequilas is very subtle in the background.
On the palate, it’s very sweet and creamy, with a notable palate weight and notes of caramel, cotton candy and vanilla, along with a touch of mint. The finish is very long and creamy with a pronounced lingering sweetness, along with fruit notes, some cinnamon and pepper. This is a very unusual tequila. It won’t appeal to traditionalists, but if you are looking for smoothness and sweetness then it’s worth a try.
The magic of Clase Azul is not limited to the quality of its tequila. Its beautiful ceramic decanters are molded and decorated entirely by hand by communities of Mexican artisans, making each one of them a unique piece.