Tequila - Blanco

El Tesoro de Don Felipe Platinum 100% Blue Agave Tequila

From: Jalisco, Mexico Liquor Review Category: Blanco Tequila

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99th Percentile
This score falls in the 99th percentile of all spirits in the Tequila category and is an example of the very best in its class.
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Awards

San Francisco World Spirits Competition

  • 2005
  • 2006
  • 2007
  • 2008
  • 2009
  • 2011
  • 2012
  • 2013
  • 2014
  • 2015
  • 2016

Beverage Testing Institute

  • 2005
  • 2007
  • 2009
  • 2010
  • 2011

Wine Enthusiast

  • 2004

Proof66 Notes

El Tesoro Platinum is the un-aged blanc tequila, considered "remarkably smooth," and bottled within 24 hours of distillation.

El Tesoro was named Best Tequila in the 2014 San Francisco World Spirits Competition.

In their 2010 review, the Beverage Testing Institute declared it "A fantastic blanco brimming with flavor and character." They emphasized that point in their 2011 review saying, "An elegant, refined blanco."

Named Best Tequila in the 2009 San Francisco World Spirits Competition.

Named Top Tequila in the 2005 San Francisco World Spirits Competition.

Tequila Tapatio is owned by the Camarenas family whose progenitor Don Felipe taking control of the distillery in 1937 (the La Altena Distillery). The family grows their own agave--the tequila could be considered estate tequila for that reason. Their tequila is known as El Tesoro de Don Felipe in the United States and is their only tequila label. Every bottle is bottled by hand. Beam, Inc acquired the label in 2011.

Rabble Reviews

This bottle has 9 ratings and 9 reviews.
Muncher Muncher (263) (2015-02-22)
So tasty it makes your mouth water; fantastic, delicious tequila. Quetzal is again right on with his description of the taste so I refer you to his review for that. Found my bottle for $28 (not even on sale) so if the previous reviews are accurate regarding the upcoming availability of this spirit I might just have to buy one or two more bottles for safe keeping.
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Review Comments
Phizbin (2015-02-22):
If you can find this for $28, you should be buying it by the case, not the bottle!

quetzal quetzal (91) (2014-11-22)
(4.5 out of 5). A fantastic blanco, one of the best. More on the savory side, with notes of agave, green olives, and pepper. Smooth but also robust. Up there with Siete Leguas as one of my favorite savory blancos. Also, if you happen to be in Mexico, you can pick up a bottle for the equivalent of about $30 US, which is a fantastic deal.
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Phizbin (2014-11-22):
If you can get a bottle for $30, you should by buying cases of it! I'm very jealous.

Allan (2015-02-13):
Not to mention becoming increasingly hard to find state side.

scollings scollings (83) (2014-08-16)
Possibly the best blanco.
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Muncher (2015-02-28):
Sorry, this was meant for NeatPour's review

Muncher (2015-02-28):
I agree, so far anyway.

Muncher (2015-02-28):
I agree, so far anyway.

NeatPour NeatPour (172) (2014-05-08)
4.15/5, Favorite 'non sweet' blanco so far. My last review of the entire range of el Tesoro. This tequila is yummy. I did a full range test last night just to confirm and fully appreciate this tequila (blanco, repos ado, anejo, paradiso, and 70th anniversario). For agave purests this is the way to go. I for fun started with a Jose Cuervo gold sipper (nasty and was unable to finish). The contrast is amazing. Very good tequila, well rounded, strong agave flavors, very smooth to. If your life has been dominated by Jose and patron shots and you want to really class it up and start enjoying and learning about tequila than I suggest you explore this range.
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Review Comments
Muncher (2015-02-28):
Just curious what's the .85 point criticism after reading your glowing review? After reading a few of your reviews the words sometimes don't match the numbers.

Muncher (2015-02-28):
Just curious where your .85 point's worth of criticism are? After reading a few of your reviews your decimal point system (down to the 100th, wow!) doesn't line up with your words.

Dakota Dakota (136) (2013-08-07)
Liquor Hub Proof66 San Francisco Worlds Spirit competition Beverage Tasting Institute Wine Enthusiast and all the Cool people on Proof 66 Present El Tesoro Platinum Tequila 1 of the best Blanco Tequilas 5 Stars
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egray66 egray66 (6) (2013-01-13)
Im on my second bottle of Platinum and I have enjoyed it even more the second time around. If you let it breath for a good 15 minutes it smooths out nicely. Great summer sipper to go along with your Mexican beer of choice.
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Allan Allan (160) (2012-11-28)
Peppery and spicy but smooth. The best blanco tequila on the market.
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ChrisCarlsson ChrisCarlsson (326) (2010-09-18)
Delicious and bracing if a trifle hot in the finish.
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toddschwiesow toddschwiesow (15) (2010-03-12)
Very Nice....
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