Aged: 1 years 6 months
Product of: Mexico
Pronounced ‘Tes-Zon’, this 100% agave tequila is named after ‘Tezontle’, the volcanic stone from which tahona wheels are made. Coincidently and rather fittingly, the name also means ‘with intensity’ in Spanish. The hand-blown and finished bottle originally had pewter metal plates on each side embossed with four symbols that represent Teźon’s production process: an agave plant, fire (symbolising the slow roasting), a tahona stone and the ‘spirit’ of Teźon. The bottle is finished with a black resin stopper, again representing the tahona stone used in this Tequilas production.
Olmeca Tezón launched in the U.S. in August 2005 and in the UK the following March.
Review and Tasting
Sampled on 31/03/2013
Clear, light golden amber.
Minty wet cement, breakfast tea, spicy bran, bay leaf and subtle overripe banana.
Quite sweet but beautifully balanced. Hints of cracked black pepper, butterscotch, orange zest, vanilla and subtle oak are harmonious. Faint charcoal and piny notes.
Long, pleasing finish with lasting orange zest, vanilla notes. A clean, yet flavoursome refined tequila.