Shades of lime, jasmine, apple juice, and agave were detected in the tequila bouquet, which was enhanced by the delicate nuances of white pepper and lemon.
Different tones of almond sweetness and acidity linger in the aftertaste.
As tequila emerges from the dimly lighted corner where it was spilled by American consumers, observant drinkers will notice an increased emphasis on smaller, family-owned “craft” tequila producers. That’s fantastic, but those companies might not exist if it weren’t for Casa Sauza, a large, conglomerate-owned tequila.
Tequila might well remain a fuzzy, ill-defined subset of the agave spirits world if it weren’t for the Sauza family — particularly, Don Cenobio Sauza. Agave drinks, such as tequila, were traditionally prepared by boiling down agave hearts in special wood-fired ovens. Sauza, on the other hand, flipped the script with certain technological advancements and aggressive branding.
The agave flavor is the heart and soul of any tequila. Any fiesta will glow with Sauza Hacienda Silver Tequila. Apple notes are followed by jasmine and undertones of fine herbs, as well as green apple essence and a medium-bodied, mildly bitter citrus ending.