Corralejo

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Gringo Rating: 
7
Price: 
30.00
Review: 
Soft - A Good First Tequila for a Newbie

From Tequila Gringo This one was a surprise. Smooth, nay, mild, and with very little heat. If you've got a newbie who's scared of that first sip, we recommend you give them this one. It tastes like tequila, but goes down remarkably easy. While it's not what we like, if you have to get someone started this is the best way to do it we've tasted. And when you consider the price, this thing's a winner. From BevMo Pale straw color with delicate fragrances of pine needle and green olive. These lead to more aromas of peppercorn, brine, and honey with a soft finish.

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FOUR STARS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED SPIRIT JOURNAL.

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Average: 3.9 (9 votes)
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Comments

good entry into sipping & too good for margaritas for sure.

4

My perspective -New to sipping Tequila. I've only owned 5 or 6 bottles of teq so so far.
Tasted a only a few more, (not counting the margaritas of course)
Corozon blanco, Milagro blanco & Milagro Rep. HOrnitos Rep. El Jimador Rep. And Don Julio's: Blanco, Rep, Anejo & 1942.
But to be fair I've only tasted the Don Julio's once each in a party setting so ....not sure i can give a real evaluation of them yet.
But I just got a bottle of Corralejo Reposado. And had a glass at room temp and it was enjoyable with a meal, w/ spicey tomato sauce.
The Correlejo seemed to have more body and brighter color than any other I've owned so far.
Aromas - floral / olive. Taste peppery, briney - And not that slap you from the back of the throat to your nose that I'm finding with the others.
Finish spicey Just seems a little easier to drink than any of the others i've owned (making it more enjoyable).

Comparing it to Corozaon Blanco - that's all I have to compare it to at the moment.
Corozon Blanco - earthy to the point...and feel the burn.
Corralejo Reposado -earthy and briney...aroma more interesting / inviting. More of a subtle "keep you warm" burn.
From memory - EL Jimador (granted a much lower price point) reminded me of Brandy aromas and tastes with a right to the point tequila burn.
Most of my bottles have ended up in margaritas after sipping only a few times.
I think the Correlejo will stick around as only a sipper for use over time...
Correlajo Repo too good for Margaritas - I guess that's a high complement from a newbie.

The bottle looks like a purist "we're from Mexico and we don't need no gimmicky bottle shaped like an hourglass or something."
I like that too.

watered alcohol

2

I find the taste as nothing . Smooth but no flavor to me. Like alcohol water , where's the spice ,gusto , bite...not in this tequila to me...boring.

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