La Gritona Reposado Review
Once alcohol sales moved into grocery stores in Washington, it really did impact the diversity of spirits you could buy across different state run stores. So, when we happened to be out and come across an original Liquor Store still doing business, I had to go inside.
The selection wasnt that big of a departure from the big box liquor stores, but when I see something out of the ordinary I tend to be a moth to a flame. When I saw La Gritona at the North Tacoma liquor store, I grabbed it. The bottle has a vintage look and feel with a moonshine vibe.
I wish the bottle was the only thing that had a moonshine vibe, but this tequila had a rough alcohol taste that we tend to call grainy. I have read several other reviews that referred to a plastic like taste, which might be the note I was getting stuck on.
This tequila still stands well above any Jose Cuervo or Jimidor, but not a show stopper. It has some very sweet flavors, which I personally enjoy. However, the complexity that the oak barrels seems to overpower that at the end.
When People Ask Us To Describe La Gritona We Find That It Is Difficult To Categorize And To Compare To Other Reposados
La Gritona is light on sweetness and retains the aroma and true essence of the plant from which it was distilled. Though LG has rested for 8 months in oak, the taste is herbaceous, with agave notes that have not been whiskified by the barreling process. It is a very vegetal tequila, without any oak, pepper, vanilla or dulce de leche that can be associated with a highland reposado. It retains the crisp qualities reminiscent of an excellent silver tequila while still expressing subtle signs of Mellys deliberate aging. The finish is extremely round with no burn. We recommend it straight with no ice, lime, salt, or mixer. Its best when paired it with a nice cold Mexican lager or pilsner.
To inquire about distributing La Gritona in your U.S. state, please reach out to T. Edward Wines or contact us directly.
Reviews & Tasting Notes
Based on 1 votes, the average rating for La Gritona Reposado Tequila is 8.0/10.
Top reviews for La Gritona Reposado Tequila:
& horbar One of my favorite tequilas to have on hand smooth yet bright. Mixes well into a margarita or on its own.
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Why people love it?
La Gritona Reposado Tequila which is carefully distilled at Guadeloupe is adored for its sweet, agave, herbal and vegetal flavor notes.
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Distilled And Botlled In Valle De Guadalupe Jalisco Mexico
La Gritona Reposado Tequila is a subtle rested tequila distilled by Melly Barajas and her staff of women at her small distillery in Valle De Guadalupe, Jalisco . Melly distills La Gritona with agave that has a maturation age of between 9-10 years, and all of her piñas must originate in the iron-rich red soil of the local Jalisco highlands. These agave plants are cultivated at the height of their sugar production, near the end of the life cycle. They are put into ovens within 24 hours of trimming,
Mellys agave is steam cooked in two thick-walled earthen ovens for 24 hours and then allowed to rest for another 24 hours before crushing. The collected liquid is naturally fermented in open steel vats at a rate that is dictated by the local air temperature. Once fermentation is completed, we distill our nascent blanco tequila twice. We rest the distilled blanco in reused American whiskey barrels for 8 months before filtering and bottling.
We currently bottle an average of 12,500 liters per batch. All of the agave remnants that are left over after production are given to local farmers to use as cattle feed. Our bottles are hand blown with recycled Mexican glass in Zapopan, an hour away from the distillery.
Personal Scores & Reviews From Our Community
Fair to middle of the road Reposado expression. Not a lot going on here. Some cooked agave, a little artificial sweetness detected. A little flat in the mid palate. Finish your s fair
Vegetal, raw agave ….. no barrel or signs of aged flavor …. low key sipper and good for mixing
This is a very interesting tequila. Lots of vanilla cake batter on the nose, some ethanol when you get deep into the glass, some agave and vegetal notes. The flavor is very surprising, I thought it was going to be a vanilla cake bomb but the nose definitely doesnt fully translate into the tasting. I get raw agave, a touch of vanilla and oak, its at a nice sweetness. Lingering is a very interesting spice note, reminiscent of cinnamon or baking spices. All in all, Im very pleased with this, definitely a highly competent reposado. Something agave lovers can enjoy while also being something interesting to show to a non tequila drinker.
I expected not a lot, and it didnt disappoint. Unlike others, Im barely getting anything to identify in the nose. A hint of agave but also a slight funk and maybe an extremely slight touch of sweetness. Not getting any barrel notes. Mouth feel is weird. And the finish…Starts a bit harsh. No sweetness. Then a bit of heat. A blend of black pepper and cinnamon. It ramps up and then calms a bit for a long peppery finish. For cocktails maybe, but sipping, not so much.
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About La Gritona Tequila Reposado
La Gritona is a reposado tequila from the highlands of Jalisco, Mexico. Owner and operator Melly Barajas, along with a group of local women, produce this tequila in a small distillery using locally grown agave. The bottle is also produced locally hand-blown using recycled glass in a city an hour away.
Since its a reposado tequila, La Gritona is slightly aged before bottling. The spirit sits in ex-Jack Daniels barrels for 8 months to accentuate the agave characteristics without adding too much flavor from the barrel. Theres more in-depth information on the distilling process on the La Gritona website.
La Gritona Reposado Tequila
When people ask us to describe La Gritona, we find that it is difficult to categorize and to compare to other reposados. It is light on the sweetness, and it doesnt have the notes that characterize many highland reposados out there. no vanilla, no chocolate, no pepper, no dulce de leche just agave. The finish is extremely round with no burn.
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