Argh, we were out of coffee! That's got to be the worst thing about the 'Nespresso' system, if you forget to order online you've got to venture out to one of the few stores that stock the capsules in person. Of course to every action there is always an equal and opposite reaction. What do I mean? Well since I'd dragged myself to town why not pop into the liquor store and make the most of it by picking up a bottle of tequila. I was browsing the shelves and thought it was about time I grabbed the bottle of Amate and took it home for a tasting.
Brand: Amate Blanco
Distillery: La Cofradia, S.A. DE C.V.
Web Site: http://www.amate.com
Straight off the bat, it's been a long time since I drank a tequila that I didn't really like, but I'm afraid that I'm not a big fan of Amate. The aroma from this blanco is very alcoholic. If you sit and sniff it for long enough you'll get a whiff of something earthy, more than that I'm afraid I just can't get. As you drink it the alcohol that was present in the nose is there in force in your mouth with a very light agave taste as you swallow it. The finish is incredibly subtle and then it's gone, all that remains is a light tingle on the middle of you tongue. To me this is in no way a sipping tequila. Luckily the sun is coming out and I hope this bottle will come in useful for mixing up a batch of margarita's. The only positive thing I can say is that even though the alcohol smell/taste is strong, you could still regard this tequila as smooth since it does not really have an aggressive finish...but I'm reaching!
Amate say that this tequila has "an unmistakably pure crisp taste". We'll give you that it has an unmistakable taste...but it ain't crisp!