I first tried Gran Patron Platinum Tequila in Oklahoma City where a bartender was offering two shots for $15. I got the shots in brandy snifters and was off to the races.
This is a really good Tequila, but at about $200 a bottle I would be hard pressed to drink it on a regular basis.
Clear in color. A subdued nose of pine, agave, and key lime pie opens on the palate like water. It is overwhelmingly neutral at first, but then evolves into measured waves of agave fruit and mint notes. The flavors and subtle heat are nicely in balance. Continues with a long finish of minerals and black pepper. Full bodied for a Blanco...don't mix this, it would be a waste. Tasted 3/11/2007.
|Brand||Patron Spirits Company|
|Retail Price||$56 / 750 ml|