I had the opportunity to review Avión Silver a few months back, which recently won “Best in Show – Unaged White Spirit” and “Best Silver Tequila” at the 2012 San Francisco World Spirits Competition. Read on to find out my thoughts about Avión Silver’s two elder siblings.
Avión Reposado (80 proof)
Visual: Ultra pale silvery-gold.
Nose: Citrus and agave with hints of black cherry, peach and fresh herbs.
Taste: Sweet, creamy and full of fruit flavor. An almost strawberry and melon-like character. The initial juicy burst soon turns dry and somewhat saline mid-palate.
Finish: Spicy, crisp and with lingering notes of caramel and baked apple.
Overall: A tequila with an intriguing amount of non-traditional flavors. This will excel when used in an extra classy margarita.
GSN Rating: B+
Avión Anejo (80 proof)
Visual: Pale crystal gold.
Nose: Rich agave with touches of vanilla and caramel.
Taste: Creamy, creme brulee, baked root vegetable and a hint of salt and spice.
Finish: Some citrus peel and lingering high notes, but very much in the background.
Overall: A fine tequila that seems somewhat less intriguing than the Reposado. This is a fine sipper, but seems more narrow in its character; as if the terroir has been removed.
GSN Rating: B
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