GSN Review: Dahlia Cristolino Tequila

Founders of Mezcal El Silencio, Fausto Zapata and Vicente Cisneros, announce their venture into the tequila category with the launch of Dahlia Cristalino. The expression represents the brand’s first new offering since the 2013 debut of their mezcal and is a celebration of the National Flower of Mexico it honors, in both spirit and substance. 

Hailing from Jalisco’s Tequila Valley, Dahlia’s journey begins with estate grown 100% mature Blue Weber Agaves. Macerated agaves are cooked to optimize extraction while ensuring that no waste is left behind. The cooked agaves are then fermented using a proprietary yeast and distilled. The resulting tequila is aged in White American Oak barrels for six months. The finishing step is purification through activated charcoal filtration technology, reducing impurities and giving Dahlia its signature, clean flavor. The bottle design, standing tall and emblazoned with a crown of agave spears, is reminiscent of a vintage perfume decanter – an invitation to the delicate bouquet that blossoms from within.

“We are delighted to introduce Tequila Dahlia to the world and to our growing portfolio of beloved agave spirits,” says Tequila Dahlia Co-Founder, Fausto Zapata. “We like to think of Dahlia’s arrival as the bright, playfully seductive balance to our darker, more mischievous mezcal, while, of course, maintaining a steadfast commitment to craft that consumers have come to expect from Silencio.”

GSN’s Remarks: A very dessert-like and whipped creamy kind of tequila. Quite drinkable, but with the agave flavor transformed into something quite different than we were expecting. The typical oak cask character is quite reticent, but the spirit itself is warm and outgoing. This is a perfect tequila for a Margarita, as the sweetness totally balances the tart lime. A very nice entry level tequila for the beginner. For the connoisseur, the terroir is lacking. GSN Rating: B+

For more information go to: Tequila Dahlia

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